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Clair Mellenthin Clair Mellenthin

Adjunct Lecturer | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Clinical Director of Wasatch Family Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah



Clair Mellenthin Publication




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CLAIR MELLENTHIN is an adjunct faculty member at the Virtual Academic Center. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing therapy to children, teens and their families. She currently serves as clinical director of Wasatch Family Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist, she is a sought-after speaker and supervisor, training professionals, graduate students and interns in play therapy. She frequently presents professional play therapy and family therapy trainings, as well as appears on local and national television and radio as an expert on children and family issues. She serves as president of the Utah Association For Play Therapy.

Education (2)

University of Southern California: MSW 2002

University of Utah: BS 2000

Areas of Expertise (10)

High Conflict Families

Divorce & Blended Family Issues

Mental Health

Play Therapy

Social Work

Family Therapy

Child and Adolescent Health

Children and Family Issues

Parenting Issues

Behavior Problems

Industry Expertise (5)

Social Services

Health and Wellness



Health Care - Providers


Media Appearances (5)

4 Ways to Include Self-Care in Your Day

KUTV Salt Lake City  online


'Are you in need of a slow down or a time out? Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, is a supervisor, speaker, trainer, play therapist, and professor, and joined Kari & Brooke on Fresh Living to discuss 4 ways you can fit self-care into your day.'

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Teen Suicide: Red Flags & What to Ask Your Kids

KUTV Salt Lake City  online


'Utah has one of the highest rates of suicide and specifically teen suicide. This is something that affects all families regardless of income, gender, religion or ethnicity. To raise awareness and hopefully save save lives, Fresh Living invited Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, and director of child and adolescent services at Wasatch Family Therapy, to discuss red flags and warning signs of suicide.'

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5 Ways to Reduce Back-to-School Stress

KUTV Salt Lake City  online


'Between registering for classes, clothes shopping, and filling a cart with endless piles of notebooks, parents deal with a lot of stress during back-to-school season. Clair Mellenthin with Wasatch Family Therapy joined our Fresh Living hosts to talk about 5 ways parents can cut back on stress while preparing their children for the school year ahead.'

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Health officials: Social media affects students’ mental health

The Daily Universe  online


'BYU alum and clinical psychologist Stephen Thayer and Utah-based licensed social worker Clair Mellenthin agree social media can — for better or for worse — affect the mental health of young adults.'

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Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Play Therapist Clair Mellenthin

Psych Central  online


'Every month we turn the tables and ask therapists to give us a glimpse into their professional and personal lives. They share everything from what it’s like to conduct therapy to how they cope with stress. They also reveal the biggest myths about therapy, what they wish their clients knew, their best advice for leading a meaningful life, and much, much more. This month we’re pleased to talk with Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, the Clinical Director at Wasatch Family Therapy in Utah. Mellenthin provides therapy to children, teens and their families.'

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