Shoalwater Services

Behavioral Health

Mental Health


The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Mental Health program strives to service our people and the community at large through teamwork that encourages personal growth in a safe environment. The counseling process allows individuals to cultivate, challenge and dare to create a lifestyle greater than the average while incorporating and respecting culture, beliefs and spiritual needs. Our long term vision is to continue to work with families and individuals who struggle on life’s path and to provide holistic and culturally responsive services including all aspects of the Medicine Wheel. Our staff is dedicated to helping people discover their unique potential and to strengthen their family and community relationships throughout the life span.


Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Mental Health Program offers services for many life circumstances. Our counselors clinically assess and treat clients for couples’ challenges, adolescent behavior problems, grief and loss, suicide prevention, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, families living with chronic illness, substance abuse and intimate relationships, and much more. Our Mental Health prescriber provides Medication Management services for Adolescents, Young Adults and Adults. All of our clients and recordkeeping are handled with strict confidentiality and care.


  • Employees of the Casino (EAP’s) and Shoalwater Bay Tribe
  • All Tribal members
  • All Tribal family members
  • The Community within the Shoalwater Bay Tribe
  • All public

Payment Options

  • Service EAP insurance
  • Private Insurance
  • DSHS/ProviderOne 18 years of age and younger
  • Private Pay
  • Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Cash and Check

Mental Health Staff

Jeanne Paul, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
(360) 267-2508

Sally Heath, LICSW, CDP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Chemical Dependency Professional
(360) 267-2508

James States, MD
Medical Doctor
Adolescent Medicine Specialist
(360) 267-2508

Melinda Wilkeson, MA
Medical Assistant
(360) 267-8141

Chemical Dependency

Treatment Philosophy

While providing evidence based addiction treatment services, we at Shoalwater Bay Chemical Dependency Program strive to provide excellence in our treatment approaches for individuals and families that are affected by substance abuse or addiction.

We all have hopes and dreams, and unfortunately for those affected by substance abuse or the disease of addiction, dreams are too often unfulfilled.

We believe the sooner an individual chooses treatment and enters in to the recovery process, the greater the probability of resuming a healthy and productive life.

We believe in treating the whole person in our approach to addiction services. This is exemplified through our attitude and approach to our care. We at Shoalwater Bay Chemical Dependency Program embrace, encourage, and support the family's role in the recovery process.


  • No cost Consultation
  • Comprehensive Evaluations
  • Specimen Testing
  • Weekly & Monthly Groups
  • Deferred Prosecution Program
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Substance Abuse ~ Family Group
  • Interventions (pre-arranged)

We also offer referrals to outside agency’s for additional services including:

  • ADIS
  • Medical Detoxification
  • Residential Treatment
  • Long-Term Recovery Houses
  • Involuntary Treatment
  • Community Based Support Groups

Meet our Staff

Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor
(360) 267-8126

Mendy Wilkeson, MA
Office Manager/Receptionist
(360) 267-8141

Yílən ʔ ən

Yílən ʔ ən means “help someone or give help” in our native language and is pronounced “yee-lah uhn.”