Center Category: Rehab Centers
Founded initially as Sweetwater County Counseling in 1962, the center changed its name to Southwest Counseling Service in 1965. The center, a collection of mental health facilities, numbering six, is located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Southwest Counseling Service offers residential programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and regular outpatient programs.
Southwest Counseling offers three inpatient programs. For adults, the center runs a short-term program – Rosen Recovery – which lasts anywhere from three months to six months. Another residential program is the Therapeutic Community program, lasting anywhere from six months to a year. Therapeutic Community is reserved for men who have severe substance abuse and behavioral issues. The third residential program is the Women’s Addiction Program, which is open to mothers or pregnant women. All residential programs are offered in Rock Springs.
Residents at Southwest Counseling sleep in double occupancy rooms. They are expected to clean their living spaces. Mothers taking part in Women’s Addiction Program are allowed to stay with their children.
For their security and safety, residents at Southwest Counseling are placed under 24-hour supervision. Residents are allowed to exercise twice a week. Residents can also undergo a smoking cessation program during their stay here.
Before being considered for any type of substance abuse programs, prospective clients have to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. Evaluations cost approximately cost $250 at intake. Based on the assessment, clinical staff works with the clients to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Residents in the Therapeutic Community and Women’s Addiction Program tracks attend individual and group sessions at the center’s main facility. Residents in the Rosen Recovery track undergo group and individual therapy sessions at the center’s residential facility. Children of residents in the Women’s Addiction Program attend daycare while residents are in therapy.
Apart from the inpatient recovery programs, Southwest Counseling also offers IOP for adolescents, aged 12-17, and adults. The adolescent track comprises group therapy that focuses on internal motivation, ways to rectify old behavioral patterns, and KIDS or Keep It Direct and Simple, which teaches new coping skills. The KIDS track also incorporates individual as well as family counseling sessions.
Adult IOP track includes thrice-weekly group (gender-specific) sessions, each session lasting three hours. Adults undergoing the IOP track have to undergo an individual session, which helps in determining the most appropriate program for them.
As part of its treatment services, Southwest Counseling offers tracks with specific curricula. For substance abuse assessment, there is a Pre-Treatment Group, which is held once in a week.
For outpatient clients, there is a Guided Recovery group. This group requires its participants to submit written assignments. There is also a Corrective Thinking group, which focuses on helping clients become more socialized. For adult women having substance abuse and trauma issues, Southwest Counseling offers Seeking Safety group.
The treatment team at Southwest Counseling Services includes therapists, substance abuse counselors, and nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners provide medication management support.
As part of its services bouquet, Southwest Counseling provides education and aftercare services. Residents graduating from inpatient programs, as well as clients of outpatient programs, can take part in Continuing Care. This group meets thrice weekly, and each session lasts for around 30 minutes.
There is also a Recovery Skills group that meets weekly once for 90 minutes. The topics covered include corrective thinking, coping skills, and education regarding abuse and addiction. Residents graduating from Therapeutic Community attend aftercare groups. The track’s primary purpose is to identify triggers and learn relapse prevention techniques. The group meets weekly twice.
Southwest Counseling Services undertakes traffic safety, alcohol, and DUI education classes for court-ordered clients. The center also provides an early education group for clients showing signs of substance abuse. This group meets monthly once.
Approximately $350-$450 (30 days).
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