Mental health and wellness involve a complex web of factors in an individual’s life. We use a variety of services and therapies to improve the lives of the people we serve.
You have the desire for change. A therapist can guide you on your journey toward personal growth and a more satisfying life in our community.
Counseling and Therapy is:
Private: What you say in a session with your therapist is completely confidential except for disclosure required or permitted by law. We are bound to that by professional ethics and by Wyoming State Statute.
Personalized: Every client background, experience, and need is different. We meet you where you are.
Collaborative: If you put in the effort with your therapist, you can make progress together. We work with you towards change, but we cannot do it alone.
A Process: Therapy is not a quick fix, it takes time.
Normal: Life’s challenges, ups and downs mean many, many people need therapy at some point in their life. Like going to medical therapy, couseling is a way to take care of yourself and to be your best self.
Our Methods and Standards
JHCCC therapists are trained in a variety of nationally-renowned therapies approved by the
National Alliance on Mental Health.
Depending on a client’s situation and path to mental wellness, a therapist may suggest one of the following:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Providing the skills to increase awareness of negative interpretations, and of behavioral patterns which reinforce distorted thinking. Developing alternative ways of thinking and behaving in order to reduce psychological distress.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Providing mindfulness skills to control intense emotions, reduce self-destructive behaviors, and improve relationships. Helping to develop a balance between changing and accepting beliefs and behaviors.
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR): Enabling people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress through a series of detailed protocols and procedures that helps the brain’s information processing system naturally move toward mental health.
- Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT): A short-term, structured, problem-focused approach to the treatment of conduct problems, associations with antisocial peers, early drug use and the accompanying maladaptive family interactions (relations).
- Other nationally approved therapies as appropriate
Other Client and Community Services
Case Management: Our Case Workers and Primary Therapists meet clients’ social, practical and medical needs through coordination and networking with other organizations.
Crisis Counseling: We provide emergency mental health response to the community 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, whether on site during regular business hours or by telephone outside of the work week. Crisis services are available at St. John’s Medical Center as well.
Hospital Assessment & Consultation: Our psychologists (and master’s level clinicians under the supervision of a psychologist) provide emergency mental health services to patients at St. John’s Medical Center 24/7. We provide liaison services with the Wyoming State Hospital (and other hospitals as appropriate), facilitating admission, tracking treatment, and helping transition a discharged patient to community treatment.
Other Community-Based Programs and Services: We provide a variety of services to our clients, the public, and professionals in our community on a regular basis, from group therapy to summer day treatment for children to leading trainings for professionals at other organizations.