Central Wyoming Counseling Center Philosophy
Central Wyoming Counseling Center is dedicated to providing quality substance abuse and mental health treatment to Wyoming residents in need. The facility offers a full continuum of care, including both inpatient and outpatient services, regardless of circumstance, income or ability to pay. CWCC emphasizes self-reliance and family involvement, and tailors mental health and addiction treatment plans to meet the needs of each client.
Areas of Specialization
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Meet the Staff
David S. Monhollen, MSW, ACSW
Chief Executive Officer
David has been the CEO of Central Wyoming Counseling Center since August 2011. He has been in the behavioral health and child welfare field since 1975. Mr. Monhollen was the COO of Steininger Behavioral Care Services in Cherry Hill NJ for seven years and the Vice President of Compliance, Standards and Research for KidsPeace Corporation in Orefield PA for five years. David was the CEO and President of Monhollen and Associates for 10 years and the CEO of Advanced Counseling Services in Michigan for five years. Mr. Monhollen was a Surveyor for JCAHO for 16 years. He is an officer of the Wyoming Association of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers and a former Board member of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and AddictionAgencies. David lives in Casper Wyoming with his wife and two adult sons.
Paul Demple, MA, LPC
Paul has been a member of the Central Wyoming Counseling Center team since March of 1989. After several years of providing direct clinical services, he became the Program Manager of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program in 1995, and Program Director in 2011. Prior to working for CWCC, he was in Denver where he worked for Comitis Crisis Center, a United Way agency, as well as Bethesda PsycHealth Hospital.
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ABOUT CENTRAL WYOMING COUNSELING CENTER
Located in Casper, Wyo., Central Wyoming Counseling Center (Central) provides residential and outpatient services for adults, women with children, pregnant women, and adolescents seeking treatment for addiction and behavioral health disorders. Founded more than 50 years ago, the established nonprofit is also host to dedicated outpatient programs for incarcerated individuals, and a range of psychiatric services.
In addition, Central operates a Social Detoxification Unit (SDU) for clients experiencing serious drug and/or alcohol withdrawal.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients undergo an initial assessment at the time of admission to determine an appropriate, individualized treatment plan. Walk-ins are also welcome, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Central’s sub-acute residential treatment program, considered the highest level of care, offers clients one-on-one therapy, group counseling, as well as educational programming (for teens) and classes in parenting (for women with children). With the staff’s assistance, clients and their families form treatment and aftercare plans to prevent relapse. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and medical monitoring may also be available for those with opiate addictions.
Featuring similar treatment services, outpatient care is available either as a step-down option or a stand-alone service.
Central also offers psychiatric rehabilitation by providing case management and intensive individual counseling. Along with a nurse support program and home-based treatment, the nonprofit facilitates supportive living programs, employment initiatives, and other community-based psychiatric services.
Central’s team of more than 140 includes licensed substance abuse and mental health professionals, physicians, psychiatrists, and registered nurses.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Few details regarding Central’s 68-bed residential facility are available. Those polled by Rehabs.com held opposing views of the facility; an alum recalled how much the environment “felt like a jail,” while a family member approved of the facility being highly secure.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date shared mostly disappointing recovery experiences. C.M.A., who attended Central more than once, gave four stars for treatment but wished there was “More recreational time. exercising, and getting out in the world.” C.M.A. also found the recovery atmosphere quite draconian, telling Rehabs.com: “Like they were trying to scare us into sobriety.”
G.O.K., another alum, ran into serious issues with the facility doctor. “I’ve seen her a hand full of times and she’s called me a liar, like to argue with me and does not listen to what I say. Poor help if you ask me.” And kiss, a third reviewer, summed up their experience in a word. “Stinks.”
On Facebook, where 20 individuals awarded Central an excellent average rating of 4.6 out of five stars, alumni presented a brighter, though still imperfect picture of what goes on here. “This place saved my life!” claimed Stephanie, a five-star reviewer. “It's an excellent program. I would recommend it to anybody that has any kind of addiction problem! they actually care about the clients!” And Gavin, another five-star reviewer, shared his success story. “I just graduated from there it’s a great place...”
Though she loved her counselor, Katiee, another alum, shared familiar reservations of the facility doctor, claiming that the medications she received were only making her worse. “She refuses to listen to me and really help me,” cried Katiee. “Guess it’s time to leave CWCC and get a new doctor.”
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WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Feedback provided by a pair of loved ones was mixed, though more limited in their written commentary. One reviewer gave five stars for the effectiveness of treatment, though they felt that staff were “not attentive enough.” The other reviewer gave two stars for treatment and listed “effectiveness” and “follow-up” as weaknesses. Both reviewers, however, gave four stars for family participation.
Central accepts multiple payment options, including self-pay, private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, as well as a sliding fee scale for those who qualify.
Updated March 2017
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