Fremont Counseling Service (FCS) is a nonprofit that has provided mental health and substance abuse treatment in central Wyoming since 1959. Outpatient services are available to clients in Fremont County, including the Wind River Indian Reservation. FCS operates two facilities in Riverton and Lander, offering Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and regular outpatient care. Services are recommended for adults and adolescents with mild to moderate levels of dependency or abuse. Psychiatric and emergency crisis services are also available.
Treatment and Staff
First visits or consultations are free of charge, with the exception of substance abuse evaluations. FCS accepts court-mandated as well as self-referred clients. A screening process includes a clinical assessment that uses the Addiction Severity Index (ASI). Staff work with the client to create an individualized treatment plan based on the client’s strengths and vulnerabilities. Psychiatric medications are provided for clients who may need them and staff are trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI).
The level of treatment for each client is based on the recommendations from staff. Individual, group, marriage, couples and family therapy are components of both outpatient programs. The ASAM Level One treatment options includes basic alcohol and drug education for people who have never been in trouble and require basic education; this is an eight-hour course. The Alcohol Research Group (ARG) includes eight to twelve individual sessions focused on relapse prevention for clients who have experienced an ASAM level 2.1 or higher and aftercare. The Continuing Care group for individuals is available to clients who have completed ARG or a level 2.1 or higher. The number of sessions are determined by the program clients complete. Level 2.1 IOP length of treatment is 10 weeks for three nights a week, followed by Continuing Care/aftercare. Individual Counseling is on an as-needed basis and the frequency/intensity is determined by the counselor and client together. Clients must complete IOP treatment in order to step down to outpatient treatment. In that program, group and individual therapy occur once a week.
Once clients have completed both IOP and outpatient treatment, they develop discharge plans with clinicians to ease the transition back to everyday life. Staff encourage clients to join off-site support networks like 12-step groups or Rational Recovery.
There are 13 clinical staff altogether, including counselors, social workers, a nurse, case managers, mentors, recreation providers and support staff.
Staff provide outreach services and recommendations to non-clients for other treatment providers. Clients receive job-seeking assistance and skills training. Psychoeducational groups for wellness and recovery are also available.
FCS holds group therapy sessions after-hours (after 5 pm on weeknights) to accommodate clients who work.
Clients who choose Fremont Counseling Service receive outpatient care with qualified clinicians who oversee the treatment process from intake to discharge. The clinical teams at both the Lander and Riverton facilities are particularly beneficial for addicts who may require dual diagnosis support during outpatient treatment.
Fremont Counseling Service
748 Main St
Lander, WY 82520
1110 Major Ave
Riverton, WY 82501
Fremont Counseling Service Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Fremont Counseling Service by phone at (307) 332-4233 (Lander) and (307) 856-7489 (Riverton) or by email at [email protected]
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