Adult services patient handbook

David Martorano, MD David Martorano, MD, Assistant Medical Director and Director of Adult Psychiatric Services
Dr. David Martorano obtained his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of California Neuropsychiatric Institute. He specializes in addictions and is affiliated with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the California Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Martorano is a second-generation psychiatrist raised near New York City. He began working in the field of software development while still in high school, later founding two companies. Dr. Martorano also worked professionally as a singer before going back to school to study medicine. Dr. Martorano is treating adults on an inpatient and outpatient basis at WBI.

Jiri Danczik Jiri Danczik, MD
Dr. Jiri Danczik was born and raised in the Czech Republic. Dr. Danczik graduated from medical school Cum Laude in Prague in 1991. He moved from the Czech Republic to the United States in 1997, and successfully finished Psychiatric Residency training at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, where he also worked as a Chief Resident. In 2002 he was Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Danczik has helped patients in multiple settings, including acute inpatient, residential and outpatient facilities. He has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He specializes in diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric conditions, including Bipolar Disorders, Major Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and substance use disorders. Dr. Danczik's personal interests include Judo, Arabian horses, literature and music. He has been living in Wyoming since 2006. He began providing inpatient and outpatient treatment at WBI in 2016.

Karri Reliford, PA-C Karri Reliford, PA-C
Karrie Reliford is a Physician Assistant with more than two decades of experience with caring for people of all ages in clinic and hospital settings. She has been on five of the seven continents spending time on medical mission trips taking care of the poorest of the poor. She received her education at Hahnemann University. Karri has worked at Wyoming Behavioral Institute full and part time for many years, rejoining the medical team in 2018 as a full-time provider. Her other interests include horses and hunting.

Sean Olsen, Doctor of Nursing Practice Sean Olsen, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Sean Olsen joined WBI’s medical team in 2018, to provide health care. Sean obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Weber State University, graduating Cum Laude, and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Arizona. He began practicing as an independent provider in Utah offering urgent care and primary care services. Sean has experience in treating all patient age groups.

Helen Norcross Helen Norcross, Director of Adult Services
Helen obtained degrees in psychology and addictionology from the University of Wyoming before starting her master’s degree in health care management at Western Governors University. Helen worked in the field of criminal justice for 11 years, initiating, establishing and overseeing substance abuse programs in the state. She was later employed in the disability field, where she also initiated and oversaw programs throughout the state of Wyoming. Helen joined WBI as Director of Risk Management in 2015.

Zachary Bird, Director of Adult Clinical Services Zachary Bird, Director of Adult Clinical Services
Zack Bird is a licensed clinical social worker who obtained his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and his master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. Zack counseled elementary school children and their families on an outpatient basis before joining WBI’s children’s unit. He later served as utilization review director at WBI before moving to Provo Canyon School, where he was the clinical services director. Zack returned to Casper to serve as WBI’s adult unit clinical services director in 2018.

Wesley Bertagnole, Therapist Wesley Bertagnole, Therapist
Wesley Bertagnole is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor with a master’s degree in Counselor Education and a bachelor’s degree in Human Communication from the University of Wyoming. He is also certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association to perform auricular acupuncture in the treatment of drug addictions, as well as being a certified hypnotherapist. Wesley's theoretical background is centered in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, which allows him to give his clients the knowledge and power they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Steve Welch Steve Welch, LPC
Steve Welch, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor, has been at Wyoming Behavioral Institute since 2000, working as a therapist on the adult unit. He obtained his education at colleges and universities in Colorado, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Mexico, receiving degrees in Fine Arts, Business administration, Psychology, Education, and Counseling.

Justin Wollerman, Hospital Chaplain Justin Wollerman, Hospital Chaplain
Justin Wollerman comes to Wyoming Behavioral Institute from College Heights Baptist Church in Casper where he has been a member since 2007, has served in ministry since 2008, and has served as the Youth Pastor since 2013. He started leading adolescent Bible studies at WBI on the Pathways psychiatric residential treatment unit in 2013. Pastor Justin is working toward a degree in Christian Ministries and Theology from Golden Gate Theological Seminary. He graduated from Kelly Walsh High School and started his academic career at Casper College seeking an engineering degree before determining that he had a different calling. Pastor Justin came to know Christ in September of 2007. He was born and raised in Casper and enjoys time with family and friends. He and his wife, Sumer, are raising their two children in Casper. Pastor Justin makes regular rounds during the week at Wyoming Behavioral Institute, introducing himself to patients requesting spiritual support. In addition to the spiritual counsel provided to patients by Pastor Justin, a group of volunteers from College Heights offers Bible studies on the adult, child and Pathways units.

Kristin Sween, LPC Kristin Sween, LCSW
Kristin has worked as a licensed therapist for more than 20 years in Wyoming, in residential and outpatient settings in Laramie, Basin, Cody and Casper. She is experienced in group and individual counseling, case management and discharge planning. She also is skilled in mental health and substance abuse treatment program development and management. Kristin obtained her bachelor's in psychology from Colby College in Waterville, ME, and her master's degree in social work from Boston College in Massachusetts. Kristin joined Wyoming Behavioral Institute in 2014.


Some problems may have been building for years...we can assess them in hours. Our intake team provides a comprehensive assessment at no charge. The goal of this assessment is to provide the patient and /or referring parties with comprehensive conclusions and recommendations for treatment. A member of our intake team is easy to access and available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Simply call for an appointment, walk in, or obtain a referral from a health care professional. Each individualized assessment is designed to explore particular issues, including:

  • Alcohol and other Drug Dependency
  • Psychiatric Disorders such as Depression
  • Anxiety or Schizophrenia
  • Sexual, Physical or Emotional Abuse
  • Behavioral Disruption of an Explosive or Assaultive Nature
  • Family Problems

Following the assessment process, a referral will be made to the appropriate level of care based on each patients' individualized clinical needs. These may include inpatient hospitalization, day treatment programs, or referral to an outpatient therapist or physician. If you desire further information or would like to arrange for a free, confidential assessment with an assessment coordinator, call (307) 237-7444 or 800-457-9312.

Admissions to the Wyoming Behavioral Institute shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex.

The Psychiatric Assessment Team (P.A.T.) is a highly trained group of qualified mental health professionals who provide mobile response to individuals experiencing emotional crisis.