OLDER ADULT TREATMENT

Older Adult Program Brochure

Sam Elsanadi, MD Sam Elsanadi, M.D.
Dr. Elsanadi has been teaching, leading and practicing geriatric psychiatry for more than 20 years. He obtained his medical degree in Cairo, Egypt, before completing his residency and fellowship at UCLA and beginning his geriatric practice. He has worked in institutional and private care settings providing psychiatric treatment for seniors. Serving as the only psychiatrist in Wyoming specializing in geriatric treatment, Dr. Elsanadi will begin providing inpatient care at WBI in collaboration with WBI’s psychiatric and medical teams, as well as local organizations supporting adults in long-term care settings and in their homes.

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.

Kim Soller, Therapist Kim Soller, Therapist
Kim Soller is a licensed therapist and U.S. Marine Corps veterans who obtained her bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University in Honolulu. She received her master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming. Kim specializes in PTSD and has worked with combat veterans and their families. She also specializes in trauma and substance abuse treatment in residential and outpatient settings. Kim also has worked with adults in the corrections system in Colorado. She joined WBI in 2018.

For more information, call 800-457-9312

SPECIALIZED CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS


Older adults experience mental health problems that may be misdiagnosed as cognitive impairments, organic disorders or physical health issues. Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical to restoring emotional health and physical well-being. Wyoming Behavioral Institute’s specialized care for older adults offers psychiatric treatment to patients in the late-adult life stage experiencing an acute psychiatric disorder. Multi-disciplinary treatment teams include psychiatrists, therapists and nurses. Treatment includes evaluation, differentiation between delirium, dementia, mental health and medication management needs, recreational and skill development groups, individual counseling and discharge planning.

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