VISTAS CD PROGRAM

Admissions


Vistas at Wyoming Behavioral Institute is a program designed for the adult who wants intensive inpatient treatment for co-occurring mental health, drug or alcohol issues, and/or pain. We can provide the medical management required for patients who are refused care in other settings because they have complicated physical health care or medication needs.

Vistas is an inpatient treatment program integrating psychiatric treatment, medical and nursing care, case management, group counseling and individual sessions. We offer balanced, flexible and individual approach to treatment. Vistas was created to help patients gain and maintain sobriety, stability and balanced total health. Vistas includes natural transitions in care with support and oversight from physicians, therapists, and nurses who specialize in mental health, addictions and pain.

Treatment at Vistas is initiated with medical and psychiatric stabilization of patients in a safe and supportive environment. When the need for detoxification is recognized, we can provide medical management with comfort and safety in mind. Once the detox process has concluded, the patient is reassessed and fully integrated into current programming.

The focus of treatment is ongoing psychiatric care linked with a strong emphasis on the recovery process. All treatment occurs within the Vistas program unit, with outings as recommended by our case management team.

Unlike some recovery facilities, we believe every patient has a choice; we do not require participation in 12-step programming, although 12-step meetings are available. Our treatment consists of psycho-educational classes, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, mental health support and education, interactive recreational activities, family counseling and support if desired, relapse prevention, processing shame, guilt and blame and increasing the individual awareness of co-occurring disorders and substance abuse.

Vistas is the only inpatient substance abuse unit in the state and is staffed by two board certified psychiatrists. Vistas is unique because physicians are accessible 24/7. Nursing staff assure safety is at its highest standard. The therapeutic environment at Vistas helps maintain a cohesive healing space focused on healing. The program is designed to integrate a balance of healthy distraction and meaningful engagement in the process.

Our medical director has developed the Veritas method of recovery, which is about finding truth and learning to change behavior to manage stress and anxiety with adaptive responses and meaningful coping skills. The Veritas method is a program of self-discovery involving finding one's own truth. Veritas is a Dynamic Cohort Model that accommodates the reality that rehabilitation is an individual journey starting at different points on a spectrum of readiness to change. The Dynamic Cohort Model is tiered, moving through learning, participant and facilitator modes. Patients at higher levels are able to immerse themselves differently in treatment than patients who are just beginning to recover.

For those interested in the Vistas program, please call our admissions department directly. Our professional staff will assess your needs and suitability for participation in the program.

This is a voluntary program covered by many insurance plans. Please contact us if you need further assistance with insurance pre-authorization.

Kristin Sween, MSW, LCSW, Director of Outpatient Services Kristin Sween, MSW, LCSW, Director of Outpatient Services/Vistas
Kristin Sween has worked as a licensed therapist for more than 20 years in Wyoming, in residential and outpatient settings in Laramie, Basin and Cody. 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 as the Director of Outpatient Services and was named the Director of Vistas inpatient substance abuse treatment in 2017.

Ken Guidry, LPC Ken Guidry, LCSW
Ken was born in south Louisiana and lived there until he moved to Casper. He obtained a bachelor's in psychology from Nichols State University in 1982 and a master's degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans in 1998. Ken has been active in the Louisiana and Wyoming Army National Guards, serving as a Behavioral Science Officer. Ken also has worked with adolescents and adults in private practice. Ken joined WBI's adult unit therapy team in 2017.

Keli Warren-Vann, CAP Keli Warren-Vann, CAP
Keli obtained her bachelor's degree in counseling from Texas A&M and is licensed in Wyoming as a Certified Addiction Practitioner, providing substance abuse assessment, education and treatment services for adolescents and adults at Wyoming Behavioral Institute since 2013. Keli has specialized in substance abuse intervention and treatment for more than a decade, working in inpatient and outpatient settings with special populations, including those housed in correctional institutions and Native Americans. Her skills include group and individual counseling, program curriculum development and implementation, and case management and treatment planning. She is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner. Keli provides substance abuse counseling services at WBI on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Our Doctors

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.

David Martorano, MD

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.