Simply put, telehealth enables you to remotely connect with clinicians for healthcare services and information by phone, tablet or computer. Utilizing user-friendly, HIPAA-compliant video and communications technology, this service allows you to see and speak with a therapist just as you would during an in-person consultation — all in real time, respectful of social distancing practices, and from your own home, office or anywhere you may be.
Fast access to a UHS-credentialed provider for assessment, advice, education, intervention and monitoring, such as:
Eligibility for telehealth will depend on your medical or behavioral health condition and geographic location and ultimately will be determined by your provider.
For more information regarding medical eligibility, insurance coverage and any out-of-pocket costs, please contact your provider.
Adolescent Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment (MH-IOP) services are designed to support patients (ages 14-17) experiencing a variety of mental and behavioral health care challenges. Patients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, impulse control, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, self-harm and other diagnosable mental health concerns or challenges will participate in nine hours of group therapy a week, usually for 4-6 weeks. Participants may also attend individual and family therapy outside of MH-IOP services.
MH-IOP supports the patient in an outpatient setting enabling them to attend school and participate in work or other activities while receiving structured support. The WBI MH-IOP program runs three evenings a week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
IOP uses Expressive Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other skills-based treatment methods to develop a goal-directed treatment plan to increase each patient’s functioning and ability to find joy in life. Participation in IOP will require attendance and participation in all weekly sessions, a complete intake/clinical assessment and telehealth orientation, and may require a referral from a physician/psychiatrist as well as a completed medical assessment (with physical/health screening by a physician if indicated).
Individual teletherapy provides support that inspires change and promotes a better quality of life. Individual therapy can help individuals overcome obstacles impacting their wellbeing. Youth learn coping skills, improve their decision-making ability and self-awareness, work toward recovery from trauma and grief, improve their ability to manage their mental health, learn to set and achieve goals and improve their overall function.
Family teletherapy helps families address specific issues affecting their health and functioning. Family therapy provides support for children or parents suffering from mental illness, assists in the development of problem-solving, communication, and coping skills and promotes the development of strengths families need to overcome challenges such as trauma, grief and loss, anger and stress.
Group teletherapy is designed to help with mental illness, trauma, impulse control, self-harm, grief and loss, and other challenges by working with others who are experiencing similar life challenges.
Traci Blevins, LCSW, CTMH
Outpatient and Telehealth Director
Traci Blevins, LCSW, obtained her bachelor’s and master social work degrees from the University of Wyoming. Traci is an adjunct faculty member at Casper College, where she teaches up-and-coming Social Workers. Traci was a part-time therapist at Wyoming Behavioral Institute before being named Director of Outpatient and Telemedicine. She directed Casper’s Youth Crisis Center for five years, after working as a therapist and program manager at Mercer Family Resource Center. Traci has extensive experience with clinical supervision, individual, family, and group therapy, trauma-informed care and practice and is a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. She will be developing WBI outpatient services in Casper and telehealth services statewide.
Danielle Bredenberg LPC
Danielle Bredenberg is a child, adolescent and adult therapist who has worked for more than 15 years in school, outpatient, and academic settings. She has provided clinical assessment and individual and family therapy, group therapy, and case management for clients in Wyoming and Oklahoma. Danielle obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice with a minor in psychology at the University of South Dakota, and her master’s degree in behavioral studies at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She spent several years as a volunteer and intern in counseling settings before launching her career. Danielle joined the staff at WBI in 2020, providing school-based therapy. She will be offering adolescent telehealth services for the Wyoming Behavioral Institute Outpatient and Telehealth Clinic.
Telehealth intensive outpatient programming can help teens discharging from inpatient and residential treatment continue to recover with group, individual and family counseling, without having to leave home.
Telehealth intensive outpatient programming can help teens struggling at home or in school who are not yet in need of acute inpatient psychiatric care or residential treatment.