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Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services

Specialty Outpatient Care for Children and Adolescents

For information and appointments, call 307-439-2139

Outpatient Psychiatry

Our psychiatrists provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management. WBI’s psychiatrists are compassionate and skilled physicians who understand that you may have questions and concerns about medication as a treatment modality for your child. Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.

People seek psychiatric help for their children for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide or hearing “voices.” Or they may be more long-term, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), or feelings of sadness, hopelessness or anxiousness that never seem to go away, causing everyday family life to feel distorted or out of control.

Psychiatrists can prescribe medications. Medications can play a role in treating mental disorders and conditions and are often used in combination with other treatment approaches. Medications can affect people in different ways, and it may take several tries to find the medication that is most effective with the fewest side effects.

NIMH » Mental Health Medications

Psychiatry.org – What is Psychiatry?

Telehealth Offers:

  • Fast access to a UHS-credentialed provider for assessment, advice, education, intervention and monitoring, such as:
    • Individual behavioral health video session with a therapist
    • Group behavioral health video sessions
  • Eligibility for telehealth will depend on your medical or behavioral health condition and geographic location and ultimately will be determined by your provider.

Adolescent Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Teletherapy

Adolescent Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment (MH-IOP) services are designed to support patients (ages 13-17) 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).

Adolescent Care At Wyoming Behavioral Institute

Child and Adolescent Individual Outpatient Teletherapy

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.

  • For ages 10-17

Child and Adolescent Family Outpatient Teletherapy

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.

  • For ages 10-17

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Seek Help Today

To speak with a member of our outpatient telehealth clinic team, give us a call at 307-439-2139 or you can reach us via email at [email protected].