High Country Behavioral Health

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Basic Skills

Marsha M. Linehan  combined CBT with other concepts from mindfulness and acceptance.  The Basic Skills teach how to gain more insight into life experiences. This insight can be the key to help make changes in behavior, regulate emotions, and improve quality of life.  One of DBT’s goals is to create a life worth living.

If you are having a bad day remember the skills you learn in class and with your therapist.

Wise Mind

Balancing reasonable mind and emotion mind to be as skillful as I can be. Find your inner truth and wisdom.

What Skills

Observe

Notice what is going on inside and out.  Become aware of the moment.

Describe

Describe experiences based upon what was observed. (Non-Judgmentally)

Participate

Engage fully and completely in one activity at a time.

How Skills

Non-Judgemental

Suspend evaluations, comparisons, judgements, and assumptions about self and others.  Don’t label good or bad. Don’t just yourself.

One-Mindfully

Do one thing at a time. Don’t take on too much at one time.

Effectively

Be as effective as you can be. Focus on what works. Focus on what is important and do it now.

Intake and Forms

Please Be aware that Payment for your session or group is required at the time of service. There is a No Show Fee for clients who do not contact the office to cancel their appointment (This may be waived in the event of an emergency).

Intake and Forms are necessary for our staff to provide quality care. Much of the information that is required it is often of a sensitive nature, so keep in mind that High Country Behavioral Health is committed to your privacy.

All information you share at this agency, even your presence is confidential. No information will be shared with anyone without your written consent. There are certain legal exceptions to disclosure of information that are explained in the paperwork and discussed during each intake session. Just as you would wish to be treated with respect and dignity and that your visit here is confidential, please treat others in the same manner.

Federal confidentiality rules (42-CFR Part 2) prevent the use of any information we have obtained to be used to criminally investigate or prosecute any alcohol or drug client. Disclosure of client identifying information is permitted if authorized by a court order, after application showing good cause.

In some cases it is important for your counselor to discuss your care with others that are directly involved with your situation. This may be a judge, proscribing doctor, or family member. If this is seen as beneficial then you may be asked to sign a release which will allow this communication.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE RECEIVE YOUR PAPERWORK PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT TO AVOID ANY DELAY OF SERVICE.

Intake Packet

 Consent for Release of Protected Health Information

(This is PDF document.  You may print this document and bring it in to the office before your appointment. Also please select and fill out the correct Assessment below.)

Assessment information:

 

adult-assessment

child-assessment

Adolescent Assessment

Other Forms:

wydot-driving-record-request

prime-for-life-participant-registration

SA EVALUATIONS

To schedule an appointment for a Substance Abuse Evaluation we must first receive the following:

1- A $200 fee must be paid prior to scheduling an appointment

2- Our intake paperwork must be filled out. (Can find in this web site)

3- Adult Assessment must be filled out (Can find in this web site)

4-Your 10 year driving record – (Can obtain at your local DMV $5 charge)

5-The Officers arresting affidavit

6-All Court Documents pertaining to the charge

After all the information has been obtained, we will schedule an appointment. Please allow 2 hours for

an evaluation.

Fees and Insurance:

It is your responsibility to pay your fees on time and on a regular basis. We are a non-profit organization so your fees are necessary for us to continue to deliver services. Payment for your session is requested at the time of service. You will need the following documentation:

Proof of income for all household family members (if applicable). This can include the years W-2 tax form (first page of 1040) and 1 month’s worth of check stubs.

Proof of insurance (if applicable).

Your Medicaid card (if applicable).

Copy of your driver’s license.

Probation and parole and/or courts documents along with a copy of your past criminal history (if applicable).

We cannot complete your application without this information. Without the required information your appointment may have to be rescheduled

High Country Behavioral Health charges the rate of $120/session. If you do not have insurance or Medicaid HCBH bills on a sliding fee scale in which your fee is based on income and your ability to pay, prior years tax returns or current pay stubs will be required to appropriately set your fee. Please report any changes in your income or financial status, including the number of people dependent on your household income.  No one is denied services because of inability to pay.

High Country Behavioral Health accepts insurance:

Please note: If you do have insurance coverage for mental health and/or substance abuse services contact your insurance provider to find out:

If you must have preauthorization for your visits?

What is your co-pay?

Do you have a deductible?

Will you be required to pay your co-pay or whatever amount insurance does not pay for each visit at the time of service.

If you have any questions about your fee, please ask your therapist or the office manager.

Addiction Recovery

Recovering from Addictions can be a long difficult road.  High Country Behavioral Health is here for you.  Our team has the experience and training to help.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Substance Abuse Services provided at High Country Counseling include:

  • Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Intensive Outpatient treatment
  • Intermediate Outpatient treatment
  • Drug Court treatment
  • Adult DUI classes
  • Adolescent MUI classes
  • Education and Prevention

Our approach to drug and alcohol problems are comprehensive. The level of treatment is based on the criteria of the American Society of Addictions Medicine. Treatment goals are developed with the treatment provider and client as a team.

A whole life skills approach is encouraged, rather than a focus solely on the drinking or drug use. Group, individual, couples, case management and family work is utilized as indicated for the benefit of the client.

As with all services, we are available for a cost free consultation if desired.

Emergency

Are you in Crisis?

For Emergency services please call 911.

For non emergency services please call your local office to schedule an appointment.

Walk-in Services are available on first come first service bases please call for dates and times.

There is an on call therapist 24 hours a day.

 

Other Resources:

RESOURCES AND LINKS

The Turning Point
Lincoln County’s Self Help Center

Crisis Counseling and Support for Victims of:
Family Violence/Battering
Sexual Assault/Rape/Incest
24-Hour Hotline
Trained Volunteer Advocates
Victim Support and Advocacy
Emergency Shelter
Transportation Services
Referral Services
Community Education Programs
Training Programs and Workshops
Support Groups
Free and Confidential Services
Open to All Age Groups Hotline Numbers: Afton:  307-885-9491
Kemmerer: 307-877-9209

 

North Lincoln County Human Resource Council

MISSION:  To promote community cohesiveness towards healthy living.  Projects include annual community directories, annual health fair, public information packets and community needs assessment.  Many members of the community join NLCHRC to inform members of events and services that they have to offer, provide input on activities/programs that need to be addressed on our community and to make a difference in the community.  The annual membership fee is just $10.00 per entry and members meet on the second Tuesday of the month.

If you are interested in joining NLCHRC please contact them at:

NLCHRC
P.O. Box 1247, Afton, WY 83110.

If you are interested in joining NLCHRC please contact them at:

NLCHRC
P.O. Box 1247, Afton, WY 83110.

 

Other Resource Links:

Prime for Life:  www.askpri.org

Wyoming Youth Challenge Program: www.ngycp.org/state/wy

Big Brothers Big Sisters:  www.wyobbbs.org

HRC Directory of Community Services:  media/File/HRC_Directory_1.doc

 

Dialectial Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT Therapy was first created by Marsha M. Linehan.  It combines CBT with other concepts from mindfulness, acceptance, change, emotion regulation and more. One of the concepts of DBT is understanding Wise Mind vs. Reactive Mind.

Get into

Wise Mind  

    

“What is this?”

 “This is not me.”

 “This is not mine.”

 “I am not this.”

I AM

(Big “I”)

 

The Reactive Mind’s identity is based on attachments.

“This is me.” “This is mine.” “I am this.”  

It lives in constant fear of imagined threats to its security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Wise Mind (Big “I”)

  1. Feels a sense of unity and oneness with all things.
  2. Is open and receptivity to what is happening in the present (now).
  3. Lives with a sense of ease.
  4. Flows with a sense of acceptance, joy and love.
  5. Has an inner sense of power and dignity independent of externals.
  6. Feels harmonious and peaceful.
  7. Is able to relax and enjoy leisure. Just being here–now.
  8. Is trusting and embraces the unfolding pattern of life.

Reactive Mind (Little “I”)

  1. Feels a sense of separation, lacks connection, and feels alienated.
  2. Is attached to expectations, lacks inspiration, and seeks to control.
  3. Is full of struggles, tensions, and stresses.
  4. Feels resentful, lacks energy and zest for life. Is threatened by any change.
  5. Craves approval, acceptance, achievement, and avoids rejection.
  6. Is competitive, hostile, and envious.
  7. Is greedy with time and lacks ability to rest. Must be doing, doing, doing.
  8. Lacks a sense of meaning and purpose. Lives in fear and anxious anticipation.

Free your mind of static, chatter, preoccupations, & distractions of attachments.

“This is not me.” “This is not mine.” “I am not this.”

High Country Behavioral Health is CARF accreditation

High Country Behavioral Health is CARF accredited

This accreditation decision is awarded to organizations that, on balance, demonstrate that the persons served are benefiting from the services. An organization receiving an accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that it is committed to conforming to CARF’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization accredited for one year shows progress toward conformance to the commissions standards and is commended in its quest for quality programs and services.  CARF, founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities establishes consumer focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

High Country Counseling and Resource Centers is a nonprofit organization with offices in Afton, Alpine, Kemmerer, LaBarge, Pinedale and Big Piney Wyoming.

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