Wyoming Behavioral Institute
2521 East 15th Street, Casper, Wyoming, 82609
Wyoming Behavioral Institute is an acute care psychiatric hospital that specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults. A highly qualified and compassionate team of therapists and nurses work together to provide comprehensive treatment for a variety of issues, including substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and self-harming behaviors. Treatment plans are comprehensive and carefully individualized to meet the needs of each client.
- Group Therapy
- Psycho-Educational Groups
- Medication Management
Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Individualized TreatmentSome facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Meet the Staff
- Stephen L. Brown, M.D.Medical DirectorDr. Stephen Brown is board certified in General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He directs the private practice in child and adolescent psychiatry in Casper. He also is the Medical Director of Wyoming Behavioral Institute. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Southern California and trained at Washington University in St. Louis' Barnes and St. Louis Children's Hospital where he received the Award for Clinical Excellence.
- David Martorano, MDAssistant Medical Director and Director of Adult Psychiatric ServicesDr. 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 at WBI.