history


Southwest Counseling Service is a comprehensive, community mental health and substance abuse treatment center in Sweetwater County with offices located in Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming. Southwest Counseling Service was originally named Sweetwater County Counseling and was founded in 1962. The name was changed in 1965 and the center has been a part of Sweetwater County since. The agency originally employed five workers and since then has grown to over 140 employees.


Accomplishments

Southwest Counseling Service has been a leader in the State of Wyoming for behavioral health.

Accomplishments include:

  • First to employ a psychiatric advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive privileges in 1986 

  • In 1989, Southwest Counseling Service opened the first psychosocial group home in the state 
    • Also, developed and implemented a semi-independent living program for individuals in need of less-intense care 
  • In 2000, Southwest Counseling Service opened the first therapeutic community residential substance abuse treatment program 
  • Opened the first 28-day substance abuse treatment program in the state with Rosen Recovery Center in 1988 
    • Now a short-term substance abuse residential treatment program 
  • Opened the first women’s addiction program in the state in 2000 
    • Was the first residential treatment program in the state to allow women to bring their children into treatment with them 
  • The first community mental health and substance abuse treatment center in Wyoming to be Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited in 2001 and has since been accredited



Resources

View the current annual report.

Phone: (307) 352-6677

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