Central Wyoming Counseling Center is proud to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jim Cowser. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville, Jim holds an LCSW and Masters Certified Addiction Professional credential. Cowser brings decades of experience in the world of mental health and Substance Use Treatment services to CWCC. Throughout his career, he has worked with a wide range of populations within various levels of care from outpatient to residential to acute services. His background includes extensive experience with co-occurring services, rural healthcare and community deflection initiatives.
Central Wyoming Counseling Center has provided innovative care for decades in Natrona County. CWCC offers a variety of Behavioral Health and Substance Use Treatment services for adults and adolescents. Those services include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and couples counseling, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Treatment) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). CWCC also offers Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Residential Treatment, 988 services, school-based programming and jail-based services.
In taking on the role of CEO, Cowser brings a well-grounded familiarity with CWCC and an understanding of the state of mental health services within Wyoming. As a consultant, Cowser has spent time working with other mental health organizations in Wyoming and met the team at Central Wyoming Counseling Center in that capacity.
“I actually met the staff as a consultant several years ago,” Cowser said. “We led a training in the facility and met providers from across the state. It was impressive to see the services being offered in Wyoming and the amount of reach that CWCC had. I’ve had a sense of admiration for CWCC since that time.”
As CEO, Cowser intends to continue the mission of CWCC and improve upon recent innovations implemented by the organization’s dedicated staff and interim director Steve Corsi. He also wants to explore new and exciting directions that will benefit the residents of Natrona County and the State of Wyoming. Cowser is excited to be on this new journey with CWCC and he believes the team at CWCC is well positioned to continue to serve the community.