Hope Phelon, LCSW
Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Addictions Institute, MSU Denver
Master of Social Work, Colorado State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, WY-173
Individual, Group and Family Therapy for Adults, Adolescents and School-age
Hope Phelon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in rural community mental health in Wyoming for close to 30 years. She graduated with her MSW from Colorado State University in 1992 and her first “assignment” was in Kemmerer WY. The social work program at CSU at the time was an Advanced Generalist/Rural Emphasis degree. This was ideally suited for a career working with a variety of populations in small communities across Wyoming. She was one of the first social work recipients of the National Health Service Corps’ loan repayment program for working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
She describes her treatment approach as eclectic with a strong foundation in Adlerian and Rogerian theory and method. The counselor’s role is one of support and encouragement in an atmosphere of trust, accurate empathy, authenticity and positive regard. Hope adheres to the belief that people have an innate capacity for growth and wellness. Together they will develop the courage to address life’s “dramas and traumas” that have gotten in the way of that growth and find a path to recovery.
When not working she enjoys letting go of the day’s challenges with a fat cat on her lap or watching her horses graze along by the Rawhide in the Cottonwood trees.