Damon Laird is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in court ordered substance abuse treatment and assessment. Mr. Laird is also actively involved in many legal cases as an expert witness.
He maintains a private practice in Casper, WY. Prior to starting his current practice in 2012, Damon worked at U.S. military installations in Germany, Guam, Alaska, Hawaii and Wyoming providing counseling services to enlisted military personnel and their families. Damon is also fully licensed to practice in the state of Colorado and Hawaii.
With over 15 years experience as a psychotherapist, and graduate of Texas State University (specializing in Clinical Psychotherapy), he is currently serving as a private treatment clinician working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment, Forensic Social Work, Expert Witness Testimony, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Psychological Assessment & Diagnosis, & Military Life.
In addition to being a therapist, Damon has presented at National & Regional conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Mental Disorders, Military Life, Hostage Negotiation, and PTSD.
Damon is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
University of Wyoming- Bachelor of Science 1996
Texas State University- Master of Social Work (MSW) 2007
Licenses & Certifications
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Wyoming - Active & Current
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CSW) Colorado - Active & Current
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Hawaii - Active & Current
Wyoming Department of Health (Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment Certification)
- Substance Abuse Assessment (ASAM/ASI)
- Level 0.5 - DUI/DRUG Education (8-12 Hour Course- Prime For Life) (WYDOT & COURT Approved!)
- Prime for Life DUI/DRUG Education Instructor
- Level I - Individual Counseling
- Level 11.1 Intensive Outpatient Counseling
- Criminal Justice Population
- Co-Occurring Disorders (Mental Health/Substance Abuse)
- Addiction Severity Index (ASI)
Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)- EMDR Institute San Francisco, California.
Areas of Additional Training
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
DSM 5 Diagnosis & Psychotherapy
Forensic Social Work
Legal Expert Witness
Psychiatric Treatment of Military Personnel
Military Family Life
Financial Social Work
Zen Meditation & Mental Concentration (Plum Village Monastery Thenac, France) Zen Master: Thich Nhat Hahn
Alcohol Use in Native Populations
Mediation & Conflict Resolution
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Current Member
Other Professional Activities
Organizational & Business Training
Public Speaking & Education