Clarissa joined Rawhide in September 2021 as a therapist.
She earned her master’s degree in professional counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Before Rawhide, Clarissa worked as a law enforcement officer for 7.5 years. She completed her 700-hour practicum and internship at Nova Counseling Services, an inpatient residential treatment facility for adults who struggle with substance abuse.
At Rawhide, Clarissa provides youth, adult, family and group therapy using a therapeutic, person-centered, holistic approach based on the individual’s needs. She believes the client knows themselves best and tries to take on a more facilitating role to help create positive change.
“I have always believed that all things happen for a reason. So one day, when I was feeling like I could no longer help the members of my community the way I wanted to as a law enforcement officer; I stumbled upon the therapist job opening at the Fond du Lac Counseling Center. I soon realized that this was the opportunity I was searching for. I have personally seen the struggles our youth are facing today and the impact that these struggles have on their mental wellness. As I continue this journey, I look to embrace the Rawhide mission to equip at-risk youth and their families to lead healthy and responsible lives.”
Rob joined Rawhide in June 2021 as a therapist.
He earned his master’s degree in educational psychology with an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Before Rawhide, Rob served 5 years of active duty in the United States Air Force. Following Rob’s military service, he worked in corporate IT. He completed his 700-hour internship at the UW-Oshkosh counseling center, providing individual and group therapies as well as psychoeducation to a diverse group of clients.
At Rawhide, Rob provides youth, adult, family and group therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to youth and families at Rawhide. Rob’s approach to therapy allows the client to develop skills that work best for their individual needs.
“As I was looking for opportunities to maximize my skill set as a therapist, I gravitated toward Rawhide and their creative approach to therapy. I was excited to learn how the team environment at Rawhide provides every therapist with the tools to help deliver the best experience possible for the client. The team approach at Rawhide provides each client an excellent platform for success.”