Jeff joined Rawhide in 2017 as a case manager and transitioned to a residential therapist role in 2019 and an outpatient therapist in 2020.
He earned his master’s degree in social work from UW-Oshkosh and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Liberty University.
Prior to Rawhide, Jeff served in the United States Marine Corps and later worked as a line therapist with children on the autism spectrum and adults with mental health diagnoses living in a group home. He also directed summer camps for kids for about 10 years.
Currently, he works with adjudicated youth and their families, facilitating individual, family and group sessions. Jeff is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), CHAPS Equine-Assisted Therapy and motivational interviewing.
“I like the idea of working with kids and their families to make and bring positive changes to their lives and provide some insight that they can have a voice in that change. Many of our clients have experienced significant trauma, which affects how they view the world and work their way through it. I tell my clients I never give them a pass for their behaviors from past trauma, but try to help them understand how it affects their thinking process.”
Jasmine joined Rawhide in July 2021 as a therapist.
She earned her master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her bachelor’s degree in business management and minor in kinesiology from Iowa State University.
Before Rawhide, Jasmine completed an internship at Carolina Outreach where she delivered a wide range of services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and substance use disorders. She provided psychoeducation to individuals and families regarding diagnoses and implemented psychiatric rehabilitation plans to assist with symptom stabilization, improve activities of daily living, and increase coping skills.
At Rawhide, Jasmine provides therapy services to youth and their families within the Fond du Lac School District. She is passionate about creating an open and empathic space to make a difference, using a person-centered therapeutic approach to tailor treatment to the specific needs of the individual.
“After researching Rawhide and talking with members of the organization, it was evident that people here truly cared about the work they do and the people they were serving. They weren’t merely going through the motions or checking any boxes, but were living according to their values and looking to best meet the needs of all individuals they serve. I felt my values closely aligned with the values embodied by Rawhide and I wanted the opportunity to work for an organization rooted in faith and dedicated to selflessly serving others.”