Community Providers

STEM Academy/Institute

401 South Military Road Fond du Lac, WI 54935

STEM Academy/Institute has partnered with SSM Health and Rawhide Youth & Family Counseling to provide mental health services.

David Francione, APSW – SSM Health

My focus is on the individual’s strengths in order to discover how they have been successful thus far in their life. We build on those strengths in order to work through a variety of life’s difficulties and stressors including anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and/or any other concerns through a trauma-informed approach utilizing a combination of CBT, DBT, Narrative, and EMDR approaches.

Kaitlyn Kenealy, MA, LPC – Rawhide Youth & Family Counseling

Kaitlyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Women’s Studies from UW-Stevens Point, a Master’s Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from the Minnesota State University-Mankato, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling (Community and Mental Health) from Lakeland University.  Kaitlyn has been trained and certified in:  Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Batterers Treatment, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing.

Kaitlyn works with clients who have a wide variety of mental health concerns. She is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults.  She takes a trauma informed approach and has extensive training in the complexities and impacts of trauma. She believes therapy is a collaborative process and uses an interdisciplinary approach to therapy and tailors it to each client’s unique needs. She is EMDR trained and uses this approach to treat patients and help them heal. In practice, she is direct, solution-focused, and passionate in assisting clients to attain their goals.

Candice Kreis, MA, LPC-IT – Rawhide Youth & Family Counseling

Candice is a Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University, a Master’s Degree of Arts Degree in Counseling from Lakeland College with a Community Counseling emphasis. Candice has been trained and is certified in: CAMS Framework in Management of Suicide Risk Collaboratively and Safe Environment Education for Community Youth training, and CPT.

Candice has psychotherapy experience with individuals, families and couples with a wide variety of mental health concerns. She believes in engaging her clients where they are and working with them as they grow to find their voice and become self-empowered in an environment centered on integrity and trust. You will experience her unique passion as she uses her creative, collaborative approach to develop an exclusive and adjustable plan that fits you on your journey. Candice works in the Fond du Lac area.