Community Providers

STEM Academy/Institute

401 South Military Road Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-906-6722

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.

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Jackie Buerger, LPC-IT, NCC, MS – Rawhide Youth & Family Counseling

Jackie joined Rawhide July 2020 as an outpatient therapist.

She earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Mount Mary University and her bachelor’s degree in construction management and safety administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Before Rawhide, Jackie completed a clinical internship at Milwaukee Academy, an inpatient residential program working with youth and their families who survived human trafficking and showed comorbid disorders, such as ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, substance abuse, trauma and self-esteem issues.  

At Rawhide, she provides outpatient therapy services for children, youth, adults, couples and families at the Fond du Lac School District, the Fond du Lac Counseling Center and via telehealth. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), CHAPS Equine-Assisted Therapy and Psychological First Aid (PFA). Jackie specializes in a client-focused approach and implements creativity through equine, play and narrative techniques. 

“Rawhide’s mission to serve and help others resonates with me on a personal level. As an individual who has overcome many hurdles, I wanted to be able to empower those in my community to recognize their strength and write their own story.”

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