Community Providers

Woodworth Middle School

101 Morningside Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-929-6900

Woodworth has partnered with SSM Health and Rawhide Youth & Family Counseling to provide mental health services.

Danyel Syms MSW, APSW – SSM Health

Danyel has a Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She provides therapy for a wide range of clients including children, teens, families, adults, couples, and groups. Her areas of specialty include addressing issues related to mood, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, AODA, and dual diagnoses. She is knowledgeable in a variety of treatment modalities including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and uses a Strengths Based Approach.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jeff Steffen, MSW – Rawhide Youth & Family Counseling

I was hired as a case manage at Rawhide in New London in 2017.  I transitioned to a residential therapist role in 2019.  I started to see outpatients in the spring of 2020 and hope to fully transition to outpatient by the fall.

I currently work with adjudicated minors and their families.  I facilitate individual, family, group, and equine sessions.  I am trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.   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.  Often time these process can lead to impulsive decision making resulting in dangerous or unhealthy choices.  I often use system and narrative approaches with clients.  We talk about everything in their lives being part of their system and their lives are their story.   I also incorporate cognitive behavioral theory to help clients think about their thought processes affect their behavior. 

Prior to Rawhide I was a line therapist working with children on the autism spectrum and worked with adults with a variety of mental health diagnosis in a group home.  I have also worked with a variety of children while directing summer camps for almost ten years.  I spent four years in the Marine Corps in the early 90’s.  I also drove a semi for almost twenty years before going back to school to pursue my MSW.

 I have an advanced practice social work license with the state of Wisconsin and earned my Master of Social Work degree from UW-Oshkosh in 2017.  I earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Liberty University in 2013.