Offering hope and healing to students … right where they are.

Since the pandemic, the number of youth in need of mental health counseling has increased dramatically. Despite these increases in need, access and utilization of mental health care is challenging. That’s where Rawhide’s school-based therapy comes in.

Our highly trained, licensed therapists provide school-based counseling to youth struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Loss and grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Abuse
  • Child/adolescent issues
  • Suicide prevention
  • Family dynamics
  • Life crisis and transition

“Rawhide has come to the rescue! They have brought the community resource into the school setting so we can meet students and families where they are at. This eliminates so many of the barriers that our students and families face when it comes to accessing high quality mental health services.”

Brooke Watzka, Social Worker – West De Pere School District

Hope and healing …
just down the hall.

Being a kid can be difficult, but Rawhide’s school-based therapy program is here to make it easier. Our program eliminates many of the barriers parents face when it comes to traditional outpatient counseling, allowing us to meet with your child right where they are, making it easier to start the healing process with ease and compassion.

For more information about Rawhide’s school-based counseling, contact Danny Stone, director of community services: DStone@rawhide.org.

As of 2024, Rawhide therapists are in over 40 schools throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Supporting a growing need.

In a world where the well-being of our youth matters more than ever, school-based therapy serves as a source of comfort and support. At Rawhide, we’re here to help young people succeed, and we know that their mental well-being is at the heart of that success. We’re passionate about mental wellness because we believe it’s the key to a brighter, more confident future, and we’re here to be their trusted partner on that journey.



“This has been an extremely valuable service that we intend to continue each year moving forward. We cannot thank Rawhide Youth Services enough for the care they provide to our school community.”

Kandi Martin, New London School District


“Rawhide has been a real game changer in our school in terms of helping to make mental health services more accessible to St. Thomas More (STM) students. The referral process, insurance verification, and intake meetings were seamless and everything A to Z was accomplished a lot quicker than we anticipated. Rawhide was very flexible in working with counselors to develop schedules that minimized the impact on instructional minutes and teacher feedback has been very supportive and appreciative of those efforts.”

Tim Schultz, St. Thomas More High School

"Mental health is a huge need in our community and it's also one that we sometimes forget that kids really struggle with."

play Hear from Nerissa as she explains the benefits of school-based therapy
school based therapist meeting with student for mental and behavioral health services.

"I'm able to show them something different ... a place where they can be themselves, where they're valued and they know their worth."

play Hear from Kari as she describes the urgent need for school therapists

“I am happier. I am joy-filled. Now I love who I am, and I wouldn’t change that for the world.”

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In addition to school-based services, we offer youth, family, and equine therapy throughout Wisconsin.

Our Specialties

Therapy options to fit youths’ needs.

Our Therapists

Fully licensed. Fully compassionate.

Our Locations

Here to help in your community.

Contact us about youth counseling.

To schedule an appointment, call us at 1-877-300-9101 or request more information with the form below. See the faces of Rawhide and learn more about our licensed therapists.

This information is not intended for emergency help. If this is an emergency situation, dial 911. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 988.

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