- About Us
The Beacon program is a collaboration between Howard-Suamico, Pulaski, West De Pere School Districts and Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin to bridge the gap between school and mental health treatment and services.
The program serves as a transition for youth coming out of an inpatient hospitalization, in severe mental health crisis or likely in need of higher-level care supports, and/or those with a history of individualized mental health needs that have significantly impacted their academic success.
The program serves youth from 8th grade through 10th grade.
Beacon services are provided at our satellite office in the Howard-Suamico School District.
Beacon has two therapists on staff who specialize in student mental health. Our therapists provide:
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our therapists utilize techniques and/or strategies to best serve the students’ needs. These may include:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Explores how a student’s thoughts, feelings, and actions are all connected.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Mindfulness and developing skills to regulate emotions.
- Client/Person-Centered Therapy
- Utilizes a non-directive form of talk therapy where the therapist and client act as an equal partner in the therapy process.
A teacher from the Howard-Suamico School District also supports students during the day in various academic areas so that the student can progress and earn credits towards graduation. In addition, students receive case management services to support them and set them up for success as they transition back to school full time.
Students can be enrolled in Beacon on half days for 8-12 weeks on average.
The Beacon program is open to students grades 8-10 from the Howard-Suamico, West De Pere, and Pulaski school districts who have various levels of mental health needs. Students who are struggling with their mental health and academics are referred by their school social worker. Each student must participate in a clinical screening to determine if Beacon is an appropriate fit.
Family Services will bill for individual and family therapy sessions. These sessions occur on a one- to two-time weekly basis, based on the needs of the student. Family Services will also bill group therapy five times a week.
Meet the Therapists
Amber Siebold, LPC-IT
Current Position: Therapist-In-Training
Joined Family Services: 2021
- Master of Arts in Counseling from Lakeland University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
- Licensed Professional Counselor In-Training (LPC-IT)
Experience working with children, adolescents, adults and their families in various settings since 2014.
Works with adolescents and their families managing overall mental health, self-esteem, communication, and emotional regulation.
Cassie Wygle, LPC-IT
Current Position: Therapist-in-Training
Joined Family Services: 2022
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Services from UW-Stevens Point
- Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT)
- National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC)
Eight years of experience providing mental and behavioral health care and case management to at-hope children, adolescents, adults, and families in community, psychiatric hospital, academic, alternative school, in-home care, college campus, and outpatient settings. Cassie has experience facilitating group and individual therapy for adolescents and adults regarding mental and behavioral health in a variety of settings.
Works collaboratively with local school districts to serve at-hope middle and high schoolers providing treatment relating to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma, self-esteem, and other mental health concerns.