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Reach Counseling provides mental health care committed to the understanding of and response to emotional, sexual and physical abuse. Since 1976, Reach has worked to heal lives of abuse victims and hold perpetrators accountable through innovative programs in education and outreach, victim advocacy, outpatient therapy, counseling and sex offender treatment.

As a trauma-specific outpatient clinic, we:

  • Offer a safe and secure environment for all clients and staff
  • Provide evidence-based, best practices in treatment and response
  • Evaluate and transform internal organizational policies and practices.
  • Engage in community outreach, collaboration and partnership building
  • Respond through a culturally sensitive lens recognizing diverse values, beliefs and histories implicit to experiencing trauma

Important Message

 

Message from Reach Counseling regarding Coronavirus

Brief Update

 Reach will continue to see clients by Telehealth and at our Neenah location.  Reach therapists are working both remotely, through Telehealth, and in person.  Reach advocates are now presenting in person for all sexual assault exams at local hospitals and continue to work with the DA and County courts, as they resume hearings and trials over the next several weeks.

  • All Staff and Clients must wear face masks or face shields. 
  • Doors will be locked.  Please call from your car and a staff person will meet you at the door.
  • Temperatures will be taken when you enter and you will be offered a mask if you don’t have one.
  • Face shields or masks must be worn in all sessions.   
  • We are now taking new clients.                                                                                      

Please stay posted to our FB page for future updates and Resources. 

During this unprecedented time, we will continue to provide services to current and new clients in all programs.  Advocates will respond to victims via phone, virtually or in-person depending on individual needs.  Educators will continue to provide virtual education for students, staff and parents who are struggling to maintain safety and sanity during this time.  Crisis calls are being responded to 24/7. 

 

Reach knows that for trauma survivors times such as these can trigger trauma responses and reactions.  Being closed in with family members for weeks can create difficult situations that may lead to fear and feelings of helplessness, as well as safety issues.  We are Here to Help!  Call us at 920-722-8150.  

 

We are all in this Pandemic together and need to observe the safeguards of staying home, staying safe and keeping 6 feet of physical distance if you must go out!   Let us show each other compassion and kindness in this time of crisis.  We are more alike than we are different.  Let’s hold on to that!

 

Thank you for your continued support of Reach and our Mission.

 

Reach Counseling has a long history of meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities throughout the Fox Valley. Established in 1976 as the Winnebago County Sexual Assault Response Team, the agency was dedicated to the prevention of sexual abuse, incest and rape, and to offer advocacy and support to victims.

With an ongoing commitment to the well-being of the Fox Valley, the agency became a licensed outpatient mental health clinic in 1993. Adding long-term, outpatient clinical services to prevention education, advocacy, counseling and offender treatment programs created a systemic approach of prevention, response and treatment. Understanding how incidents of sexual and physical abuse create trauma responses in the body and mind, Reach was working with hundreds of individuals and families annually through counseling and advocacy by 2001.

Reach has been a leader in identifying changing needs and responding with innovative programming in education, outreach, counseling and treatment.

Staff

Kristen Trimberger
  • Director/CEO
Kim Hlavka, NCC, LPC, SAC, CCTP
  • Clinic Manager - Lead Therapist
Elizabeth Van Abel, MSE
  • Prevention Education Manager
Jamie Roovers, LPC, CCTP, CSOTP, CCATP, CMFST, CT4C, CDBT
  • Sex Offender Treatment Manager - Therapist
Ciara Hill, BS
  • Advocacy Program Director, Victims Advocate
Laurie Heimann
  • Business Manager
Heidi Paessler, LPC, NCC, CCTP
  • Adolescent & Adult Therapist
Caylee Vos, MSE
  • Child & Family Therapist
Mary Carmen Fabian, BA
  • Latina Outreach Advocate
Lisa Hurst
  • Equity & Inclusion Coordinator/Native Peoples Outreach Advocate
Tracie La Rue Moen
  • Case Manager
Noelle Fenwick
  • Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator
Haya
  • Anti-Human Trafficking/ Exploitation Advocate
Tim Smith, MSW-APSW
  • Resident Therapist
Isaac Dorn
  • Outreach Educator

Board Members

Nadine Tarabashi - Wealth Manager, Edward Jones
  • Board President
Brenda Schuh - Retired Presto Products
  • Board Vice President
Ruth Bohman - CFO Appleton Lathing Corp.
  • Board Treasurer
Marie Nesemann - Retired Licensed Social Worker
  • Board Secretary
Scott Decker - Quality Specialist, About Health (Retired)
  • Board Member
Renee Gralewicz - Associate Professor, UW-Fox Valley
  • Board Member
Stephanie Spellman - Development Manager, Airgas, USA
  • Board Member
Brian Defferding - Sales Rep/Winnebago County Board Supervisor
  • Board Member
Steve Cavness - Retired Psychologist, Ascention
  • Board Member
Kathi Seifert - Owner, Katapult LLC
  • Advisor to Board
The Hummingbird

In nature, hummingbirds embody perseverance, strength and resilience. They can travel great distances and even fly backwards.

For Reach, the hummingbird represents resilience in overcoming trauma and is the symbol of life, great strength, fearlessness, courage and adaptability. The hummingbird challenges us to open our hearts and confide in others.

Be resilient