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:
Reach Counseling has a 40-year 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. By 2001, Reach was working with hundreds of individuals and families annually through counseling and advocacy, understanding how incidents of sexual and physical abuse create trauma responses in the body and mind.
Reach has been a leader in identifying changing needs and responding with innovative programming in education, outreach, counseling and treatment.
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.