We're healing lives and
transforming communities.

About Us

Our Vision

Reach envisions a socially just community that prioritizes and empowers healing for all impacted by sexual violence.

Our Mission

Reach Counseling is a sexual assault service provider for children and adults that offers culturally responsive outreach, prevention education, victim advocacy, trauma counseling, and sex offender treatment. As an anti-violence agency, we strive to heal lives and transform communities.

Our Values

Respect: We treat all with dignity, regardless of background or differences and promote changes in our society to ensure justice and equality.

Empowerment: We provide culturally responsive services to empower survivors to make their own choices by building resiliency through individuals’ strengths and experiences.

Accountability: We are clear, honest and consistent in our expectations. Our team holds ourselves personally and professionally accountable for our actions while rejecting violence and all forms of oppression.

Collaboration: We encourage active listening, teamwork and communication to guide the way we interact with our co-workers, clients, volunteers, and community.

Healing: We strive to be a judgement-free place of safety and healing for all by offering trauma-informed, compassionate care that promotes wellness of mind, body, and spirit.


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. Here is our current COVID-19 Masking Policy:


Our History

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.


Kristen Trimberger
  • Executive Director/CEO
Noelle Fenwick
  • Development & Marketing Manager
Kim Hlavka, NCC, LPC, SAC, CCTP
  • Clinic Manager/Lead Therapist
  • Sex Offender Treatment Manager - Therapist
Anna Bunker
  • Prevention Education Manager/Youth and Teen Advocate
Ciara Hill, BS
  • Advocacy Program Director, Victim Advocate
Laurie Heimann
  • Office Manager
Heidi Paessler, LPC, NCC, CCTP
  • Adolescent & Adult Therapist
Caylee Vos, MSE, LPC
  • Child & Family Therapist
Tim Smith, MSW-APSW
  • Resident Therapist
Tracie La Rue Moen
  • Case Manager
Sara Van Cuyk
  • Prevention Educator/Youth and Teen Advocate
Marycarmen Fabian, BA
  • Latina/Latino Victim Advocate
  • Anti-Human Trafficking/Exploitation Advocate
Julie Thao
  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
Open Position
  • Native American Victim Advocate
Open Position
  • Volunteer Coordinator/Victim Advocate
Tammie Kersten
  • Office Assistant/Billing Specialist

Board Members

Kathi Seifert- Katapult LLC
  • Board Advisor
Brenda Schuh- Presto Products (Retired)
  • Board Chair
Brianna Propson- Oshkosh Corporation
  • Board Vice Chair
Ruth Bohman- Appleton Lathing Corporation
  • Board Treasurer
Belynda Pinkston - Oshkosh Area School District
  • Board Member
Scott Decker- About Health (Retired)
  • Board Member
Christopher Moss- CLA Wealth Advisors
  • Board Member
Brian Defferding- Ledgeview Partners and Winnebago County Board Member
  • Board Member
Steve Cavness- Ascension Medical Group (Retired)
  • Board Member
Dave Johnson- Pfefferle Real Estate and Residential Real Estate (Retired)
  • Board Member
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