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About Us

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

History

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.

Staff

Lyn Beyer, NCC, LPC
  • Executive Director
Kim Hlavka, NCC, LPC, SAC
  • Clinic Manager - Lead Therapist
Angela Schmidt, LPC
  • Associate Director - Adolescent & Adult Therapist
Marikathryn Nooe, LPC
  • Sex Offender Treatment Manager
Marianne Radley, MA
  • Advocacy Manager - Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda Line, LPC
  • Child & Family Therapist
Joseph Torres, MSW
  • Resident Therapist
Kadihjia Kelly, LPC
  • Therapist
Marie Nesemann, LCSW
  • Therapist
Mary Carmen Fabian, BA
  • Latina Outreach Advocate
Lisa Hurst
  • Native Peoples Outreach Advocate
Corynn Stoltenberg
  • Case Manager
Sheri Doege
  • Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Kitzerow, BSW
  • UWO Campus Advocate
Jennifer Jamison, BSW
  • Prevention Education & Anti-Trafficking
Elizabeth VanAbel, MSE
  • Prevention Education Manager
Bryan Wright
  • Prevention Educator
Johnna Van Deurzen
  • Community Relations & Development
Kim Massey
  • Grant Writer - Donor Development
Debra Hinske
  • Business Manager
Carrie Rashid
  • Customer Care Specialist

Board Members

Marc Brink, Past President
  • Senior Consultant – Poyry LLC
Melissa Alfredson, President
  • Alfredson Law Firm, LLC
Joseph Vos, Vice President
  • Operations Supervisor – Kohl's Corporation
Nichole Kuss, Treasurer
  • Corporate Accounting Manager – Plexus Corporation
Michael Woldt, Secretary
  • S.V.P. Financial Development – Thrivent Financial Bank
Theda Nys
  • Payroll Manager – Menasha Corporation
Mary Bosio
  • Realtor – Coldwell Banker
Amy Pietsch
  • Director, The Venture Center, Fox Valley Technical College
Scott Spanbauer
  • Sales Manager – Bergstrom Neenah GM
Nadine Tarabishi
  • Financial Advisor - Nicolet Wealth Management
Melinda Riemanepp
  • DVR Consultant
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