- Allison Sickinger, MACouples, Individual Relationship Issues
When we want to be understood – Alli is our clear choice. She has an incredible ability to make sense of the most difficult situations while also transforming those difficulties into opportunities for intimacy and connection. She’s able to accomplish this through an unassuming style that puts her clients at ease, while also challenging all of us to be the best partner we can be.
We always say that couples therapists shouldn’t take sides. Alli shreds this norm. Somehow, she takes both partners’ side. There’s a magical balance she holds in validating and caring about both partners at the same time. This quality she embodies is so critical to successful couples therapy – that she is one of the therapists we spend the most time trying to figure out and dissect her approach. Unfortunately, like so many things Alli does, this natural ability is simply part of her DNA. It reflects her basic worldview that we all deserve understanding, care, and a chance at love.
Alli works evenings and weekends (as well as some daytimes) so that you can come to therapy when it works for you.
- Nancy Carlson, MA, LMFTCouples, Intensive Couples Counseling Certified
Nancy is our Resident Wise Soul (RWS). From the first time we met Nancy, we knew our couples who were struggling the most would find hope with Nancy. Nancy is especially skilled in helping couples who are encountering complex grief and situations which seem profoundly hopeless. Clients report that she is “uniquely skilled and dedicated.” And she is. She brings her all to every session and is remarkable at turning things around.
Her soft and warm presence provides an environment for clients to explore their needs and process their pain. But don’t be fooled– she will be honest and direct with you and help you change. Nancy is one of three therapists that is certified to provide Intensive Couples Counseling, our trademarked program that allows couples to make progress much more quickly than weekly therapy.
- Erica Falconer, MS, LMFTCouple, Individual Relationship Issues
Our current Grand Goal at RTC is to clone Erica. She characterizes all that is wonderful and true of the most talented therapists. She has a spirit that is kind yet determined. A heart that’s able to connect – but still hold you accountable. She is the complete therapeutic package. We are reminded consistently by her clients how fortunate we are to have her at RTC.
If you’re looking for someone who is warm and down to earth – ask for Erica. You’ll never feel like she’s talking down to you and you’ll instantly sense her compassion. She loves her work with couples, families, and individuals.
Erica is one of the therapists that leads the Women’s Intensive. These are powerful workshops that help women heal blocks from their past to then transform their relationships.
- David Fredman, MMFT, M.EdCouples, Individual Relationship Issues
David’s engaging style, quick smile and often quirky sense of humor provide a combination that is easy to warm up to. He has the best energy of anyone you’re ever going to meet. His mere presence can calm even the most conflicted couples, and his warmth helps clients find the connection they have lost. David is uniquely nonjudgmental and works with people of all religious orientations, as well as those with no religious orientation. As a Rabbi for the past 8 years, he is especially knowledgeable about the Jewish faith and traditions.
Knowing that couples therapy can be challenging to schedule, David works daytimes, evenings and Sundays to accommodate couples.
- Amanda Tapper, MA, LAMFTPre-Marital Counseling, Couples, Individual Relationship Issues, First-Responder Couples
She is an inspiration. Describing Amanda in words on a webpage is woefully inadequate. Her presence brings even the most insane situations to their knees. She is a human paradox.
Her presence is both accepting and commanding, which is especially valuable because she works frequently with couples dealing with Infidelity, Betrayal, and Loss. She also leads our Affair Groups, which allow clients to get guidance & support at a critical juncture in their lives.
Lastly, she has a special passion for and particular interest in working with First-Responder Couples, as she understands the complexities and nuances that compose these unique relationships.
- Kate Kadleck, MSCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, Children and Adolescents
We are so lucky to have Kate here at RTC! When you meet her, you’re going to feel like you already know her because she is just so easy to talk to. She’s warm and welcoming, and you can see in her eyes that she really gets it because she truly listens. It’s a rare and precious quality. She’s one of our younger therapists, but she’s one of those old souls that was just born wise. We have been blown away by how even in complex situations, Kate seems to almost instantly understand the dynamic of a relationship and can insightfully direct a couple to a more solid path.
Kate is just the kind of person that you’d want on your side if you’re dealing with some relationship challenges. We love how she’s not afraid of pain, so she can sit with even the most painful situations and skillfully help a couple navigate.
Unlike many therapists, Kate works Saturdays (as well as daytimes and evenings). She knows that being able to come in at a convenient time to see her is going to make it much easier to meet your goals!
- Callie McMillan, MSCouples, Sex Therapy, Individual Relationship Issues
Callie is the therapist for you if what you need help with is intimacy in your relationship. She is so good at making people feel safe and comfortable, and is well-versed in the many relational and sexual problems that individuals and couples encounter. She can help the typical couple dealing with emotional intimacy problems or different levels of sex drive. And she is also comfortable working with couples in the LGBTQIA or kink community.
Callie takes both daytime and evening appointments to accommodate your schedule.
- Tina Neameyer, MA, LMFTCouples, Individual Relationship Issues
Great couples therapists have great tenacity. Tina is the very embodiment of tenacity – passionate, persevering and straight to the point (PPP). Tina is warm, but she won’t hold back from telling you like it is because she believes it is her job to be honest with you. If you want your relationship to work – Tina will do everything in her power to get you there. Having someone like her on your team can make all the difference. Just try staying stuck with her. We dare you. You’re going to lose. That tenacity is infectious. You won’t be able to help yourself.
When we’re really lost and stuck – Tina is our answer.
Tina is one of the therapists that leads the Women’s Intensive. These are powerful workshops that help women heal blocks from their past to then transform their relationships.
- Terry Norman, MA, LMFTCouples, Intensive Couples Counseling Certified
Terry is known as the most empathic member of our therapists. Terry is not only caring – but she is a competent therapist who loves working with couples and families (and individuals of course!). Terry is very popular among the clients at RTC due to her ability to transform difficult situations into opportunities for intimacy. Her clients call her “empathic, humorous, and kind.”
She has intensive training in Terry Real’s Relational Life Therapy, as well as the Gottman Method. Terry has a passion for working with couples in Intensive Couples Counseling – especially around crisis, affairs, and betrayals. She is well known for “Healing the Hurt“. We are always amazed at Terry’s ability to get relationships moving.
- Kat Ludwig, MA, LMFTCouples, Adolescents, Individual Relationship Issues
Kat is uniquely skilled in working with couples, because she’s very good at understanding where each person is coming from. Her breadth of experience in therapy and life is immense– she can talk about sexuality, spirituality, and healthy relationships with just about anyone, and in the most nonjudgmental way. She’s trained in Discernment, so she’s especially skilled in helping couples determine IF this relationship is right for them.
Kat’s background translates into a wide repertoire of therapeutic know how. There is no stopping her and nothing she can’t handle. She uses her extensive experience to tailor therapy to each individual, family and couple. She also works with teens who are figuring out who they are. There is no “one size fits all” in Kat’s approach. She will find the approach that works for you. She won’t give up. Just try it. It’s not happening.
- Rachel Redmond, BA, Marriage and Family Therapy InternCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, Veterans/Military
Rachel is the embodiment of kindness and warmth. You can feel her genuine caring nature the moment you meet her. She’s the kind of person that you feel like you can tell all your secrets to because there’s not a judgmental bone in her body. We love how she can hold a lot of pain for her clients; we admire how big problems don’t overwhelm her; but most of all, we appreciate how her quick wit can bring levity and hope to even the most difficult situations.
Rachel is unabashedly fixated on her clients’ goals and needs. While she is competent and well educated, she holds strong to the belief that clients have the ultimate say in their lives. Wherever her clients want to go – Rachel will do everything she can to make that journey a reality. And this brings us to what we actually love most about Rachel – her commitment. She’s committed to her clients in a way we rarely see. She will go through hell and back with the people she cares about most – because that is who she is. It is her nature and we’re so thankful to have her here at RTC.
Rachel has a special place in her heart for veterans and those actively serving in the military. She is available when her clients can attend therapy – she makes herself available most evenings.
- Emily Rudert, MA, LMFTCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, Adolescents
You are going to love working with Emily. Emily does it all– she works with couples, adolescents, and families. And she has a way of making anyone she encounters instantly feel comfortable. She’s genuine and knows how to be real, but you’ll pick up on her sense of humor right away. You can really be yourself with her, and if you don’t necessarily fit in the ‘100% normal’ bucket (what is that bucket anyway?), you’ll feel right at home with Emily.
Emily takes daytime as well as evening appointments, just to make it easier to schedule with her.
- Gregg Schacher, PhD, LMFTCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, Adolescents, Children
Gregg has trained extensively with the best of the best in the couples therapy world. He’s extremely well educated, but also humble– a rare combination. He is the most observant person we know. He can pick up on the smallest detail and change the course of his clients’ lives.
He can see his clients’ success miles away and guide them incisively towards their hopes and dreams. He does this through a simple process of belief and guidance. He believes in his clients + provides guidance. He knows they will succeed and he shows them how. Time after time, it’s amazing how right he is. It took us 9 years to convince him that he needed to join RTC. You’ll understand our passion for him when you meet him.
- Layne Ticker, MA, LMFTCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, Adolescents, Children
Layne is so warm and inviting that we have to keep the Air Conditioning on in the middle of even the coldest winters. Her ability to listen without judgment, her passion for curiosity, and her motivation to learn about you and your relationship are some of the things that make her stand out. She excels with both adolescents and couples by really connecting with them and motivating them to grow– you can be confident they are in good hands.
Layne works with couples on a variety of issues and specializes in sexuality. She knows how to support couples who are feeling disconnected, frustrated, or disinterested. She will help you get the intimate connection you’re seeking.
Layne sees client when clients can actually come to therapy– so she has both daytime and evening appointments available.
- Lisa Watson, M.Div, MA, LMFTCouples & Individual Relationship Issues
Lisa is the therapist for you if you want to hear the truth about your relationship. She will do a thorough assessment and give you honest feedback. And, she will give you concrete guidance to take the next steps in moving forward. She’s practical and honest, and she has tons of resources to offer you. Having worked as a chaplain at Regions Hospital for years, Lisa is comfortable helping couples who are coping with grief, loss, and medical problems. These complex issues do not scare her, and she can be present and help even in some of the darkest places. She is also comfortable discussing spirituality when a couple requests that it be incorporated into their therapy.
Lisa is so committed to her clients that she works evenings — she understands that part of her service is about being available when couples are available to attend.
- Kyle Zrenchik, PhD, ACS, LMFTSex Therapy, Couples, Individual Relationship Issues, ICC Certified
Do you want a therapist who will do more than just listen? Someone who will be totally honest and give you direct feedback? You’ve found your guy. His clients call him “funny and warm and engaging”.
Dr. Z is a Certified Clinical Sexologist so his specialty is “Seeking More Intimacy” and he enjoys working with all kinds of relationships. He is LGBT, Poly, alt, and kink friendly. He challenges his clients to move beyond their normal limits so they can regain the connection they have lost, work through a betrayal, and/or have better sex then ever before.
Dr. Z is also trained in Discernment Counseling, so he is helpful in situations where you don’t know if you want to stay or go. He can help you make this difficult decision.