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- Nancy Carlson, MA, LMFTCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, ICC Certified
Nancy is our Resident Wise Soul (RWS). From the first time we met Nancy we knew our couples struggling the most would find hope with Nancy. Nancy is especially skilled in helping couples encountering complex grief and situations which seem profoundly hopeless. Nancy also offers Christian Counseling when clients wish to incorporate faith into their Counseling. Clients report that she is “uniquely skilled and dedicated”.
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.
- Terry Norman, MA, LMFTCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, ICC Certified, EMDR/Trauma
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 gift in transforming 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.
- Brie Vortherms, MA, LMFTCouples, Individual Relationship Issues, ICC Certified
Do you want answers? There is a constant line outside of Brie’s office composed of therapists, clients, small children, and who knows what else – all seeking her sage advice. Brie will persevere with you to find the answers you are looking for (just try to get her to give up – we dare you).
Her clients report that she is tenacious in helping them find happiness in their lives and relationships. She is our Most Precious Natural Resource (MPNR). We love that she wears her heart on her sleeve. Love it.
- 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.
- Jeb Sawyer, MA, LMFTCo-Founder, Couples, Individual Relationship Issues, ICC Co-Founder
Jeb is a co-founder of The Relationship Therapy Center of Minnesota. He is one of only two Certified Gottman Therapists in Minnesota.
These days he does not take on new clients, but supervises and mentors the therapists at RTC in Gottman’s methods and FIT to ensure that all the therapists at RTC are competent and well trained.
- Theresa Benoit, MA, LMFTCo-Founder, Couples, Individual Relationship Issues, ICC Co-Founder, EMDR/Trauma
Theresa is a co-founder and the spirit behind the Relationship Therapy Center of Minnesota. She has over 12 years of experience working with individuals and couples.
These days she does not take on new clients, but supervises and collaborates with the therapists on her team to ensure that clients get the best possible experience at RTC. She’s known in the office by her infectious laugh.