Intensive Couples Counseling Certified Therapists

Nancy Carlson, MA, LMFT

ICC Certified

Nancy is our most experienced ICC therapist and dedicates most of her time to the ICC program. She believes so strongly in the program because having worked with hundreds of couples in this format, she sees first-hand the impact of ICC on peoples’ lives. She has story after story of success. Her ability to transform relationships leaves us speechless. From the first time we met Nancy we knew our couples struggling the most just might be able to find hope with Nancy. Nancy is especially skilled in helping couples encountering complex situations that seem profoundly hopeless. Clients report that she is “uniquely skilled and dedicated” and that “her soft and warm presence provides us an environment to explore our needs and process our pain.” But don’t be fooled– she will be honest and direct with you in her efforts to help you change.

“The Intensive Therapy has been so incredible for our relationship. I feel every couple should go through this experience because it can improve every relationship you have. We were desperate for some help and guidance. We received so much more than I expected.*”- ICC Program Participant of Nancy’s


David Fredman, MMFT, M.Ed., LMFT

ICC Certified

David’s engaging style, a quick smile and often quirky sense of humor provide a combination that is easy to warm up to. His mere presence can calm the most conflicted couples and his warmth helps clients find the connection they have lost.  David has training in Gottman, and EFT (emotionally focused therapy).  David is very dedicated to the Intensive Couples Counseling Program, and particularly enjoys the longer sessions times, allowing him to dig really deep with his couples.

“David is the best! He makes both my partner and I feel so comfortable with his humor, knowledge and his gentle approach! So grateful to have found him!”- Client of David’s


Amanda Tapper, MA, LMFT

ICC Certified

Amanda is an inspiration. Describing her in words on a webpage is woefully inadequate. She is a human paradox. Her presence is both light and commanding. Her words are forceful yet compassionate. She instigates problems while solving them. Her whispers reverberate in her clients’ ears for years to come. She is a force of nature (the good nature – not the tornado or tsunami or flash flood or world coming to an end type of nature – the birds singing in your backyard type of nature). Amanda will go the extra mile for her clients. She has a special passion and particular interest for working with Couples Healing from an Affair and First-Responder Couples as she understands the complexities and nuances that compose these unique relationships.

“Amanda has been great! We feel extremely comfortable with her. She is so easy to talk to; she explains everything thoroughly and in an easy to understand way. I would recommend Amanda and RTC to anyone!”- Client of Amanda’s


Rachel Nygaard, MS, LMFT

ICC Certified

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 been such a good match for me and my partner. We are learning a lot, making great progress, and feeling more and more secure in our relationship.”- Client of Rachel’s


Breana Foley, MS, LAMFT

ICC Certified

Bre does it all– she works with couples, children, and families, and can incorporate it all into an Intensive Program custom tailored to your specific situation!   Bre is deeply passionate about understanding where her clients are struggling and committed to showing them a path forward. She’s genuine and knows how to be real, and she will absolutely encourage you to bring your real, authentic self into your program. If you don’t necessarily fit in the ‘100% normal’ bucket (what is that bucket anyway?), you’ll feel right at home with Bre.

Bre’s deep well of knowledge about spirituality and sexuality gives her the ability to see issues from a larger holistic, mind-body perspective.  This perspective gives her the vantage point to see solutions the rest of wouldn’t dream of.  With her incredible knack for creativity, her clients report they see and act in ways they could only imagine.  Whatever your struggle is, no matter the complexity – Bre would love to be your guide.

“Bre was so helpful and provided us with so many useful insights into our relationship and the challenges we were facing. We both felt a strong connection to her and really appreciated her approach!”- Client of Bre’s


James Olson, MA

ICC Certified

James is a combination of your favorite camp counselor and your wisened grandfather.  His joy for life is contagious and only surpassed by his zeal for understanding and making every relationship better.  We find it remarkable how many people leave James’ office with a smile on their face.  He’s able to disentangle complex relationship knots and get clients to see the possibility of how their connection to others can be life-changing.  James strongly believes that each person has their own story that shapes their current experience, and prioritizes safety and vulnerability in the therapy room to ensure that every unique story has a home.

James conducts our Deep Recovery ICCs, which is an integrative approach to intensive therapy that has its roots in addiction treatment, but can be applied to a number of common issues that individuals and couples face, such as substance use concerns, compulsive sexual behavior, and more. Deep Recovery emphasizes connection to oneself as a path to connectedness with their loved ones, and James is the perfect guide to help anyone who is looking for that kind of transformational change.

“I have really enjoyed our time with James. I like his approach to our specific situation, how transparent he is about the process and that the material he introduces us to not only requires (good) behavior changes but makes perfect sense for our needs. We couldn’t be more thrilled!”- Client of James’