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