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R.E.A.C.H., Inc. is a state-certified alcohol and other drug abuse and outpatient mental health clinic. REACH also provides case management. The REACH Clinic staff is available to assist people in need of help. If for any reason the program is not suitable for a given client, referrals will be made to other agencies to meet a particular need. Services include: Assessment, Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Consultation/Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation Assessment, and Psychological Testing by Referral.

REACH Clinic Massage Therapy - Specialize in Chronic Pain

Common chronic pain complaints include:

  * Headache
  * Low Back Pain
  * Cancer Pain
  * Arthritis Pain
  * Neurogenic Pain
  * Psychogenic Pain

Our Treatment - We offer the following services:
  * Massage
  * Acupressure
  * Divorce and Family Mediation Training
  * Electrical Stimulation
  * Meditation, Relaxation
  * Behavior Modification
  * Weight Control
  * Topical Pain Products
  * Stretching
  * Slow Motion Exercise
  * Posture Practice
  * Psychotherapy

Clinical research investigators have tested chronic pain patients and found that they often have lower than normal level of endorphins in their spinal fluid.

Electroacupuncture, wiring the needles to stimulate nerve ending may activate endorphin system.

Chair Massage at Your Office

You simply sit on the chair (your clothes stay on) and relax while our therapist works on your neck, shoulder, upper and lower back and arms and hands for 15 to 30 minutes.  You will feel relaxed and recharged in just minutes.  Our chair massage often combines pressure points, energy work, Swedish and relaxation massage.

REACH Lifestyle Coaching

REACH lifestyle coaching will help you gain the self-management skills needed to improve your health and well-being.  The Lifestyle Coaching Program will help you:

  * Set goals for improved health
  * Develop a suitable exercise program
  * Customize an eating plan
  * Manage your symptoms
  * Improve understanding of your medical issues

Working with a massage therapist will help you gain confidence and skills to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.


    Amber Sanders, MS, LMT
    Director of Massage Services

Amber Sanders is a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist interested in treating children in a natural way. Her philosophy is a holistic approach to mental, emotional,  and physical health. She is sensitive to personal, cultural and social backgrounds and fosters the growth in self-esteem,  psychological well being and physical health. She is certified in first-aid & CPR/AED and attended Herzing University for the Therapeutic Massage Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and occupational health & safety and a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration. She is passionate about the field of massage and the many opportunities to educate others of its benefits.

Licensed Massage Therapist
State of Wisconsin
Department of Safety and Professional Services

Walter C. Farrell, Jr., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

I am Diplomate in Psychotherapy, American Psychotherapy Association, a Diplomate in Addictionology, American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders; a Certified Sex Educator, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; a Fellow of the International Association of Sex Education and Parenthood, The American University, Washington, D.C.; and a Consulting Expert in Death Penalty Mitigation, Civil Litigation, and At-Risk Youth and Adult Issues. "I pursue an eclectic approach to holistic mental, emotional, and sexual health. I am sensitive to personal, cultural, and social needs."

Walter C. Farrell, Jr., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Professor of Community Management and Policy Practice
School of Social Work
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3440

Fellow, Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS)
University of Colorado - Boulder

Fellow, National Education Policy Center (NEPC)

Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association (DAPA)

In addition, Dr. Farrell is an executive coach and a business/marketing consultant for nonprofit and corporate executives, and has advised a variety of Fortune 500 Companies.

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R.E.A.C.H., Inc.
has a holistic approach to mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Counselors at R.E.A.C.H. are sensitive to personal, social, and religious backgrounds and values. We foster spiritual growth in self-esteem, psychological well being in emotional difficulties and and dignity in a person's relationships, work and living in the community.


R             Research is a basic component of our program. It investigates psychological aspects that are involved in behavior and behavioral changes.

E              Education focuses on teaching relevant information to those who seek changes in their lives.

A             Attitudes posit a relationship between a person's wants and needs in decision making. These need to be assessed and evaluated.

C             Change means moving from illness and sick role behavior to health related behaviors.

H             Health, in its simplest expression means "soundness". Crucial to health is a sense of "readiness", "perceived benefit", "cues to action", and "modifying factors".           

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