Amanda Anderson, LMFT Owner/Therapist/Supervisor
“As a member of the Oshkosh community, ensuring that people get quality therapy is a primary goal for me. I want people to know that when they come to see me, I am fully present with them. Regardless of what activities we engage in: EMDR, play therapy, or sex therapy (just to name a few) my focus is on them and where they are in the process of dealing with what brings them to therapy.”
“I have been married since 2010 to a supportive partner. When the weather permits, I enjoy bicycling, going for walks, going for motorcycle rides, and just being outside. When the weather does not permit being outdoors, I enjoy cooking, baking, and playing video and computer games.”
Wisconsin Clinical License #1359-124
Tyler Van Zeeland, LMFT-IT Intern
“I am excited to have joined the OMFTC team! I grew up in Northeast Wisconsin, so helping people from this area is close to my heart. My desire to become a therapist was sparked from the help I received as a therapy client. This journey to improve my mental health has taught me that helping others in a similar way can be very rewarding. When people come to see me they will have my full attention. Your goals are my goals for you, nothing more/nothing less. I will lean on my supervisor and school advisors to ensure that I am doing everything I can to help. In my personal life, I am lucky to have three amazing children. Their names are Brooklyn, Ella, and Ty. I also have a loving dog named Gypsy. I like going to the gym. I enjoy watching the Packers, Brewers, Bucks, and Badgers play. I also enjoy a good movie on Netflix.”
Certified in Somatic Breath Work
Wisconsin Training License #804-228
Cynthia Mudd, MFT Student Intern
“Moving to Wisconsin from the East Coast has been quite the transition. I have enjoyed doing clinical work in the in-home therapy sector and am looking forward to this new chance at working with individuals, couples, and families in an outpatient setting. I am enrolled in Abilene Christian University’s M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy Online Program. I am really looking forward to completing my education in 2023. In my free time, I have been volunteering with The Haiti Education Alliance, Inc. and have been president since 2010. I take a holistic approach to therapy, combining several different models of therapy, spirituality, and systemic principles/connections to enhance therapeutic success.”
Chris Carpenter, LMFT-IT Student Intern
“I grew around the Green Bay area and have since moved to western Wisconsin. I am grateful for the opportunity to work here at OMFTC and appreciate the flexibility it provides as my wife and I raise our little girl. My orientation for therapy is Solution-Focused and Narrative Family Therapy based. I really enjoy working with couples and navigating through their relationship. Therapy is us working collaboratively together to help you establish the goals for change you desire. That being said, I also enjoy working with families and individuals as well. I believe in being honest and creating a safe space for all who come to see me. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community as well as an advocate within this community. In my free time, I enjoy camping, playing volleyball, trying new hobbies, spending time with my family and two dogs, and volunteering with WAMFT.”
Wisconsin Training License #1001-228
Erin Knipple, LPC Student Intern
“I am a Master’s of Counseling student with Lakeland University (Fox Valley Campus). I have previously worked in education and nursing. I was an instructional aide for a local school district for the past 8 years, working primarily with teenagers with intellectual disabilities. Prior to that, I worked at a retirement home as a nursing assistant. As a student and future counselor, my ultimate goal is to help other people see their inherent dignity and merit, as well as to help them identify their strengths and reach their goals. It is my hope to provide a safe space within which others can feel seen, heard, and encouraged. I am married with three wonderful children. In my spare time, I enjoy anything that has to do with creativity: I love photography, drawing, painting, and writing poetry. I also enjoy riding my road bicycle and going on hikes in nature, preferably alone and with my camera in tow (but I’ve been known to bring my children along, too).”
Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba, MFT Student Intern
I am a student at Northcentral University in Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s degree Online Program. I have moved multiple times in my life- from India to the USA as a teen, then from the East coast to Southern USA, and finally to Wisconsin as a wife of a supportive partner. As someone who has had to pull up her roots multiple times, I am familiar with the uncertainty, need for support, restarting, and rebuilding from scratch. I am thankful for the opportunity to work here at OMFTC and appreciate the flexibility it provides. My goal is to work with individuals, couples, and families to foster healthy parent-child relationships by offering ways to improve family bonding, resolve trust issues, & developing effective yet simple communication strategies. When you are with me, you are the most important person deserving my full attention and respect. With a straightforward, honest, and empathetic approach, I will work with you to find the solutions that work best for you. I will lean on my supervisor and school advisor to make sure I am doing everything possible to help. Let us work together to make a difference in your relationship today. In my free time, I enjoy walking our dog, cooking, watching movies, knitting, and spending time with my family. I am multi-lingual speaking Hindi and Gujarati in addition to English.
Rainee Dee Bredda, MFT Student Intern
I am happy to have joined the therapists of OMFTC! I look forward to working with those in the community who are experiencing challenges in their marriage, family, relationships, or issues in their personal life. I strive to provide a client focused and supportive atmosphere while utilizing an integrated therapy approach. This promotes addressing not only the needs of a family or couple, but also the individual (including children).
After decades of working and volunteering in supportive positions at abuse shelters, church programs, and school programs helping those facing various life challenges – I decided to take the journey to a formal education that would provide me with the ability to work more effectively with those I am passionate about helping. I started my academic journey at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. I am currently finishing my Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy through Abilene Christian University, with a focus on treating trauma.
I like to spend my free time with my family and friends. I enjoy many creative activities but baking and cake decorating are my favorite hobbies. I also appreciate a good book or movie.
Matthew Shin, LPC Student Intern
Life is full of surprises. After growing up in Detroit, living in Saint Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Sacramento, I settled down in Wausau, Wisconsin. I practiced law for ten years in several settings, from firms to corporate environments to running a solo practice, then I up and pivoted to pursuing a career in counseling. Over that time I came to realize that the way we perceive and process our experiences defines our whole world in ways we often do not expect, and sometimes we struggle to make sense of it. With training from Northwestern University’s master’s program and OMFTC, I use a largely psychodynamic approach to help bring meaningful elements into awareness to put pieces together, improve mental health, and support overall well-being.
In my personal life, I am a huge food person, married to a far better half, and I love all things cars. I will happily cook or eat anything, go for a drive, or catch a race.
Email: to come in June