Our Team

When you need help identifying a problem - or when you are ready to change an existing problem - an objective advisor can bring both ease and speed to the process. Counseling is bringing these problems to an experienced person who, in a confidential setting, can come alongside you to help you solve the problem, change the patterns, or ease the pressures of life, and help you learn healthy new ways of dealing with them.

Here are biographies of our dedicated team members. Please read over what each therapist offers and/or specializes in, and let us know when you call in for an appointment which of our team members feels like the best fit for your particular situation. 

 

Don Ostendorf

Don Ostendorf
Founder, Marriage Counselor

Don Ostendorf has been a member of the Redding Community for 37 years. He was known in the community for his work with school children while he was a member of the Redding City Police Department, locally he was known as Officer Don. It was his working with children that he first became interested in counseling children and their families. He began working with families while still with the police department, working with a diversion program for young people.

He went on to finish his masters degree in counseling at the University of San Francisco and has been licensed as a marriage-family therapist since 1992. He started the counseling center in January of 1993 or DOCC as it is now known. While Don works with a variety of issues, including: marriages and other family issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and other behavioral problems of children, he particularly enjoys working with children and teens.
Susan Rhyne

Susan Rhyne
Marriage and Family Therapy

Susan Rhyne is an exceptional Marriage and Family Therapist, Intern. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2014. Prior to that, she practiced family medicine as a Physician Assistant for 15 years and is currently an adjunct professor at Simpson University.

Susan specializes in a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, family issues, behavior and school problems, and grief and loss. Her background has provided a special interest in working with families where there is chronic illness, or those with hospice patients at home. She provides a safe environment where clients can find healing and learn to live a life worth celebrating.

Nann Zinn

Nann Zinn
Marriage and Family Therapy

Nann is an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, Intern. She graduated from Simpson University with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2012. She uses an integration of Cognitive Behavioral, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative Therapies working with individuals, couples, families, children and teens.

Nann has been happily married for 26 years. She brings a wide variety of life experience to counseling, including owning a small business, ranching, foster parenting, pastoral counseling, and being the proud mother of many children and grandchildren. Nann loves to spend time with her family and her animals, and enjoys hiking, singing and playing the piano.

Nann Zinn

Rod Zikan
Marriage and Family Therapy

Rod has been working in the therapy field for eighteen years, and has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for thirteen. Over this time, he has enjoyed working with families, couples, and children who have had difficulty with a wide variety of issues.

One of Rod's strengths is helping people identify and communicate their thoughts, feelings, and needs. He has also spent a lot of time working with both victims and perpetrators of abuse. During the last eight years, he has become more focused on providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities, which has been both challenging and rewarding. He has been married for twenty-one years to his lovely wife Janice with two beautiful children, Nicole and Luke.

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Greta Watkins
Office Manager

Greta was born and raised in Shasta County. She is happily married with two beautiful step-children. She started working for the Don Ostendorf Center for Counseling in 2010. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and is currently enrolled in the Master’s in Counseling program at National University for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Greta loves traveling, watching and going to sporting events and spending time with family and friends, also going to the movies on a regular basis. Photography is one of her favorite hobbies. She has the heart and desire in the future to work with adolescents who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction issues.