Amy Tielemans and Associates

About Us

Marriage & Family Therapists

Marriage and family therapists (commonly referred to as MFT’s or family therapists) are mental health professionals with a minimum of a master’s degree and two-years supervised clinical experience, specifically trained to treat individuals, couples and families. MFT’s are trained and licensed to independently diagnose and treat mental health and substance abuse problems. Marriage and family therapy is recognized as one of the five core mental health disciplines along with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers and psychiatric nurse practitioners and is based on the research and theory that mental illness and family problems are best treated in a family context.

MFTs treat individuals, couples, families and groups. Trained in psychotherapy and family systems, MFT’s focus on understanding their clients’ symptoms and interaction patterns within their existing environment, treating each client, using this systemic approach.

MFT’s are also specifically trained to provide relationship education and enrichment, parenting skills training and pre-marital education and counseling.

Most mental health professionals and their clients recognize the necessity of treating mental and emotional problems within the context of the family system. Couple, and family therapy is a preferred method of treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, alcoholism, marital problems, child problems, couple enrichment, and schizophrenia, to name a few.

SYSTEMIC APPROACH

MFTs use a systemic approach to therapy. We believe that we are part of many different relationships in our lives: couples, family, school, social, community, work, church, etc. These relationships do not exist independently, they are interconnected, and each can impact our psychological and emotional health.

For example, a parent has a bad day at work and comes home and yells at their child for something minor, or a child is bullied and school and snaps at a sibling. A bad day at the office for a parent and a bad day at school for a teenager can have devasting effects on the mental health for both short and long-term relationships with one another and those around them.

A more complex system may be multi-generational: How might un-met needs from childhood affect a marriage or parenting? Whether therapy involves an individual, couple or family, we see each person in the unique relationships and circumstances they operate in each day. We believe that when one member of the family is suffering, it impacts the whole family.

Relationships Matter.

OUR Associates

Meet our team

Amy Tielemans

Amy

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
My experience in the business world, as a stay at home mom, and, now, a working mom, provides me a wealth of perspective to draw from and understand real family situations.

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Corinne

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Through my own family experiences I understand how healthy relationships help carry people through many of life’s obstacles, but I also understand the importance of finding balance in coping with challenges and difficult relationships.

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Alicia

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
When working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with the challenges life throws our way, creating a safe and welcoming space is my first priority.

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Alyssa

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I believe the family is the foundation of our understanding of how to interact and form relationships with people. The family is where we first deal with emotions such as love, happiness, anger, and sadness

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Stephanie

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I have experience working with anxiety, anger, impulse control, ADHD, ODD, Autism, and depression. I specialize in, and really enjoy working with, children and teens dealing with a variety of behavioral and emotional issues.

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Pat

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
My passion is serving those with addiction and mental health concerns. It is my goal to instill hope and provide the medical tools necessary to support the journey to wellness.

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Maria

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in addiction counseling with over 20 years of experience working within a wide variety of behavioral health treatment settings as both a clinician and an administrator.

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Sandy

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

My personal and professional experience has taught me that relationships, with ourselves and others, are central to our lives and well-being. It has also taught me that anyone can encounter life events that strain their ability to cope as usual, and require new or additional tools, or a change in perspective, to manage successfully.

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Matt

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I have been practicing individual, couple and family therapy for over 15 years and I am an AAMFT approved supervisor. I employ a variety of methods to help people reach their goals and make sure that the methods I choose fit the person or people I am working with. My style of therapy is highly collaborative.

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Alex

Alex

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
After graduating with my bachelors degree in psychology, I worked as a residential counselor. While I had many roles in this position, my favorite moments were the talks I had with the residents.

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Amy Jill

Licensed Yoga Instructor
In addition to being a successful yoga and pilates instructor, Amy Jill’s credentials include being a certified sound therapist, fitness & weight loss coach, and meal prep instructor. She has helped many students reach and maintain their fitness and overall wellness goals.

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Bella

Office Emotional Support Dog
Bella, our Australian Shepherd looks forward to coming to the office. She provides a calm and loving atmosphere in the office and has created her own relationship with clients for the last 13 years.

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Our Location

Located in a residential setting, our office offers a relaxed atmosphere and confidentiality.