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.


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


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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kirstie kauker


Licensed Professional Counselor & Art Therapist
Creativity and compassion have always been driving forces in my life. I am overjoyed to have a career in which I can support people and grow my knowledge and understanding of the world. I work with children and adolescents to help them identify, understand, and regulate their own feelings, emotions, and behavior.

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Marriage & Family Therapist
Through both my personal and professional experience, I’ve come to believe that our families and relationships inform how we view ourselves and ultimately impact how we navigate our lives.

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katherine tieman stein


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
When challenged to find grace in a storm, we have a choice. We can defend our position or find opportunities in this moment to pivot and discover gifts we may not realize we have and embrace our strengths.

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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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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I love my job because I get to work alongside individuals who are willing to work on the relationships that matter to them, including the one they have with themselves.

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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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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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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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Kim Bonvino PhD, LPC, Certified CCPT


Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist
I am returning to my therapy practice after taking time off to raise my son. I am most passionate about working with children from ages 3-12 and their caregivers, and am excited to add to my 20+ years of experience.

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Therapy Dog in Training
Preceded by Monet and Bella, she has big paws to fill. Our pets fill our hearts with life, and therapy is just better with their presence.

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May 14, 2007 – December 30, 2022
Bella, our beautiful Australian Shepherd, crossed the Rainbow Bridge after 15 1/2 years of love on December 30, 2022. We would like to thank everyone that took the time to greet her, love her and respond to her “demand” for a cookie from the foyer jar upon your arrival.

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Our Location

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