Kim Bielak

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Kim Bielak

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Chris Tickner, LMFT #42576
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 130527
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $200 per 50 minute session
Free Initial Consultation


491 S. Marengo Ave
Pasadena, California 91101

My Approach to Helping

Welcome. If you found your way here, I imagine there might be more than one - perhaps even conflicting - things going on inside for you right now. Perhaps something within you longs for the warmth of a deep relationship - one where you can feel safe and supported enough to be seen and to fully unload. At the same time, perhaps the idea of therapy still feels a little scary or unknown. Perhaps some days you find it hard just to breathe. Yet perhaps part of you also finds yourself holding on to this form of “high-functioning” fill-in-the-blank because it’s the only one you know. Whatever it is, what I know right now is that something led you to my little front door and I want you to know - you’re not alone, and I’m deeply interested in getting to know whatever that something in you is more.

I’m an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (#130527) in Pasadena, supervised by Dr. Chris Tickner, LMFT (#42576), who works with individuals and couples through a holistic, mindfulness-centered approach. Within the therapeutic process I am highly integrative, often blending both evidence-based practices from mindfulness, somatic psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, with many more creative and imaginative techniques that help clients access parts of themselves often buried deep beneath the surface. As a Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), I also greatly enjoy bringing the lens of the body into my work with clients. Neuroscience continues to show us just how significant the body and nervous system are to our mental and emotional health, and I love helping clients also get in touch with their body’s physical, emotional, and intuitive intelligence, often for the first time.

Ultimately I aim to create a space where you can slow down, relax your grip, take a full breath, and explore: What’s really getting in the way of the deep wellbeing, relationships, and life you ultimately deserve? I’ll be candid, the journey through therapy can be hard. But it can also be wildly exhilarating, illuminating, and, yes, life-changing. So let this be your call - to take one small step toward the life that that little something deep within your soul came here looking for. I’m here when you’re ready, and wherever your journey takes us, I’ll be right there with you, too.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I offer couples therapy and individual therapy in-person in Pasadena and via telehealth throughout the state of California.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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