Kuhlman Psychology and Consulting was established to provide quality therapeutic and evaluation services, aimed at serving public safety professionals. We recognize that individuals in these jobs are confronted on an almost daily basis with stressors that often add up to be incredibly traumatic. It can be difficult to find providers that understand the complexities of these jobs, and we strive to fill that gap. Additionally, we provide a number of evaluation services, many also serving public safety and high-stress jobs, such as fitness-for-duty evaluations and disability evaluations. In a similar interest, we strive to increase public safety by working with school districts, universities, and corporations on workplace violence prevention and threat assessment. Lastly, we provide a variety of specialized forensic evaluations.
About Dr. Kuhlman
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
MA, Forensic Psychology, University of Denver
BA, Psychology, University of Central Florida
BS, Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Certificate, Criminal Profiling, University of Central Florida
Licensed in Multiple States
Arizona Licensed Psychologist
California Licensed Psychologist
Colorado Licensed Psychologist
Hawaii Licensed Psychologist
PSYpact E.Passport to provide telehealth in the following states:
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence (NCPCV)
Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP)
Dr. Katherine (Katie) Kuhlman, ABPP, is a board-certified psychologist in Police and Public Safety Psychology, and has expertise in the treatment of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and general life stressors. She has worked since 2014 providing services to first responders and their family members, truly understanding the unique stressors inherent in these occupations. She has presented nationally on wellness issues related to law enforcement, as well as school safety. She served as a subject matter expert on traumatic stress on the Colorado Governor's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee prior to moving to Arizona. Dr. Kuhlman has responded and provided debriefing services to critical incidents including officer-involved shootings, suicides, line-of-duty deaths, and mass shootings. Understanding trauma, keeping schools and workplaces safe, and helping first responders are her true passions.
Meet Our Associates
Dylan Bilyeu, MA, LAC
Individual Adults, Adolescents, Couples
MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northern Arizona University
Dylan is a Licensed Associate Counselor. He received his Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University and completed his internship at The Meadows Behavioral Health, a leading addiction and trauma facility. Dylan received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University. He has trained under Claudia Black, Pia Mellody, Patrick Carnes, Bessel Van Der Kolk and Peter Levine. Dylan works with adolescents, couples, and individuals who struggle with trauma, addiction, and other mental health concerns. Dylan has been in the Army National Guard for 12 years, working as military police and a behavioral health specialist. Dylan has a genuine and authentic approach to treatment, and aims to help strengthen his client's potentials and abilities to help them feel equipped and have a better sense of self. Dylan has received training in working with first responders and veterans. He is also trained in EMDR and is a Gottman Level 1 and 2 trained couples therapist.
Amanda S. Malak, PsyD
Individual Adults, Couples
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University
MA, Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University
MA, Social Entrepreneurship, Hult International Business School
BA, Psychology, Arizona State University
American Psychological Association (APA)
Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA)
Dr. Amanda S. Malak is a pre-licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating grief, anxiety, depression, identity development, multicultural concerns, and trauma. Adolescents and adults experiencing faith and sexuality concerns (LGBTQ+ affirmative), couples managing a bicultural relationship whether monogamous or polyamorous, or who want premarital support would especially benefit from receiving treatment from Dr. Malak. She has specialized training treating pregnant and postpartum parents, patients from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (she is a non-member), substance use, and forensic populations.
She graduated from Midwestern University with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) and completed a postdoctoral residency at Wooten & Associates in Phoenix, Arizona. During her postdoctoral residency, she worked with perinatal women with substance use disorders and did telehealth with the general population. She also completed an APA-accredited Predoctoral Health Psychology Internship at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah doing spiritually integrated individual, group, and couples therapy; conducting research; and doing diagnostic clarification evaluations. She was also trained to treat individuals previously incarcerated for committing sexual offenses and has experience conducting various psychological evaluations including family court, neuropsychological, psychosexual, and disability consultation. She was also a behavioral health technician at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services for 3.5 years in Phoenix, Arizona working with patients with serious mental illnesses.
Dr. Malak’s approach is evidence-based utilizing multimodal techniques from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), family systems, and somatic experiencing (SE). Her treatment approach is individualized, collaborative, strengths-based, empathic, and convenient. She is available primarily to deliver teletherapy (occasional face-to-face is available). Telehealth is especially beneficial for patients busy with work, school, or family and is less beneficial for patients who are severely suicidal and/or have some phobias.