Kathryn (Katie) Kilian, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado License #3814
Ms. Kilian has over 25 years experience in the addiction field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado and is in the process of completing a certification in California in addictions. Having recently moved to Sacramento from Denver, she currently travels back to Colorado every other month where she continues her work as a court-appointed Parental Responsibilities Evaluator, making recommendations for parenting time and decision-making in high conflict divorces, in cases specifically related to alcohol and substance abuse. Attorneys ask the court to appoint her to conduct substance abuse evaluations for their clients. Early in her career, she worked in an outpatient setting treating alcoholism, eating disorders, and co-dependency. She developed an experiential weekend retreat for adults who were raised in families with addictions. She has trained professionals and lawyers in addressing their clients’ issues with substance abuse in conjunction with ensuring the safety of their children during parenting time.
Ms. Kilian utilizes a didactic approach with treating clients. She believes that treating the whole person who has addictions with a firm yet nonjudgmental approach. Each individual comes with his/her own stories of emotional and psychological pain and trauma. Ms. Kilian integrates mindfulness recovery into the treatment modality.
Raised in the Midwest, Ms. Kilian grew up the oldest of four in an alcoholic family. She began a journey of recovery for that and her own alcoholism in 1979. Choosing a life of sobriety was life altering in a profound way. When Ms. Kilian began practicing mindfulness and meditation, it enabled her to be present to life’s challenges. After living in Denver, Colorado for 28 years, she moved to Sacramento in 2016 to be near family, especially her two grandchildren.