Kim Van Auken, MSW, LCSW

Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado. She earned her Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Denver. She has dedicated over 24 years serving children and families involved in residential treatment, group homes, foster care, youth corrections, and community mental health.  In addition, she has experience with school social work and adoption.  Kim is trained in Motivational Interviewing, and since 2011, has been a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers).

Prior to coming to Alia, Kim worked for over eight years serving as Clinical Director for a Colorado non-profit agency, providing intensive home-based clinical services. Kim also maintains a small private practice serving primarily adopted families. Kim feels privileged to have supported others in understanding the impact of trauma and trauma-informed care practices in her work and teaching on supporting children and families in permanency.