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
Paulina Avila, MSW, LMSW
Individual Adults, Adolescents
Paulina received her MSW from Arizona State University. She is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) certified by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE). Paulina has worked extensively with the Latino and Spanish speaking population throughout her social work career. Paulina obtains ongoing continuing education to provide culturally competent therapeutic clinical services to multicultural diverse populations. Paulina has expertise in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, codependency, general life stressors, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Paulina provides evidenced-based, recovery-oriented and trauma informed services to adolescents and adults in the state of Arizona. Paulina has experience working in the forensic field providing clinical services to patients who are adjudicated Guilty Except Insane (GEI), Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) and patients who are in the Restoration to Competence (RTC) program. Paulina also works with patients in a long-term inpatient psychiatric hospital who have mental disorders, personality disorders or emotional conditions who are under court order for treatment. Paulina strives to provide a comfortable, confidential, and non-judgmental therapeutic experience for patients to share and process their concerns, mood, thoughts, and feelings. Paulina is looking forward to hearing from you and joining you in your therapeutic journey towards bettering the quality of your life and living the life you strive for and deserve!
Dylan Bilyeu, MA, LAC
Individual Adults, Adolescents, Couples
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.