Yelena Kilgore, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is passionate about providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families. In addition to adoption-related topics, she specializes in the provision of evidenced-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem/cultural identity, relationship difficulties, and family stress. Ms. Kilgore blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with an interpersonal process in therapy. She believes that the key to effective treatment begins with the quality of the relationship and connection between a therapist and client, as well as an inherent interest in understanding what drives our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Ms. Kilgore fuses her natural ability to empathize and offer unconditional positive regard with an interactive and warm therapeutic style to help guide her clients towards building self-awareness, and ultimately, in realizing their own worth and abilities.

Ms. Kilgore began her career as a clinical therapist at an inpatient psychiatric facility providing individual, group and family therapy. She has also worked in private practice. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland and her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Her clinical internships included community mental health and psychotherapy training at Catholic University Counseling Center. Yelena was born in Uzbekistan and is fluent in Russian.