Grace Kilgore, MSW, LGSW


Grace Kilgore is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker working under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Wagner and Dr. Daryl Holloway. She received her Bachelor of Arts from The College of Saint Benedict and her Master’s of Social Work from the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. As a social work intern, Grace spent her time working with children and adolescents in Chicago Public Schools, which furthered her passion of pursuing a career in child and adolescent mental health. Grace has professional experience in both in-home and outpatient mental health clinic settings working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Grace believes in the transformative power of a therapeutic relationship rooted in unconditional positive regard. Grace uses a relational, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach with all clients to foster a therapeutic space focused on connection, growth, and healing.

As appropriate, Grace integrates child-directed play therapy into the treatment process as well as the following evidence-based treatments:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Grace specializes in treating the following:

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Adjustment issues
  • Academic issues
  • Tics
  • Behavior issues
  • Parent Child relational issues
  • Grief and Loss

Ages Grace treats:

  • Children (5yo- 12yo)
  • Teens (13yo-18yo)
  • Young adults (18yo – 24yo)
  • Adults (25yo+)