Laelia Gilborn, LICSW, MPH, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington
I work with both children and adults. Adults come to me when feeling stuck, anxious or depressed. Others are coping with trauma, loss, or a major life change. Using a variety of approaches, I help clients gain insight and self-acceptance, to navigate life transitions from a position of strength, to grow in relationships, and to make meaning from loss. Therapy is a wonderful form of self-care, like eating well and maintaining friendships. Whether you are in crisis or just feeling stuck, I strive to be an honest, accepting, and active partner in your journey to greater fulfillment.
I also work with children and adolescents to address emotional, social and behavioral issues, as well as family crises like separation/divorce, illness, and grief. I combine play therapy, which utilizes children's natural means of self-expression, with cognitive behavioral techniques, to give children tools for adjusting to change, expressing feelings, and gaining confidence.
Partnering with children and families is one of my greatest joys. I strive to be a playful and accepting "team mate" to my youngest clients, as navigate the world and realize their strengths, while also providing parents with the support and tools they need to raise healthy children while feeling fulfilled and effective themselves.
Call or Email Laelia Gilborn for a free consultation now - (240) 356-2966


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Catholic University, MSW
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License No. and State: LC50079709 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: VA 0904008305 Virginia Board of Social Work


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent Coaching
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Somatic


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016
Laelia Gilborn, LICSW, MPH, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington

Laelia Gilborn

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MPH