Dr. Khilia Giacobone

Title: Director
The Attachment & Trauma Institute
Sandston, Virginia, United States

Dr. Khilia Giacobone, director of The Attachment & Trauma Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of mental health care.

Having worked in social service for over 20 years, Dr. Giacobone is a proven expert in the health care industry. Specializing in clinical psychology and mental health care, she has served as the director of The Attachment & Trauma Institute in Richmond, Virginia. Much of her work involves assisting her patients in handling family system trauma, generational trauma, and childhood trauma. While she primarily works with individual clients and families, she also oversees the entire staff of her care center.

Prior to embarking on her vocational journey, Dr. Giacobone pursued a formal education. She holds several academic degrees, including a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology from Walden University. Additionally, Dr. Giacobone is a licensed professional counselor in both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia and a certified sex offender treatment provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Adjacent to her primary duties, Dr. Giacobone also remains active as a civic-minded citizen, serving as a legal and courts committee member of the Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) organization. Furthermore, she participates in the Trauma-Informed Community Network and the Homelessness Advisory Council in Richmond. An advocate of animal therapy as well, Dr. Giacobone works with VCU Dogs on Call, Caring Canines, and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Inc.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Giacobone has largely attributed her success to the guidance and leadership of her many mentors. She was particularly interested in the field of psychology following her work on the “Violence Coping” project at Virginia Commonwealth University. Accounting for her many accomplishments, she is most notably proud of her publications pertaining to alternative treatment modalities, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). In the coming years, Dr. Giacobone hopes to continue making an impact on the lives of children and families that need it the most.

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