About Katie Leikam, LCSW

Bio Headshot for Katie Leikam, Gender Therapist & LGBTQIA Specialist | Decatur, GA 30030

Gender Therapist & LGBTQIA Specialist

Helping people live authentically is something that I have loved doing all my life.  I have experience in helping others who identify in all sexual orientations. In the both the past and present, my experience includes treating clients with severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, as well as over six years of experience working with children and adolescents.

I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA community, particularly people who are transgender and queer.  My clients say they like my compassionate, yet direct style.  I am a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) currently in pursuit of my WPATH GEI certification and follow their standards of care. I also support the model of informed consent when working with the transgender community.

I am also a public speaker and educator on topics about the LGBTQIA community and gender identity. I have spoken, among others at THEA, (Transgender Health and Education Alliance) and I am a speaker at The Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference in 2018.

My Approach

As a client, you will find that I use a compassionate approach that recognizes your authenticity and is often direct yet empathetic. Together, we will come to understand your individual values and hopes for your life. We will use those values to guide the positive changes you want to see in your life. Achieving personal goals are important to my clients. We will find incremental steps to achieve those goals. My clients often need and want to process difficult feelings and emotions and our sessions are a safe space to do that. I use a combination of solution focuses therapy, mindful self-compassion, cognitive behavioral therapy and existential therapy as well as other techniques to help you become your authentic you. I also practice from a secular, non-religious perspective while still being able to honor your personal belief systems.

Education:

University of Georgia, Master’s in Social Work – Georgia State University B.S. Psychology

Memberships:

World Professional Association of Transgender Health, Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, LGBTQ Therapist Resource Center, The Secular Therapists Network

Licenses:

LCSW in Georgia, LISW-CP in South Carolina

Press:

Beyond The Magnolias

PrideBuzz

Brighter Vision Client Spotlight

Voyage Atl Interview



315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite 546
Decatur, GA 30030

katie@katieleikam.com
404-800-7586



Send A Message