About Katie Leikam, LCSW

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Gender Therapist & LGBTQIA Specialist

Helping people live authentically is something that I have loved doing all my life. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA community, particularly people who are transgender and queer. If you need a gender therapist, I can help you with your transition.

If you are experiencing anxiety or are having panic attacks, I can help. I work with anxiety so you can experience life again and feel more in control with your day to day life.  It’s good to feel like you don’t have to lie in wait for your next panic attack. It’s good to feel like you can breathe again and be calm.

If you are having trouble in your relationship with your partner or having trouble in your marriage, I can help.  If you feel like maybe your relationship won’t last and you are wondering if you should continue your relationship, I can help you see things more clearly and see if you can work things out.  I can help you get one step closer to a more fulfilling life.

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.

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 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 and Gender Odyssey and The National Trans Health Conference in 2018.

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

Voyage Atl Second Interview

5 Things People With High Anxiety Are Tired Of Hearing

How To Tell If You Are Compatible Long-Term Early In The Relationship

The 1 Sign Your Relationship Is Over For Good, According to Couples’ Therapists

6 Moments That Help You Know Your Partner Is Ride Or Die

If You Don’t Have These 7 Conversations With Your Partner After A Year, You May Be Settling

5 Lessons My Stepkids Have Taught Me About Unconditional Love

6 Signs Your Relationship Can’t Be Fixed, According To Couples’ Therapists

Men’s Top 14 Insecurities of All Time, According to Experts

13 Mistakes Couples Make in the First Year of Marriage

Why is Self Confidence Important?

12 Ways Therapists Deal With Anger When They’re Pissed Off

How To Tell The Difference Between Love And Obsession

7 Subtle Clues Your Partner May Be Fantasizing About Someone Else

13 Positive Affirmations for When Life Becomes Too Much

Why are Social Skills Important?



315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite 1055
Decatur, GA 30030

katie@katieleikam.com
404-800-7586



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