Katie Leikam

LGBTQIA affirming LCSW in Decatur GA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5 years in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Magellan

About Katie Leikam

I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA, gender non-conforming and transgender clients. People can often struggle with family, work, legalities, children, body shame, spouses and all the ways that being the true person they need to be can affect them. My clients say they like that I both advocate for and process emotions with people who are navigating these changes in their lives. I am a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and follow their standards of care as well as the model of informed consent for working with the transgender community. As a member, I have an understanding of the medical challenges faced by the community as well. My clients are offered therapy groups and individual sessions for affirming therapy. I share in the joy with people who have transitioned and those who are able to accept who they are meant to be.

I also am passionate about helping people in relationships who want a better connection with their partner during my work with both women and men. I see that there are so many people in relationships, be it with their partner or other family member, that really want to put forth the effort to maintain and grow a positive connection with their loved one. Not every relationship is ready or accepting of couples therapy, but often, there is a partner that does want help. I enjoy working with clients that are ready to look at those challenges.

In therapy sessions, you will find that I use a direct, but compassionate approach. Together, we will understand your individual viewpoints and use those values to guide the positive change you want to see in your life. I also practice from a secular, non-religious perspective while still being able to honor your personal belief systems. Achieving personal goals are important to my clients and I offer incremental steps to achieve those goals through my use of solution focused therapy in sessions. Clients often need and want to process difficult emotions from their past and have a safe space to do so in our sessions.

Answers  (3)

Hi, as an affirming gender therapist I like to let people know that like sexuality, gender is a spectrum too. It's possible to look like a girl and feel more like a boy, just as it's possible to feel halfway between a boy and a girl, or anywhere else on a horizontal line with two points between it... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

That depends entirely on the doctor you go to for your hormones. WPATH, the World Professional association for Transgender Health, new standards of care say the therapy before hormones and a letter are recommended. There is a standard of care, ICATH which follows informed consent. ICATH takes into... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Your happiness and healthiness is key. I would not suggest that you hold back and keep it a secret. You should be up-front about it, but perhaps gently bring it up on a date. When thinking about whether or not you should stop, think about how it makes you feel. Perhaps try to be social at more... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.