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Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker's Bio

Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker is a licensed psychologist, international/transracial adoptee of color, and an adoptive parent. She specializes in providing mental health support focused on adoption, trauma, and racial identity work through her private practice based in Denver, Colorado. She is a frequent speaker and trainer at adoption agencies, camps, and conferences throughout the US, and the creator of the National Adoptee-Therapist Directory. She is also the author of “The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal,” “The Adoptive Parent Self-Reflection Journal,” and the “Adoptees Like Me” illustrated series for elementary readers.

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Podcast Appearances

"Hierarchy of Racial & Cultural Needs," After the Kids Move In, August 2023

"How to Talk about Race with Adoptees," Adoption: The Long View, August 2023

"Adoptee Superpowers," Adoptees On Healing Series, May 2023

"Self Sabotage vs. Protection," Thriving Adoptees: Healing, Inspiration, and Empowerment for Adoptees, May 2023

"Helping Kids Discover Their Superpowers," The Baffling Behavior Show with Robyn Gobbel (Parenting After Trauma), January 2023

"Internalized Oppression," Adoptees On Healing Series, April 2021

"Transracial Adoption Part 3," Empowered to Connect Podcast, November 2020

Video Appearances

Reflections on the Adoptee Journey: Growing Up, IAMAdoptee and SideXSide Project, September 2021

What is Adoption Gaslighting? Buckner Family Hope Center, October 2020

Article Features

Just Like Me, Avid Lifestyle, April 2023

Therapists Who Are Adoptees: NAAM, Light of Day Stories, November 2021

“We’re Not Projects”: Transracial Adoptees Insist on Being Seen, The Christian Science Monitor, December 2020

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