I understand what it’s like to be the kid who is asked, “Do you know your REAL parents?” and the teen who is told, “You don’t LOOK like your family!” and the adult who is complimented, “You speak English so well!”

You deserve to work with a professional who understands the complexities of adoption. I have a literal lifetime of experience with adoption – as an international and transracial adoptee from India, adoptive parent to a son from Ethiopia, and professional specializing in foster and adoption work with families.

I work with child, teen, and adult adoptees from international, domestic, and foster care adoptions who are struggling with areas such as trauma, grief, loss, racial/ethnic/cultural identity, life transitions, and relationships. I offer a combination of individual counseling, trauma counseling (EMDR), family therapy, parent coaching/education, and play therapy to meet your unique needs.

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation!


Using “The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal” as a guide, adopted teens will have the opportunity to explore their roots, identities, relationships & more as they learn from & connect with one another in a safe, understanding & inclusive space.

For: Adopted Teens in 7th-11th Grade
When: Tuesdays 5:15-6:30PM ~ Sept. 10th-Nov. 12th
Where: 8801 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80231
Cost: $375

Space is limited. Cost includes all groups + journal. Non-refundable once enrolled. ENROLL BY AUG. 30TH!
Contact Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker to enroll: (303) 522-3184 or info@growbeyondwords.com