Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW

Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW is the Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center where he provides psychotherapy for gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults and their families. He has spoken around the country for the past two decades about the importance of rights for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, with emphasis on identifying and acknowledging domains of privilege.

Recognizing the need for mental health services, he co-founded the Stonewall Alliance Center Community Counseling Program in Chico, California. A program developed to provide no-cost/low cost mental health services for LGBTQ youth and adults.

Mr. Olson-Kennedy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, with an emphasis on Social Work, Sociology and Multi-Cultural and Gender Studies; and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University, Chico. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH).