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Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, ACSW

Los Angeles Gender Center
Director
Los Angeles, CA
Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center where he provides psychotherapy for gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults and their families. Before moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Olson-Kennedy founded of the Community Counseling Program in Chico, CA aimed to increase affirming mental health care for uninsured/underinsured LGBTQ youth and adults. In 2014, Mr. Olson-Kennedy was hired by St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles to create a transgender health program. During his tenure, he grew the program from 10 patients to over 400. For the last 20 years, he has spoken across the country on the importance of informed consent mental and medical health care for gender non-conforming and transgender individuals. He is committed to exploring the intersectionality of gender dysphoria, systems of oppression and privilege on the mental health and wellbeing of transgender individuals.