Aydin Olson-Kennedy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Aydin Olson-Kennedy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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South Pasadena, CA 91031
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About

Gender dysphoria is a diagnosis that describes the distress associated with the incongruence between assigned sex and gender identity. What the diagnosis doesn't describe, and is often poorly understood, is the experience of dysphoria. Physical or social role dysphoria, and what I call "gender dysphoria noise" can lead to anxiety, depression, and isolation. I will provide a safe space for you to dive deeper into the profoundly personal and vulnerable feelings of dysphoria. If you are a parent or partner, I can provide answers to the most commonly asked questions about dysphoria and offer you the support that you need.
I can help you explore what your gender means to you, and what, if anything, you may want to do about it, including accessing medical care and letters for surgery. There isn't a "right" way to transition; there is only the way that is right for you. If you are a parent or partner, I can offer you acceptance and the support you may feel you're missing.
I'm a transgender man who transitioned in 2007. Since then, I've dedicated myself to learning and growing to gain a better understanding of how gender dysphoria impacts people, parents, families, and communities and the role mental health can play in helping people heal from the trauma of gender dysphoria. I also provide training to schools and organizations

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
I offer super-bills for clients to submit to their insurance for direct reimbursement.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: California / 82313
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Aydin Olson-Kennedy's Groups

Transforming Family

Transforming Family is a support group for families with gender non-conforming and/or transgender children. We provide a supportive environment for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity. The group meets once a month and offers support for parents/caregivers, teens, tweens, small children play group and siblings. www.transformingfamily.org

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South Pasadena, CA 91031
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Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022
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Aydin Olson-Kennedy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW