CHRIS MANN, ACSW
(HE/HIM/HIS - THEY/THEM/THEIRS)
Associate Clinical Social Worker #78975.
Supervised by Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW # 82313
As a nonbinary, queer, mixed-race identified person with white-passing privilege, I try my hardest to actively use my privileges to dismantle oppressive systems, decolonize my own thinking and advance the voices of BIPOC Trans and Gender diverse folks in all that I do.
I believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every person. Everyone deserves to be their most authentic and best versions of themselves and therapy can be the space where that process begins. Collaboration is the foundation of my therapy practice; I like to think of myself as your guide as we walk together on your unique path towards relief, healing, and self-actualization.
I graduated with my Master’s degree in Social Welfare from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Since graduating I have spearheaded the development and implementation of the UCLA Gender Health Program as the Program Manager and am now shifting gears to prioritize my therapeutic passions. I’ve worked with and advocated for the diverse and resilient LA-based Trans and Gender Diverse communities for years and am honored to now work with clients in a therapeutic capacity.