Christopher Mann, ACSW
Associate Clinical Social Worker
B.A., Psychology with a minor in History of Art and Visual Culture from UC Santa Cruz Masters in Social Welfare at UC Los Angeles
Under the supervision of Darlene Tando, LCSW
My name is Chris (he/they) and 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. Utilizing a strength based approach and committing to 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 in 2017. 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.