Advisory Council: Irwin Krieger, LCSW


Irwin Krieger, LCSW is a clinical social worker who has provided psychotherapy in a private practice setting for LGBT individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. A graduate of Yale with an MSW from UConn, he was also on the mental health team at AIDS Project New Haven from 2004 to 2015. Irwin has worked extensively with transgender teens and adults and their families. He was a 2013 recipient of the New Haven Pride Center’s Dorothy Award, for his service to the LGBT community in New Haven.

With the goal of expanding the base of knowledgeable providers for transgender individuals and their families, Irwin provides training for mental health and health care professionals, as well as school personnel. He is the author of Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: The Essential Guide. He has presented at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Symposium in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, the Maine Academy of Family Physicians, Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Irwin was the keynote speaker at the GSA Summit at Eastern CT State University in the fall of 2011 and at the GeMS Conferences at Children’s Hospital in Boston in the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2015. From 2012 to 2016 he was a consultant for the Transgender Care Team at Yale Health Plan. Irwin Krieger is also the author of Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents. For more about Irwin see

Board of Directors:

Dana Beyer, MD

Thomas Kaylor

Marvin Pannell, MBA

Vernon S. Thompson, DMin, MEd, MDiv


Advisory Council:

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

Irwin Krieger, LCSW

William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA

Andrea Leonardi, MA

Deborah Lipschitz, MD

Michael Morris, PhD

Rebecca M. Puhl, PhD

Catherine E. Semcer

Marilyn Price Spivack

Janie Victoria Ward, EdD, MEd