About Irwin

Clinical Supervision

I am a clinical social worker who provided counseling and psychotherapy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender clients, as well as those questioning their sexual or gender identity, for over 30 years. I am proud to be a 2013 Honoree of the New Haven Pride Center's Dorothy Awards. I also received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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As a clinician who specialized in working with transgender teens and young adults and their parents, I published Helping Your Transgender Teen, for parents, in 2011. My second book, Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth, was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2017. They published the second edition of Helping Your Transgender Teen in 2018.


I currently provide clinical supervision for mental health professionals in Connecticut working with the LGBTQ community.

For details contact me at 203-988-7018 or







I closed my therapy practice in 2016. Former clients should feel free to contact me for referrals for additional services, or for copies of records.