“Our priority is attending to the needs of our most
underserved and underrepresented groups
within the LGBTQ community.”
Dr. Kevin Osten-Garner, Director
Kevin A. Osten-Garner, Psy.D., Director, came to the Adler School after serving as the Clinical Coordinator of Adult Outpatient Services at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital and the psychologist for the Valeo Program since its inception in 2004. Valeo, a Latin word meaning ‘I am well’, is an inpatient and intensive outpatient program addressing mental health and addiction for LGBTQ people. Dr. Osten-Garner continues to serve Valeo as an Allied Health Professional. A licensed clinical psychologist with a background in LGBTQ issues, severe mental illness, and chemical/behavioral addictions, Dr. Osten-Garner completed his Psy.D. in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Our volunteer Advisory Board has been charged to ensure a synergic relationship among the Adler School’s LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center (LHMIC) and its stakeholders by providing input and guidance on the direction and relevance of all endeavors. The Advisory Board will model the values espoused in the vision and mission statement providing a framework for collaboration between academia, practice, and public policy.