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Connor Simonoff Oenomel, LCSW

Professional Summary

Connor (he/him) is a queer, trans, and polyamorous macro social worker working specifically in the areas of trauma, health, and diversity. Originally from Boston, Connor currently resides in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he provides training and consulting service through his practice, Talking to Storms. He holds a Master of Social Work from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Brandeis University.Connor is passionate about counteracting stigma and oppression by de-pathologizing sexuality and gender, working towards healthcare equity for transgender and non-binary individuals, and developing trauma-informed systems and organizations. He works with leaders, providers, educators, programs, organizations, communities, and corporations to create an affirming, strengths-based environment for growth that recognizes the complexity of thriving in a diverse environment.

Connor is an annual guest lecturer at several programs within the Boston University School of Medicine, where he provides training to second year students on how to best serve gender diverse patients. He has previously conducted seminars for mental health providers on this topic as well as consulted with social service providers across the USA on developing inclusive policies and practices for their organizations. He has collaborated with Workplace Pride, an international diversity consultant for major corporations, as trainer, evaluator, and data analyst for their Global Benchmark survey. In 2022, Connor presented “Mutual Aid as a Cornerstone of LGBTQ+ Health” at the LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference.

Connor’s areas if interest and expertise include: LGBTQ+ communities, community organizing, liberation health, health equity, trauma-informed public policy, solutions architecture, polyamory/non-monogamy, ethical technology usage, curriculum development, trauma, burnout, and self-advocacy.


  • Advocacy
  • Diverse Populations
  • Health & Public Health
  • Trauma & Violence