Alison Gomez (She/Her)

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It feels like no matter what you do, there will always be something wrong with you. You want to feel like you’re enough for once.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield, CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

You appear to have it all together: you’re a success at school and work, thrive when solving problems and crises, and you know how to take care of others. What most people don’t see is how you feel so insecure and unworthy in your life: people minimize your experiences and comment on your body. You question your identity as someone who is a person of color and possibly neurodivergent. You constantly try prove your worth, and yet, it never seems enough. It feels like you being you is not okay.

My Background and Approach

I am dedicated to providing you a space where you can get that big sigh of relief, where you are heard, and you don’t have to defend your existence. I explore problematic thoughts and beliefs that hold you back. I provide the validation you need and are often missing in your life - you need to be seen. Part of this experience is holding space for those intense emotions and honor them; moving through them instead of avoiding. It can be powerful and therapeutic to have someone bear witness to your experience. I practice from a social justice, intersectional feminist lens. It is hard for us to feel good in this world when society is constantly telling us how we fail to meet unrealistic and unnecessary standards. As someone who is Latina and neurodivergent, it is important for me to help you challenge those oppressive beliefs and ideas that we all internalized. It’s not fair that you have to do this work when others need to stop being oppressive, and you still deserve relief.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy is political. There is no neutral in therapy as policies will bleed into the room. It is important to know that I am determined to fight oppression so you can experience less shit from the system (whether you see me or not). My job is to help you become your most authentic self so YOU can decide how you want to present yourself to world in order for you to be safe. This also means that I will not be encouraging you to mold yourself to society’s unrealistic expectations. I will not praise diets, but encourage you to have a better relationship with food and your body. I will not encourage you to be an extrovert when you’re really an introvert. I will not encourage you to be fake happy, when you’re disappointed. I will not encourage you to value yourself based on how productive you are. I will not value your neurotypical traits over your neurodivergence. You are you and that is enough. If you would like to work with me, feel free to check out my website to schedule your consult.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • United Healthcare
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session

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