Christine Buford Gomez (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

I help BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) overcome anxiety, burnout, and racial trauma so they can live life liberated and with ease

Associate Clinical Social Worker in Torraance, CA
Supervised by Cynthia Soria, LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you feeling anxious about the state of the world or going through a challenging life transition? I know how feelings of uncertainty can upend your life. If you're a person of color, identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, or hold other or intersecting marginalized identities, these feelings can feel intensified by systemic barriers and oppression. I look forward to offering you space where you can bring all aspects of yourself to the therapy room.

My Background and Approach

I have always been interested in how our culture and the content we consume can impact our self-image and mental health, which led me to receive my Bachelor's degree in media and cultural studies. It was not until my own experiences in therapy where I realized that the need for representation goes far beyond what we see on screen. This led to my journey to become a healer that centers individuals who are often overlooked in the mainstream. My approach incorporates attachment theory, boundary work, as well as intergenerational and racialized trauma. Through ongoing personal self-reflection and professional education, I aim to provide holistic, culturally responsive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and liberation-centered care. You are the expert on your life story, during our sessions together I will empower you to set the pace of your healing. Along with talk therapy, I am also able to incorporate mind-body exercises, psychoeducation, and tarot cards to aid in your healing process.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we're all capable to grow if given the opportunity. This can be difficult when much of the mental health field is centered toward white, cis-gendered, able-bodied folks. I believe in decolonizing therapy and offering a space where all feel welcome to share their stories and heal. I believe in acknowledging systemic oppression inside the therapy room and being a proactive advocate outside of our sessions to push for change. In my own journey combating anxiety, it was life changing to see a therapist of my same ethnic background, who could understand my experiences with racism. Unfortunately, many folks who hold a marginalized identity feel like they must hide part of themselves in the therapy room, I hope to change that.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 120/session

Info

(714)-367-6003 Email Christine
24050 Madison St Ste 200
Suite 200
Torraance, CA 90505-6016

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