Alison Gomez (She/Her)

Therapy for high achieving women of color.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield, CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

You are fiercely ambitious, but find yourself stuck in a pattern where you feel empty even after being successful with your goals. The fear of failure and disappointing others holds you back and feel pressure to keep things to yourself. This can lead you to pretty dark places by thinking about your meaning, your purpose, and suicide. You want to get out of this cycle so breath, get some relief from the pressure you experience. You’re tired of being stuck. You want this cycle to stop.

My Background and Approach

I am dedicated in providing you a space where you can get that big sigh of relief, where you are heard, where you don’t have to be strong. I explore problematic thoughts and beliefs that hold you back as well as provide the validation you need and often missing in your life. Part of this experience is being able to hold space for those uncomfortable emotions and physical sensations and honor them. It can be powerful and therapeutic to have someone bear witness to your experiences. I practice from a social justice, intersectional feminist lens. It is hard for us to feel good in this world when it is constantly telling us how we fail to meet unrealistic and unnecessary standards.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy is political, despite what most of us has been taught. There is no neutral in therapy as policies will bleed into the room. It is important to know that your therapist is 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 encourage diets, but encourage you to have a better relationship with food and your body. I will not encourage to change into 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. You are you and that is enough.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $400 - 500/session

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