Alison Gomez (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

Therapy for the Perfectionists, High Achievers, and Dark and Twisties.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

You have big goals, but find yourself stuck in a pattern of feeling empty even after succeeding. You fear failure as it is tied to your self-worth and value. You resonated with “I’m pretty sure I’m worthless if I can’t be of service,” from Encanto’s “Under Pressure.” You constantly fear letting others down, so mistakes are not an option for you. You go to pretty dark places by questioning your meaning, purpose, and mortality. It is exhausting. You want relief from the pressure you experience.

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, 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 are often missing in your life. Part of this experience is being able to hold space for those uncomfortable or intense emotions and physical sensations and honor them. 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.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy is political, despite what most of us have 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 you 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. If you would like to work with me, feel free to check out my website to schedule your consult.

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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