Jacqueline Gomez, LMHC
Are you starting to wonder if you would benefit from talking to a mental health professional? Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of anxiety, loneliness, periods of deep sadness, and self-esteem issues? Is it getting to the point where talking to friends and loved ones isn’t quite helping or making a difference?
I want you to know that you are not alone in these sentiments. Making the first steps towards starting therapy is never an easy one and often times, it can be tricky, as the goal is to find someone that best fits your needs.
My name is Jacqueline Gomez and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I’ve had the pleasure of helping people navigate and heal from their emotional wounds for the past 10 years. Throughout my professional journey, I’ve had the pleasure of working in different areas which have all given me invaluable experiences. From working in community mental health, crisis centers, University Counseling Center, hospitals and substance abuse rehabilitation, all have afforded me the ability to expand and gain knowledge in the field; as well as introduce me to my area of concentration/specialization which is trauma. Helping people heal from past traumatic experiences is a passion of mine. Most of us experience traumatic experiences, however sometimes these experiences leave “imprints” which can dictate how we view ourselves, the world and our relationships with others. Part of my philosophy is to collaborate with my clients in order to work together to explore how these traumatic experiences have negatively impacted them. In order to get past these obstacles, I’ve equipped myself with tools such as Eye-Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Narrative skills and Solution-focused techniques. I am also trained as a couple’s therapist in Gottman method levels 1 and 2. I help people heal not only from trauma but other areas or consequences that can come from trauma, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief/loss, life transitions, couples/marital issues.
My therapeutic approach is to first get to know YOU in order to build a therapeutic trusting relationship which usually equates to a collaborative and successful healing journey. I also begin to explore what your goals are or what you would most like to gain from this journey. From there, I develop a treatment plan or “guide map” in order to help attain your goals. Even if you don’t know or are not sure of what your goals are, that’s ok. We can explore that together until you have an idea of what you want.
I offer services in both English and Spanish. Part of my passion is also helping minorities. As an Afro-Latina, I am well aware of the difficulties it can be to seek help. Although, we’ve come a long way, especially in recent years, regarding mental health and minority advocacy, there is still a stigma associated with seeing a therapist. Creo en el dicho: “aprende del pasado, vive el presente y trabaja para el futuro.”
Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to have a free phone consultation in order to see if you would be a good fit for you. Estoy disponible para una consulta gratuita por telefono.
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH12224
- National Certified Counselor (NCC) #282092
- Certified EMDR Therapist
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Gottman Method trained Level 1 and 2
- Master’s of Science: Nova Southeastern University
- Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology: University of South Florida
- American Counseling Association
- EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
- International Association of Trauma Professionals