About Dr. India Gomez

India Gomez, PhD - Licensed Psychologist

My Education and Experience

I received a B.A. in Psychology at Sonoma State University and received both my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University (CSPP) in San Francisco.  I have a certificate in Latin American Family Therapy from Alliant International University (CSPP).

My experience includes working in a variety of settings including school-based health, residential treatment, and community mental health with clients of all ages.  I worked at Native American Health Center (Oakland, CA) as a predoctoral intern and postdoctoral fellow/registered psychologist in the outpatient clinic providing psychotherapy, case-management, and testing/assessment. I also provided integrated behavioral health services (IBH) in the medical clinic.

I currently own and run my own private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy, personal/professional/executive coaching, testing/assessment, consultation and supervision in the San Francisco Bay Area/East Bay/North Bay/California (Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Sebastopol). I work with clients through telehealth/telemedicine (video or phone) who may be traveling or living outside of the immediate Bay Area/East Bay.  I work with clients remotely in the South Bay, Peninsula, Marin County, Sonoma County and clients in areas with limited health services available such as Humboldt County and Lake County. I provide equine assisted psychotherapy and coaching for clients in collaboration with other practitioners: http://www.bayareaequinetherapy.com.

I review mental health articles for Goodrx https://www.goodrx.com/about/india-gomez, provide media interviews on mental health topics such as mental health parity, mental health benefits, and cultural competency in mental health care, and provide consultation services in the corporate sector.

Research & Publication

Researcher/Author
Evaluating a Program of Equine Therapy for Veterans with PTSD Symptoms.
Dissertation, CSPP, Alliant International University                 2016

Researcher/Author
Discrimination, Acculturative Stress, Distress, and Depression in Spanish-speaking Cuban Immigrants
Research Project/Thesis, CSPP, Alliant International University     2014

Author/Presenter
Discrimination, Acculturative Stress, Distress, and Depression in Spanish-speaking Cuban Immigrants
American Psychological Association Conference Poster, Washington DC         2014

Awards & Recognition

  • Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Stipend 2016
  • Alliant Diversity Scholarship, CSPP 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • J Albino PHD Endowment Scholarship, CSPP 2011
  • AARA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students, CSPP 2010
  • Alumni Referral Scholarship, CSPP 2010
  • Dean’s Award of Excellence, CSPP 2010
  • Summa Cum Laude, Sonoma State University 2010
  • American Business Women’s Association Wine Country Chapter Scholarship, 2009
  • Alan Ziff and Cheryl Scholar (Ziff) Scholarship, 2008-2010
  • Alden W. Hanson Scholarship, 2008-2010

Contributor & Speaker Engagements

State of Mental Healthcare
Employee Benefit News, magazine article, 2022 (in review)

How to provide culturally competent mental health care to an increasingly diverse workforce
Employee Benefit News, 2022
https://www.benefitnews.com/web-seminars/how-to-provide-culturally-competent-mental-health-care-to-an-increasingly-diverse-workforce

Take it from a psychologist: Here’s what you need in your mental healthcare plans
Employee Benefit News, 2021
https://www.benefitnews.com/news/a-psychologist-describes-a-better-mental-healthcare-plan

What Therapists Want You to Know About Accessing Mental Health Care
The Mighty, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/MentalHealthOnTheMighty/videos/734225543861818/

Therapists in California Want to Provide Affordable Mental Health Care. Here's What's Stopping Them. The Mighty, 2020
https://themighty.com/2020/09/california-therapists-mental-health-parity/