Services

Who do I work with?

I have worked with clients of all ages from numerous intersecting ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, as well as a wide range of sexual and gender orientations, and various abilities/disabilities. I have a certificate in Latin American Family Therapy.

How do I work with clients?

My therapeutic approach to working with clients is integrative including influences from the following: Humanistic/Client-Centered, Psychodynamic/Object Relations/Relational, CBT/DBT, Family Systems, Recovery Oriented Care, Mindfulness, and Cultural Competency.

I specialize in psychological/personality and intellectual/academic testing and assessment including evaluation of learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health/psychiatric diagnoses and dementia.  I conduct thorough clinical interviews with clients and other relevant sources and administer appropriate tests to answer complex referral questions, identify diagnoses, and provide treatment and accommodations recommendations. I synthesize best practices for psychological testing with cultural context to provide integrative reports and feedback.

I also provide equine assisted psychotherapy and coaching in collaboration with other practitioners. Service locations include Oakland and Walnut Creek offices, telehealth throughout the SF Bay Area and California (secure video conferencing), and equine therapy in Briones (East Bay).

Due to current shelter-in-place orders, I will be providing therapy, psychological assessment/psychological testing and coaching 100% online utilizing secure video conferencing.

Therapeutic Specialties
Cultural Competency
Mood: Depression and Bipolar
Trauma: PTSD, complex, historical
Anxiety
Grief & Loss
Relationship issues
Co-occurring mental health, substance use, and medical issues
Serious Mental Illness
Cultural identity and exploration
Internalized oppression
Stress management / Work-Life balance
Self-esteem and assertiveness
Personal growth and authentic expression
Self-care

Equine-Assisted Services
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/
Equine Therapy
Equine-Assisted Coaching

Coaching Specialties
Goal Setting
Identifying Obstacles
Behavioral Changes
Cognitive (thinking) Changes
Planning & Problem Solving
Work-Life Balance
Time Management
Prioritizing
Communication Skills
Conflict Management
Stress Management Techniques

EAP - Employee Assistance Program
Short-term Therapy
Solution Focused
Assessment and Referral
Provide Resources & Referrals / Make Recommendations
Psychoeducation
Brief interventions for: Substance abuse, emotional distress, occupational stress, family stress, life changes

Testing & Assessment Specialties

Psychological testing/psychological assessment can be beneficial and necessary to obtain school accommodations, work accommodations, standardized testing accommodations, other disability accommodations, and to access disability-related services and resources. Testing can identify intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses, identify psychological and personality diagnoses, understand psychological/personality strengths and weaknesses, as well as guide/inform treatment with other providers such as therapists, psychiatrists and medical professionals. Psychological testing can be particularly helpful to clarify complex and co-occurring diagnoses and provide meaningful feedback to clients and treatment teams about recovery from and management of psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities, and neurocognitive disabilities such as dementia. Testing/Assessments include integration of ethno-cultural context and evaluation of strengths and weakness of tests available/administered for individual client.
*I provided testing for clinical purposes. I do not provide forensic testing.

Intellectual/Ability + Academic/Education/Achievement

Assessment of learning disabilities & ADHD as well as assessment of strengths.

Psychological & Personality (Psychodiagnostic)

Assessment for diagnosis related to psychological and personality functioning.

Dementia Evaluation

Assessment for dementia and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses.

Psychology and Coaching Services with Dr. India Gomez

(Fees Dependent Upon Services Provided. Please inquire.)

Individual psychotherapy (all ages) + family interventions:
50 minute sessions standard. Extended sessions also available pro-rated.

Care-coordination: Working with other providers such as psychiatrists who are involved with mental health/physical health care is included with session fee.

Coaching for personal and professional growth:
50 minute sessions standard. Extended sessions also available pro-rated.
(Packages available for multiple sessions).

Psychological Testing/Assessment:
per quote based on type and extent of services.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Equine Assisted Coaching:
Services provided in collaboration with other practitioners.
http://www.bayareaequinetherapy.com

Payment

Cash and check (payable to India Gomez) are preferred for therapy and coaching services due at the beginning of each session. Coaching clients who purchase packages pay for packages at the beginning of a series. Payment is accepted via credit card in the patient portal which is charged automatically on the day of your session. Payment is required at least 24 hours prior to your first session.

I am a Medicare Part B provider (I take straight Medicare and Medicare plus a supplemental insurance. I do not take Medicare + MediCal, or Medicare Advantage Plans and Managed Care Plans), Cigna provider and CONCERN EAP provider.  I am not an in-network provider for most health insurances in order to spend more time working with therapy clients and provided more focused care for clients I work with rather than seeing a high volume of clients to make up for working for low/unsustainable insurance reimbursement rates. I can provide an itemized receipt (superbill) for third-party reimbursement for therapy sessions such as health insurance or a medical flex spending account (FSA).  If you have a PPO health insurance plan, that means that you can get some reimbursement for out-of-network providers. Some of those plans have a deductible before they start reimbursing for out-of-network services and have varying percentages they reimburse and varying "allowable" rates for services.  You can discuss your coverage and protocols with your insurance company to understand how they may cover our work together and to what extent you may be reimbursed. Please keep in mind that most health insurance companies who reimburse for out-of-network providers require that a diagnosis be provided.