Jeanna Gomez

My name is Jeanna Gomez and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Certified Professional Coach and a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Although I utilize many approaches in my work with clients, I focus on treatment models that I have found to provide the most lasting impact in a clients life and recovery. As a trauma and relational therapist I primarily use the Post Induction treatment PIT model developed by Pia Mellody, which focuses on healing childhood trauma, relational trauma, codependence, anxiety disorders and addictions.

I am trained in Somatic Experience (SE) and Certified as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and utilize these trauma therapy models with clients who are experiencing shock trauma, including developmental trauma that have a profound impact on adult interactions and relationships. Brainspotting (BSP), developed by David Grand, Ph.D, has become a recent addition to the forms of trauma therapy that I utilize with clients. I have found it to have amazing results with clients healing from developmental and shock trauma, performance anxiety, phobias, and sports related traumas.

As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), I have incorporated additional somatic, body centered trauma therapies such as Bodywork and Somatic Education™ (BASE™) and Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP) into the healing process. These refined trauma therapies are designed to assist clients through trauma by utilizing both non touch somatic body awareness strategies and hands-on somatic skills. This could be as small as a supportive touch on a client’s shoulder, to helping release freeze or shock in specific tissues, organs and body structures.

BASE™ practitioners use hands-on work to facilitate and support clients moving out of freeze globally and in local physical structures (e.g., kidneys, fascia, esophagus, bone) to allow more ease and resilience, less physical and emotional pain, greater expansion and possibility for growth in their lives. ISP brings bodywork, movement, consciousness and energy work into the healing process. I am very excited to bring these deeper forms of trauma healing modalities to my clients.

I am the owner of Gomez Counseling and Consulting Services, (GCCS) and offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.  I attempt to accommodate the schedule of my client’s, as I know we have busy lives.   Other GCCS clinical staff are also appropriately licensed and trained to provide clinical psychotherapy.  GCCS is a bilingual agency and also provides services in Spanish.

As a therapist with 20 years of clinical experience I work under the premise that good clinical work is necessary to assist clients in addressing their concerns, identifying their options and establishing solutions.  I understand that it takes increased skills training to provide high-level treatment and feel it is necessary for me to always increase my knowledge in the counseling field in order to assist my clients as best as I can.   As a client coming to my office you will know that I will give you all my attention, knowledge and dedication to assist you in working through issues that affect your life, provide you with support as you work through difficult life transitions, and assist you in increasing your strengths and overall well being.

Ramona Cortez

My name is Ramona Cortez. I have a Masters in Education with a Mental Health Counseling specialty. I am a Certified Professional Coach and Somatic Experience Practitioner and excited to bring this practice to GCCS Trauma Healing and Recovery Center.   I am also a Practitioner of Reiki and Healing Touch Energy work. I am not a Mental Health licensed clinician. Being a Reiki Practitioner has helped me tune into clients which also helps to understand the body’s energy. My SE training has guided me in assisting clients to become aware of what their body needs in order to return to the its natural ability to heal.

My medical background as an EMT -B and EMT -A, has helped me become familiar with how the body reacts to physical injury and trauma. One of my passions is to provide a safe place for first responders to also do their own trauma healing. There is a stigma among first responders that in order to be in control of your emotions and protect your reputation, you are stronger when you disconnect from your patients or the incident that occurred. This has caused an array of issues for our first responder, that many continue to harbor. Studies have shown that cumulative traumas produce burnout and ultimately lead to PTSD. This burnout and PTSD leaks into our personal lives at home with our families. They receive the secondary trauma. I feel very strongly about the work that first responders do and want to send a message that we are here to assist you to discharge the trauma, so you can go on with your work of saving lives.

Working in the mental health and addiction field for 18 years as a frontline provider, has allowed me to utilize brief intervention counseling and crisis counseling on a daily basis. The ability to be present and aware of where the client is at the time of their crisis is essential. This is a pivotal point for them, so understanding the role you play for each situation can be taxing and rewarding.

Another area that I am passionate about is helping those heal from human trafficking trauma. ATA – Anti-Trafficking Alliance, first introduced me to Human Trafficking survivors and the many faces it affected. Those survivors were dealing with sexual trauma, substance abuse and other mental health issues. All areas that my training and experience has guided me to work with them in their healing journey. I have gratitude for the dual learning that comes from working with these survivors. Not only have I helped them, but they have helped me grow in my experience.

I look to forward to working with you where you are and get you to a place of peace in your mind, body, and spirit. Movement is progress so let’s move together!