I Support the Latinx Community with Culturally Competent Mental Health Services
Learn About Me & How I Can Help
Astrid Josefina Gomez, LSW
Hi, my name is Astrid Josefina Gomez, and I’m a bilingual psychotherapist at Latinx Talk Therapy. I like to incorporate Maya perspectives and embrace cultural practices in the journey of healing. I also use the family systems theory and motivational interviewing in my approach.
As a Maya woman, I understand the complexity of navigating the Western world through this lens. I have a tri-cultural background, which means I was born into Western culture under a Latinx microscope while honing in on my Maya roots and gifts. No matter your background, I want to support you while learning more about yourself, your family, and those around you as you begin or continue your healing journey. I am here to provide a safe and sacred space to become the best version of yourself!
You Don’t Have to Face Your Struggles Alone, I Am Here to Help
I have worked with adults who have emigrated from their home countries, parents, individuals expecting a child, folks with substance use disorders, and young adults. – I have seen how being in one or more marginalized groups can impact mental wellness on several levels. I have helped folks combat shame, abandonment, fear, grief, and loss. Some of your loved ones might not fully comprehend what you are going through, but I am here to help you feel heard and validated and ultimately help you discover your true self.
Get to Know A Little Bit More About Me
I am a social worker born and raised on Potawatomi, Kickapoo, and Peoria land (western suburbs of Chicago). My pronouns are she/they, and I am Maya K’iche’. My parents are from Maya Territory (Guatemala), and my father is Maya K’iche’ and speaks K’iche’. I am a first-generation Master-level graduate in the United States. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Family Relations from Illinois State University and my Master’s of Social Work degree from Loyola University. I am also an Indigenous Legal Advocate consultant at Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim (CMPI). I am passionate about working with indigenous communities throughout the country and internationally.
My specialties include working with folks who have substance use disorders, such as with alcohol and/or drugs. The majority of my work has been with low-income individuals and families. I have worked with families and individuals on parent-child relationships, stress management, and financial and emotional stability.