Madison therapist Nancy Gomez has been named the Program Director of Anesis Therapy’s new Salud Mental Program.
Salud Mental Program is Anesis’s initiative to focus on eliminating barriers for accessing mental health services for the Latine community, according to a release from the organization. Along with destigmatizing mental health and being advocates for systems that support the greater Madison minority community, Anesis currently has six bilingual therapists and will be taking on three bilingual interns, two from the new UW Esperanza Program.
Gomez will be supervising bilingual clinicians, creating community partnership and outreach opportunities for the Latine community in Dane County, according to the release. Salud Mental will provide culturally relevant training and advocate for mental health. Salud Mental currently provides a mental health drop-in clinic in partnership with Lighthouse School on Friday mornings.
Gomez received her Master’s from Edgewood College in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies from UW-Madison. She is currently enrolled in her PhD in Clinical Psychology program with a concentration in Social Justice and Diversity at UW-Madison. She has over eight years of experience working with youth, families and individuals in community settings that provide wrap-around services, according to the release.
She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting, and Couples Gottman Informed Therapy, and is a licenced hypnotherapist. She also earned an Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate from UW-Madison along with completing her training for adoption competency from UW-Milwaukee.