B.S., University of La Verne
M.A., PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, Los Angeles
Dr. Cristina Gómez is the most recent addition to honors transfer program faculty. She is a Citrus College alum, and as a student, years ago, she realized that becoming a psychologist was her calling. Dr. Gómez continued her education at the University of La Verne, completing a degree in behavioral science. She then attended Alliant International University, receiving a master's and a doctorate in clinical psychology.
A licensed clinical psychologist with an established private practice serving a diverse patient population, Dr. Gómez's clinical experience is varied and expansive, including community clinics serving the underserved and treating individuals of the senior population. Also, she spent almost two years working at a California men's prison, treating individuals with significant mental health conditions. She brings that unique knowledge and experience into the classroom through her lectures and presentations.
Along with operating a successful private practice, Dr. Gómez works for a cancer support center, facilitating groups of cancer survivors and their families. She is passionate about supporting the Latinx community as a clinician or instructor and creating an inclusive environment for individuals from the BIPOC community. In addition, she is zealous about teaching her students and hopes that some will follow the professional path of psychology or at least apply some of what they learn to help improve their daily lives. Therefore, she creates a safe and encouraging classroom environment where she invites her students to be engaged in lectures to get the most out of their experience. Dr. Gómez believes that students get from their experience what they are willing to invest in their education.
Dr. Gómez is the first in her family to achieve the highest level of education. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she loves spending time with family and friends, staying active, enjoying her pets, and connecting with nature.
revised July 6, 2023