Jocelina Gomez-Baez, LSW
Jocelina is a bilingual (English and Spanish), Licensed Social Worker who is a first-generation college graduate. Jocelina received her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from Kutztown University with a concentration in Behavioral Health. She has worked with individuals in outpatient settings, mostly with adolescents and adult populations, but she also has experience with groups and couples. Furthermore, Jocelina has worked with mental health diagnoses and needs such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizoaffective disorder, complex grief, disordered eating, ADHD, and substance abuse disorders.
Jocelina is passionate about working with survivors of trauma as well as providing LGBTQIA+ affirming therapeutic care. She also enjoys guiding others who are going through difficult transitional periods in their life. With her time in outpatient care Jocelina has gained knowledge and experience in utilizing various therapeutic approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Strength-based Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In addition, Jocelina has an interest in applying somatic therapeutic interventions as she believes that healing is a practice that requires awareness not only through the mind but as well as the body.
“I encourage you to live your life with transparency, knowing you are safer revealing your truth than you are covering it up with layers of armor. Feel the full range of your feelings. Create those moments of healing that soothe the cries of your soul and propel you forward in your personal evolution. Risk creating and fully entering those moments of vulnerability that will break your heart wide open and stretch your capacity to love.” – Mariah Fenton Gladis