I’ll Help you set aside judgment and get curious about what’s going on
You’ve found your way here because you are curious… curious about your life, about what goes on inside your mind, and about the potential of beginning therapy. Your curiosity is a strength!
I invite you to embrace your curiosity so that you may come to know yourself and to find relief along the way.
ABOUT DR. MICHELE GOMES
Michele is a psychologist (CA license # PSY23227) and psychoanalyst who splits her time between her two passions: working with a diverse group of adults and couples in her private practice and leading Wright Institute Los Angeles, a psychoanalytic non-profit community clinic and training site.
Her unique background in Multicultural Community Psychology, Women’s Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Computer Programming reflects the range of interests and skills she brings to her work. Prior to her clinical practice, Michele worked at the UCLA School of Public Health assisting with epidemiological research related to the intersections between sociocultural variables and mental health.
Michele became a Psychoanalyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis where she teaches, sits on the Board of Directors and is active on many committees including being a founding member of the Committee on Diversities and Sociocultural Issues. Michele is committed to a non-profit way of life and hopes, through WILA and NCP, to expand the reach and role of psychoanalytic ideas in the community.
I spent five years as WILA’s Clinical Director and in 2016 stepped into the role of Executive Director. WILA gives me the opportunity to work in a variety of highly satisfying and stimulating roles: institutional administrator, teacher, individual and group supervisor, and mentor. Most rewarding is spending my days surrounded by others who share my passion for training competent and socially conscious mental health professionals.
WILA serves the diverse communities of Los Angeles by providing affordable high-quality psychotherapy services while training the next generation of socially conscious mental health professionals.
WILA is at the forefront of a therapy movement, changing the ways people are treated when they need help but are held back by financial, cultural and systemic barriers.