Carol Gomez is a bi-cultural, bi-lingual psychotherapist, training specialist, mediator and organizational consultant. She has been involved in violence against women, immigrant rights, social justice community organizing, crime victim services and human trafficking work for over two decades in the US and in South East and East Asia. She was born and raised in Malaysia, and moved to the US for her undergraduate studies and subsequently established roots and her career in the New England region and more recently in Southern California.
From 2002-2012, she founded and directed the Trafficking Victims Outreach and Services (TVOS) Network, which was subsequently renamed Matahari: Eye of the Day. Through this Boston based organization, Carol coordinated multi-disciplinary teams and provided holistic care for immigrant survivors of labor trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, domestic and sexual abuse and other human rights violations.
Carol coordinated national pilot research and co-authored a 2001 NIJ report, “Sex Trafficking in the United States: International and Domestic Trends”. She has additionally published and co-authored several reports and chapter articles on supporting survivors of violence and trauma and creating community responses in the wake of trauma.
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She has been adjunct faculty at Boston College School of Social Work and guest lectures at campuses across Massachusetts. She served on the Board of United for a Fair Economy, the Resist Foundation and was appointed to the MA Governor’s Council on Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Since her move to Los Angeles in 2010, she has been practicing as a trauma-informed child and family therapist and services as a restorative justice mediator with youth and families. She specializes in providing therapy with crime victims and young people entangled in commercial sexual exploitation, part of a diversion program for trafficked children and adolescents initiated in 2014 in Los Angeles County.
She is additionally available to offer anti-oppression workshops, cross-cultural training, restorative justice & transformative conflict resolution & mediation work, anger management groupwork, emotional intelligence assessment & coaching and non-profit organization development consultation.
Carol can be reached at OR 617-448-0993 OR via