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Murrieta Clinicians

Darlena Allen 

Clinical Director 


To be human is to feel stress, to feel overwhelmed, and at times, to even feel alone. I welcome the opportunity to hear your experience, through providing my undivided attention, and support. Your thoughts, feelings, and needs are not only worthy of being heard, they deserve respect and regard. It is my goal to create an environment in which you feel safe, and empowered to share your unique story. Together we will not only set your goals, but identify, and work towards your preferred reality.


My experience includes working with children with behavioral issues at home/school, working with families on co-parenting issues, working with children of separation/divorce, working with foster children/families, working with blended families, and working with Depression and Trauma.  Also, assisting therapists navigate the unique challenges of the profession.  The strength based theoretical approaches which inform my work includes: Attachment-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Reflective Supervision. It is my belief that, not only are we individually, equipped to solve the human condition, but that, in addition, we are the authors of our own story. If you will allow me to utilize my journey to witness your story as you write and re-write your Narrative, you will learn the following: 
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” - A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie-The-Pooh


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Crystal Folk

Clinical Supervisor

Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT 117308

I am comfortable supporting clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, self-esteem, and issues of grief and loss. I have helped people navigate the complex aftermath that results from physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, being sensitive, and meeting each client in the space that they are in. My counseling approach pulls from several theories, but I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Client Centered Therapies. 

Here's what you can expect in a session with me: I will tailor our dialog and develop a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and goals. I like to provide feedback, share suggestions, and encourage home practice from our previous sessions, so you can see the interventions used in action.  


Angelica Thomas

Psych Assistant

 I am a doctoral candidate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. My experience includes working in community mental health, working with individuals and couples. I have worked with a diverse population of clients of all ages. I utilize an integrative approach combining cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and humanistic modalities. I believe the therapeutic process guides clients to increased self-awareness and decreased symptoms. Additionally, I am EMDR trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor.  


My intention is to help patients heal their relationships and understand trauma's psychological and physical impact. The core of my work is to help patients gain self-insight and awareness, operate from the best in themselves, and improve their relationships with others. I believe the therapeutic relationship is essential to the treatment. I strive to honor my patient’s identities and assist them in exploring intersectionality.


Dr. Ivy Coker

Psych Assistant

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Dr. Ivy Kensinger 

Psych Assistant

Hello and thank you for taking a moment to learn a little about me. My name is Dr. Ivy Kensinger and I am a Psychological Assistant under the supervision of Dr. M. Natasha Kordus (PSY18501). I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University and received clinical training in both therapy and psychological testing, working primarily with adults and adolescents age 15+. I hold certification in LGBTQ+ Mental Health and Human Services through the Rockway Institute and have focused experience in chronic pain and other chronic illness, grief and loss, trauma, and alternative relationship styles. My theoretical orientation and approach to therapy is Existential-Integrationist, which means that I look at you as a unique individual with personal life experiences, how these relate to universal human experiences, and tailor my therapeutic approach to fit you, your strengths, and your needs. Therapy is a process where we work together to bring about meaningful improvements in your life. You are the expert on yourself, and I look forward to learning about the unique factors that make you who you are and working with you to make positive change. 

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Kathryn Dietz

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT131599

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT131599) with a Masters in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. I have experience working as a counselor at a community clinic and kindergarten through eighth grade school setting. Previous experience includes supporting my local unhoused population and youth in a community shelter. I spent my time working with youth helping them process depression, anxiety, phase of life changes, family conflicts, and behavioral changes. I have worked with a wide range of ages as well as people of different ethnicities, cultures, and sexualities. I feel acknowledging these differences promotes growth and honors the client as unique individuals. I tailor my approach to the individual as the experts of their own lives who need support. My goal is to create a space where clients feel safe and supported enough to share their stories and struggles and learn to live their most fulfilled lives. I use skills from Person-Centered, DBT, CBT, and ACT modalities as well as active listening and psychoeducation on coping skills during sessions to address clients concerns.

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Tristen Ross

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


Tristen is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, and earned a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. During her time in graduate school, she worked with adolescents and families in Hemet Unified School district. Prior to Collaborative Psychology Group, she worked with individuals, families, and couples in a private practice center and has experience working in substance abuse treatment. Her style integrates a humanistic, integrative, psychodynamic, and person-centered therapeutic approach. She takes a caring and authentic approach in working with her clients as they journey toward self-actualization. She is passionate about creating space for individuals to explore the essence of their being. She believes that we are all uniquely designed to live life to our fullest potential, and it all begins with healing from interpersonal wounds to achieve wholeness and connection.


It is my belief that every person has the answer within them, and as a therapeutic team, we can discover the answer together. My therapeutic approach emphasizes client collaboration, to increase perception and give meaning to events that make life unmanageable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, evidenced based tools are used to evoke healing of past or current events that cause clinical discomfort. Equally important, I provide psychoeducation to build on a client’s strengths and current knowledge of themselves.

I join the Collaborative Psychology Group team, with a doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  I also earned a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Azusa Pacific University. My psychological experience provided opportunities to support adolescents and adults navigate the thoughts, feelings and emotions associated with trauma, addiction, major depression, anxiety, ADHD, and suicidal ideation. 

Megan Howes

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


I  am a graduate of Chapman University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT128984) and I have provided therapy to children, couples, families, and individuals. I also have experience in facilitating group therapy with children. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, phase of life transitions. I have worked with clients from many different ethnic backgrounds, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations. I am passionate about including diversity into my practice and therefore enjoy incorporating my clients’ diverse backgrounds into sessions. I believe in tailoring my sessions to fit the individual needs of all my clients. I also believe that good therapeutic work happens not only in session, but outside in the home and everyday life. I enjoy working with clients to create a safe environment where we can work collaboratively and where my clients feel comfortable offering feedback so we can personalize their experience in therapy. 


Kimberly Sivage

Associate Clinical Social Worker


I have over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I have a background working with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and behavioral problems. My goal is to create a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable to process and express their feelings. I have helped treat people who are dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Bereavement, relationship problems, and PTSD. My therapeutic modalities include CBT, TFCBT, SFBT, and Psychodynamic Therapy. I also utilize the Strengths-Based perspective and Motivational Interviewing.

My therapeutic style is calm, understanding, and supportive. I am here to support my clients by providing active listening and space to process your problems. I will help teach them the tools to help devise solutions to problems, help reframe negative thinking patterns, and how to utilize coping mechanisms.

I let my clients know that your session is your session so whatever you need to talk about this is your space. We will devise goals together by creating a treatment plan, so that we can work on those each session, but I think it’s important to focus on the current or new stressors that clients are experiencing as well. I enjoy working with children and Teens and will incorporate therapeutic games or Art to make therapy more fun! “The
meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso

Tyron Jackson

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor


My name is Tyron, I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who graduated with a Master of Science from Cal State San Bernardino. I have a background working with children and adults, but I have primarily worked with adults in the mental health field. My history of work has been with populations of individuals that have dealt with trauma, substance abuse/use,
bipolar, schizophrenia, and individuals on the spectrum. Most of my experience has been working with the clinical population in the mental health field. I have worked with the clinical population for about 5 years, and I have learned many ways of approaching and connecting with people from a wide range of different backgrounds.


My therapeutical approach to therapy is rooted in Narrative therapy which aims to separate individuals from their problems. In this therapy approach, I intend on supporting individuals in reframing a new life narrative for themselves. In establishing this new narrative, I hope to develop a relationship with my clients where I can help support to empower individuals in meeting their goals and sustaining a healthier lifestyle. I do my best to facilitate an environment that allows for open expression of emotions and thoughts but also develops a space for me and individuals to build a strong relationship to being completely vulnerable and transparent with
each other. Most of all, it is my goals to support and improve the quality of life in individuals that come to see me.

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Delaney Fennell

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor



I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) as well as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). I received a Master’s degree from California Baptist University, where I studied Professional Clinical Counseling and Counseling Psychology. Previous studies have allowed me to obtain an additional degree in Human Development, which informs my approach with developmentally appropriate practices. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, depression, and anger management. Additionally, my experiences have allowed me to counsel adolescents and families of Riverside Unified and San Bernardino schools.
I utilize various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy CBT), person-centered therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. Among other aspects of therapy, I am passionate about working alongside individuals, families, and couples to 1) strengthen relationships, 2) improve communication skills, 3) manage daily stress, 4) alleviate the symptoms of negative feelings, 5) improve self-esteem, 6) manage negative emotions, and 7) facilitate problem solving and conflict resolution. Above all, I strive to offer a warm and compassionate space where clients can feel safe and comfortable to be themselves.


Morgan Moinian



Any moment of life could be a great time to seek help. Maybe you have gone through some unexpected changes in your life? Or maybe you are feeling lonely, anxious, tearful, or down about yourself and your current life circumstances. Or maybe you are unsure how you are feeling but are interested in growing and feeling more empowered in your life. Taking that first step and seeking a therapist can be challenging and daunting at first, and I want to help you in your journey of self-healing and having a safe place to do so.


I am a therapist who works with all ages and offers Individual, Couples, and Families. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and holistic. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, sadness, grief and loss and stress.


It is a gift to be able to work with others. I love helping all souls on their own personal journeys. And I am here to help create something that may sound uncomfortable, such as therapy, feel more comfortable. This is the time to go on your path of healing and self-discovery. And I would love to be a compassionate outside perspective for you and help reach any personal goals you may have.

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