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Riverside 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


Robyn Norris 

Clinical Supervisor


My passion lies in helping individuals from a relational perspective and instilling hope
and assurance of ones individual journey in order to help live a life that is of fulfillment. I
believe we all have a story and the right to be heard and seen and that is what I look to offer you within our therapeutic relationship. I believe the therapist-client relationship is integral to healing and as such, it should feel collaborative and free from judgement. 


I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, alongside their
families. I am a firm believer that in order to help the child, we must also examine the family. I have provided such therapeutic services to children and families in community mental health clinics, school-based settings and residential treatment facilities. As such, I have extended training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy as well as knowledge and training within the 0-5 population. I have experience treating a wide array of issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, attachment concerns, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, change of life issues, divorce, adoption, and relational disorders.

In my professional capacity I have also had experience providing clinical supervision and oversight to pre-licensed and licensed therapist. I take joy in working alongside clinicians as they develop and hone their professional skills and knowledge. I believe that as a clinician or “healer” it is important to be reflective in one’s process in order to provide the emotional space needed for those that we serve.

I work from an eclectic lens, often incorporating cognitive behavioral therapies, client-centered approaches, solution-focused, family systems work and narrative therapy. I am comfortable working with individuals of all sexual orientations and genders. As a clinician, I strive for cultural humility and understanding of ones own individual cultural experience. Most importantly, I look forward to working alongside you to assist in your journey of healing.

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Crystal Folk

Clinical Supervisor

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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.  


Dr. Natasha Kordus

Clinical Supervisor


I work with children, adolescents, and adults. My approach to therapy is a bit eclectic in that I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I also include early childhood considerations, feminist thought, and multi-cultural perspectives in my interventions. I believe in working closely with my clients as a team on identifying goals and moving forward towards desired changes. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, as well as diagnostic clarification of ADHD, Autism, or psychotic and mood disorders. As a multicultural, Hispanic woman, I love working with clients from diverse backgrounds and, in particular, specialize in working with members of the Deaf / Hard of Hearing and LGBTQ communities. I am fluent in ASL.

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Carol Davidson

Marriage and Family Therapist


My clinical experience includes working with adults, adolescents, children and couples, which issues such as codependency, anxiety, depression, grief, adult children of alcoholics and divorce recovery.  I have led workshops in codependency and boundaries, and have co-facilitated groups in “Healing the Mother Wound.”  I am EMDR trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing, and also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Solution Focused, Family Systems theoretical approaches and Mindfulness techniques. 

In working with clients, I see the client and I as a team, working together to determine goals and treatment that meet the individual client’s needs, while providing a safe, empathetic environment to process and facilitate healing of childhood and family of origin experiences, as well as present issues and concerns. 

I love helping people gain insight, awareness and empowerment in their lives, to achieve wholeness and improved relationships

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Elizabeth Dupray

Marriage and Family Therapist


I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who began my educational journey later in life. My life's experiences led me to seek a career more meaningful in helping others. 

Prior to my education in counseling I worked for many years in the grocery business as a retail clerk, getting to know all the customers who came through my lane. I believe that job was a great training ground for my current career as everyone from all walks of life goes to the grocery store. My keen observation of each person and family dynamics was educational in itself. 

My years of internship and counseling have been meaningful when clients have made progress and I get to be a part of their journey. The populations I have the most experience in are clients struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, strained marriages, and relationships. I have helped women stuck in the cycle of abuse and codependency and understanding the pain from my own life's experiences. I have worked with families and individuals struggling with family members addicted to different substances.

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I have done therapy for over ten years. I specialize in clients who are racial/ethnic minorities, queer, transgender, and/or polyamorous. I can provide letters for transgender individuals who pursue medical transition. I have worked with a variety of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma.

I am a relational-cultural therapist, which means that I view relationships as central to our growth, honor my client's cultural identities, and explore how "isms" (e.g., racism, sexism, etc.) impact my clients. I view therapy as a collaboration in which we work together to address your concerns as well as help you live a life of meaning.

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Dr. Tanika Gayle 

Clinical Psychologist


The core of my work is to help people operate from the best in themselves as an individual and in relationship with others. My work helps individuals develop a state of balance by increasing one true, solid sense of self and the ability to take care of self while working through difficulties that life throws at you. Key tools in accomplishing this are by helping individuals self confront and self validate and stay true to ones' integrity. I work with individuals dealing with everyday life stressors, individuals discovering their sense of identity, and various discomforts such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family issues. I have a special interest in treating individuals, families, couples, and intimacy issues which includes sex therapy.

In addition to providing therapy, being the owner/clinical director of Collaborative Psychology Group, I currently am the program manager and primary supervisor for Family Support Services at the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House. It is a practicum training site for marriage and family therapist, social work and psychology doctorate students. In addition I also have a practicum training program at Collaborative Psychology Group for Loma Linda University master and doctoral students. 

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Andrea Lovvorn

Social Worker 


I hold a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) in School Social Work, enabling me to understand school systems and potential factors affecting the mental health of children and teenagers in the school setting.  I have advanced training in the area of trauma and depression and am EMDR trained.

I enjoy work with diverse populations and have helped clients ranging from 2 years old to 90 years old.  I have a range of experience which includes working with early childhood trauma, recent trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, childbirth trauma, military-related stressors, caregiver stress, teenagers, end-of-life issues, adjustment to chronic disease, self-harm, and behavioral challenges.  Each person is unique and I strive to utilize evidence-based treatment methods to improve your symptoms as rapidly as possible through individual therapy, family therapy, and/or connection to outside resources as needed.

Dr. Manijeh Badieee

Clinical Psychologist


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Tawny Weir

Marriage and Family Therapist


I am trained in various evidence-based practices, including Individual and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Seeking Safety.  I have also served diverse populations, providing individual and group therapy to sexual assault and trauma survivors, systems-involved youth and their families transitioning adults, and older adults, and other marginalized groups facing an array of challenges including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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People face tremendous stressors, managing life responsibilities, and relationships. Adversity from childhood experiences, unfulfilled expectations, negative family influences leading to despair breaks relationships and families apart. Addressing origins of pain, acknowledging the present and providing strategic tools helps rebuild, leading to better moments now and ahead. As an empathetic licensed marriage and family therapist, LMFT 107822, Vivian enjoys connecting with clients to explore their unique journey by providing a non-judgmental, safe, welcoming space to grow, to heal, to embrace, to discard. Vivian has life experience with an ex-addict community for over 40 years; gaining professional mental health status as of 2012.  Vivian provides counseling to individuals, couples and families dealing with relationship issues, especially those struggling with addictions and anger.  

   As an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist, Vivian uses this model for people to heal from emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences.  EMDR therapy quickens the healing process. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can, in fact, heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  Using the eight stage detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, Vivian helps clients activate their natural healing processes.

   Having first-hand experience of living abroad with her family raising five children (Adult Third Culture Kids); Vivian understands the unique challenges expatriate families face while moving and living abroad. Not only has Vivian experienced the process of culture shock, and cultural adaptation, she has therapeutic skills to help you and your family transition to/from life abroad, particularly the reverse struggle of repatriation. Whether you are facing immigration issues, migration, or repatriation, let’s talk!


My experience has included working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in public schools and community mental health facilities. In addition, I have experience working with suicidal adolescents in an intensive outpatient program and providing support to families of children with medical illnesses. My training has allowed me to gain experience working with a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, impulse and control issues, behavior and conduct problems, relational concerns, and adjustment difficulties. 

Dr. Samantha Martinez

Clinical Psychologist



Angelica Thomas

Pre-Doctoral Student

 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

Doctoral Student

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. 

Vivian Villalobos

Marriage and Family Therapist


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Tyron Jackson

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor


Bertha Jimenez

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


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.

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.

I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT133267) working
under the supervision of Robyn Norris (LMFT103252). I earned a Master of Science in
Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. I have experience working with
adolescents, couples, families, and groups. While attending graduate school, I worked at an
emergency crisis shelter for youth ages 11 to 17. I gained experience working with adolescents
suffering from anxiety, depression, anger, and behavior issues. I conducted groups teaching
clients how to decrease their mental health and behavior issues. Additionally, I worked with
adolescents and their families to improve communication and interactions with one another. I learned first-hand how challenging it could be for some individuals to talk about their issues and
life challenges. Therefore, I look forward to providing a space that is safe and free of judgment, where you can feel seen and heard.

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Alexa Bustamante

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor


I received my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University and have worked in the fields of mental and behavioral health for 4 years. My experience includes conducting individual therapy, marriage family therapy and couples’ therapy. I have facilitated group counseling sessions relevant to sobriety and mental wellness for high-risk families and children. 


My experience includes working with adolescents, young adults and older adults in the rehabilitation center and private practice settings. In addition, I have experience working with crisis intervention for individuals struggling with suicidal ideation. The trainings I received have given me the opportunity to assist individuals experiencing: Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD/trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, Interpersonal Issues, behavior problems, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


 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.

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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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Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT131599

Tristen Ross

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


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