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Are you being impacted by painful memories and thoughts? Does it feel like you're living at the whim of your emotions? Are you struggling to feel like you're living your life as your best self? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.

And we know this is hard. You've likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But we're so glad you found us and have taken the courageous step of being here.

We're confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you're struggling with resolving trauma, controlling emotions, or developing self, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey. We have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.


"If you banish the dragons, you banish the heroes..."

We understand no two individuals are the same, and we tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted.

If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, we're ready when you are. Contact us today and let's get to work.

 

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About Jason Temple

Jason is the founder of Talk Therapy Center of Riverside. He is highly effective working with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD and self-worth in individual and group therapy. His strategy of educating clients and creating change in session have caused clients to call him "the most effective therapist" they have worked with. Click "Read More" for additional information about Jason.

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About Emily Shinne, PhD

Dr. Emily blesses Talk Therapy Center with a background working for USC's trauma center helping work through sexual abuse/trauma. She has a kind personality that welcomes even the most difficult to speak about topics. Click "Read More" for additional information about Dr. Emily.

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About Art Unzueta, PhD

Dr. Art spends most of his days working for the VA in his efforts to help veterans and their families. His humorous style and professional knowledge combine to develop a comfortable experience in therapy. Click "Read More" for additional information about Dr. Art.

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About Michelle Stark, LCSW

Michelle's experience as a therapist is vast as she has worked with numerous populations including her most recent passion of working with grief and loss issues within families. She has thrived with elderly patients and their families in order to best manage stage of life issues. Click "Read More" for additional information about Michelle.

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Natalia Fernandez

Natalia is a bilingual therapist who has a warm, welcoming demeanor and prides herself on providing a safe and nonjudgmental environment for her clients. Natalia has a passion for working with children, youth, and their families to provide support through difficult life challenges. Natalia is experienced in providing therapy to individuals who are survivors of trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Click "Read More" for additional information about Natalia.

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Jason Darr

Jason is known for his laughter and light-heartedness. He allows his kind personality to shine and while working to help his clients grow. He has significant experience working with those who have dealt with the traumas of sexual abuse, child abuse, family of origin issues, domestic violence and PTSD. "Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced." Soren Kierkegaard Click "Read More" for additional information about Jason.

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Rachel Leal

Rachel is a trauma-focused therapist, currently finalizing her national certification in TF-CBT. She has extensive experience working with victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. In addition, she has worked with Domestic Violence offenders in both group and indidual counseling. Rachel firmly believes in the healing power of Narrative Therapy, because as the great Maya Angelou so perfectly explained, "There is no greater agony than an untold story in you." Click "Read More" for additional information about Rachel.

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Kellie Hynds

Kellie has worked with kids, families and adults in a variety of settings. She continues to be passionate about her development despite her vast experience. Her latest training was in Accelerated Resolution Therapy which is designed to help clients suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Click "Read More" for additional information about Kellie.

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Guadalupe Del Campo

Guadalupe has worked with families and children in the community over the last few years. She has a passion for working with the Latino community and has experience working with individuals in treatment and recovery from cancer. Her clients enjoy her warm and friendly demeanor and professional skillset. Click "Read More" for additional information about Guadalupe.

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Brittany Alva, LMFT

Brittany is a trauma-focused therapist that prides herself in creating a warm, welcoming, and open environment with her clients. She has worked with populations of all ages but specializes in individuals who have experienced trauma, whether that be long term or more recent. Brittany has significant experience in helping adults and teens experiencing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, difficulty adapting to life's changes, anxiety, and depression. She has a passion for working with military members and their families of any era. Brittany is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is designed to help those suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

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Dr. Pierra Martin, LMFT

Dr. Martin has a history of working with diverse populations such as adults, adolescents, children, families, and group. Dr. Martin has provided clinical services for non-profit agencies, church counseling centers, and Foster Family Agencies. She has extensive experience working with mood disorders, emotional disturbances, trauma victims, child abuse, dual diagnosis, personality disorders, divorce, and anger management. Dr. Martin practices using Gestalt therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help individuals explore their experiences without fear of judgment while challenging irrational beliefs about themselves and others.

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Angelica Ramirez-Diaz, LMFT

Angelica Ramirez-Diaz is a bilingual (English/Spanish) LMFT who has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her formal education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB) with two minors in Entrepreneurship and Management, and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Latino Mental Health from Antioch University of Santa Barbara (AUSB).

Angelica Ramirez-Diaz es una terapeuta bilingüe (Ingles/Español) LMFT quien tiene experiencia trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y familias. Su educación formal incluye su Título de Grado en Psicología de la Universidad San Bernardino en el estado de California (CSUSB) con dos grados menores de Empresaria y Administración y un Título de Maestría en Psicología Clínica con una concentración en Salud Mental para Latinos de la Universidad de Antioch en Santa Barbara (AUSB).

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