• Home


    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.


    See Services

    Places to Get Started

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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.

    Read More

    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).

    Read More

    Dr. Jasmine Board, LMFT

    Dr. Jasmine Board holds her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She believes that it is important to be an advocate for the clients and also help the client’s become advocates for themselves. She works to be able to help the clients find what triggers them (Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Substance Use, etc.) and helps them find peace and other solutions to overcome any issues impacting them. Click “Read More” for more information about Dr. Jasmine.

    Read More

     Elizabeth Aguilar-Godinez

    Elizabeth Aguilar-Godinez is a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist that enjoys working with the Latino community, children, adolescents, and families. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne in 2014.

    She has experience working with families, foster/adopted youth, parenting, family conflict, child and adolescent trauma, attachment issues, opposition, ADHD, depression and eating disorders. Click “Read More” for more information about Elizabeth.

    Read More

    Chelsea Zinke

    Chelsea has a bubbly personality and finds value in utilizing humor and laughter as an integrated part of treatment. Chelsea has worked with clients for the past 6 years and has experience working with anxiety and stress management, adjustment disorders, sobriety maintenance, organization and time management struggles, issues surrounding low self-esteem, and improvement of communication and conflict resolution skills. Chelsea strives to create a safe and welcoming environment where clients can process through their emotions at their time and pace. Chelsea welcomes individual clients ages 18 and older.

    Read More

    Ashley Hutchinson, MSW

    Ashley is a psychotherapist who uses a unique blend of Psychodynamic theories, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to provide clients individualized care tailored to their specific needs. Ashley is known in the community for specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder, process, behavioral, and substance abuse addictions, and for her work with the military community. Click “Read More” for additional information on Ashley.

    Read More

    Marissa Guerrero, LMFT

    Marissa Guerrero, LMFT is a Bilingual Spanish speaking Therapist who has gained experience working with families, teens, and individuals in the Latino Community struggling with parenting issues, ADHD or Domestic Violence. Marissa is passionate about helping people create change and empower themselves. Marissa is constantly learning and growing from the experience she has with each and every client.

    Read More

    Christina Lopez, LMFT

    Christina Lopez is a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Christina earned her Master’s Degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University. Christina enjoys bringing a bright energy to every therapy space. She has spent the last 4 years providing trauma focused therapy to individuals of all ages. Christina is passionate in her affirming work with LGBTQIA+ individuals, nontraditional couples and nontraditional families.

    Read More

    Kristine Fernandez, AMFT

     Kristine has been providing therapy to adults, children, teens, and families in various settings with different backgrounds. Kristine believes in empowering her client’s to create healing by building connection and nurturing a healthy therapeutic relationship. Click “read more” for more information about services with Kristine.

    Read More

    Viridiana Galaz, ACSW

    Viridiana Galaz, ACSW is a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist with experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. Viri enjoys providing her clients with warmth, empathy, and emotional support. Viri knows creating a non-judgmental environment for her clients is crucial on their path to healing.

    Read More

    Working Together To Help You Achieve Your Goals