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Meet Your Therapists

Behavioral Health Team

Muriel Casamayor,
LMFT #116554

Licensed Clinician/Clinical Supervisor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Muriel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been with TruEvolution since 2020. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University Los Angeles in 2012 and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from Hope International University in 2016. She is passionate about working with survivors of domestic violence/abuse and people with complex trauma. Muriel has training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) and is currently completing certification to use it independently. Muriel provides services in both English and Spanish. All services can be provided via Telehealth.

Omar Gonzalez-Valentino,
LMFT #115094, LPCC #6913

Director of Behavioral Health
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Omar is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been with TruEvolution since 2020. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Jose State University in 2011, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University in 2017, and is pursuing a PhD in Leadership Studies. He is passionate about working with sexual health issues in couples, helping families of teens, and helping people navigate their gender identity. Omar has training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and uses a blend of humanistic and existential approaches in his therapy. Omar provides services in both English and Spanish. All services can be provided via Telehealth.

Charity Miller, MS, LMFT #101011

Licensed Clinician/Clinical Supervisor
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Charity is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been with TruEvolution since 2021. They received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California Baptist University in 2012 and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University in 2014. They are passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ adolescents, young adults, and their families, as well as working with individuals who struggle with anger issues. Charity has training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and uses a blend of CBT, Family Systems Theory, and Mindfulness techniques in their therapy. Their services are provided in English. All services can be provided via Telehealth.

Sunni Meador, MSW, ACSW #109231

Behavioral Health Manager
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Sunni is the Behavioral Health Manager who has been with TruEvolution since 2014. They started as the Lead Community Organizer building and creating community partnerships. They later became the Director of Programs, curating events for the community. Their passion for mental health led them to joining the Behavioral Health Department as the Care Coordinator. In this role they engaged and listened to clients about needing a mental health provider that had cultural humility. They have recently completed their Master’s in Social Work program at Simmons University, with an aspiration to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with an emphasis in trauma.

Kailah Prince, MSW

Intern
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Kailah is a Behavioral Health Intern who is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Public Administration at Cal State San Bernardino. They earned their Bachelor's in Psychology at San Francisco State University in 2020. After having graduated, Kailah has dedicated the past 2 years to working with vulnerable youth, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals experiencing homelessness. They are passionate about providing resources to the community and advocating for underrepresented groups. Within this position, they aspire to assist clients through their healing journey and empower them with tools to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. Their services are provided in English. All their services can be provided via Telehealth.

Practicum Clinicians

Mariela Zamarripa, MFT Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mariela is a Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability Studies from the University of California, Riverside in 2020. Mariela is hopeful that her foundations in working with young adults in an educational setting for the past 4 years will aid her in creating a positive change in individual’s lives. She is passionate about advocating for underrepresented communities and helping people explore new strengths, self-awareness, and self-acceptance, which can lead to a better quality of life. Mariela is excited about working alongside each client to create their own unique narrative. Her services are provided in both English and Spanish and are available for virtual and in-person sessions.

John Warfield, MFT Trainee

Pronouns: He/Him/His

John is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and a 20-year retired Navy Veteran. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Azusa Pacific University. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice administration in 2011 from the University of Phoenix. He is passionate about working within multifaceted family units. His focus is on adoption challenges, infertility concerns, and helping blended families. He is also interested in cultural and racial self-esteem issues. John is receiving training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. John provides his services in English and is available for virtual and in-person sessions.

Andrea Alvarez, MFT Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Andrea Alvarez is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Marymount California University in 2019. Andrea is passionate about working with individuals to improve their mental health, and is especially interested in working with high-risk adolescents and young adults. By using Positive Psychology principles, she strives to provide individuals with a safe space to enhance their well-being. Andrea Alvarez provides her services in both English and Spanish and is available for virtual and in-person sessions.

Kailah Prince, MSW Intern

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Kailah is an MSW Intern who is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Public Administration at Cal State San Bernardino. They earned their Bachelor's in Psychology at San Francisco State University in 2020. After having graduated, Kailah has dedicated the past 2 years to working with vulnerable youth, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals experiencing homelessness. They are passionate about providing resources to the community and advocating for underrepresented groups. Within this position, they aspire to assist clients through their healing journey and empower them with tools to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. Their services are provided in English. All their services can be provided via Telehealth.

Monica Contreras, MSW Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Monica is an MSW Intern who is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at Cal State San Bernardino. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Cal State San Bernardino in 2021. She is passionate about improving individuals' mental health and has a special interest working with youth. She is also passionate about serving members of the LGBTQ+ community and helping individuals obtain the resources they need. Throughout her time at TruEvolution, Monica hopes to assist clients through their journey of self-healing and self-discovery while helping improve clients’ quality of life. Her services are provided in English. All her services are provided via Telehealth.

Maria Barraza, MSW Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Maria is an MSW Intern, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work at California Baptist University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from California State University of Dominguez Hills in 2015. Maria is passionate about working with individuals to improve their mental health, and is especially interested in working with adolescents, young adults, and families. Maria is hopeful that her foundation’s work with the youth in behavioral health services and educational settings for the past 7 years will help her in making positive changes in people’s lives. She is passionate about advocating for marginalized communities and helping individuals with safe space to find their strengths and enhance their well-being. Maria provides her services in both English and Spanish and is available for virtual and in-person sessions.

Valerie Mercado, MSW Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Valerie is a Master of Social Work student who studies at California State University, San Bernardino, and is currently in her advanced year of practicum. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, and has been interning with TruEvolution since August 2022. She is passionate about using her education and training to contribute to the health and well-being of each individual she serves while cultivating professional relationships. Valerie’s services are provided in English and are available via Telehealth.

Erica Lindsay, MFT/PCC Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Erica is a retired Air Force veteran and is pursuing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is currently completing her year of Practicum, specializing in marriage and family therapy, and career counseling. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her top career objective is to build and restore hope in a healing environment by fostering therapeutic alliances. She is inspired by the LGTBQIA+ and veteran communities, and by her family who taught her the importance of healthy community. Her services are provided in English, and she is available for virtual and in-person sessions.

Counseling

Behavioral Health Team

TruEvolution’s Behavioral Health team offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy to support the emotional and physical well-being of clients. We are committed to providing services that are affirmative, sex-positive, culturally competent, and trauma-informed care to address the mental and emotional health needs of members of the community with a special emphasis on the needs and strengths of the LGBTQ+ community. Services include:

Crisis Intervention
Support

Individual, Couples,
and Family Therapy

Transgender Health
Services and Linkage

Support Groups

Substance Use
Assessment & Referral

Case Management

As part of the organization’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for the clients we serve, TruEvolution will guide and support clients so that they will:

Understand the healthcare system
Navigate benefits counseling and insurance enrollment
Access linkage to primary care services
Have access to Spanish translation services
Obtain referrals to any specialty or supportive services needed
For Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)-eligible clients, TruEvolution Care Coordinators are able to facilitate medical transportation and linkage to on-site mental health and emotional support services. If a person who has fallen out of care or is looking to engage in HIV care, prevention, or other primary care services, they may contact care@truevolution.org or call (951) 888-1346, extension 1.

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