Meet Your Therapists

Behavioral Health Team

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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.

Practicum Clinicians

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.

Marrenda Torio, MFT Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marrenda 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 Psychology in 2012. After having graduated, Marrenda has dedicated the past 10 years in working with a variety of populations including vulnerable youth, adults, and families. Marrenda is hopeful that her foundation in working with families and individuals across different avenues will aid her in assisting clients through their own personal healing journey. Marrenda is passionate about serving members of the LGBTQ+ community and helping individuals obtain the resources they need. Her services are provided in English.

Jarell Culla, MFT Trainee

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Jarell is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California Riverside in 2020. He is passionate about people’s healing and their limitless potential to grow into the people they are meant to be. Almost every person is wounded and Jarell seeks to use therapy as an avenue to explore with clients the anatomy of their wounds so that anyone may find healing and evolve to their fullest potential. Jarell is especially passionate about youth and young adults in the LGBTQIA community.

Natalie Contreras-urita, MFT/PCC Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Natalie is a Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. In 2021 she received a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Psychology from California State University of San Bernardino. Natalie has been working with youth and their families in the Riverside community for approximately four years. She is passionate about assisting diverse youth in completing positive life choices and promoting mental awareness. Natalie is an advocate for individuals finding their true potential, vulnerability, and achieving their desired quality of life. Natalie is excited to work with clients who express and share their life stories for others to learn from.


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

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:

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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 or call (951) 888-1346 ext. 1.

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