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Meet Your Therapists

Behavioral Health Team

Muriel Casamayor,
LMFT #116554

Licensed Clinical Therapist
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.

Sunni Meador

Behavioral Health Practice 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 are currently a Master’s in Social work student at Simmons University, with an aspiration to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with an emphasis in trauma.

Charity Miller, MS, LMFT #101011

Licensed Clinical Therapist
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs & She/Her/Hers

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.

Practicum Clinicians

Laken Beltran, MSW Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Laken is a Master of Social Work Intern and Southern California native. She received two Associates degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently completing her Master of Social Work at California State University San Bernardino. She has interests in sexual health, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and communication styles. She is passionate about providing empathy and validation for her clients. She has 11 years of experience working with children in the public education setting. Laken provides her services in English and is available for virtual and in-person sessions.

Jane Diep, MFT Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jane is a Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at University of Southern California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2020. She is passionate about coupling political activism with mental health by using an intersectional lens. She is interested in working with survivors of interpersonal violence, young adults, and treating sexuality and sexual health issues. Jane provides her services in English and is available for both virtual and in-person sessions.

Mary Ellen Garcia, MFT Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mary Ellen is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSUSB in 2020. She is passionate about working with individuals to improve their mental health. She is especially interested in helping those who come from marginalized communities. Practicing cultural humility and working with individuals to ensure they feel supported are fundamental to her therapy. Mary Ellen provides her services in both English and Spanish and is available for virtual and in-person sessions.

Irad Leon, MSW Intern

Pronouns: He/Him/His & They/Them/Theirs

Irad is a Master of Social Work Intern. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work at California State University, San Bernardino. Irad aspires to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an emphasis in trauma. They have received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Public Policy from The University of Redlands. He has also been certified in LGBTQ+ Leadership by the University of Redlands School of Continuing Studies. Irad provides their services in both English and Spanish and is 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.

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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