KR Katrina Ramos is a License Marriage and Family Therapist ( LMFT). 

Katrina is a caring therapist specializing in trauma and anxiety. She has 17 years of experience helping people realize their best selves. Her philosophy is simple: Now is the time to change your mind

Your journey to healing depends on two things: a relationship built on trust and guidance to help you find your purpose. Focusing on both mind and body, Katrina facilitates whole change by helping you unlock those things from the past that block healing. When you learn to change your mind about who you are and begin to see the truth, healing begins. 

Katrina is EMDR trained and has received additional expert training and numerous certificates. A psychology professor at Pepperdine University and a public speaker. Katrina is also pursuing her Ph.D with expertise in motivation. 

Katrina specializes in trauma and sees adults 18+ in the Riverside & Orange Offices and on Telehealth.

James H. Phillips Sr James H. Phillips Sr. is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years in the mental health field in multiple capacities. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Kaplan University, a Master of Arts in Psychology at Kaplan University, and a Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. I have had extensive training with at-risk youth and adolescents as well as with adults and addiction. In addition to the previously mentioned population, I have experience working with families, couples, and individuals with a variety of diagnoses and presenting problems such as Bipolar, depression, anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, OCD, and Conduct Disorder, to name a few.

At The Counseling Center, I strive to foster an experience of safety, trust, and partnership as we work together toward change. I pride myself on having a "whatever it takes" holistic approach, integrating multiple therapeutic modalities catered to the needs of the client. I utilize different techniques based on my client's preference which includes but is not limited to art therapy, play therapy, aromatherapy, guided meditation, deep breathing exercises, journaling, dream work, and much more.

I am compassionate, resourceful, and patient, and I am willing to guide you through this chapter of your life toward discovery and healing. It is important that my clients understand that I am joining you on the journey and exploration of healing, brokenness, empowerment, and overall positive mental health development in an effort to increase personal and interpersonal growth while remaining authentic, purposeful, and true to who you are. In joining you, my hope is to engage you where you are and endure the journey alongside you in a safe environment so that you may embrace healing, forgiveness, peace, and wholeness.

James sees clients of all ages in the Riverside Office and on Telehealth.


Vanessa Hurtado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), fluent in Spanish and English 

I specialize in working with children. I have training in several therapeutic approaches and identify as an eclectic therapist, drawing from many modalities to create a personalized experience that is suited to your child and family's needs. You can expect the incorporation of psychoanalytic, humanistic, cognitive behavioral, expressive art therapies, and more. Additionally, I like to incorporate the parents/guardians into the treatment and see it to be vital to the child's therapeutic progress. Through therapy, your child will be better able to identify and communicate their feelings, be equipped with scientifically backed coping skills, and improve emotional/behavioral regulation, and the parents will have the tools and knowledge to help their child in the process as well as in their future. Do you wonder how you can help your child? Do you feel as though your child could benefit from additional support? In general, if your child is dealing with extreme emotions like sadness, anger, stress and worry, low self-esteem, or grief, a mental health professional can help. You do not have to figure this out on your own. We are here to help.

Vanessa sees children ages 0-12 in the Riverside Office and on Telehealth.


Monica Galvez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),  fluent in Spanish and English. 

She has been working with children and families in California for 15 years and loves working with children to help them reach their goals for growth and healing. In the past, she has provided therapy in schools and understands the challenges children face both socially and emotionally. She provides a therapeutic intervention to develop coping skills, social skills, or executive functioning skills that are critical for development. If you have a child who is struggling, she would be honored to help him/her/them by determining any potential impairments that may be adversely impacting his/her/their coping and learning to provide direct intervention help.

Do you wonder how you can help your child? Do you feel as though your child could benefit from additional support? In general, if your child is dealing with extreme emotions like sadness, anger, stress and worry, low self-esteem, or grief, a mental health professional can help. You do not have to figure this out on your own. We are here to help.

Monica sees children ages 0-12 in the Riverside Office.


Daniela Juarez is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) fluent in Spanish and English. 

She has worked with children, teens, and families to alleviate those who are in distress and have trouble finding answers to their unwanted thoughts and feelings. Daniela graduated with her Masters's Degree in Social Work from California Baptist University, where she was an intern with the Community Translational Research Institute to prevent emotional distress and suicide counseling services to teens in high schools to help motivate them to find their purpose by using different therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing techniques, and solution-focused therapy. She brings knowledge, integrity, and compassion for people and has worked tirelessly to live to her life’s purpose of healing and helping others.

She values therapeutic services, as she has seen them enhance the lives of children, teens, and adults, whether it has been received individually, within a family setting, or in a group setting. She focuses individually on each client's biological and psychological characteristics. She believes in creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment, to help overcome those difficult life obstacles. As well as allowing the clients to find their own strengths in therapy sessions that can later be used in life as coping skills.

She looks forward to working with you to motivate, grow, thrive, and heal.

Daniela sees clients of all ages in the Rancho Cucamonga Office and on Telehealth.

Sandra D

Sandra Dimery is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW)

I provide individual and couples counseling and have 20 years of experience working with children and families. I hold certifications in domestic violence (perpetrator and victim), abuse, and anger management. As a clinician, I believe mental health is not a destination but a process. A person should not have to struggle in silence alone. Talking to someone can change the trajectory of your mental health and your life, and I would like to travel this journey of healing with you. 

Sandra sees children 13+ and adults in the Riverside office and on Telehealth. 


Greg Pandzic Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), PPSC

Greg received his B.A. in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 1987 and his Master of Social Work and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from University of Souther California in 1989. He began his career as a Mental Health Clinician for the San Bernardino County Mental Health Services and then moved to the Riverside and Ontario-Montclaire School District. In 1996, Pandzic founded the Family Solutions Collaborative - a community coordination of service providers who planned, developed programs,  provided physical and mental healthcare, and community education in the city of Ontario. Pandzic received a Certificate of recognition from Senator Nell Soto in June 1999 for his work with Family Solutions. In 2003 Pandzic received the North American Field Educators, Heart of Social Work Award for excellence in Field Education. Presently he is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, therapist with The Counseling Center providing therapeutic services to children and families in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 

Greg sees teens and adults in the Riverside office and on Telehealth. 

Maria R  

Maria Rodriguez is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist fluent in Spanish and English

As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), I am passionate about helping people navigate the challenges and transitions of life, and I believe that therapy can be a valuable tool in promoting growth, healing, and resilience. My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients to develop the skills and resilience they need to overcome obstacles and thrive in their personal and interpersonal lives. I am committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment where clients feel heard, understood, and supported as they work towards their goals.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, client-centered, and evidence-based. I believe in building a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients and creating a safe and supportive space for them to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I have experience working with varies ages ranging from children and adolescents to adults, couples and families. 

I understand that seeking therapy can be a difficult decision, and I am committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment for my clients. If you or your child are struggling, I invite you to reach out and schedule a session. Together, we can work towards creating positive change and building a brighter future. 

Maria sees clients of all ages in our Riverside office, Rancho Cucamonga office and on Telehealth.


Lisa Cabral, Graduate Trainee, Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) 

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from California State University San Bernardino. She is completing her Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Trauma from Grand Canyon University. Under the supervision of Sandeep Rai, LCSW #88716, she is gaining valuable experience as a intern. Lisa has helpline experience working with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).  Lisa believes in providing a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment to foster a partnership for growth and change and thinks every day is an opportunity to discover new hope.

Lisa sees clients of all ages in the Riverside office, the Rancho Cucamonga office and on Telehealth. 


Katie Salajan, BCBA Supervisor 

Katie Salajan is a devoted BCBA with a wealth of background in public school education. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She was an elementary educator for general education students and Education Specialist for a total of 15 years. She has a masters in School Psychology with a credential in School Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. She is also an adjunct part time at California Baptist University. She works at Jurupa Unified School district full time as a BCBA. Katie also supervises upcoming students who are seeking the BCBA certification. 

Katie has a caring, compassionate approach to all she does. Her philosophy is if you are going to do it, be the best you can be for the kids. Her area of expertise is with working with students on the spectrum, students who may have experienced trauma and working with families. She truly cares deeply for all the students she serves. She loves the field of ABA and is constantly striving to advance her skills and knowledge in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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