The core of my work is to help people operate from the best in themselves as an individual and in relationship with others. My work helps individuals develop a state of balance by increasing ones true, solid sense of self and the ability to take care of self while working through difficulties that life throws at you. Key tools in accomplishing this is by helping individuals self confront and self validate and stay true to ones' integrity.
I work with individuals dealing with everyday life stressors, individuals discovering their sense of identity, and with various discomforts such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family issues. I have a special interest in treating individuals, families, couples, and intimacy issues which includes sex therapy.
In addition to providing therapy, I supervise doctorate Interns for the County of Riverside and I teach the following doctorate level courses; Sex Therapy, Advanced Psychopathology, Human Developement, Alternative Family Therapy, and Ethics. My various roles keep me current with the newest research, treatment approaches, and changes in the field of psychology.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Tanika Gayle now - (951) 878-0665


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: PSY23903 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna for UCR students
  • American Behavioral
  • Anthem
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • GEHA
  • LifeSynch
  • List not all inclusive
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Military OneSource
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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Tanika Gayle's Groups

Adolescent Support Group by Dr. Manijeh Badiee

Have you Struggled with fitting in? Cut yourself or caused yourself harm? Worried about who you are and your place in the world? Felt completely alone? Experienced depression? Adolescence can be a time of intense emotions and struggles. The world can start to change in unpredictable ways and you may feel sad, hopeless, lonely, and misunderstood. Often talking to others who have experienced similar struggles can help. This group is for teenagers from the age of 13 to 19 and can provide a safe and supportive environment to discuss your struggles and live a happier life.

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LGBTQIAP group hosted by Dr. Manijeh Badiee

Are you wondering about: How to understand your sexual orientation? How to understand your gender identity? How to come out to friends and family? Finding acceptance? Where to go now that you know? If you have struggled with any of these issues, the LGBTQIAP Group can help empower you to make decisions in a safe and non-judgmental environment. You will be encouraged to move towards individual goals at your own pace while gaining support from others facing similar issues.

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  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Differentiation
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2015
Tanika Gayle, PsyD, Psychologist in Riverside

Tanika Gayle

Psychologist, PsyD