Jordan assists with all scheduling needs and can help you to determine your insurance or EAP coverage when meeting with one of the therapists at Positive Change Counseling Center.
"As a Client Care Coordinator I assist with matching clients with the clinician that is the best fit. I also help clients determine their insurance or EAP coverage. I graduated from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Upon completing my Bachelors, I became a Licensed Behavioral Technician. I have had the pleasure of working with clients between the ages of 4-19 years old. As a previous Behavioral Technician, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first steps towards bettering mental health. I am passionate about supporting clients on their journey toward self fulfillment and look forward to helping them start their journey by scheduling. In my free time, I love baking, reading, writing, and painting!"
Senior Client Care Coordinator
Brooke assists with all scheduling needs and can help you to determine your insurance or EAP coverage when meeting with one of the therapists at Positive Change Counseling Center.
"I am a San Diego native who is passionate about empowering others and making a positive difference in my community. I have 7 years of non-profit organizational experience, providing research and program planning/management for various economic and workforce development efforts throughout the San Diego region. In previous roles, I provided business assistance, collaborating with other organizations and government entities to provide small businesses with tools and resources needed for growth and expansion. I enjoy helping others succeed and move into becoming the best versions of themselves. I received a Bachelors degree in Human Development from San Diego Christian College. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, connecting with nature, reading, singing and writing music."
Client Care Coordinator
Madeleine assists with all scheduling needs and can help you to determine your insurance or EAP coverage when meeting with one of the therapists at Positive Change Counseling Center.
"I graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and I have spent the past thirteen years working with children and families in a variety of different positions. Most recently, I have been a preschool teacher at a local San Diego school. As an educator, I have learned to be adaptable, patient, and organized. In the Client Care Coordinator position, I am passionate about helping others to find the best clinician to work with them through their journey. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, spending time at the beach, reading, and exploring all San Diego has to offer!"
Client Care Coordinator
Breanna assists with all scheduling needs and can help you to determine your insurance or EAP coverage when meeting with one of the therapists at Positive Change Counseling Center.
"I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology. I have previously worked at a non-profit organization that supported healthy family systems through different assessments and interventions designed to rebuild relationships, trust, and mental health. In this position, I worked on client improvement, data analysis, and grant proposals in their research department to help expand evidence-based treatment. On this team, I gained more knowledge on child behavioral measures, the process of dealing with childhood trauma, and how to serve a community with compassion and understanding. As a Client Care Coordinator, I wish to continue to assist the community by helping clients find the clinician that best fits their needs. I am passionate about providing a hospitable and secure environment for clients as they progress on their journey of personal growth. In my free time, I enjoy reading, finding hidden gems in San Diego, going to concerts, and volunteering in the community".
Nielsen works closely with clients and insurance companies to ensure that our clients receive the best coverage their plan allows. Nielsen can also help with 'Super Bills', claim denials and additional authorizations.
"I've spent the last 10 years serving my community as an EMT for San Diego County and as a caregiver for children with Downs Syndrome. Over the last few years I've enjoyed the transition out of the field and found a love for medical billing. I enjoy continuing to help my community by finding the best insurance plan possible and I enjoy giving people the ability to afford the type of service needed to better their lives. Outside of work I'm a very outdoorsy person; I'm an avid snowboarder, have a passion for kayak fishing and am always planning my next weekend camping trip!"
Credentialing & Payroll Manager
Linette prepares all credentialing applications for our Licensed clinicians in order to get our clients the best rates by using their insurance plans. Linette also assists in payroll and EAP billing in our practice.
"As the Credentialing Specialist I assist with payroll and EAP billing which allows me to help others while putting to use the organizational and attention-to-detail skills that being an educator instilled. I was born and raised in rural Iowa and while raising two great daughters, I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa, my Master’s Degree in Effective Teaching from Drake University and a GATE endorsement from the University of Iowa – Go Hawkeyes!
I taught preK-5th for 17 years, along with 14 years as a K-12 GATE facilitator. My favorite pastimes always include being outdoors, spending time with my husband, our daughters’ families, which include six sweet grandchildren, and our cockapoo of 14 years. I enjoy baking, working in the garden, walking, biking, beach time, friends, and improving my quilting and sewing skills".
MFT & Practice Owner
"Jennifer founded Positive Change Counseling Center in 2006. She began seeing clients part-time while working at other mental health programs and quickly grew to love working in a private practice setting where she was able to support her clients with individualized care, rather than a "one treatment fits all" approach. Her experience working with at-risk youth, adults in crisis, veterans, and even her time in a cubicle providing member support for a mental health insurance provider, all helped to shape and create the therapist and business owner that Jennifer has grown to be. From
2009 – 2012 Jennifer worked on a research study utilizing telehealth (video) technology and was amazed at how quickly it began to feel like she was in the same room as her clients. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine the added value of this experience until the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and our practice changed from 100% in-person sessions to 100% telehealth overnight! Now Positive Change has grown into three clinic locations, offering in-person therapy and telehealth to those in need.
Jennifer is extremely grateful to work alongside such amazing clinicians and incredible support staff at Positive Change Counseling Center. Today she focuses her efforts on hiring highly qualified and compassionate mental health clinicians to provide the best care for our community."
Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families