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A Bit About Us

Here at Motivational Parent, we see the value in Parenting and Family Services. We are a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings when we first developed Motivational Parent in early 2018, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded and have adopted into our Non-Profit Organization: making a difference in the home. 

Motivational Parenting
Jason Wilcox, LCSW and Thaen Saelee, PsyD

Jason Wilcox, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, not only does he do therapy for individuals, couples, and families, but he is also co-author of Motivational Interviewing for Leadership: MI-Lead and The Listening Space: A Guide to Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships with Motivational Parenting. He also co-runs Avid Counseling Services, MI-Lead, and Motivational Parent, a nonprofit. He is a trainer in Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Parenting, MI-Lead, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. He has been in the field of behavioral health, parenting education, and executive coaching for over 12 years. He is a dedicated husband and a father of four amazing kids.
Dr. Thaen Saelee, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist, Motivational Parent trainer, MI-Lead trainer, trauma consultant, and parent educator. She has been providing direct services to children and adults in underserved and low-income communities for the last 15 years. She is trained in Nurturing Parenting and has been a parent workshop facilitator through First 5 Siskiyou in Northern California beginning in 2018. Since 2020, she has worked with Take Root and Douglas ESD in facilitating parent workshops in Douglas County Oregon. She loves rock hounding with her husband, new baby boy, and three bonus kids.

Dr. Beth Jenkins, PhD

 Dr. Elizabeth Jenkins

 Dr. Elizabeth Jenkins is a licensed clinical psychologist and owner of Professional Health Consulting (PHC). She has over 20 years experience working in the Veteran's Administration. She is a Courtesy Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida (USF) and an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She is a treating clinician for the NFL’s substance abuse program, and she provides nationwide training and coaching in MI and MI-Lead. For over a decade, she has conducted continuing education workshops for physicians in leadership and conflict resolution.  Most importantly, Beth is a proud mom of her two prodigious teenagers.

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