A Bit About Us

Here at Motivational Parent, we see the value in Parenting and Family Services. We want to be 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. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes you want to see.

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Jason Wilcox, LCSW

co-author and developer of Motivational Interviewing for Leadership: MI-Lead. He is a national trainer and consultant for Motivational Parent, MI-Lead, Motivational Interviewing, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. He is a dedicated husband and a father of four amazing kids.

Thaen Saelee, PsyD

psychologist, Motivational Parent trainer, MI-Lead trainer, trauma consultant and parent educator. She is a certified Nurturing Parenting facilitator and an independent contractor working with families and youths through First 5 Siskiyou and Juvenile Probation. She loves rock hounding with her husband, new baby boy, and three bonus kids.


 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.