Diane Genco MA, LPC,
Executive Director/Owner

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 30 years of experience in the counseling field.  I am the founder of AZ Center for Change. I oversee all clinical and operational aspects of the agency. My specialties include in treating sexual abuse and trauma, problem sexual behavior and mood related problems. I am trained in EMDR, a trauma reduction model, Cognitive Processing Therapy and several other evidenced based treatment modalities. 

I have been on faculty at Arizona State University, and the University of Phoenix teaching counseling and social work students.  I have held several Clinical Supervisor and Administrative positions in several behavioral health agencies in the Phoenix area.

I am a Clinical Member of ATSA, the association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and I have extensive training in treating problem sexual behavior including compulsive sexual problems and sexual offending for adults and adolescents.  I conduct psychosexual risk assessments as well as providing treatment for these problems.

I provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the agency and I have found this to be highly effective for other kinds of mood regulation problems as well.

I have a deep passion for the work we do at AZCFC and I look forward to helping you on your journey as well.

Although my schedule limits me in seeing clients these days, you can contact me at: dgenco@azcfc.com  or  602-672-3524​

I recognize that the decision to start therapy takes a lot of courage. I strive to create a safe space for clients to share their vulnerabilities and work toward change. I have a passion for working with couples and families because I believe that having fulfilling relationships is part of what makes life meaningful. I have a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University in Orange, California. I completed a 1 year post-masters residency program which included extensive training in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have experience providing DBT for adults and adolescents. I also have training in the Gottman Method for couple's therapy which I find is highly effective. When I'm not at work, I enjoy binge watching home improvement shows, practicing yoga and spending time with my significant other. I look forward to working with you. My contact information is: jjesalva@azcfc.com.

Jillian Jesalva Irwin, LMFT

Clinical Manager of Family Based Services

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