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​

Megan Gehrlich, LAC, LASAC

I am a licensed associate counselor specializing in substance use disorders.  I have over 10 years of experience working in the field, I received my formal training at Ohio State University and Walden University.  I have worked in a variety of behavioral health environments and I have been a Clinical Supervisor in the substance abuse field.

I specialize in treating adults with substance use disorders, people who have had criminal justice involvement, co-occurring disorders, and general mental health disorders.  I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Informed care modalities.   I am familiar with the 12 step approach to recovery in addition to SMART Recovery concepts.  I approach change through the development of hope and by confronting issues head on. My contact information is: mgehrlich@azcfc.com.

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, LAMFT

Welcome to all of you visiting my bio. I know how hard it can be to take the first steps and reach out for help. I have specialized training in understanding the effects of trauma on development and the ability to function in daily life. I have been honored to help others heal from traumatic experiences including military trauma, sexual abuse and rape, childhood or adult violence, neglect or abandonment, and other forms of trauma. I guide my clients through healing from the effects of trauma, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more, through the use of EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I define my clinical orientation as existential humanist with a client-centered approach. I support clients in developing/strengthening self-regulation skills, finding meaning and self-discovery in their life’s journey, healing from past traumatic injury, increasing mindful awareness of the present, and developing a confident and hope-filled focus on the future. I am a licensed master’s level therapist (LPC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, working with individuals, couples, and groups. I look forward to working with you. My contact information is: bplourd@azcfc.com.

Barbara Plourd, LPC

Hello and welcome. I have a Masters in Education and Counseling and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. I specialize in treating adults and adolescents who struggle with maladaptive sexual behavior. Some of my clients have been in trouble with the law related to their behaviors and some have not. I also work with clients who are re-entering society after incarceration. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral, the Good Lives Model, Trauma Informed, EMDR and a variety of others. I will work with you to create a healthy lifestyle and build healthy relationships. My contact information is ljankura@azcfc.com.

Lauren Jankura, LPC

Hello to all...I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. I treat a variety of mental health issues. DBT is one of many types of therapy I provide at the agency. I have worked with a variety of populations including adolescents, co-occurring diagnoses, people in crisis and in involuntary treatment as well as people diagnosed with serious mental illness. I specialize in culture and sexuality which makes working with the LGBTQIA community especially enjoyable for me.  I am an "out of the box" thinker when it comes to therapy. I use creative alternatives like expressive therapy, movement therapy, music, art, and video therapy. I believe laughter is still the best medicine as is a good cry and feeling like you have a voice that's heard. I look forward to working with you. My contact information is:  rbailey@azcfc.com.

Raschell (Rush) Bailey, MA, LPC

More staff bios coming soon!