Now Open and Accepting Clients!
Jackson House El Centro
Jackson House El Centro is now open and accepting clients! We are located in the largest city in Imperial County, so we can meet the needs of this growing community. We want you to feel comfortable and safe at Jackson House. We structure each day of your treatment to improve your quality of life and teach you how to better address your needs. We provide daily group therapy sessions, peer support groups and life skills classes. You'll have time each day for individual counseling, exercise, exploring your interests and reflecting on all you will learn.
Meet Our Team
CAROLINA | DIRECTOR
Carolina has built her career around serving others. She has more than 19 years of experience in clinical and leadership roles serving infants all the way up to adults. Carolina saw the need in her community for more mental health services and programs to support adults, so she decided to do something about it. She graduated with her B.A. in psychology from San Diego State University and her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at University of Phoenix. Carolina is happily married with three children. The two activities she enjoys most outside of work are spending time with family and friends and researching community resources that can support her clients’ needs at Jackson House.
“I believe in offering a safe and a supportive place for you to achieve sense of life, safety, peace, direction, and provide you with tools to help with your long-term success and happiness.”
MARISOL | BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Marisol majored in criminal justice administration and has worked in behavioral health since 2016. She filled many different positions including an ICU Clerk and Psychiatrist Office Manager. Being part of the Jackson House team is important to Marisol. She loves seeing clients succeed in their treatments and being a part of their support system. When it comes to health and wellness, Marisol is a cheerleader. She supports clients in staying committed to their treatments, even when it feels tough. Outside of work, Marisol loves spending time exploring, hiking, and going to the beach with her husband and daughter.
"Don't give up. Stay committed to treatment even when it gets hard. Your health and wellness is worth it."
ANDREA | NURSE MANAGER
Andrea is a registered nurse and spent three years of her career caring for patients in the emergency rooms across Imperial County. During this time, she saw many individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders or experiencing acute psychiatric events. Andrea believed there was a better way to help those individuals and, now, she feels she’s found that at Jackson House El Centro. She is excited to help clients struggling with a mental illness develop healthier lifestyle habits and have an easier transition back to their everyday lives. Andrea holds a B.S. in exercise nutrition and an A.S. in nursing from Imperial Valley College. She has completed advanced certifications in crisis intervention prevention and mental health first aid. When Andrea isn’t working, she enjoys bike rides with her family, reading and eating delicious food.
“Regardless of what type of background you come from, Jackson House is here to support you in all aspects of your life. We have excellent counseling services and 24/7 on site nursing support. Aside from our services, we hope that you can achieve personal growth through our program and maybe even make some friends along the way.”
CAROLINA | COUNSELOR
Carolina is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She joined the Jackson House El Centro team to help clients work through their emotional problems and better manage the issues they face in their everyday lives. Carolina has worked in the mental health field for the past seven years. She is excited to help her clients and their families lead more successful lives. Carolina holds a B.A. in Spanish from San Diego State University and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Phoenix. When Carolina is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and loved ones.
“You are not alone; you can always count on us as a great Jackson House Team.”
MARITZA | TRANSITIONAL SPECIALIST
Maritza understands the importance of community. She started her career in special education helping students and educators. Then, Maritza served as a behavior interventionist for an agency in Imperial County. She worked closely with families and children on their behavior, so they could feel more comfortable in their own communities. She is excited to continue this work with her clients at Jackson House and help them transition back into society after treatment. Maritza graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University and is currently working on becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist. When Maritza is not helping her clients, you can often find her with her friends and family.
“We are here to support you in this short-term treatment. Jackson House team will treat you with respect, dignity, and care during your journey.”
JOSE | AFTERCARE SPECIALIST
Jose is excited to be part of the Jackson House El Centro team and help clients receive ongoing care once their time in the residential treatment program is complete. He works closely to make sure each client is focusing on their holistic care and developing objectives to help support their recovery. He holds a a bachelor's degree in psychology from San Diego State University and is working on his master’s degree in applied behavioral analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Outside of work, Jose enjoys spending time with family and friends.
“Come and meet the great team at Jackson House where you will be treated with respect and dignity!”
Our team cares about everyone who walks through our doors. When you reach out to us for help, we will work with you to nurture your inner potential and empower you with the tools you need to live your best life.Stephanie Nicolai, Director of Jackson House Temecula
Please give our team a call
Want to learn more about Jackson House El Centro?
Jackson House El Centro
2364 2nd St
El Centro, CA 92243
It’s time to feel better.
We are here to help and are in-network with most insurance providers. Call us for a free, confidential consultation.
If you’re a provider and need to send us information on a client, please feel free to fax us at 619-303-7044. If you need help immediately, call our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-766-4274. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Jackson House is licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing Division and certified by the Department of Health Care Services. We are also CARF Accredited. If you have any client or quality of care concerns, please reach out to us at 619-303-0933. If your concerns need further attention, you can contact the Department of Public Health at 619-278-3700 or the Community Care Licensing Division at 1-844-538-8766.