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Jackson House Temecula

Temecula’s year-round good weather, fresh air and stunning landscapes make this Jackson House location the perfect destination to focus on your mental health.  At Jackson House Temecula, we will strive to make you feel welcome, safe and comfortable throughout your stay. We provide daily activities that will help improve your quality of life and allow you to address your mental health needs. We offer daily group therapy sessions, peer support groups, life skills classes, individual counseling and more. Jackson House Temecula was built with you, our clients, in mind and designed to be a safe place to reflect, change and grow.

Meet Our Team

STEPHANIE | DIRECTOR

After her first psychology class in high school, Stephanie knew she had found her future career. She received her B.A. in psychology from San Diego State University before going on to receive her M.A. and Doctorate at Alliant International University. Since the start of her career, Stephanie has focused on helping individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. After working in a variety of settings, she jumped at the opportunity to work at Jackson House because she feels like it is a level of care that is grossly underestimated and underutilized. Stepping down from a psychiatric hospital or transferring from an emergency room can be an incredibly challenging transition and Stephanie knows Jackson House can help make that process easier for clients and help them with their long-term recovery. Just as she advises her clients, Stephanie puts a strong emphasis on her own self-care. To relax, she enjoys spending time at home with her family, eating a delicious meal or soaking in southern California’s gorgeous weather.

“It can be a difficult decision to enter treatment because of all the outside responsibilities of life. One of the most impactful statements that I once heard is ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup.’ So, although time in treatment may seem like time taken away, you are going to be able to return to your life more clear-minded, motivated, and effectively than ever before. Invest this time in yourself.”

Dr. Michael Ingram | Medical Director

Dr. Ingram is a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in a variety of psychiatric disorders. He has particular interests in Neuropsychopharmacology as well as the diagnosis and treatment of both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in adults.

Dr. Ingram is an advocate for the destigmatization of psychiatric disorders and has additional training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine), a sub-specialty aiming to bridge the gap between mental and physical health. In addition to his private practice in West Hollywood, Dr. Ingram spends part of his clinical time as a Psychiatric consultant in medical hospitals and primary care clinics providing recommendations for the appropriate management of psychiatric disorders in medically complex patients.

Dr. Ingram is actively involved in medical education and founded/created Simply Psych EDU, an educational website and mental health blog focusing on topics related to Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and the clinical Neurosciences.

In his free time, Dr. Ingram enjoys spending time with his wife and their two adorable cats, Jax and Marvel.

NANETTE | TRANSITION SPECIALIST

Nanette has been serving the needs of people suffering from mental illness for nearly two decades. She is a registered Associate Marriage and Family therapist who graduated from California State University, Fullerton. As a counselor, she has worked with individuals, families and groups. Her clients know she takes an active approach in counseling and helps all of her clients set and reach their goals. Nanette joined the team at Jackson House Temecula because she recognized her co-workers shared her commitment to serve others and wanted to collaborate to provide clients with quality care. When Nanette is not at work, you will find her at the local baseball fields with her husband and two boys. She values her relationships with others and finds joy in spending time with family and friends.

“There has never been a better time than this moment to seek out mental health services. The social stigma of the past is being challenged and our communities are becoming more compassionate and supportive. Jackson House Temecula is the warm, safe environment you need NOW. I look forward to welcoming you into our program.”

TIMOTHY | COUNSELOR

Timothy believes people who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, adversity, substance use disorders and other forms of mental illness deserve to be treated with respect and compassion. He joined the team at Jackson House Temecula because the organization shares his same treatment philosophy and provides clients a range of tools to begin their healing process and strengthen their overall wellbeing. Timothy received his master’s in social work from California State University San Marcos and earned an Alcohol and Other Drug Studies certification from Palomar College. He has helped many individuals navigate a variety of issues, including chronic pain and homelessness, and treat their mental illness. If you need help, Timothy is here to support you. Outside of work, Timothy enjoys spending time with his family and being active. He loves to practice yoga, ride his bike or hike.

"Jackson House is an opportunity for you to regain clarity and stability, discover the sources of health and wellbeing within yourself, identify and plan for changes necessary to sustain healthy and satisfying relationships, and establish a new course in your life."

SHERI | OFFICE MANAGER

After a successful career in the mortgage and banking industry, Sheri wanted to have a greater impact with her work and serve the people around her. She felt called to work in the mental healthcare industry and she hasn’t looked back since. Sheri loves encouraging and supporting people to learn more about their mental health and treatment options. She believes we all have the power to help change the stigma and misconceptions around mental health one conversation at a time. Jackson House provides clients with a new level of care and Sheri is proud to help connect clients with compassionate treatment options. Sheri likes to recharge by spending time in nature, reading or catching up with her family and friends.

“If we learn to like something – good, bad, & ugly – it will like us back.”

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

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Want to learn more about Jackson House Temecula?

Jackson House Temecula
28999 Old Town Front St, 106 Suite 101
Temecula, CA 92590

It’s time to feel better.

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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.