Ever since getting a ‘wake up call’ about her mental health at age 14, Chang has personally prioritized it, leaving a hard-earned position as a broadcast journalist and eventually going back to grad school to become a therapist. She is using her skills as a courageous communicator, entrepreneur, and clinician today to reduce the stigma… Read more »
Jeanie Chang is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of Your Change Provider, PLLC®, an interdisciplinary practice founded on solutions and her unique framework cultural confidence®. Jeanie is a bestselling author and an accomplished international speaker for corporations, community organizations, and colleges on topics such as burnout, resilience, mindfulness, stress, workplace wellness, and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and suicidality. Jeanie is also a corporate wellness and DEI consultant, executive leadership advisor, and clinical expert for college student organizations. In addition, she provides support groups around the country for DEI and AAPI leaders as well as journalists.
Jeanie founded the national Cultural Confidence® program which she created to provide psycho- education in all sectors from professionals to the school system. She has presented her trademarked curriculum for corporations such as Cisco, Eaton, Hallmark, Lenovo, Microsoft, National Football League, Salesforce, SAS Institute, Inc., SC Johnson, Truist, and VMLY&R. Currently, she is spearheading her program for non-profits including the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Council of Korean Americans (CKA), The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). This year, Jeanie launched her own YouTube Channel called, “Noona’s Noonchi” where she does a deep dive into Korean dramas from a mental health perspective. Her first book, A is for Authentic: Not for Anxieties or for Straight A’s, is a #1 international bestseller on Amazon.
Jeanie is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with experience in grief and trauma. In addition, Jeanie holds specialized training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Jeanie followed a calling in mental health after a diverse career path. She first started as a broadcast journalist in Washington, DC, then went on to attend business school. Her work in the corporate sector includes business operations, marketing, public relations, and client success management.
Jeanie is an active volunteer in the Asian American community. She serves as President and Board Chair of Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC) and co-leads the Women’s Affinity Group for the Council of Korean Americans. She is also the founder of the Self-Care & Wellness program for NAAAP. Recently, Jeanie founded her own non-profit organization called, Authentic Self-Care & Wellness, Inc. whose mission is to support non-profits and its leaders around the country.
For her own self-care, Jeanie loves going on date nights with her husband of 23 years, enjoys spending time outdoors with her four children ages 14-20, and planning family vacations.