Our Team 2018-09-22T17:42:19+00:00

We are a group of highly qualified and compassionate clinicians that utilize an integrated, collaborative approach personalized for the unique needs of each individual and family. We reach beyond the client’s symptoms to create an authentic relationship, which allows us to uncover the underlying issues behind his or her particular challenges. Together, we work on overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.

Trevor Reynolds
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Chief Executive Officer
Trevor is a founding partner of Engage, and serves as our Chief Executive Officer. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with adolescents and families in the Conejo Valley for more than 17 years. His areas of focus are working with adolescents, young adults, families, and people with anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, and co-dependency. In addition to being a prominent relationship
Samantha Tamburro
Psy.D., Co-Founder, LA Rams Mental Health Clinician
Samantha is a founding partner of Engage. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been working with children, adolescents and families in the area for over 18 years. Growing up in the Conejo Valley and having graduated from Westlake High School, Dr. Tamburro is especially passionate about her work in this community. Dr. Tamburro's practice focuses on adolescents, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and chemical
Jesse Esqueda
Psy.D.
Jesse is a clinical psychologist and partner with Engage. Dr. Esqueda moved to the Conejo Valley area when he was 10 years old and attended the public schools of Las Virgenes Unified School District. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained a doctorate degree from Phillips Graduate Institute. Dr. Esqueda joined the Engage team in 2006 while in
Sasha McPherson
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Director
Sasha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Clinical Director at Engage. She has been providing care for teens and families in the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas for over twelve years. Sasha is a great fit for individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety, panic disorder, depression, anger management, or challenges with the transitions from adolescence to adulthood or student to professional. She
Robert Scholz
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Robert is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor who has worked with adolescents, adults and families for 20 years. Robert brings expertise in the areas of addiction, men's emotional health, sports psychology, family violence and college mental health to the Engage team. As a highly experienced couples and family therapist, Robert is also trained to provide premarital counseling using the well-known
Evan Simmons
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Evan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from California Lutheran University with an emphasis in Sports Psychology, and received his Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Evan has experience and great interest in
Jenny Reznick
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Parent Mentor
Jenny is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She maintains a private practice here at Engage where she works with individuals, families, and couples. Additionally, Jenny provides family therapy for clients participating in Engage's Intensive Outpatient Programs, and co-facilitates the parent support group on Tuesday evenings at Engage. In her private practice, Jenny works with children, teenagers, and adults, helping them to work through various
Carrie Hastings
Psy.D, Testing Coordinator, Licensed Clinical and Sport Psychologist, LA Rams Mental Health Clinician
Dr. Carrie Hastings is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist and mental health clinician for the Los Angeles Rams. She specializes in sport psychology, neuropsychological and psychological testing, and individual therapy for all ages. Dr. Hastings is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she was a hurdler and sprinter on the track team. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical
Alex Steric
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Alex was raised in Thousand Oaks and has been working with children, adolescents, and families in various capacities in the community for over 14 years. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families faced with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, school difficulties, and various life transitions.  Alex received a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Cal State Channel Islands, a Masters degree in Social
Jessica Anderson Julian
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Jessica received her Master’s degree in Counseling & Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Cal State Channel Islands. Additionally, she has over 16 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness meditation and is an adjunct psychology instructor at Los Angeles City College. As a clinician with Engage since 2012, Jessica's works with individuals, adolescents, young
Terry Carroll
CATC1, Parent Mentor
Terry is a Certified Addition Treatment Counselor with CAADE and CCAP. Terry works with individuals, couples and families who are navigating substance use and addiction.  She believes that everyone is unique and treatment should be shaped to meet individual needs. Recovery, she understands,   looks different for everyone and is possible for all. Terry has knowledge of several different paths of recovery, including but not limited
Justin Strock
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Justin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose practice includes working with adolescents and families with an interest in treating anxiety and depression. Justin currently maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, and West Los Angeles. He has a diverse clinical training history and has been able to work with adolescents and their families in various settings including community mental health, probation departments and
Adelina Mehrazarin Brisbois
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Adelina is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. She joined the Engage team in 2016 as a Family Therapist for our treatment programs. Adelina received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. She is
Peter Mora
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Peter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in individual and group therapy settings, specializing in adolescents, young adults, and family work. Peter enjoys identifying and utilizing individuals’ strengths to assist with the creation and maintaining self- growth, efficacy, motivation, and appreciation. Peter would like to continue working with adolescent and adult clients to address difficulties with anxiety, depression, family issues, communication,
Blake Brisbois
Psy.D.
Blake holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He is registered with the California Board of Psychology as a Psychological Assistant under the supervision of Jesse Esqueda, Psy.D. Dr. Brisbois grew up in the Conejo Valley and attended the public schools of the Las Virgenes Unified School District before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate degree from
Saira Crawford
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Art Therapist
Saira joined Engage in 2016 as an art therapist and working in our private practice, specializing in early intervention and prevention with children. Saira graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy. She is trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, TF-CBT and Seeking Safety evidenced-based practices. She also uses the evidenced-based practices of Triple P and MAP in her work
Tamika Mazariego
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Adolescent Program Manager
Tamika has been providing therapeutic support for children, teens, and their families in Ventura County for the last ten years. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State Northridge and her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Prior to joining the Engage Team, she spent time working with women struggling with substance abuse in an inpatient treatment program
Saturnino Yniguez
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Adult Program Manager
Nino received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Prior to receiving this degree, he attended San Diego State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in the San Fernando Valley for the past four years in various treatment settings: residential treatment, high school counseling, intensive outpatient and in-home
Lilly Shonafelt
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Lilly received her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California in May 2015. Previously, she attained her bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development with an emphasis in Psychology at California State University- Northridge. Lilly has clinical experience working in community mental health setting as well as the public and private school systems. She began working in the community mental
Gurpreet Sahan
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Gurpreet is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice at Engage where he works with individuals, couples, and families. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2013 and Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2015 both from California Lutheran University. Since 2013, he has provided mental health care in Ventura County to individuals and families managing issues related to
Brooke Saul
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Group Therapist
Brooke joined the Engage team in 2016 as a group therapist for our Intensive Outpatient Programs and is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist seeing clients in her private practice. Brooke has spent four years working with teenage girls in the foster care system who have been significantly impacted by severe trauma, emotional and behavioral issues, and substance abuse among a range of mental
Melanie Watson
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Melanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who works with adolescents, young adults, and adults dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. In addition, Melanie provides family therapy for clients in Engage’s PHP and IOP treatment programs. Melanie’s work is guided by the belief that every client has the capacity and internal strength to change and grow. Her role
Sam Morrow
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Case Coordinator for Engage Thrive
Sam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families. Sam earned his Masters Degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University with a concentration in Postmodern Therapy and holds a Bachelors degree from University of California Santa Cruz. Sam spent three years in Washington, DC training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and providing community-based individual and group therapies
Colin Keller
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Case Coordinator for Engage Beyond
A Los Angeles native, Colin Keller received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, specializing in conflict-related trauma. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Prior to Engage he worked in a community-based mental health program in Los Angeles providing individual psychotherapy, group therapy, assessment and crisis intervention. After 15 years working in business development,
Matthew Evans
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Case Coordinator for Engage ME
Matthew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Group Therapist in the Engage Me treatment program. Matthew earned his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2016 and holds a Bachelors Degree from San Diego State University. Prior to working at Engage, he worked at a community based agency providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults, as well as a residential
Wendy Berg
MS Counseling, Career Counselor
Wendy has a Master's Degree in Counseling and just recently joined the Engage team! She has worked in the career counseling field for over 18 years and has worked in private practice for the last 12 years. She was employed as a career counselor at Pepperdine University in the undergraduate career center for 8 years where she helped both current students and alumni with career
Jessica Mahn
Admissions Director
Jessie graduated from Cal State University Northridge with her Bachelors in Child & Adolescent Development. She has experience in Applied Behavior Analysis working with children, teens, and young adults. Recently, Jessie worked as an Education Coordinator for a preschool in Santa Barbara. Beginning in Fall 2017, she will be working towards her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. She is looking forward to this
Pam Ness
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Manager of Clinical Care Coordination & Training
Pam is an LCSW who has been with Engage since 2016, supporting families in getting the treatment that they need, and supporting the treatment team in providing exceptional care. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Over the past twenty-four years Pam has worked extensively within both
Mona Vartanian
Education Specialist
Mona has coached disciplines such as Linguistics, Mathematics, Sciences, Computer Skills, Literature, and History at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Moreover, she taught advanced placement, collegiate & graduate levels. Her array of teaching and learning experiences are not limited to homeschool students but also to students in brick and mortar schools, community colleges and universities. Throughout her experience as an educator in public
Amanda Flynn
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Group Therapist
Amanda is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and group therapist in the Engage ME treatment program. Amanda earned her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Humboldt State University in 2013, holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature from UCSB and a California Teaching Credential from Antioch University Santa Barbara. Through the scope of various professions, she has provided client centered care to At-Risk children,
Cassie Padilla
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern,Professional Clinical Counselor Intern, Case Coordinator for Engage ME
Cassie started at Engage in 2016 after earning her Master's of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. During her graduate training, she worked for a community center to provide therapy to adult individuals experiencing both homelessness and mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety, as well as severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia and
Eliza Monteverdi
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Group Therapist
Eliza joined the Engage team in 2018 as a Group Therapist in our treatment programs. She earned her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in July of 2017. Prior to joining the Engage team, Eliza worked at a private practice counseling center in Pasadena and at Pepperdine University Counseling Center as a counselor for undergraduate and graduate students. She’s trained in
Brandon Malde-Zoradi
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Case Coordinator
Brandon joined the team at Engage in May of 2018. He received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in June of 2017. Brandon has experience working in a variety of clinical settings, ranging from outpatient therapy to residential treatment facilities. He has worked with adults and adolescents struggling with mood disorders, substance use
Andrew Cohen
Program Assistant
Andrew is currently studying to get his MFT from Cal Lutheran University and received his Bachelor's in Psychology from UCLA. He's had experience working with adolescence with substance abuse and was also a behavioral therapist working with children with ASD for a year and half. When he's not working he really enjoys going on runs with his dog Bailey and watching the LA Kings play
 
ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
Peter Lascurain
Director of Insurance Billing
Peter joined Engage in 2007 and is now our Director of Insurance Billing. Peter is well known by many of our clients for his warmth, caring nature and ability to problem solve. Not only is he excellent at keeping the Engage offices running smoothly, his proactive style keeps challenges from ever rising to a crisis. Peter's knowledge of insurance and billing is a real asset
Madison Goodwin
Administrative Assistant for Insurance Department
Madison is a long-time resident of the Conejo Valley and grew up in Thousand Oaks. After high school, she was accepted to a prestigious theater conservatory in Santa Maria and received her AA in Theater Arts. After graduating from the conservatory Madison had the experience of a lifetime working for the Walt Disney Company as a face character and parade performer at their Disneyland and
Mary Thomas
Director of Finances
Mary has a long-standing background in financial management and accounting. She is now the Director of Finances for Engage where she manages all financial aspects of the company while monitoring the growth and structure. Mary, her husband and 3 boys have lived in Agoura Hills for the past 25 years, and take pride in being part of community projects such as the Great Race of
Ashley Breems
Office Manager & Human Resources
Ashley received her degree in psychology from California Baptist University in 2012. Professionally, Ashley has worked as a behavior interventionist with children on the Autism Spectrum, as a Certified Nurses Assistant with children who are mentally and physically disabled, as a community counselor with women who have borderline personality disorder and spent many years in customer service related fields. She joined the Engage Team in
Anna Preston
Relationship & Outreach Coordinator
Anna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University in 2014. During her time there, she learned the comprehensive idea of social settings, behaviors and relationships. Her passion for helping others, different cultures and understanding how diverse the world is led her to want to become involved in a career that worked closely with other people. In college, Anna was
Jen Vervloet
Intake Coordinator
Jen started working at Engage in January 2016. Prior to working here, she had the opportunity to work in public relations for the music industry and was able to tour all over the world. Coming back to California, she decided to work in the treatment field and has even opened her own recovery home in Channel Islands! At Engage, she is the Intake Coordinator and
Taylor Chandler
Administrative Assistant for Front Desk
Taylor started working at Engage in 2017. She was drawn to Engage because of what they stand for, and has gone through her own life experiences which have led her to want to work in a field that focuses on helping others. She is excited to be a part of Engage's mission and to be working alongside those who are committed to helping others each
James Oliver
Transportation Coordinator
James joined Engage in 2017. While he does many things around the office in support of the entire Engage family, he works as transportation coordinator for our treatment programs. He is a recent graduate of California State University Northridge with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a minor in Sociology. James has gained experience with a variety of populations during internships where he trained women’s college