About Us

The short answer is that Engage Treatment is a Joint Commission Accredited professional psychological practice serving the youth of Conejo Valley through Intensive Outpatient Programs treating depression and anxiety. But really, we’re a lot more than that.

We are helpers. Our priority is getting youth and their families the help and support they need. Our programs are often the next step when individual counseling isn’t enough. We provide critical short-term support and implement strategies for better long-term outcomes.

The Engage Treatment community is all about building connections. Everything we do is in service to our clients and giving them the tools they need to grow, heal and engage with the world in a whole new way.

When we say we want everyone to feel like they belong here, we mean it. We are proud of the community Engage Treatment is building. We know that peer support and a sense of safety are instrumental in an individual’s growth. At Engage Treatment, we encourage coming together, paying attention – not only to yourself but to the people around you – and actively participating. We take care of each other, we support each other and we help however we are able.

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Engage Treatment is entirely clinician-owned and led. Every team member is heavily invested in our patient’s well-being.

Our team is committed to being a well-rounded resource for the youth of Conejo Valley. Our group sessions are always co-facilitated by a minimum of two therapists for a maximum of 10 clients and we provide additional support for families, parents, and educators.

You can learn a lot about us by taking a look at our logo. Traditionally the Celtic Knot is used to represent unity – or a lack of beginning and end. For us, it represents that we are one. Our strength comes from the group. We are stronger together than we could ever be apart. We are an entity with a singular purpose: to help others. We do this by working together, by sharing, building, learning, and growing as one.

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Clinical Director

Adelina Brisbois LMFT

“I have great respect for those embarking on this healing journey and feel honored by those who trust us to join them on it. My husband and I are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment in our community for families to receive support and continue to do our best to meet the mental health needs of our community.”Adelina's therapeutic approach is built on her extensive experience with Violet Oaklander's Gestalt model of Play/Art therapy, family systems, and Reflective Parenting practice.Her roles as a school counselor, child therapist, reflective parenting facilitator, family therapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical director have given her a wide breadth of experience. Her practice integrates mindfulness, somatic experiencing, and strength-based methods to help clients build a more whole sense of self.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #52767
  • Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California
  • Trained at Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA
  • Extensively trained in the Violet Oaklander Model of Gestalt Play Therapy
Chief Psychologist

Blake Brisbois, PsyD

“Like many of us as therapists, I consider myself a wounded healer. Growing up, I was very blessed, but also really struggled. While I do not pretend to know what it is like for all of the people we serve, I do know how important the work is and how essential it is for everyone to feel that there is a place to go and feel supported.”Dr. Brisbois was born and raised in the Conejo Valley and attended the schools of the Las Virgenes Unified School District and returned to the area to raise children with his wife Adelina, Clinical Director at Engage Treatment, and continue the legacy of offering his hometown community’s youth a service that did not exist when he grew up.
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist #32519
  • Family Therapist, Parent Educator, and Private Practice Clinician
  • Bachelors in Psychology from University of California Berkeley, Masters & Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Trained at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, Gateways Hospital in Echo Park, Occidental College in Eagle Rock, and Calabasas Behavioral Health
  • Extensively trained in and wrote his Doctoral Dissertation on the Violet Oaklander Model of Gestalt Play Therapy
Medical Director of Adult Services

Rob Feeley, MD

“I am proud to be a part of an environment that fosters integrity, respect, and collaboration with clients and colleagues. It is imperative that our clients have proper support, coping strategies, symptom education, and that we help them not just get by, but become more resilient in the face of adversity, an inevitable part of life.”
Dr. Feeley attended Amherst College, Boston University School of Medicine, and then completed his Psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Yale, where he also served as Chief resident. He chose to specialize in Psychiatry because he enjoys the art of it as much as the science. He specializes in the treatment of depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and a range of addictive disorders.
Before becoming a Medical Director for Engage, Dr. Feeley worked as an outpatient attending psychiatrist for Calabasas Behavioral Health and MindPath Health. He had also previously spent a couple of years working as a Psychiatric Emergency Room attending while at Yale.
Dr. Feeley is a passionate practitioner and truly embodies the Engage Treatment values. He has authored 10 peer-reviewed publications, addressing psychiatric disorders, addiction, medications, wellness, and the role of hormones in health.
  • Board-Certified General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist #A147533
  • Psychiatry Residency training and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale
  • Over 15 years of utilizing and teaching meditation as part of his practice
Medical Director of Child Services

Danielle Shaw, MD

“I practiced pediatrics in Ventura County beginning in 1996.  I loved the relationships I developed with my patients and their families, yet I struggled to know how to help them with mental health issues.  They were basically inaccessible for pediatric patients.  I decided that I could make a difference.  In 2013, I closed my pediatric practice to train in child and adolescent psychiatry.”Dr. Shaw has returned to Ventura County to help make mental health services more accessible and to support her pediatric colleagues.  She brought together pediatricians with local mental health professionals to form the Pediatric Mental Health Collaborative.  She understands pediatric mental health as a mother, pediatrician and a psychiatrist.  She met Blake and Adelina through the Pediatric Mental Health Collaborative and is excited to be joining them and share their vision to provide accessible, collaborative services to their clients and their families.
  • Board-Certified in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry #G 81280
  • MD from UC Irvine in 1993, followed by Residency in Pediatrics
  • Practiced pediatrics in Ventura County from 1996-2013
  • Trained in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical College of GA
  • Actively involved in organized medicine to advocate for patients and the professionals who care for them
Director of Parent Services

Peggy Matson, LMFT, PsyD

“My approach relies first on providing a safe space for anyone to explore, talk about and work through their feelings while feeling accepted.”With over 14 years as a critical care nurse and early childhood educator, Peggy knows that Engage’s mission is vital. As an LMFT, she ran a private practice serving families, children, individuals, and couples from all social and economic backgrounds, before joining the Engage Team. With us, she uses her experience in psychodynamics, psychoanalysis, and attachment theory to help families heal, learn and grow.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #46207
  • Masters in clinical psychology with a specialty in child studies from Antioch University
  • Doctorate in Psychoanalysis from the Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Family Therapist and instructor in Infant and Child Development at LAISPS
  • Level Three Supervisor and Facilitator for Reflective Parenting Groups
Director of Clinical Care Coordination & Training

Megan Stevens LMFT

“I have always had a passion for helping others. I believe my role here allows me to better serve the public, and to help build a compassionate community within the mental health field.”As Director of Clinical Care Coordinator and Training at Engage, there isn’t much that happens at Engage without Megan being a part of it. Her passion and skills grew from an extensive history of working with children, teens, and young adults with an emphasis on substance abuse, cognitive disorders, and eating disorders.Before joining Engage, Megan developed a social skills and mental health program for the Las Virgenes school district, offering supportive services within the school environment to our younger generation. Megan continues to provide family and individual therapy.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #106159
  • Bachelors in Family Studies from California State University
  • Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University
Director of Admissions

Danielle Chebabi, LMFT

“I'm passionate about supporting the next generation in developing greater self-awareness, higher emotional intelligence, and overall better relationships. I strongly feel that is what contributes to making the world a better place to live in.”As our Director of Admissions, Danielle is often the first point of contact when families reach out to Engage. She is compassionate and enthusiastic in identifying and recommending services for families in need of help. Danielle is a family therapist and parent educator, working one-on-one with our clients every day.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #120240
  • Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles
  • Trained in Yoga Therapy through Loyola Marymount University.
Clinical Trainer and Consultant

Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC

" I consider it a privilege to partner with the team at Engage. When I seek out professionals to refer to there are some key traits I'm looking for - humility, willingness to collaborate, community-centered and an ongoing commitment to learning - the Engage team embodies these characteristics and so much more. I love having the opportunity to support the great work this group is providing to the families of the Conejo Valley."

Robert is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor in California and Arizona. He has served in many clinical and leadership roles over his twenty-five years working in university, community mental health, forensic and private practice settings. Robert is well-known for his work as a trainer and consultant in assisting schools/ universities and communities respond to major crisis events like wildfires, mass shootings, deaths of students/ employees and responding to other forms of interpersonal violence, including bullying. Over the past 25 years, Robert has forensic and other clinical treatment programs in Arizona, Connecticut and California. Robert lectures extensively to professionals in education, mental health, criminal justice and corporate settings, and equally likes the opportunity to speak with parents and teens who have endured traumatic events. Robert has served as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology for many years, teaching courses on substance abuse treatment and forensic psychology. He enjoys his role as an Advisory Board Member and Affiliate Consultant with the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA). He co-authored the book Engaging Resistance and has authored several other publications on the topics of men’s mental health, treating mandated clients, addiction and best practices in disaster mental health.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #41601
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Geneva College
Family Therapist

Colin Keller, LMFT

"Developing mastery of the progressive stages of adolescence and young adulthood seems to be a unique challenge in our current world today. The bombardment of technology and the seemingly limitless options of choice make finding one's own identity and purpose more complex and confusing than ever. As I have worked with teens for the past 6 years it has become clear to me that the healthy functioning of the family system is a crucial ally in this process. When a teen struggles the family struggles, and vice versa. Through learning communication skills, effective boundary setting, and reactivating healthy attachment with one another, I have found family therapy to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my career as a psychotherapist."
Colin is trained extensively in mindfulness-based therapies, substance abuse treatment, psychodynamic therapy and is Level I certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to treat PTSD and other types of trauma. He combines evidence-based practices with an interpersonal and client-centered approach to help empower others to find their own purpose and meaning. Prior to working with Engage Treatment Program he was Program Director of a substance abuse focused outpatient program for teens and their families. Specifically as a family therapist here at Engage he utilizes multiple modalities including the Gottman method and Emotionally Focused Therapy to bridge the gap between clients and repair attachment wounds, facilitating long-term healing and connection.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113937
  • Bachelors from University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University
  • Over 8 years of experience working as a program director, group therapist, family/couples therapist and individual therapist in private practice.
Family Therapist

Summer Gaynor, LMFT

"Through both personal and professional experience, I have witnessed the transition between adolescence to young adulthood as being an overlooked and underestimated experience. It can cause distress to many individuals attempting to find their identity and discover their motivations in life. I have seen how these new experiences create an overwhelming sense of identity crisis and fear of responsibility, often leading to the avoidance of launching into the world on their own.  My hope is to help clients and families navigate through this process in a way that helps everyone feel seen and heard, all while assisting the client in finding their drive and motivation for life."
Summer's passion for working with families stems from her experience in working with young adults that have struggled with personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. She has found that with a direct and leading approach to therapy, she is able to help families recognize maladaptive patterns of communication and interactions that can enable or perpetuate ongoing struggles. Summer encourages families to work towards repair while building empathy and understanding for one another's experiences. The ability to effectively communicate and be emotionally present with one another has shown to be a pillar to healing.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111521
  • Bachelors in Psychology from CSU Channel Islands
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Over 9 years of experience working in multiple treatment programs, providing individual, family and group therapies
Curriculum Coordinator

Tasha Campbell, LMFT

“Throughout my childhood, I experienced a lot of anxiety, self-doubt, and did not have the tools to be able to self-regulate and be confident in myself and in my experiences. My hope is to bring more security and connection to the kids in our community so that they can develop a strong sense of self and feel connected to their peers and their families.”

Tasha’s passion for creating a safe and nurturing environment for teens and children started out in facilitating the IOP program for teens. She continues to support creating an engaging environment with the creative, and evidenced based curriculum she creates for the groups.

 
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #129159

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Curriculum Coordinator

Amanda Flynn, LMFT

“I remember struggling with my own identity and feelings of depression as a teenager and young adult, and is why I feel so passionate about creating a safe space where people can be who they are.”  Amanda connects with clients through a range of emotional depth and lighthearted humor, inviting all emotional expressions and outlets. As both a curriculum developer and therapist, Amanda’s creativity gives her a unique ability to  think outside the box, integrating various therapeutic modalities such as Positive Psychology, DBT Informed Skills, and CBT Skills, tailoring them to support each client’s or group’s unique needs.Through a trauma informed lens and strength approach model, Amanda works collaboratively with individuals to enhance self-expression, feelings of connection, and recognition of self-worth. 
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #132262
  • Curriculum Coordinator, Group Therapist, and Individual Therapist
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology from Humboldt  State University
  • California State Teaching Credential from Antioch Santa Barbara
  • Bachelors in English Literature from UCSB 
Primary Therapist

Julia De La Torre, PsyD

“Change is hard and I believe feeling accepted where you are is the first step. I want to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for young people to look deeper within themselves and find strength in vulnerability.”
Julia has training in cognitive behavioral and family systems therapy and uses an integrative approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Julia currently co-facilitates our Teen IOP Group Program.
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University
  • Registered Psychological Associate PSB #94026657 under the supervision of Dr. Blake Brisbois, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Primary Therapist

Brenna Belnick, AMFT

“I believe that it takes an immense amount of courage to ask for help when you, or someone you care about, is struggling. I have been passionate about helping others from a young age and view my career as a calling to aid and fulfill members of my community by cultivating feelings of acceptance, hope, and self-compassion.”Brenna’s desire for helping others stems from a history of working with children, teens, and young adults with an emphasis on trauma, mood disorders, and chronic illnesses. Brenna currently facilitates our Young Adult IOP Group Program as well as works one-on-one with clients individually.
  • Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #122943 under supervision of Megan Stevens, LMFT #106159
  • Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Cal Lutheran University
Primary Therapist

Luke Dziemidok, AMFT

“I feel blessed being able to assist in the growth and change of young people whose paths are all unique, yet interconnected with others, often including their families and peers. Change is inevitable and I myself have always been fascinated by how that can be influenced and experienced when one receives well-timed and proportioned support”.As a case coordinator for the young adult's program, Luke works collaboratively with each client's support system and their treatment team. Luke meets each individual with empathy and guides them in acquiring the skill set they need, enabling them to tackle challenges often imposed by the dynamic life stage they are in. Luke works by forging humanistic and collaborative relationships with his clients, drawing from evidence-based and strength-focused approaches.
  • Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #125054 under the supervision of Megan Stevens, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #106159
  • M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge.
Primary Therapist

Stacey Spencer, AMFT

“I believe that we all need space to explore, reflect, learn, and grow into our best selves. As a fellow traveler on this path, I am dedicated to providing the encouragement and support needed along the way.”Stacey’s extensive work with art and music inform her creative therapeutic approach. She is committed to helping people reconnect with joy, hope, curiosity, and courage. With her eclectic training in depth psychology, internal family systems, creative arts therapy, and mindfulness, Stacey loves finding the right tools to meet people’s diverse needs.Stacey is aligned with the LGBTQIA+ community and is passionate about advocating for LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults. She is committed to creating spaces where all identities can be safely expressed, explored, and celebrated.
  • Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #132928
  • Supervised by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Bachelor's degree in gender studies from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychotherapy from Antioch University, Los Angeles (anticipated conferral: March 2022)
  • Specialization in LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Psychotherapy
  • Trained at Counseling West under the supervision of Heidi Buckland, Ph.D.
Primary Therapist

Hailee Murphy, AMFT

“I view therapy as a collaborative experience as well as a creative one. I have always valued sitting with others and helping them navigate their experiences in service of  finding meaning in their lives and confidence in themselves, and feel that therapy offers a containing environment in which clients can do just that.”As a primary therapist and case coordinator for the young adult program, Hailee works closely with clients, parents and the rest of the treatment team to support the client’s whole system, rather than a part of the system. Hailee believes that through collaboration there is greater opportunity for understanding, and has cultivated skills to best support this belief through working with children, teenage and adult clients. Hailee is passionate about meeting each client where they are in their own journey, as well as utilizing strength-based approaches to support individuals in fostering agency and confidence to move through life with a better understanding of self.
  • Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #133440
  • Bachelor’s degree in Drama Studies from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Child Studies from Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Trained at Children’s Institute Inc.
  • Supervised by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Intake Coordinator

Jennifer Cuccia

Marketing Coordinator

Reanna Duenas

Administrative Assistant

Yael De Leon, MA

"I am extremely privileged to be able to work with such a wonderful group of individuals who have a strong passion to help others."
I have worked in many different fields and gained a tremendous amount of experience. I have worked in insurance, collections, and residential and have always loved working with people. I like to help people get the information that they need to be able to make important decisions.
  • B.A. from San Francisco State University in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice
  • Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University
Interested in working with us?

Our Westlake Village location was designed specifically to fit our needs.

We know that treatment centers can feel cold and intimidating, and with that in mind, we curated our location to do the exact opposite. We are so proud of the warm, open, and intentional space we have created.

Nothing at Engage Treatment is accidental or incidental. From the group-friendly room layouts to how sound carries, we have turned our space in a historic building into an inviting and safe environment for our clients.

Large open areas allow for comfortable social distancing, without feeling separated from the group. We believe that our location reflects our values – be open and be embraced. If you are interested, contact us today to schedule a tour.

Our experienced intake coordinators are ready for your questions and excited to share any information that may help.

We know that our services won’t be right for everybody, that’s why we’re committed to working directly with youth and their families to find the support they need – either with Engage Treatment or with another trusted provider in our community. We also offer free assessments and consultations to local schools and organizations.

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Whatever your insurance situation may be, we want to help you find the support you need, even if it isn’t with us. Our team is ready to help.

Engage Treatment Program is in-network for all IOP services with Anthem Blue Cross, Beacon of California, and MHN/Healthnet. For all others with PPO or out-of-network benefits, our insurance and billing team will work diligently to access any benefits and directly bill your insurance provider, as well as determine any out-of-pocket costs before starting a program.

Engage Treatment is not in-network for outpatient level services (ie. weekly individual therapy) and does not bill insurance directly. In these cases, a fee is due at service and a superbill will be provided to submit to insurance for possible reimbursement.

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  2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 210
Westlake Village, California 91361

  805-497-0605

  805-371-4862

  [email protected]

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