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, Co-Founder
Trevor is a founding partner of Engage. 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 therapist, Trevor is an adjunct faculty member
Samantha Tamburro
Psy.D., Co-Founder
Dr. Samantha Tamburro is a founding partner of Engage. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been working in the Conejo Valley for 20 years. Dr. Tamburro graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of Southern California.  She received her doctorate degree from Pepperdine University.  Dr. Tamburro works with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a range of
Jesse Esqueda
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
Adelina Mehrazarin Brisbois
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Director
Adelina is a partner at Engage and serves as its Clinical Director. She 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
Blake Brisbois
Psy.D., Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Blake Brisbois is a partner with Engage and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. 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
Tamika Mazariego
Assistant Clinical Director, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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
Jessica 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
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
Samuel C. Morrow
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Sam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with adolescents, young adults, parents, 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. In private practice, Sam is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community, utilizing strength-based and humanistic approaches to counseling. Sam
Colin Keller
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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,
Pam Ness
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Manager of Clinical Care Coordination & Training
Pam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been with Engage since 2016. She has 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-five years, Pam has worked extensively within both community mental health and medical settings with children, teens, and adults. In private practice, Pam
Carrie Hastings
Psy.D, CMPC, Licensed Clinical and Sport Psychologist, Psychological Testing Coordinator, , LA Rams Mental Health Clinician
Dr. Carrie Hastings is a licensed clinical and sports 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
Summer Gaynor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Case Coordinator
Summer Gaynor has been working in the field of mental health and recovery for over 6 years. Summer obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her initial four years of experience in the field of mental health were obtained at a residential
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
Nino Yniguez
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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
Brooke Saul
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Brooke is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who strives to support teens and young adults in developing the skills and insight to overcome anxiety and depression related to life transitions, adjustment to familial/social stressors, grief, and traumatic experiences. Brooke’s therapeutic style includes a strength-oriented approach that blends psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies in order to support her clients in embracing authenticity, improving self-esteem, and developing decision-making skills aligned with
Kelly Nicassio
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Kelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and families. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from California Lutheran University, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from California Lutheran University. Kelly has experience treating children and adolescents with a variety of concerns, including
Tasha Campbell
Case Coordinator | Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Tasha first discovered her passion for working with children and their families when she volunteered at the Therapeutic Recreation Center, working with children with disabilities on social and communication skills. She then went to the University of Oregon, where she was a research assistant at the Family Behavioral Health Lab. At this lab, she studied how stress affects families with a history of child abuse
Katie Busse
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (111673) Supervised by Jessica Julian, LMFT (94550)
Before coming to Engage, Katie graduated with distinction from California State University, Northridge with her Master's Degree in Counseling. She quickly found her love for helping adolescents with their unique challenges while working in a school setting and seeing these challenges firsthand. In addition to school adversity, Katie also has experience helping to improve relationships at home and facilitate healthy identity development. She supports clients
Kimberly Yudt
Kimberly rejoined the Engage team in January 2019 after a 2-year hiatus to complete her Masters of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She relocated to Ventura County after completing her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Penn State University. Kimberly has experience in a range of settings including outpatient programming, residential treatment, and a psychiatric hospital for those enduring serious mental illness.
Derek Bush
Case Coordinator, AMFT #109691
Derek earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from California Lutheran University where he specialized in the treatment of psychological trauma.  Derek also earned a bachelor’s degree in history from CSU Channel Islands.  Before coming to Engage, Derek worked as an intensive school-based therapist for the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
Eliza Monteverdi
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor Intern
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
Andrew Cohen
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Andrew joined the Engage team in 2017.  Andrew received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) followed by a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from California Lutheran University (CLU). He began to hone his therapeutic skills in a community clinic where he provided individual and family therapy
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
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
Ashley Breems
Director of Operations and HR
In 2012 Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from CBU. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Human Resource and Employee Relations from Penn State in 2019. Professionally, Ashley has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum, as a community counselor with women who have a borderline personality disorder, and spent many years in customer service related fields. She joined the
Chelsea Naselow
Administrative Assistant
Chelsea joined the Engage team in May of 2019. After completing her bachelor’s degree in communication studies at California State University, Northridge, she was eager to join the healthcare field and to help others.  Her professional experience began at Mission Community Hospital, as part of the admitting and registration team in the emergency room. Here, she had the opportunity to expand her communication skills, learn
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
Madison Goodwin
Insurance and Billing Manager
Madison joined the Engage team in March of 2016. After studying at a prestigious theater conservatory in Santa Maria, she received her AA in Theater Arts and moved to Anaheim where she was offered the experience of a lifetime working as a face character and parade performer for Disneyland and California Adventure parks. Her professional experience expanded to administrative coordination, social media management and marketing
Reanna Duenas
Marketing Coordinator
Reanna joined Engage in June 2019. Reanna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Sonoma State University. Originally from Silicon Valley, Reanna has made a home for herself here in the Conejo Valley. Reanna is dedicated to serving others in a positive way. Her experience spans from companies like Symantec and Deloitte to