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
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 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
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
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
Terry Carroll
CATC1, Parent Mentor
Terry is a Certified Addiction 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
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
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
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 a community mental health setting as well as the public and private school systems. She began working in the community
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
Cassie Padilla
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor Intern
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
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
Nino Yniguez
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Case Coordinator, Engage Thrive PHP
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
Sam Morrow
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Sam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with adolescents, young adults, couples 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. In
Tamika Mazariego
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Case Coordinator, Engage Me PHP
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
Kimberly (Kimi) Yudt
Clinical Marketing Coordinator | Associate Clinical Social Worker #81460 Supervised by Adelina Brisbois #52767
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.
Andrew Cohen
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Case Coordinator, Engage Me IOP
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
Katie Wren
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
Whitney Dunbar, PsyD
Case Coordinator - Thrive IOP
Whitney holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is registered with the California Board of Psychology as a Psychological Assistant under the supervision of Jesse Esqueda, Psy.D. Whitney moved to the Conejo Valley in 2006, she is originally  from Montreal, Canada, and has been in California for the last 20 years. Shortly after moving here she started attending graduate school and obtained her Doctorate in Clinical
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
Jessie 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. She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. She is looking forward to this new chapter in her
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
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Group Therapist
Amanda is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and group therapist in the Engage ME treatment programs. 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, adolescents
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,
Eliza Monteverdi
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor Intern, 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
Tasha Campbell
Group Therapist | Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
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
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
Madison Goodwin
Sr. Billing and Insurance Coordinator
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
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
Leah Brown-Hollister
Operations Coordinator
Leah started working at Engage in June of 2019. Before joining our family here at Engage, Leah lived in San Luis Obispo County. At Engage, she is the Operations Coordinator where she immerses herself in a lot of behind the scenes work and has even begun producing original artwork for some of the therapy rooms. In Leah’s time away from work she teaches Ariel Silks
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