NANCY SWANSON, LMFT
Cofounder & Executive Director
Nancy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years experience in the field of addiction and co-occuring mental health disorders. She trained under William Glaser in Reality…
Nancy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years experience in the field of addiction and co-occuring mental health disorders. She trained under William Glaser in Reality Therapy, a problem-solving, goal-focused treatment approach, and with Salvatore Manuchin in Structural Family Therapy, an outcome-oriented treatment modality. She has written and implemented numerous therapeutic programs for treatment facilities, and as one of Tribe’s Founders was instrumental in designing a unique philosophy and mission.
In creating Tribe, Nancy wanted to combined the best of what she’d learned and witnessed through her career, merging evidence-based treatment approaches with an innovative treatment philosophy addressing the chronic, rather than acute, nature of addiction and mental health disorders. Tribe is a place where treatment meets every client where he or she is. Her holistic approach includes therapies that best support the whole person within the family system, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to reduce cravings and facilitate a more comfortable and focused recovery, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, Dialectical (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), along with Mindfulness training, Neurofeedback, and Sound Baths.
With her authentic personality, unique sense of humor, and direct communication style, Nancy has helped thousands of addicts and their families find hope during times of trauma, grief, and loss, when families are devastated by addiction and mental illness.
DR. SAMANTHA SCHLOSSMANN, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director
Dr. Samantha Schlossmann holds a MA and Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College in Los Angeles, and joined Tribe as Clinical Director in 2018. Specializing in trauma…
DR. ATMAN R. REYES, MD, Psy.D
Dr. Reyes graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1996. He works in Moorpark, CA and specializes in Psychiatry. Dr. Reyes is affiliated with Aurora Vista Del Mar…
LAURA KANSTEINER, MS, LMFT, CATC IV
EMDR Therapist & Group Facilitator
Laura has a client-centered approach that utilizes mindfulness, experiential, and cognitive behavioral methods to help you address compulsive behaviors, addiction, mental health…
Laura has a client-centered approach that utilizes mindfulness, experiential, and cognitive behavioral methods to help you address compulsive behaviors, addiction, mental health, emotional, and relationship issues with increased awareness and compassion.
She is experienced in working with individuals with co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental health issues using a family systems approach. Laura specializes in treating mood disorders, chronic pain, and anxiety disorders, and can help you improve your quality of life and enhance your relationships with loved ones. She also offers transitional support coaching for individuals who have been in residential treatment or transitional living. Laura provides assessments to help you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and teach you relapse prevention skills while you transition to a new, healthier, and more balanced lifestyle. She has a warm, direct, supportive manner, which assists clients in achieving optimal growth and positive change.
MELISSA MACNEILL, MN, FNP
Melissa MacNeill, a retired US Navy veteran with a Master’s degree in Nursing, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Tribe. She brings over thirty years experience in healthcare to Tribe…
CHERYL ROGERS, MA
Group Facilitator & Client Care
Cheryl Rogers earned her Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University at Northridge, and has been at Tribe since 2015…
STACI PRICE, BS, CAADE
Program Manager, The Cottage
Staci has a BS in Psychology from California State University at Northridge, and is a CAADE intern. As Program Manager in Tribe’s Intensive Outpatient Program, Staci is an empathetic and enthusiastic…
EMILY AKSAK, BS
Social Media Coordinator
Emily received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. After working in finance in New York City, she moved to California to follow her passion…
MARCOS GUILLEN, CADC
Marcos Guillen is a seasoned Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor who has worked in the field of addiction recovery for over 15 years. He uses the Motivational Interviewing technique to move…
MELANIE BOYKO, MFTT, CATC III
Certified Master Neuro-linguistic Practitioner, Group Facilitator
Melanie has been working in the field of mental health and substance use disorders since 2008, and is working towards a Master’s in Family Therapy at California State University at Northridge…
DELFINA SAN MIGUEL, AS
House Manager, The Orchard Men's House
Delfina San Miguel is a retired federal corrections officer and has worked in the substance use field since 2003. She holds an Associate’s degree in criminal justice from Long Beach…
MELISSA LOPEZ, CADC
House Manager, The Cottage Women's House
Melissa has been a Recovery Specialist at Tribe’s transitional living homes since 2016. Working in a structured environment, she excels at connecting with clients, motivating them to develop…
JOHN GARCIA, CATC1
John Garcia is a certified Drug and Alcohol counselor(CATC1) and works with our clients at The Orchard men’s structured house. He has an AA degree in Communications, Addiction…
Cecilia has had a lifetime of personal experience with substance abuse. This has given her the exceptional ability to keep calm in the face of an emergency. She was born to an addictive mother…
EVA ROCHA, AA
Eva holds an Associates degree and a certificate from the Addictive Disorder Studies program at Oxnard College. In her position as an Addiction Counselor for the past four years…
DANIEL KITAY, BS
As Co-founder and CEO, Dan oversees Tribe’s management and growth. He has worked for three decades in the computer software industry in multiple roles most recently…
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Tribe is a nationally accredited Intensive Outpatient Program for mental health and substance abuse disorders in sunny Southern California. Our evidence-based therapies include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, along with a host of others. We support the use of SAMHSA-recommended Medication-Assisted Treatment.
We also offer cutting edge treatments such as EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, depression, and grief, and our neuroscience and holistic techniques chip away at long standing depression, anxiety and trauma, such as BrainPaint, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Sound Baths, and Mindfulness training. Our clients are exposed to a variety of recovery groups such as the 12-step model, Refuge Recovery, Celebrate, and Smart Recovery.
Call us today for more information on Tribe’s programs, or to schedule a complimentary, confidential consultation with a clinician via phone, in person, or via Facetime/Skype. If you prefer we contact you, please complete the form below. Our Admissions team is available to answer your questions and provide information about our programs 24 hours a day.