Monte Nido



Agoura Hills, CA

Nestled in the foothills in Agoura Hills, California, Monte Nido Vista is Monte Nido’s sister site. Surrounded by a beautiful state park with hiking trails, Monte Nido Vista is a secluded, gated Mediterranean estate boasting its own gym, organic garden and courtyard area with pool. Monte Nido Vista provides residential treatment to twelve women and adolescent girls at this location.

Monte Nido Vista is Joint Commission Accredited.

Program Components

  • Psychiatric and medical management and treatment
  • Evidence based and state-of-the-art protocols backed by a high success rate demonstrated in our outcome study
  • Programming for adults and adolescents, integrated and age specific
  • Experienced and dedicated staff that includes recovered professionals
  • High amount of individual therapeutic sessions
  • Group therapy that solidifies and establishes other components of treatment
  • Family therapy including individual family sessions, weekly multi-family groups and once a month two-day family weekend
  • Unique level system that meets the client where she is and re-evaluates the client as she progresses through the program at her own pace
  • A natural environment conducive to healing

Financial Considerations

At Monte Nido & Affiliates, our goal is to help make treatment accessible and we are committed to working with families to access care. Monte Nido Vista is in network with Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Magellan, MHN, Optum / Oxford, UBH, United, Oxford, Optum, Providence and Pacificare. Please see our Financial Considerations page for more information.   

Alumni Groups

We are pleased to offer weekly alumni groups at each of our programs. For more information, please contact the program from which you graduated or email to find the closest available group.

A Letter from Monte Nido Vista's Clinical Director

Being curious about change is a huge step. On behalf of your soul self, thank you for listening to the yearning for something else. The choice from here is a tough one – will you expand or contract your awareness? There’s no pressure – you don’t have to believe in full recovery; you don’t even have to know if you want it. All we ask is that you stay open enough to spend time with us at our mountain nest. At Monte Nido Vista, we know everyone’s journey to understanding and actualizing a complete and full recovery is different. Come explore what change means for you and let us take care of loving and supporting you as you figure things out. At some point, I trust you’ll have a good idea of what you do or don’t want for your life, and we at Monte Nido Vista would be honored to join your soul on that journey.

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists … it is real … it is possible … it is yours.” –Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Abby Gold
MA, LMFT | Clinical Director

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Treatment Center Staff

Agoura Hills, CA

Keesha Amezcua

Vice President of Clinical Programming
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Kelly Souza

MA, PsyD
Senior Director of West Coast Clinical Programming
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Abby Gold

Clinical Director
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Joel Jahraus

Chief Medical Officer
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Lauren Ozbolt

Medical Director
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Sarah Stone

Registered Nurse

Gary Schneider

Staff Physician
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Angie Lockwood

Nurse, Physical Trainer
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Diane Hurlbut

Nurse Manager

Kimberly Wyman

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Stacy Godoy

Primary Therapist
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Jessica Kauffmann

Primary Therapist

Crystal Bicego

Primary Therapist
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Stacie Sustin

Primary Therapist
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Isabelle Bryer

Program Coordinator

Monte Nido Vista Testimonial

I now have a life beyond my eating disorder. I am present in every moment; I get to feel; I get to laugh. I have the freedom to live every aspect of my life. Most importantly, I get to choose!

– S.S.