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 that lead to the beach, 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.

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
  • Experienced and dedicated staff that includes recovered professionals
  • A natural environment conducive to healing
  • 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 2-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 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, Blue Cross, Beach Health Options (formerly Value Options), Cigna, MHN, Magellan (MHSA), UBH, United, Oxford, Optum, Providence and Pacificare.Please see our Financial Considerations page for more information.  

Monte Nido Vista is Joint Commission Accredited.

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

Doug Bunnell

Chief Clinical Officer
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Keesha Amezcua

Vice President of Clinical Programming
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Rachel Matusko

Senior Director of West Coast Clinical Programming
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Gary Schneider

Staff Physician
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Abby Gold

Clinical Director
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Lyn Goldring

Vice President of Nursing
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Mary Andreasen

Regional Outreach Manager

Andie Hollowell

Regional Outreach Manager

Angie Lockwood

Nurse, Physical Trainer
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Kimberly Wyman

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Stacy Godoy

Primary Therapist
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Crystal Bicego

Primary Therapist
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Stacie Sustin

Primary Therapist
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Jordan Watson

Director of West Coast Outreach
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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.