The Resurface Team
40+ years of experience
When you or your loved one receive care from The Resurface Group, you are choosing a unique path to addiction treatment and/or mental health care. Because of this, you can count on a few realities that may not be present in other typical styles of treatment. This is what sets The Resurface Group apart.
Chief Business Officer
Jason Brumback is the Founder/Chief Business Officer of the Resurface Group. Jason co-founded the Resurface Group after working as a counselor in the mental health and addiction field for several years. Throughout his time in the field, he noticed that there were limitations to the scope of services provided by traditional treatment. This realization led him to develop a program that offers long-term, family-focused care that creates lasting change for the entire family system. Resurface was designed to treat a variety of behavioral health issues such as mental health disorders, addiction, and behavioral issues through experiential methods and intensive family support.
Before his journey in the mental health field, Jason owned and operated a thriving company in commercial development and construction management. Jason found his passion for working with others in the mental health field and went on to own and operate multiple companies servicing the needs of others in the behavioral health field.
Chief Visionary Officer
CATC IV & MFT
Ari Drosman, Chief Visionary Officer, brings over 15 years of experience including a background at one of the largest rehab centers in the nation. Having worked as a clinical director in both private and public sectors, Ari realized he has an innate desire to help those not benefiting from the traditional recovery treatment.
He has obtained his CATC IV and is a licensed MFT which allowed him to further his research and studies to finds ways to meet those people where they are at. In doing so, he discovered specific approaches and treatment plans that succeeded in numbers. Having studied English, philosophy, and obtaining a master’s degree in Psychology from Chapman University, Ari has a diversified portfolio to help him adapt to each individual he works with.
He has worked with thousands of people struggling with substance abuse, mental illness, family crisis, and psychosis. As an active practitioner of mindfulness and meditation, he draws from his connection to nature, his family, and loved ones to bring the same level of compassion and care to his clients.
Chief Clinical Officer
Mike Boyer, AMFT-121147, Chief Clinical Officer, has extensive experience working in addiction and mental health treatment as a counselor and Program Manager. In 2016 he formed his own consulting and coaching practice after noticing a gap in the field. Mike recognized that clients were learning core recovery skills, but lacked effective life skills and the avenues to engage with meaningful experiences outside of a treatment setting. Through his work, he came to understand that there are certain individuals that need a different approach.
Mike joined with Ari Drosman and Jason Brumback to co-found Resurface, a company dedicated to those individuals who don’t fit the mold. He is committed to helping recovering individuals reengage with meaning and purpose, and discover balance in their lives. Change is an ongoing process that usually takes the path of subtle shifts that yield impactful results over time. Becoming aware of those shifts and more intentional about their direction is how a person takes ownership of their life and can achieve a new, healthier way of being. Mike is currently pursuing his Master’s in Counseling from California State University Fullerton and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver.
Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles
Rebekah Tayebi, Chief Executive Officer at the Los Angeles branch of Resurface, is delighted to bring nearly eighteen years of clinical experience to her clients and colleagues. Rebekah earned her Master’s in Social Work at Columbia University in 2005 and immediately after began her career working in long term residential treatment with adolescents. During her time working in treatment, Rebekah specialized in treating attachment wounds, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma. She learned quickly to work with the entire family system, understanding that healing works best when everyone at home is invested in the healthy growth of their family.
Rebekah has long held experience working with families in their homes and enjoys working with clients of all cultures and backgrounds. She approaches her work with families with a strong focus on mindful parent coaching. Her honest, clear, and loving approach empowers parents to confidently step into their mindful leadership and build more loving connections with their children.
Rebekah uses many resourceful approaches to healing and builds trust with her clients to find what works best to support their recovery. Rebekah is honored to support her team and their clients in every opportunity to restore peace inside the home, where it matters most.
Clinical Director, Los Angeles
Jamie Cascia, LMFT, Clinical Director of Resurface Los Angeles, holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Jamie spent nearly eight years in the public mental health world before joining Resurface, treating high acuity clients in residential, transitional housing, and community-based settings. During her previous tenure, she headed up a Wraparound approach program in the Crenshaw District, providing holistic and intensive services to adolescents and their family systems. Jamie carries to Resurface this steadfast belief in communal solutions to wellness, working with the entire support network to affect positive change.
As Clinical Director, Jamie now oversees the goal-directed improvement and maintenance of clients’ wellbeing. Getting to know each and every family from a relational perspective is instrumental in Jamie’s work and brings with it fulfillment of the why in her practice. Jamie uses creativity in her approach to connect with others, reflective of her respect for individuality and curiosity for joining family cultures as an ally. Jamie is proud to be part of a team that shares her core values and beliefs around how healing can happen.
Chelsea Reeves, Lead Clinician, with The Resurface Group. Chelsea grew up in East Texas where her passion for connecting and helping others was first ignited. Chelsea moved to Newport Beach when she was only 19 to begin her own personal journey of recovery. She began her professional experience over a decade ago where she joined a well-respected women’s program and started her work in the mental health field. Chelsea has worked with other adolescent programs and non-profit organizations in numerous leadership roles, and volunteered with the Long Beach Rescue Mission, The Lynne House, Facing Addiction and actively serves young women in the community of Orange County. Chelsea holds an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Rex Ferguson, Clinical Operations Manager, loves people. Over the last decade he has developed a passion for helping others discover their purpose, process life difficulties, and grow. This passion led him to pursue a degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. Working with people in therapy for nearly 5 years, he finds his work to be sacred and seeks to continually develop as a person and therapist to better serve others and those close to him. He believes that growth comes through genuine and intentional relationship and hopes to always be of benefit to others. He has experience working with people with substance abuse, dual diagnosis’, adolescents, and college age people. Having worked in more traditional settings Rex is grateful to be a part of the Resurface team, where they develop creative and personalized approaches to life change. In his free time Rex loves to surf, practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, read, do yoga, and travel.
Kayte Roberts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with several years of clinical experience in mental health and addiction treatment. Kayte began her clinical journey in 2006, volunteering as a client advocate at a well-known treatment center in Pennsylvania. This experience inspired Kayte to dedicate her professional life to helping others. She values approaching each client in a truly individualized fashion, understanding that every person experiences life in a unique way, and therefore needs their own unique plan for healing.
Kayte earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles where she specialized in LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy and addiction studies. She is dedicated to helping folks of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions learn to celebrate and honor their true selves. Her clinical work with recovering individuals is grounded in the belief that healing from addiction and mental health issues requires finding true connection to one’s self and others. Kayte supports her clients as they find their own path toward unraveling toxic shame, creating space for individuality, and finding authentic and radical self-empowerment.
Jonathan Monte, Life Coach, is a dynamic and multi-faceted coach, transformation strategist, speaker and author who helps his clients transform their lives through his one-on-one coaching, workshops, and masterclass program. He has more than 26 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, celebrities, CEO's, and thousands of people struggling with trauma, mental illness and substance abuse.
Through his lifetime of personal experience, professional experience and unique perspective, he has developed powerful, practical and proven methods which allows him to understand, connect and guide his clients to uncover and overcome the hidden blocks holding them back, discover a more authentic identity, create lasting changes, unleash their potential, achieve their goals and create a life of greater happiness, purpose and fulfillment.
Clinical Support Specialist
Jeff Gonzell, Clinical Support Specialist, has multiple years of working with mental health and substance abuse clients. He briefly left the field due to seeing a massive gap in the approach to treatment. He remained committed to helping those struggling with addiction and mental illness, starting his own recovery podcast and leading by example to give back in a new and fresh way.
Eventually he found The Resurface Group, a team that was deeply aligned with his philosophy of helping, and a group that seemed to close the gaps that brought him out of the field in the first place. He brings a positive healthy energy of accountability and inspiration to his clients. His intentional and heart felt approach with life skills and custom daily routine development, comes from an array of different perspectives and experiences. He strongly believes that everyone is worthy of a life filled with purpose and belonging, that we all have a voice and we can change the world by sharing how we ourselves have changed.
Lauren Plummer, Lead Clinician, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including a Grief Support Community, Residential Treatment Center for Adolescents with Eating Disorders, and a Non-profit Mental Health Clinic. Lauren has a passion and skill for helping clients feel genuinely valued and cared for. She takes pride in providing them with a safe place to be fully seen and understood. After struggling herself as a teenager and experiencing first hand the lack of relatable and understanding therapists for adolescents and young adults, it became her passion to help them find their voice and navigate the new obstacles of becoming independent and taking on adult responsibilities. She believes that through psycho-education, empowerment, and compassion, she can help clients find their voice and each part of the family system create new healthy patterns. Other than therapy, Lauren enjoys yoga, spending time at the beach, and hanging out with her nieces.
Stephanie Gebhard, Lead Clinician, began her journey in the mental health field 5 years ago as a clinical social worker. Having completed the MSW program at USC, Stephanie had the opportunity to graduate with an emphasis in adult mental health and wellness. During her time in the program, Stephanie began her practicum experience by interning on skid row in Downtown Los Angeles as a clinical mental health specialist. While working on skid row, she was able to gain experience in personality disorders, substance use disorders and many other forms of mental illness. In addition to serving the chronically homeless, Stephanie also worked in the Liver Transplant program at Keck Hospital as a medical social worker, giving her the opportunity to work with patients and their families pre- and post-liver transplant. It was through these experiences that Stephanie practiced several therapeutic modalities in different environments.
Recently, Stephanie completed her Master’s in Preventative Medicine at USC with an emphasis on community health. She values the importance of the mind-body connection in order to prevent disease- and it is her passion to provide the upmost quality of care to all of her clients. Stephanie is thrilled to be a part of the Resurface team, which is an environment that allows her to support her clients to achieve an optimal quality of life.
Jack Emery, Lead Clinician, grew up in New Mexico where he returned to Santa Fe after completing his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Cruz. Jack was inspired to further his education with the intent to enter in the helping profession which naturally led Jack to complete his Masters in Clinical Counseling at Southwestern College. While in graduate school Jack was able to continue to engage in his passion for the outdoors and experienced the healing benefits of connecting with nature while studying ecopsychology and experiential psychology. Jack received extensive training in family systems, which currently serves as foundational to his clinical approach, while providing family therapy services at a local non-profit agency. Following graduate school Jack moved to Southern California where he registered as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Jack worked for more than five years as a primary therapist providing mental health care for adolescents and their families in residential and intensive outpatient settings. Jack has extensive experience with theoretical strategies from DBT, CBT, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, strategic brief therapy, solution-focused therapy and will regularly incorporate mindfulness, emotional focused therapy, and somatic experiencing into his practice with clients. Since joining the Resurface Group Jack has been able to combine his passion for outdoor activities and recreation with his clinical experience to provide the opportunity for a transformative experience and aid clients in their healing and recovery.