Eris Huemer Winans, PsyD, LMFT

Co-Founder, CEO, Clinical Director

Dr. Eris is the founder of FEEL GOOD DR. She holds a doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy, and guides people all over the world toward making positive and lasting life changes and reinventing themselves from the inside out. Through her books, media appearances, seminars, and social networking, Dr. Eris shares her special brand of wit and insight by holding up a mirror to the face of individuals and relationships in modern society. Through these mediums, she helps people gain an understanding of who they are, get through internal roadblocks, and then use that knowledge to create the life they want so that they can feel good.

Dr. Eris believes in treating the whole person through the tool she created: the LIFE LENS (love, work, play, home, mind, body, soul, home, give), while drawing from an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches and techniques including the Process Communication Model, Solution Focused techniques, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Depth, Play, and more. She takes a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to looking at people’s personal experience and helps guide them through their life stages.try these outsee it hereelf bar box of 10

Dr. Eris has shared her expert advice on the psychology of human behaviors on HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call, Nancy Grace, Jeff Probst Show, Hallmark Channel, NPR, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, KiiS FM with Ryan Seacrest and others. She was a star of Bravo TV’s LA Shrinks, and the author of Break-Up Emergency: A Guide to Transform Your Break UP into a Break THROUGH.

Miriam Lamb-Perrone, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Miriam Lamb-Perrone (LMFT 11516) is interested in the whole body-whole mind approach to medicine, mental health, and healing. She has always been interested in how individuals are influenced by their macro and micro- environments— their families, cultures, and societies. She believes that the question of defining oneself is not a simple one. She would like to help individuals discover their higher selves and fullest potential. She believes that the processes of releasing emotional pain; gaining insight; changing core beliefs; and deepening one’s spiritual evolution are completely intertwined.

Good health, optimal nutrition, positive relationships, and engagement in creative endeavors are essential elements to living a fulfilling life. Miriam enjoys helping clients explore their goals to achieve a sense of well-being.

Miriam helps individuals who are grappling with chronic pain, being hospitalized, and navigating the health care system. She is truly a client advocate with an interest in epidemiology. She is interested in the integration of mental/physical health and the intersectionality of environmental, social, gender, racial, multi-generational and socioeconomic factors in the healing process. Miriam also addresses school/youth related issues such as bullying, racism, academic issues, ADHD, low self-esteem, and self-harm.  She has experience working in school systems/private practices in the Central Coast and Bay Area, and currently Thousand Oaks. She has worked with adults and youth.

Miriam has worked with diverse populations: (ethnicities, immigration statuses, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, genders, varying levels of ability). She uses an individualized approach for all clients and believes that people are more than labels and diagnoses.

Miriam has participated in several somatic/metaphysical groups. Her personal interests include practicing Reiki (she is a level 2 Reiki practitioner); learning about EFT, Eastern Spirituality, and history; and writing in its various forms (especially poetry/screenwriting/prose).

Miriam is particularly interested in creative visualization; transpersonal/humanistic approaches/Jungian approaches; somatic modalities; dreamwork; creative expression; and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Caroline Tudor, MA, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Caroline Tudor (AMFT 133264) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who believes in the healing power of trust in any therapeutic relationship. Her experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and couples and relationship issues has helped mold her to be an open-minded, empathic, and non-judgmental therapist. Caroline received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she studied Jungian psychology. Caroline uses a psychodynamic and depth-oriented approach to help her clients explore the roots of their symptoms and believes in the value of long-term therapeutic treatment and relationships. She also leans on family systems theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, and a client-centered approach to help her clients navigate the difficulties in their lives that may be keeping them stuck and in pain. Caroline’s clinical interests include working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, codependency, couples therapy, group therapy, phase of life issues (teens and early adulthood), and multicultural issues. Caroline wrote her master’s thesis on the importance of understanding multi-racial identity, and the role it plays in anti-racism.

Krista Rutzen

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Krista Rutzen (AMFT130993) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about working with others to help them live the best life possible. She has worked in the mental health field for more than nine years with experience in behavioral therapy as well as a background in chemical dependency treatment. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma focused CBT (TF-CBT) and solution focused therapy modalities. She takes a strengths based approach while remaining empathetic and meeting the client where they are that day. Krista believes that therapy should be a collaborative experience, creating an empowering journey for each client.

Krista has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University as well as a Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also completed the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals through Sober College.

Setareh Sassani

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Setareh Sassani (AMFT #134090) specializes in anxiety, depression, and relationship issues and is trained in many modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Emotion-Focused, Dialectical Behavioral, Attachment Theory and Family Systems. She facilitates her clients’ growth by helping them identify their attributes, needs, challenges, and strengths by empowering them to build healthy relationships. Her passion in helping her clients to better manage and/or alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression is by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms aiming to foster personal growth and building healthy relationships with themselves and others. Her therapeutic philosophy is centered on empathy, collaboration, and transparency, where she creates a safe and nurturing environment in order to facilitate her clients’ mental health goals in a supportive, productive, and non-judgmental atmosphere.

Setareh is also fluent in the Persian language and can provide counseling to individuals of Iranian descent.

Kate Koch Dwyer

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Kate Koch Dwyer believes in providing a safe, culturally sensitive, contained space in which clients can learn to heal emotionally through a combination of concrete skills, self-understanding, and self-compassion. She has a particular passion for working with children, families, and young adults. She is LGBTQ+ affirming.

Kate has a special interest in the Internal Family Systems therapeutic approach, which welcomes all parts of ourselves and aims to access our core self’s natural ability to heal. This approach allows the client to better integrate their different parts and gives a framework to understand their defenses.

Kate graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, and from Emory University with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Educational Studies. She trained at Cheerful Helpers Family & Child Study Center, working with children with behavioral/emotional challenges, and at Maple Counseling Center, providing psychodynamic therapy.

Stefany Watson

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Stefany is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #113335) and has been supporting families, children, and couples in the mental health community for over 10 years; with experience in anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and couples. She has walked alongside her clients as they journey to connect with their inherent wisdom as a guide in and through their healing journey. Stefany cares deeply for creating safe, collaborative, and supportive therapeutic environments for processing. In this she seeks to establish a relationship with her clients that is collaborative in the discovery of the sources of anxiety, depression, and addiction. She also leans in on educating around the benefits of mindfulness and meditation practices in everyday life. She believes that a collaborative approach to healing is essential for each individual to develop the awareness and power to sustain their own growth and healing on a long lasting basis.

Ann Roberts Ford, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ann Ford (LMFT 105653) believes that one of the most important components of her work is to engage her clients with a strength based, solution focused mindset. As a therapist she creates an environment that fosters mental health and effectively assists clients with responding to mental health challenges. Ann has experience in assisting people with family and life transitions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and child and adult ADHD. She is certified in Managing Adaptive Practices (MAP) and Seeking Safety. Ann is also certified to teach relationship education courses (World Class Marriage and World Class Relationships for Work and Home).

Ann is a wife, a mother of teens, and a mental health professional with a background in social services and Career Development. Ann holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She has spent most of her career as a therapist working in community mental health with children and families and is experienced in working with diverse cultures and socioeconomic groups. Ann recently led a team of school based therapists that service elementary and high schools. She found that while providing therapeutic services to families in the community is important, partnerships with schools are key in facilitating mental health for future generations.

Ann passionately believes that the healing process is enhanced when clients discover what brings them meaning and purpose. She strives to assist her clients to replace maladaptive thoughts, feelings and behaviors with adaptive ones that satisfy the individual’s unique needs and improve overall functioning. Ann is also able to assist clients in incorporating spirituality, if they choose, as part of their therapeutic journey. On a personal note, a few of the challenges that Ann has personally dealt with include ADHD, grief and loss, child fostering and elder care issues. She is willing and able to help clients successfully navigate these challenges.

Paula Verbit, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Paula Verbit is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#108436). She provides compassionate, individualized and strength-based therapy informed by Positive Psychology, Spiritual Psychology and Compassion Focused Therapy. Paula’s style is warm, collaborative and supportive as she promotes a trusting therapeutic alliance, which focuses on working with the client in designing a plan to facilitate healing and growth. Paula creates a safe space in which clients work towards self-awareness, insight and planned goals, accessing inner resilience,
resourcefulness and a sense of joy.

Paula works with adults, children, couples and families using a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. Paula has experience in treating anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, issues of aging, self-esteem and self-empowerment.

Paula received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. She is also a Certified Life Coach with experience in effectively coaching clients in the areas of relationships, peak performance and the creative arts.