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About Hey FACE it

FACE it is changing the FACE of Mental Health by giving people the tools they need to FACE it until they make it from in person and online therapy and coaching sessions, programs with daily support, online communities, e-magazine, books, media appearances, seminars, retreats and more. We believe that no one should suffer in silence, and that everyone deserves the help that they need to go from not OK, or just OK, to an A-OK state of mind.

At FACE it, we have a team of expert mental health clinicians and accountability coaches helping our clients create the life that they want and deserve. We are here to help guide you to heal your unresolved emotional wounds and provide you with the tools to transform your life. Unresolved issues can lead to rocky relationships, family issues and more serious disorders such as anxiety, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, sex addiction, among others.

At FACE it, we believe in treating the whole person. We achieve this through a multidimensional, integrated approach and tailor treatment for what is best for each individual. Each person will receive an extensive evaluation by taking a look at all areas of their lives through our LIFE LENS: Love, Work, Play, Home, Mind, Body, Soul, Give.

Eris Huemer Winans, PsyD, LMFT

Co-Founder, CEO, Clinical Director

Dr. Eris is the founder of FACE it. 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, social networking and FACE it’s brand, 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                             
Dr. Eris believes in treating the whole person through the tool she created, the LIFE LENS (love, work, play, home, mind, body, soul, give), while drawing from an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches and techniques including CBT, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Depth, Play, and more. She takes a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to looking at people’s personal experience and helps them through their life stages.
                                                                                                                                                                               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 author of Break-Up Emergency: A Guide to Transform Your Break UP into a Break THROUGH.

 

Clayton Winans

Co-Founder, CMO

 

Clayton is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of FACE it.  Through design, creative media and writing, Clayton is helping change the face of mental health. His partnership with Dr. Eris, helps inspire people to take a real look at themselves, their lives and their relationships by showing them how to focus on making decisions to face them selves so that they can become all that they want to be. He does this by having people look at all areas of their lives through the tool he created with Dr. Eris, the LIFE LENS: (love, work, play, home, mind, body, should give). 

Emily Jody, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Emily Jody is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT90739) with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. Emily uses authenticity, directness, honesty, compassion, and nonjudgmental truth to help individuals, couples, and families move from feeling stuck and incapable of change to a place of freedom and relief.

Emily believes in creating a safe environment so individuals feel the freedom to confront their underlying issues and move towards long lasting change. Her main objective is to help others experience more meaningful, satisfying and authentic lives.

She offers an eclectic approach, including Psychodynamic, Object Relations, Emotion-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Family Systems. Emily also specializes in the treatment of individuals, and their families, with eating disorders.

Natalie Carpio, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Natalie Carpio values the idea that everyone wants to be genuinely heard. She works with a wide range of issues, including, anxiety, depression, adjustment, self-empowerment, childhood disorders, relationship/family concerns, trauma, and other mental health issues, while creating more meaning and purpose in one’s life. Natalie works collaboratively with her clients and builds upon their strengths to become their most powerful tool. Natalie encourages shifts to promote healthy expression, communication, and self-love, which will in turn, help one bloom in other aspects of their lives.

Natalie graduated with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy (LMFT125391). Natalie has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families in various settings. She values her ability to meet the needs of individuals by building a supportive, safe, and warm environment, that includes an open-minded style with encouragement and creativity.

Natalie is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which helps clients earn their power and strength back after a distressing experience.  Natalie integrates mindfulness, guided imagery, challenging distortions, positive talk, relaxation, and play into therapy depending on her client’s need. Natalie uses Cognitive, Humanistic, Solution Focused, and Positive Therapy as treatment modalities.  Natalie incorporates family systems, while keeping the client in mind as priority in the therapeutic relationship. Natalie values her unconditional regard for her clients and her ability to connect with them in a genuine and open minded.

Jake Ferrante, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jake Ferrante is an associate marriage and family therapist (LMFT128809, LPCC9444) and specializes in treating individuals, couples, and families. He has ten years of experience as a therapist, which includes treatment of anxiety, depression, childhood/adult sexual trauma, domestic violence, grief, PTSD, substance abuse, codependency, and LGBTQ issues. Jake is a certified and experienced group facilitator of DBT, domestic violence, IOP substance abuse recovery, and seeking safety groups.

Jake’s approach to therapy is deeply rooted in humanistic psychology and family systems theory. He is down to earth and establishes therapeutic relationships based on authenticity, acceptance and trust. His direct communication style and compassion facilitates a therapeutic experience that is integrative, goal oriented and client centered. Jake collaborates with clients to guide them along their path to recovery. He believes the path to healing emotional and psychological distress is achieved by assisting clients to discover their ability to mitigate feelings of distress through empowerment, self awareness and increased insight. Some of the various evidence based modalities utilized in therapy include CBT, DBT, EFT and MI.

Jake Ferrante received a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy from California State University Northridge, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in psychology. Furthermore, he was a licensed professional counselor and the lead therapist at an integrated community mental health agency in Arizona. He gained clinical experience treating individuals with SMI, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Additionally he presented Trauma Informed Care training for staff and professionals in the community.

Malea, MA

Marriage & Family Therapy Associate

Malea has a longstanding passion working with adolescent girls, women, and the LGBT+ community. She believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, honoring the client’s inner truth and resilience, while providing culturally sensitive therapy. She uses a feminist approach in order to empower clients to understand cultural messages surrounding body image, gender, toxic societal roles and expectations.

Malea’s hope for clients is to provide a safe space to learn and explore experiences. While in the therapy journey, she helps connect the relationship between emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in conjunction with meeting the client where they are at. She honors each client’s individuality and way of connecting to the world in addition to taking in personal history/herstory and influence of societal/ political context. Malea attempts to bring radical acceptance, authenticity, and humor to each session.

Malea graduated her master’s program at Antioch University, specializing in LGBT Affirmative Therapy and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gender Studies. Her clinical interests include: working with eating disorders, LGBT+ and gender non-conforming clients, and girls/women’s issues. She has a background working with various non-profits with an emphasis on social justice and feminism.

Prescilla Cardenas

Prescilla is the FACE it…  Business Manager. She strives to carry out the mission, vision, objectives, and values that make FACE it a comfortable and safe place to grow. By overseeing each department in their functions, her goal is to make sure that each client that walks through our doors receives the utmost and personalized care.