About

About Us

Better Marriage. Better Divorce. Better Parenting.

Do you want to save your marriage or wondering if you should stay or go?
Are you staying in your marriage for all the wrong reasons?
Are you getting divorced and don’t know what to do?
Do you need help with your children and co-parenting?

Then the Divorce Doctor has a prescription for you.

We help our clients have a Better Marriage, a Better Divorce and become Better Parents . Our prescription for whatever you are going through will allow you to focus on what is most important – the emotional well-being of you and your children. You are not alone. We are at your side every step of the way and will help manage your marriage, help you through divorce process as well as find tools to help you be a better parent.

Our founder and Divorce Doctor, Eris Huemer, PsyD MFT, has shared her expert advice on the psychology of sex, love, breakups, divorce and other 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, author of Break-Up Emergency: A Guide to Transform Your Break UP into a Break THROUGH and an internationally sought after relationship counselor, author, speaker and CEO of Second Chances International, Inc, “Divorce Doctor”.

Dr. Eris founded Divorce Doctor in light of her own life story. She, herself, is a child of divorce. This process was excruciating for her and she wanted to help other families have a Better Divorce, by giving them the tools and support that she didn’t have. Her past has become her life’s mission to help as many couples and individuals let go of their personal baggage, stop repeating the same patterns, and create healthier relationships – even in the most difficult times.

At Divorce Doctor, we offer Counseling, Coaching, Co-parenting, Groups, Retreats, Mediation, Supervised Visitation, and a safe place for your children to heal. Our staff of counselors are master’s and doctorate level and our coaches are highly trained &/or certified with years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children. Our mediation services are handled by Divorce Doctors®, a leading national family divorce mediation group.

Don’t focus on what you can’t change. Focus on what you can.
At Divorce Doctor, we can help you change what you can.

MEET THE TEAM

We can help guide you through a Better Marriage, Better Divorce and Better Parenting

Eris Huemer Winans, PsyD, LMFT
Co-Founder, CEO, Clinical Director

Dr. Eris 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 counseling center, Second Chances, Eris shares her special brand of wit and insight holding up a mirror to the face of relationships in modern society. Through these mediums, she helps people gain an understanding of who they are and what they love, as individuals, independent of their love relationships, get through internal roadblocks, and then use that knowledge to create the life they deserve.

Dr. Eris believes in treating the whole person (Mental, Physical, Career, Finance, Environment, Recreation and Relationships), 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 relationship stages while helping them create a Better Marriage or a Better Divorce while inspiring them to become Better Parents.

Dr. Eris has shared her expert advice on the psychology of sex, love, breakups, divorce and other 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.

Dr. Eris co-founded Divorce Doctor in light of her own life story.  She, herself, is a child of divorce. This process was excruciating for her and she wanted to help other families have a Better Divorce, by giving them the tools and support that she didn’t have. Her past has become her life’s mission to help as many couples and individuals let go of their personal baggage, stop repeating the same patterns, and create healthier relationships – even in the most difficult times.

Clayton Winans
Co-Founder, CMO, Coach

Clayton is the co-founder and Creative Marketing Director of Second Chances International, Divorce Doctor and co-author of Break-Up Emergency: A Guide to Transform Your Break UP into a Break THROUGH. Through creative media and writing with Dr. Eris, he inspires people to take a real look at themselves, their lives and their relationships by showing them how to focus on making decisions to have a Better Marriage or a Better Divorce, while inspiring them to become Better Parents.

Clayton co-founded Divorce Doctor in light of his own life experience.  He is a child of multiple divorces, which inspired him to find tools to help other children and families going through similar circumstances. He coaches people to break through unmanageable relationship cycles with a Solution Focused and Mindful approach. He does this by having people look at all areas of their lives: Mental, Physical, Career, Finance, Environment, Recreation and Relationships. His commitment is to help you transform your life into one of purpose, peace and joy.

Bryan Scott Henry
Co-Founder Divorce Doctors®, Mediation

Bryan Scott Henry founded Divorce Doctors®, a leading national family divorce mediation group, with his partners Ricky Gordon and Anthony Beisler. Their mediators are highly trained professionals and screened selectively to be the best and the brightest.  Their mediators are articulate, confident, effective listeners, empathetic, flexible, honest, imaginative, impartial, intelligent, neutral, non-defensive, non-judgmental, objective, patient, positive, respectful and resourceful.

Bryan received his Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law and has practiced various areas of law including Personal Injury, Workers Compensation and Social Security for over 38 years. In 1999, Bryan became a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and in 2005 he earned his certification as a Family Mediator. While continuously fighting for the rights of the injured and disabled throughout his career, he has continued to develop his skills as a mediator in multiple areas of the law with an emphasis on complex family matters. His calming demeanor and low key mannerisms, along with his complete understanding of family law, has enabled Bryan to successfully mediate hundreds and hundreds of domestic issues.

Bryan mediates cases involving initial domestic filings, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support and parenting modifications and complex parenting plans, relocations and property settlements. He continues to fight for the injured and disabled, and prides himself as a compassionate, dedicated family mediator, always striving to realize that every family case is individual and unique and all deserve peaceful resolution of their issues.

Greg Binns, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Greg Binns is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 51819). Greg’s approach to therapy is compassionate, nonjudgmental, flexible and creative. In addition to offering one-on-one counseling, Greg works with couples, families, and larger groups in helping them have a Better Marriage, a Better Divorce and inspiring them to become Better Parents. Greg helps individuals and their loved ones confront challenges in many areas of their lives including substance abuse; men’s issues, dysfunctional relationships, and problems of young adulthood; anxiety and panic; childhood trauma; domestic violence; compulsive sexuality and other compulsive behavior; and depression and other mood disorders.

Relying upon the ever-expanding body of scientific psychopathology research, Greg employs Western treatment modalities while maintaining a therapeutic perspective that is informed by traditional Buddhist conceptions of self-actualization, emotional fulfillment and the nature of consciousness.

Greg’s early academic background reflects his interests in theoretical physics and Eastern philosophy. In 1986, Greg graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University, earning dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Physics and Geology. In the early 1990s, when Greg was pursuing graduate studies at Harvard University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, a colleague lured him to San Francisco, where Greg embarked on a successful career in information technology. About ten years ago, Greg decided to leave the dot-com world and return to the academy, earning his Master’s Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and starting a new career as a psychotherapist.

Megan Baker, MA, MFTI
Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

With a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (IMF 83724) from Antioch University, Megan has helped families and individuals through various capacities from working with children, families, adults, and couples at The Early Childhood Development Associates to serving Aids Project Los Angeles to making Second Chances Counseling Center and Divorce Doctor her home.

Megan’s mission is to create a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental environment in which clients can explore feelings, resolve painful issues from the past and present, improve relationships, and achieve fulfillment. Her passion for learning about and improving relationships, including her own marriage, helps make Megan an excellent couple’s therapist, whether it’s helping a couple have a Better Marriage, a Better Divorce, or becoming Better Parents. She aims to help individuals, couples and families create more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships by teaching effective communication and enhancing emotional connection. Her approach is based in Solution Focused, Mindfulness-Based, Cognitive Behavior, Emotion-Focused, Imago Relationship Therapy and Depth Therapy.

Eve Sturges, MA, MFTI
Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

With a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (IMF 86931) from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Eve uses experience and compassion to help individuals, couples, families, and children heal their pain, reduce anxiety and depression and improve their relationships during and after a divorce. She creates a safe space for people to find solutions, peace and more possibilities while going through such a difficult time in their lives. She does this with an eclectic approach based in Solution Focused, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior, Depth Therapy and more. She strongly believes anyone can create a life they love with the life they have. Eve specializes in working with kids, teens, young adults and helping parents with Better Parenting.

In conjunction with her work as a counselor, Eve is a professional writer; her work can be found at Cosmopolitan.com, A Practical Wedding, Rookie, Huffington Post, and Feministe as well as other online publications.

Sepideh Hakimzadeh, MA, MFTI
Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Sepideh earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (IMF87070).  Using an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic styles, with a solution-based focus, she helps her clients explore new ways of healthy living. As an immigrant and bi-cultural woman, Sepideh recognizes the impact of conflicting cultural expectations and societal demands which shape who we are as individuals. Using tools like analysis, dreamwork, and mindfulness, she helps people navigate anxiety, depression and trauma histories so that they can create the lives they deserve and desire.

Together with her clients, Sepideh creates a safe space for individuals, couples, children, and teens to create better connection in the world—better marriages, better divorces, better parenting—by understanding themselves, nurturing communication, and untangling old fears and patterns that prevent people from experiencing their fullest life. She works with clients navigating all types of non-traditional relationships.

Marina Aguilar, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Marina has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, is trained in depth work and spiritual discernment, certified in life coaching and meditation instruction, and has years of study and life experience to provide tools to promote healing and greater consciousness. Her goal in working with clients have a Better Marriage, a Better Divorce, or becoming Better Parents is to help people increase consciousness, deeper meaning and fulfillment.

Life’s challenges are often the gateway to deeper and richer meaning. If you are experiencing life transitions, positive or seemingly negative- a move, a marriage, job or professional change, the end of a relationship, empty nest, illness or death of a loved one- and yearning to live an authentic and meaningful life from your truest Self, Marina offers the sacred space and companionship to help discern the soul’s invitation to growth through more inclusive and expansive perspectives and authentic choices.

Her specialty is the journey towards Wholeness- integration and Individuation. Along with standard therapeutic and life coaching tools, Marina has a background, which includes Spiritual Direction and a Depth approach in the Jungian and Transpersonal Psychology tradition honoring psyche (soul) and spirit through the body, dreams and story.

Gregory Cason, PhD
Psychologist, Special Events, Board of Advisors

Dr. Gregory Cason is licensed psychologist and a teacher and supervisor of Psychiatric Residents at the Cognitive-Behavioral Clinic at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. He is on the Board of Advisors for Second Chances International, Divorce Doctor and co-hosts special services with Dr. Eris.

Dr. Greg has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, Internship from The University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Behavioral Medicine/HIV Mental Health from the UCLA (at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center).  All of his doctoral training is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Additionally, he completed a Fellowship in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute and he is a Diplomate and Certified Cognitive Therapist from the prestigious Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Previous professional roles include Director of Doctoral Training at the Southern California Counseling Center, Associate Director of Client Services at AIDS Project Los Angeles, and Director of the Counseling Center at Woodbury University.  He also taught graduate level Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Learning Theory for over 12 years at California Graduate Institute and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cason has also served on the Boards of Directors for the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association.

He has appeared in several documentaries including “The Butch Factor” and “The Adonis Factor” and in the television show “LA Shrinks” on Bravo.  He currently is a regular commentator on CNN/HLN and has a bi-weekly column called “Off The Couch” in Frontiers magazine.

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MBA
Psychotherapist, Special Events, Board of Advisors

Yeshiva Davis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is on the Board of Advisors for Second Chances International, Divorce Doctor and co-hosts special services with Dr. Eris.

Yeshiva started her career in corporate America.  Her career experience focused on relationship management, training, marketing and communication campaigns. Today, she uses those skills to help families foster better communication, curb children’s behavioral problems at home and school and teach adults to manage family relationships.

Yeshiva uses a series of research-supported therapeutic principles to help clients devise successful ways of coping with everyday challenges. She helps families to foster better communication, teaches parents how to “market and sell” their ideas to their children and shows adults how to better manage family relationships to achieve their individual and family goals.

She has been featured on Entertainment Tonight’s “The Insider” and VH1’s “Couples Therapy” as a consulting therapist, providing analysis and facilitating therapeutic interventions. As a speaker and trainer, Yeshiva’s innovative therapeutic style helps clients effectively manage the curve balls that life throws their way. By focusing on the positive in lieu of highlighting negative behavior, her work aims to help people achieve lives that are truly satisfying.