THE FEEL WELL EMPOWERMENT TEAM
Our Team of Dedicated Professionals
Our Team of Dedicated Professionals
Nakeya T. Fields, LCSW, PPSE, Registered Play Therapist (LCS 25754/RPT S1916) is a licensed clinical social worker that utilizes talk psychotherapy, play, art, music, aromatherapy, mindfulness, yoga and movement therapy in her practice as a mental health provider. You can follow Nakeya, The Feel Well Coach, on Instagram and Facebook for resources on feeling well.
Nakeya received a BA in Communication, a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in children & families/public child welfare & a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in school social work and child and attendance from the University of Southern California in 2001, 2005 and 2008, respectively. Nakeya is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor and a certified field instructor and clinical supervisor. Nakeya is also certified in Mini Yogis Yoga for Kids yoga, and certificated as a trauma informed yoga therapist and enjoys facilitating yoga individual or group sessions and developing programs for school-aged children and their families.
Nakeya has worked with survivors of abuse: sexual assault, domestic violence, child sexual, physical and emotional abuse and has extensive experience working with high risk populations. She has worked with multiple populations including persons in crisis (such as those managing suicidal/homicidal ideation, psychosis, and Major Depressive Disorder). Nakeya and her team aim to assist clients in managing the social/emotional disturbances that occur throughout the life span by providing innovative counseling and assessment services via contracts with local school districts and community agencies.
In addition to advocating and supporting for the wellness and improved health of others, Nakeya is also very passionate about educating her fellow mental health professionals about their opportunities in entrepreneurship. Nakeya is the author of The MHE Book, Mental Health Entrepreneur – Gain Freedom and Escape the 9-5 Grind:How to Treat Mental Illness and Monetize Your Expertise.
Further, Nakeya acts as a program development and staffing consultant to develop progressive health and wellness programs that incorporate mindfulness, play and creative modalities within educational, corporate and community driven organizations. She also conducts mental health/adoptions assessments on a contract basis, provides in-service seminars and is available for speaking engagements and consultation.
Dahlia Bagnis is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience serving children, adolescents, and adults. Guided by the belief that change happens within the context of relationships, Dahlia’s practice is grounded in an attachment perspective. She has witnessed the power of secure attachments and enjoys helping individuals and families strengthen bonds and problem solve. A partner in the therapy room, Dahlia works alongside her clients, respecting each as the expert of his or her own experiences. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy based on individual needs, drawing from cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented therapies.
Dahlia loves the generalist nature of social work practice, which has allowed her to work with a diverse group of clients including those who have experienced domestic violence, childhood trauma, homelessness, depression, anxiety, struggles with life transitions, and severe and persistent mental illness. Her expertise is in the area of complex trauma, which encompasses repeated traumatic events over a period of time and within particular relationships. She has facilitated trainings on trauma informed practices and served as a clinical supervisor. Dahlia has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Centered Play Therapy.
A Southern California native, Dahlia completed her Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California. She is a proponent of self-care who enjoys fitness, healthy living, and exploring the
Giselle Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) that works with children, young adolescents, individuals and families using a diverse approach designed to meet the unique needs of the patient. She is a bilingual/bicultural Therapist focusing on assisting the Latino community.
She can provide services in Spanish or English.
Giselle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Giselle graduated from Loma Linda University Graduate School of Social Work with her Master’s Degree and completed her undergraduate in Sociology from the California State University at San
Bernardino. Giselle is involved with community programs aiming at helping families and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Giselle enjoys photography, playing with her furry friends and baking as a way to reach
tranquility. She enjoys working with children and adolescent. She has two beautiful adult children.
Giselle is currently seeing clients in our Riverside, California location. She offers individual, group, couples/marital, parenting consult and family therapy.
Miriam Lamb-Perrone 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.
Prior to receiving an MACP degree from Sofia University, Miriam studied cultural anthropology and human resources. She pursued these fields to gain awareness about how people operate in various cultural, systemic, and corporate contexts. However, after working for several years in human resources, she began seeking a career path that would provide greater personal satisfaction. She chose Sofia University because of its rigorous programs which integrate counseling, somatic modalities, culture, ritual, and spirituality.
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.
Choi Sairomi ( Acupuncturist, LAc . NPI 1700256146) is a licensed Acupuncturist. Choi Sairomi recieved a BA in University of California, Irvine,Master’s in Acupuncturist in South Baylo University in 2013, and licessed Acupuncturist by CA Board.
Choi Sairomi managing the patients who have the emotional disturbance and post trauma symtoms. Also, supporting for the wellness and improved health of the people.
Sairomi very passionate about education people for their wellness and healthy life with acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Geoff Graham is a therapist at Fields Family Services who works with individual adults and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Geoff uses a dynamic therapeutic approach to help his clients identify patterns that are preventing growth. He is particularly skilled at using mindfulness and meditation-based therapies to aid the people he works with, when appropriate.
Geoff Graham came to this line of work after many years in the arts and entertainment world when he began volunteering with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. After receiving his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland, he has devoted himself to working with people from different ages and backgrounds to heal in ways that empower them. This work has lead him as far and wide as a psychiatric facility in Southern India, to an adolescent substance abuse group in Baltimore City, to working on the streets of Los Angeles with homeless individuals. He is excited to be a part of the holistically-minded team at FFCS.
Katia Kaplun is an Eastern European Jewish woman who grew up in Soviet Russia and immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. Her family of origin’s cultural struggles and trauma of their past, along with the experience of integration into American reality and being twice different taught her a great deal about compassion and cultural experiences and pain of others. She believes passionately in learning about our neighbors, embracing differences and dissolving misconceptions.
Katia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She has been fascinated with psychology since childhood, trying to learn more about our reasons for thoughts, feelings and actions, relating with others and capacity for self-transformation and achieving our potential.
With her background in visual and performing arts and love of reading and writing, she tries to bring the healing powers and the magic of creativity and self-expression to her work as a therapist. She also enjoys enlisting nature and exploration of the world around us into therapeutic work, having seen the ways in which they can soothe and awaken our body, mind and spirit. She enjoys doing art therapy with her clients to allow a deeper level of self expression.
Jasmine is a therapist at Fields Family Services with 10 years of experience providing children, youth, and family therapy. She received a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Old Dominion University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California where she also studied non-profit growth and business innovation. Jasmine is also an Advisory Board Member of the Therapeutic Play Foundation where she will contribute her strengths as a non-profit strategist to help grow the organization.
Hello, I’m a Mental Health professional who would rather be known as a Life Coach. I look forward to supporting and empowering my clients as they transform their lives. Additionally, I facilitate a Domestic Violence support group at the Shepherd’s Door. I also coach youth football in Pasadena for the Panthers Youth Football organization for the past 29 years.
Pili Bailey is an experienced trauma-informed Yoga Teacher with a Masters in Chemistry from Georgetown University. She is a certified yoga teacher through YogaWorks. Pili has furthered her training at Loyola Marymount University in Yoga Therapy, to assist her clients who are recovering from injury, illness, and mental and emotional stress. Pili is passionate about her personal yoga practice which includes the study of Yoga Philosophy through the Yoga Sutras and she diligently practices asana under the guidance of certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers, like Dora Hasenbein. Pili is working towards Iyengar Yoga Certification.
Pili is the owner and creator of Essential Yoga Space, which specializes in working with women over 40 to restore the joy of living in their bodies. She is an aromatherapist who incorporates her chemical knowledge in the selection of essential oils to meet the needs of her clients.