About

Dr. Liana Georgoulis is a clinical psychologist and founder of Coast Psychological Services.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of California at Los Angeles. She received both her Master’s Degree and Doctorate from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. The emphasis of her education has been in the application of scientific research to clinical work.

More specifically, Dr. Liana has been extensively trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and evidence-based practices.Being a first generation American whose parents are immigrants, Dr. Liana understands the complexity of how culture and community provide a context for one’s life and experiences.

Having a strong awareness of multicultural issues and experience with multicultural therapy, Dr. Liana has worked with many clients of various cultures and backgrounds. Her past research focus has been related to women and mental health.Dr. Liana has also received specialty training in psychological assessment and dementia research at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Other specialized training experiences include addiction medicine and the treatment of complex trauma. Additionally, Dr. Liana has been committed to working with underserved populations such as the homeless in Downtown Los Angeles, foster children, and she continues to volunteer her time with at-risk inner city kids.

She has been working in private practice for the past 6 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. In her personal life, she participates in causes related to animal cruelty and environmental issues.

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Los Angeles Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Trichotillomania Learning Center

Dr. Liana’s current goals are to bring awareness to the public about issues related to psychological health and mental well-being. She serves as an expert panelist on KABC’s show, “The Doctors Roundtable,” where she provides useful information related to mental health issues.

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