Eliana kohanzad

Los Angeles Psychotherapist & Mediator Specializing in Relationship Enrichment & Life Transitions

Eliana is passionate about helping others discover their greatest self and live authentic, happier and more fulfilled lives. Her education combined with her professional and clinical experience brings a unique perspective and depth of understanding to her mediation and psychotherapy services. 

With her blend of warmth, empathy and unconditional positive regard, Eliana empowers and inspires people to resolve their interpersonal and relationship conflicts successfully. Eliana transfers the integrity and compassion of the mental health profession to every person and mediation she is presented with. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Eliana has extensive experience mediating high conflict cases as she served as a mediator for Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court and the Los Angeles County Superior Court. 

Eliana is a Mediator, Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator and a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 114698) practicing individual, couple, and group psychotherapy at Pasadena Family Therapy in Encino under the supervision of Morella Hammer (LMFT 46762). She is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.




University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, cum laude


Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy


USC Gould School of Law

Master of Dispute Resolution with Emphasis in Alternative Dispute Resolution 

& Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution 




Mediator Certification
(40-hour Mediation Training with APADRC)


Family Law Mediation Certification

(Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution)


 Certified Pre-Marital Counselor 

(Prepare-Enrich Facilitator)

Children’s Court Mediator (80-Hours of Advanced Dependency Mediation Training – Southern California Family Mediation)


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