About her: Elizabeth Irias, MS, LMFT #80500 is a warm, tenacious, and detail-oriented licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, with specializations in Utilization Review, Clinical Management, and Quality Assurance. She serves as a spokesperson for behavioral health clients with their insurance companies, advocating for appropriate and necessary treatment. As a consultant, Elizabeth works closely with clinical teams to improve their quality of care and documentation practices. Her high-level clinical work comes from her passion to improve the quality of care for mental health patients, and she feels strongly that streamlining administrative processes can lead to an improvement in the patient’s treatment experience and the resulting outcome. She also operates a private practice in Westlake Village where she provides adolescent/young adult therapy, family therapy, and addictive disorder treatment. In addition, Elizabeth conducts personalized, targeted presentations for educational institutions and area mental health and legal providers as a CAMFT CEPA-approved CE provider, and is a professor in the Graduate Psychology Department at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Elizabeth grew up in Northern California, and is an active, athletic individual who enjoys hiking with her family and dachshund-mix dog, skiing, cycling, and gardening. She enjoys cooking for her family and friends, and makes a mean Sicilian lemon mint cake. She has spent a great deal of time traveling in North America, Central America, and Europe, and is fond of meeting new people and learning about different cultures.