Lisa Cox Romain

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: PhD, LMFT, LPCC

Industry Expertise: domestic violence, substance abuse, and organizational psychology

Research Interest: domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and substance abuse


Dr. Lisa Cox Romain is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional clinical counselor, substance abuse professional, associate faculty member at the University of Phoenix, and works at Palomar College as a general counselor and professor. Dr. Cox Romain received her PhD in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and is the president and CEO of Cox Romain Psychological Services, and founder and executive director of New Beginnings and New Hope. Dr. Cox Romain currently serves as the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist board of directors president-elect, serves on the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors Ethics Committee, and is a certified supervisor and continuing education provider. Dr. Cox Romain is the vice president for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence of Orange County and works with the Orange County Probation Department providing court-ordered batterers intervention, child abusers treatment, anger management, substance abuse, and parenting services. Dr. Cox Romain works with the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services providing domestic violence survivor and perpetrator services, and trainings to social workers. Dr. Cox Romain presents at conferences and is passionate about helping individuals and organizations maximize their success through mental health and wellness and organizational leadership. In addition to providing consulting and training, she is level-2 trained in Gottman Methods Couples Therapy, a Prepare/Enrich certified facilitator, yoga teacher, and utilizes cognitive behavior therapy and trauma-informed practices.