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Sofia Georgiadou

Sofia Georgiadou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Therapy,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3313
Email: georgiadou@uhcl.edu
Office: Rec 249-05

Biography

Dr. Georgiadou completed her B.A. in Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated with her M.A. and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She became a licensed professional counselor in Texas in 2012 and a licensed professional counselor-supervisor in 2017. Dr. Georgiadou is also a licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas.

Dr. Georgiadou is specializing in systemic family therapy approaches (solution-focused, structural, strategic and family-of-origin/intergenerational models). She previously served as the clinical director at Positive Steps Residential Treatment Center in Houston, TX. She coordinated the treatment program of young females ages 12 up to 21 years old, using a trauma-informed and trust-based approach. The population she served consisted primarily of young females in CPS/foster care or juvenile probation programs. Her research mission is focused on the fields of multicultural counseling and systemic family therapy.

Dr. Georgiadou feels passionate about exploring the experiences of equity-seeking, underrepresented groups, particularly immigrants/refugees in the US. She uses qualitative methods and survey designs to understand the living narratives of individuals from equity-seeking communities. With her research, she is seeking to explore informed ways to improve underrepresented individuals’ access to social supports and experience of therapy outcomes.

She goes by “Dr. Sofia” for her students.


Areas of Expertise

  • Student experiences
  • Needs assessment
  • Surveys
  • Mixed methods studies
  • Intergenerational family therapy
  • Family constellation work


Awards and Accomplishments

  • Fulbright Scholarship 
  • International Peace Scholarship