Psychologist and Therapist in Tacoma, Washington Liz Cotton, Psychologist

License: LMFT

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-26, 41-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Tacoma, Washington Liz Cotton, LMFT

Liz Cotton, LMFT

I provide a space for people to be with all aspects of who they are – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I believe we are all experts on our own lives and have within us the knowing of what is best for us. There are times when we feel disconnected from that knowing and can benefit from support in reconnecting with it. I offer space to enter into a deeper exploration of one’s life. I support others in accessing their inner process in order to be with all of the parts of one’s personality and all the information and wisdom held there. I assist others in connecting with a feeling of more internal space and a greater sense of ease from which to reflect on what they are needing. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and feel grateful to have the privilege to join others in their personal process.

I work with individual adults. The issues and symptoms I have worked with is extensive and as a result I would call myself a generalist. I draw largely from a family systems perspective as well as a wide range of trainings – Internal Family Systems, DBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Mindfulness, Play Therapy. I also often incorporate Expressive Art Therapy – visual art, imagery and movement in my work.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Santa Clara University in 1990, a Certificate in Expressive Arts from John F. Kennedy University in 1996 and a Master of Arts in Counseling (Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling) from Sonoma State University in 1998. I worked with youth and families in social services and crisis residential from 1990 – 1996. I have been working as a therapist since 1996 and have worked in a variety of settings. I was licensed by the State of Washington as Marriage and Family Therapist (No. LF00001495) in 2001


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • First Choice
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BlueShield
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare West (HealthNet)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness


  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Liz Cotton. You can also call 253-752-7320 to have someone assist you.

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