Find a Therapist in Tacoma, Washington.

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Parke Burgess, MA


3503 N Cheyenne St, Tacoma, Washington

Psychotherapy literally means "to attend to the psyche." Thus, part of the power of psychotherapy is to help you investigate your own inner world, a landscape that is both so familiar we hardly notice it, and sometimes so alien it comes as a shock to find it within us. And part of the power of psychotherapy is that we do this exploration with another person, a person experienced in journeys of this sort, who is committed to being supportive, caring, and empathic every step of the way, to the best of his ability. We do something that can be daunting, scary, and sometimes painful, but we are not alone in it--perhaps the single most powerful aspect of psychotherapeutic healing.


Patricia (Patty) Swanson, M.A., LMFT, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

6922 22nd St. W., Suite C, Tacoma, Washington

I listen well and want to really understand your unique issues and perceptions about your situation. I use a person-centered approach, bringing in other therapeutic modalities like cognitive-behavioral therapy to look at your thinking and how it affects your behavior, or Emotionally Focused Therapy to. Address how your emotions and attachment style affect your life. I care about how you see your world and relationships and situations, because that is the narrative that drives your behaviors and emotions. We can work together to help you make appropriate changes in that narrative.


Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2002 65th Ave W, Tacoma, Washington

Psychotherapy is another way of saying counseling, or therapy. Through therapy those who come to my office learn tools, find healing, are empowered again to be successful in their lives. I love working with children, teens and young adults and seeing them find joy again. Through play therapy I am able to help children work through the issues that are troubling them and their families by meeting them on their level. Therapy is a very important and brave thing to do and I am honored to work with those who come in for help.


Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

902 Market St. Suite 310, Tacoma, Washington

We cover over our real desires and feelings because it doesn't seem safe to expose them, and then we live our lives separated from our true selves. I think of psychotherapy as the deeper work that involves first uncovering, then understanding and experiencing, and finally embracing the person that can just be...themselves. It's a difficult journey at times, but it allows one to engage with the mysterious wonder of being alive, of making choices, and feeling ownership of who they are in this world.


Tacoma is located in Pierce County, Washington. It has a land area of 49.73 square miles and a water area of 12.68 square miles.  The population of Tacoma is 207,948 people with 79,026 households and a median annual income of $52,042. .

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Therapy in Tacoma is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Tacoma therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility