Elizabeth Collison, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

(She/Her/Hers)

  • California, Washington
  • Telehealth
  • Treats adults



Elizabeth is a licensed psychologist who aims to provide a caring, person-centered approach while delivering effective and high quality evidence-based psychotherapy.

Elizabeth has expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and often incorporates concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical and Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment to major life changes, and/or general stress. She has specialization in the area of behavioral medicine and is passionate about addressing physical health problems that are closely associated with emotion and behavior (e.g., sleep problems/insomnia, weight management, and smoking). She believes in partnering with her clients for decision-making and incorporates use of motivational interviewing to facilitate behavior change that is client-centered.

Elizabeth has prior experience working in medical settings where she focused on supporting individuals living with chronic illness (e.g., diabetes, chronic pain, heart disease, etc.) or life limiting conditions (e.g., cancer, ALS, Parkinson's) that may impact quality or quantity of life. Elizabeth has additionally worked with individuals at end-of-life and their families and loved ones through the grief journey. Her overarching direction is to help people pursue health and meaning throughout the course of their lives.

She received her doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in behavioral medicine. Her predoctoral internship was completed at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center with an emphasis in behavioral medicine and she additionally completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center in palliative care psychology. She has worked with adults of all ages and various backgrounds. With regard to multicultural awareness, she appreciates the ADDRESSING framework as one method for considering the multifaceted aspects of identity and privilege for herself and her clients. She celebrates diversity and welcomes feedback so that she can better adapt her treatment approach to your individual needs.

Though she can’t help herself from bringing up psychology-related topics everywhere she goes, Elizabeth’s life would not be complete without her passions for music and spending time in nature. She most enjoys watching live performances, playing piano and flute, going on hikes with her family, reading/watching sci-fi, doing crossword puzzles, and snuggling with her dog. Elizabeth provides all care virtually via telehealth.

She is available to provide any and all treatment plans offered at Therapy Lab, and she especially loves these:

She additionally can offer Healing from Prolonged Grief

Licensure Information

PSY CA #32522, WA #PY61157682

What 
Elizabeth
 Treats

•Addictive Behavior

•Anger Management

•Anxiety

•Attachment Issues

•Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

•Autism Spectrum Disorder (High-Functioning)

•Bipolar Disorder

•Borderline Personality Traits

•Challenging Behaviors

•Chronic Illness/Pain

•Conflict Resolution

•Crisis Support

•Dependent Personality Traits

•Depression

•Emotion Regulation

•Executive Functioning

•Grief/Loss

•Insomnia

•Interpersonal Dynamics

•Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

•LGBTQ+ Affirmative

•Life Transitions

•Mood Disorders

•Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

•Panic Attacks

•Perfectionism

•Phobias

•Polyamory

•Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

•Problem Solving

•Racial Stress

•Relationships

•Self-Esteem

•Sexual Issues

•Social Skills

•Stress Management

•Substance Abuse (Early/Prolonged Remission)

•Trauma

Treatment Approach

•Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

•Affirmative Therapy

•Behavioral Activation

•Behavioral Therapy

•Behavioral Parent Training

•Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

•Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

•Culturally Sensitive

•Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

•Exposure Therapy with Response Prevention

•Geropsych

•Mindfulness

•Motivational Interviewing

•Palliative Care

•Positive Psychology

•Prolonged Exposure (PE)

•Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy

•Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

•Substance Abuse Treatment and Relapse Prevention

•Suicide Prevention

•Unified Protocol

•Virtual Reality Exposure

Education

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Clinical Psychology  

B.A., University of Kansas, Psychology

Experience

Palo Alto VA Medical Center, Predoctoral Intern, Behavioral Medicine

Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Palliative Care Psychology

Individual Therapy Rate

Elizabeth’s fee per session is $250. For more information about our pricing, check out our FAQs.

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I am really thankful for Therapy Lab and Dr. Collison's help. I feel like I now have a better understanding of my anxiety, its triggers, and how to lessen its effects on my life. Thank you so much.

—TLK Client

I am really thankful for Therapy Lab and Dr. Collison's help. I feel like I now have a better understanding of my anxiety, its triggers, and how to lessen its effects on my life. Thank you so much.

—TLK Client

Elizabeth Collison, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

(She/Her/Hers)


Elizabeth is a licensed psychologist who aims to provide a caring, person-centered approach while delivering effective and high quality evidence-based psychotherapy.

Elizabeth has expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and often incorporates concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical and Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment to major life changes, and/or general stress. She has specialization in the area of behavioral medicine and is passionate about addressing physical health problems that are closely associated with emotion and behavior (e.g., sleep problems/insomnia, weight management, and smoking). She believes in partnering with her clients for decision-making and incorporates use of motivational interviewing to facilitate behavior change that is client-centered.

Elizabeth has prior experience working in medical settings where she focused on supporting individuals living with chronic illness (e.g., diabetes, chronic pain, heart disease, etc.) or life limiting conditions (e.g., cancer, ALS, Parkinson's) that may impact quality or quantity of life. Elizabeth has additionally worked with individuals at end-of-life and their families and loved ones through the grief journey. Her overarching direction is to help people pursue health and meaning throughout the course of their lives.

She received her doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in behavioral medicine. Her predoctoral internship was completed at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center with an emphasis in behavioral medicine and she additionally completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center in palliative care psychology. She has worked with adults of all ages and various backgrounds. With regard to multicultural awareness, she appreciates the ADDRESSING framework as one method for considering the multifaceted aspects of identity and privilege for herself and her clients. She celebrates diversity and welcomes feedback so that she can better adapt her treatment approach to your individual needs.

Though she can’t help herself from bringing up psychology-related topics everywhere she goes, Elizabeth’s life would not be complete without her passions for music and spending time in nature. She most enjoys watching live performances, playing piano and flute, going on hikes with her family, reading/watching sci-fi, doing crossword puzzles, and snuggling with her dog. Elizabeth provides all care virtually via telehealth.

She is available to provide any and all treatment plans offered at Therapy Lab, and she especially loves these:

She additionally can offer Healing from Prolonged Grief