Dr. Thomas Cotsen, MD

Dr. Thomas Cotsen, MD

Psychotherapy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Thomas Cotsen, MD is a psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Tufts University in 1990 and specializes in psychotherapy and psychiatry.Read his story

116 N Robertson Blvd Ste 908

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Information

(310) 659-8640

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Dr. Cotsen's Experience

Dr. Cotsen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychotherapy
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Cotsen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cotsen "Hi, I'm Dr. Adam Cotsen. Life can get really difficult sometimes, and it's hard to know what kind of help to seek and who to find it from. As a Harvard-educated psychiatrist with extensive training in psychotherapy and medication management, I'm familiar with a wide range of issues and have many tools in my doctor bag. And as a human being who has faced his own struggles along the way, I'm someone who gets it and is committed to helping you figure out what's wrong and what to do about it. I'll help you learn more about what you're going through and even give you homework assignments if you like. If psychotherapy would help, I'll let you know and offer a version of it geared to your particular needs. If medication would help, you and I can figure out how to make it work best for you. If another treatment would be important, I'll refer you to people I trust. With every hard spot in life, comes opportunity, the opportunity to learn about yourself and put yourself back together in a way that's happier and stronger than you were before. That's my goal for everyone who walks through my door. Thank you, and I hope we get the chance to meet soon."


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2  Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cotsen does not have any board certifications listed.

6  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Self-prescribing drugs and/or controlled substances (7/17/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cotsen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cotsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cotsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cotsen to family and friends
11 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Cotsen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I've seen a few practitioners in the past and was highly disappointed in their biased approaches to therapy. Dr Cotsen takes an open minded and pragmatic approach which is based on results. Because of his approach I was able to see a rapid change which allowed me to get back to my life and...more
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Dr. Cotsen is an amazing psychiatrist who really cares and in my experience was caring, listened and helped me resolve some serious issues. He is kind and sensitive and I would happily recommend him to anyone in search of therapy
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I highly recommend Dr. Cotsen. Im a single man working as a professional. He has helped me cope with my social anxiety issues mainly with psychotherapy and limited medication. He respects my wishes of not taking antidepressants, he listens attentively, and offers invaluable guidance. I've been his...more
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I recommend Dr. Cotsen to everyone, I can honestly say that he SAVED my life, when I started seeing him I was very depressed, my life was a chaos , I was drinking a lot , using drugs and making poor decisions; my kids were suffering because of my behavior, I was aggressive and sarcastic. I'm being...more
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Dr. Cotsen listens to and retains all of the details I have shared with him in subsequent appointments. He makes me feel he is really listening to my concerns and challenges. He is patient and responsive to my concerns regarding medication. He continues to be available whenever I have needed to...more
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