Elizabeth  Muto
Vetted

Elizabeth Muto

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Waitlist Online
Dallas Not Accepting In-person

PRO-PALESTINE LIBERATION

Updated April 10, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

Elizabeth (she/her) is a therapist in Texas specializing in adjustment/life transitions, LGBTQIA+ support, and evaluations for immigration cases (extreme hardship, VAWA, U-Visa). She focuses on self compassion and releasing tension from the body. Cognitive behavioral techniques are also used to adjust thought patterns that are no longer helpful. Elizabeth acknowledges systemic issues (e.g. racism, sexism, ableism, etc.) and how these compound suffering. Elizabeth will work with you to identify what style of therapy might be the best fit.


Message to clients

It's ok to not be ok, but you don't have to suffer alone. I would love to connect with you and see if I am the right fit. I enjoy working with people who have anxiety, those who are experiencing "imposter syndrome", and college students among others.

I identify as an Asian American, cisgender female, and I am passionate about supporting BIPOC, mixed race, and trans/non-binary individuals. Many of my clients seek someone with an understanding of multicultural identities and/or knowledge of trans issues. I had the opportunity to live in Asia in my early 20s. While there, I connected strongly with the culture and people.

I am attuned to the impacts of colonization, racism/systemic issues, and struggles impacting people of color. While interning at the Resource Center of Dallas in 2013, I developed a passion for supporting trans and queer adults and improving barriers to care. I acknowledge my privilege allows me to escape many of the issues people of color, queer people, and disabled people face on a daily basis.

My experience includes leading trans/non-binary support groups, individual counseling for those experiencing mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and intensive outpatient (IOP) groups focusing on severe mental illness. While working on a college campus, I provided short and long-term individual therapy, presentations and support for International students, and was involved in BIPOC staff/faculty organizations supporting students. I seek ongoing professional development to decolonize my practice.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $130

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 3pm
  • Tue 9am - 3pm
  • Wed 9am - 3pm
  • Thu 8am - 3pm
  • Fri 8am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Dallas practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-3pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Private Practice, Owner/Therapist, 2023 - Present
Collin College, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2015 - 2023
Integrated Psychotherapeutic Services, Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern/Associate, 2013 - 2015
SMU Center for Fam Counseling/Resource Center of Dallas, Grad Intern, 2012 - 2013


Licensure

Texas: 71731


Languages

English