Elizabeth  Mateer

Elizabeth Mateer

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA
Washington Accepting Online
Updated September 10, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Identity development
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Elizabeth is an individual therapist based in Seattle, Washington. A lifelong New Yorker with a previous career in performing arts, Elizabeth understands that life can be unexpected and take us places we never thought. Elizabeth has a Dual-Master's Degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and LGBT Health, Education and Social Services from New York University, and is currently continuing her education by pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University.

Elizabeth takes an integrative approach to counseling with an emphasis on humanistic theory. This philosophy of psychotherapy emphasizes looking at the individual from a holistic point of view and focuses on concepts such as free will, self-efficacy, and self-actualization. Rather than concentrating on dysfunction, Elizabeth strives to help her clients fulfill their potential and maximize their well-being. She is supportive of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and is accepting of all faiths, ethnicities, races, ages, sizes, and abilities. Elizabeth is also and ally to the sex worker community and is poly/kink affirming.

Before starting her practice, Elizabeth worked as a therapist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, leading both individual and group therapy for those struggling with substance use disorders. Elizabeth also has extensive experience leading mindfulness groups for parents of children with ADHD, first generation college students, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Currently, Elizabeth is providing therapy exclusively via telehealth due to COVID-19.

When Elizabeth isn't seeing clients or working on her PhD, you can find her hiking in the beautiful mountains of Washington.


Message to clients

Starting therapy can be intimidating. That's OK. I'm here to make the experience as stress-free and accessible as possible.

Indivdual therapy looks different for everyone. We may work on skills related to managing anxiety, navigating relationships, processing past trauma, or practicing mindfulness. My intention is to work with my clients towards meeting their individual goals and living as their authentic selves. I view therapy as a collaborative process. When coming into a session with me, you can expect to be met with warmth and nonjudgemental acceptance. The therapeutic relationship I create with my clients is the most important part of this process and I collaborate with my clients throughout to find the most effective evidence-based treatments and create a personalized experience towards wellness.


Specialties

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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Elizabeth Mateer is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (90min)

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
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2020 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, 2019 - 2020
Boom! Health, 2019

New York University, Dual MA in Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness and LGBT Health, Education and Social Services, 2020
Hunter College, BA, 2018


Licensure

Washington: MC61095380


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Elizabeth was smart and kind. I appreciated her understanding."
- Zencare client • May 2021