AMETHYST COUNSELING WELCOMES YOU!
Build Your Own Balance
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"
Founded in 2019, Amethyst Counseling Services, PLLC is a digital private mental health practice providing the treatment and support needed to work towards your areas of desired change.
We believe that YOU hold all the tools needed to become your ideal self, thus creating your ideal world. Through psychotherapy, psycho-education and outreach Amethyst aims to help you reestablish the relationship you hold with self, and with difficult life experiences and mental health concerns.
Together we can help you build and become your own balance.
Amethyst's licensed professionals are fully trained in meeting you exactly where you are.
Unfortunately, our providers are not taking new clients at this time. We encourage you to seek other resources such as Psychology Today: Therapist Finder, Therapy for Black Girls, or GoodTherapy.org. We hope you will seek our therapeutic services in the future and continue to consider our providers for additional professional activities such as speaking engagements or collaborations!
MAYA M. PITTMAN, LCMHC
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions, I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging the challenging of negative thoughts, and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and clinical experience to help you process the past in a productive way, while considering the future with flexible thinking. Together, we can get back on track or establish a new path.
*Not taking new clients at this time.
GREGORY D. PATE, LCPC
As a clinical counselor with ten years of experience, I believe our inner work begins with gaining a keen awareness of our past. It is in the past that we hold the core of our physical, mental, and emotional experiences. My mission is to support you in "understanding who you were and guiding you on a journey to who you strive to become."
*Not taking new clients at this time.
WHAT IS ONLINE THERAPY?
Online therapy, or virtual counseling is the delivery of professional mental health counseling services through the Internet. Services are typically offered via email, real-time chat or phone, and video conferencing. Also known as telehealth, our trained professionals provide counseling and support through video conferencing.
Amethyst Counseling provides therapy through a HIPPA compliant, secured digital platform, 'Telehealth by Simple Practice'. Online therapy is growing as our world continues to go digital.
Telehealth offers a range of benefits including convenience, greater access, and consideration of a flexible schedule.
Your well-being is our main concern, and we offer a wide range of completely digital psychological and counseling services to suit your needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple looking to each begin the therapeutic journey simultaneously or a family looking for help with teens - our therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your personal toolbox and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services we offer, and get in touch with us today.
We can help you with:
Self-esteem and self-image
Mindfulness and more....
*Amethyst Counseling is a self-pay practice, and does not accept insurance. Please contact for pricing.
Work one-on-one with one of our trained psychotherapists to explore thoughts and feelings, while working through challenging mental health issues to attain personal goals.
Gain new knowledge and learn new skills by taking one of our online courses led by our trained professionals.
Experience the simple and stress-free video appointments, with a fully integrated client portal.
MINDFULL OF GEMS
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Still have questions? Learn more about counseling and our services below!
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH AMETHYST COUNSELING?
Getting started with Amethyst Counseling begins with readiness and taking the first step to research and reach out. We encourage you to explore our website to see if our services align with your needs. Then, initiate contact at the bottom of our page to provide information about the services you are seeking, provider you are interested in working with and any remaining questions. Amethyst will be in contact with you within 24-48 hours to move forward with scheduling a free phone consultation.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY FREE PHONE CONSULTATION?
Your phone consultation is a brief conversation used to determine if there is a good fit between you and the provider you may be working with. During this time, the provider can learn more about you and what you are looking for and answer any questions you may have for them. By the end of the consultation you will be able to move forward with becoming a new client or receive information about whether a referral to another resource or course of action would be best.
HOW MUCH DOES EACH SESSION COST?
Each client has their counseling session fee determined at consultation, by an income-based scale. This means your rate is based on your annual income and can begin at $60 per session depending on your provider. We encourage you to consider counseling as more than just “another payment” but an investment in self through mental health.
DOES AMETHYST TAKE INSURANCE?
No. Amethyst does not take insurance. We are a private pay practice.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN COUNSELING?
Consider counseling the start of a confidential therapeutic relationship aimed at helping you explore the past, its connection to the present, and how this can help you thrive in a future of your vision. During your first session, your provider will be getting to know you by gathering background information and identifying your counseling goals. Your therapist will invite you to openly share your current thoughts, feelings, and experiences, free of criticism or judgement, related to what’s bothering you. You may be given homework if it is deemed helpful, and in your next sessions you might share your thoughts and progress, addressing any areas where you may feel stuck, off-track, or frustrated. Consider your therapist a guide rather than an advice giver.
DO YOU OFFER IN-PERSON SESSIONS?
No. Amethyst is a completely digital practice, which means all sessions take place through our HIPPA compliant videoconferencing system ‘Telehealth by Simple Practice’. Counseling sessions can also take place via phone if this is deemed more appropriate.
YOUR BEST SELF IS DEPENDING ON YOU.
We love helping our clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact us today to learn more, book a speaking event, or book a session!
*If you are interested in individual therapy, please note the provider you're interested in working with.