NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR FALL 2021!
AMETHYST COUNSELING WELCOMES YOU!
Build Your Own Balance
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it's faced."
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.
MAYA M. PITTMAN, LCMHC
Therapy is a collaborative process of self-discovery and growth held together by grace. In my sessions, I promote the adoption of new attitudes and reactions that ultimately lead you to a behavioral transformation. With over a decade of clinical experience, I have the tools to help you process the past in a productive way, mindfully experience your present, while considering the future with openness and flexible thinking. Together, we can produce healing, get you back on track or establish a fresh new path.
Rate: Individual session (50 minutes): $125
GREGORY D. PATE, LCPC
(Serving DC, MD, VA)
**Not accepting new clients at this time.**
As a clinical counselor with over 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."
Rate: Individual session (50 minutes): Beginning at $60
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
Blog by #TheMindfulMaya
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 90 minute initial session and 50 minute individual session rate is $125. At Amethyst, we view counseling as an investment of your time, energy, and finances. We encourage you to compare this investment to others that you commit to for personal care, and prioritize that which you give to your mental health. While we offer a limited number of services at reduced rates, contact us if you find our full rate to be financially challenging and we will try our best to assist you with getting connected to other services.
DOES AMETHYST TAKE INSURANCE?
No. Amethyst does not take insurance. As a private pay practice, we are an out-of-network provider for all insurance carriers and can provide the necessary paperwork to enable you to file for reimbursement for treatment in accordance with your individual plan's out of network benefits. We recommend that you check with your insurance provider about your rate of reimbursement and/or mental health coverage before your first session as rates and fees vary based on your individual policy.
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 take pride helping our clients develop the tools they need to cope with a multitude of life’s challenges.
After exploring our site, contact us today with your to learn more, book a speaking event, or schedule a free phone consultation!
*If you are interested in individual therapy, please note the provider you're interested in working with and your presenting concern.