MAYA M. PITTMAN, LCMHC
Maya Pittman is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinician from Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to complete her master’s degree in Education and Human Development, with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
With ten years of professional experience, Maya believes in the focus on the "mind, body, and spirit" relationship. This relationship specifically targets how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and overall emotional well-being. Through psycho-dynamic, client centered and solution focused, acceptance commitment and cognitive behavioral therapies, Maya's integrative approach caters to the uniqueness of each person she serves. She believes her function as a therapist should not be to act as a ringleader, but rather a facilitator of change and/or survival that works with her clients.
As therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, Maya's sessions promote behavioral transformation by encouraging and teaching the skill of mindfulness to help clients recognize, gain deeper understanding about, and lean into the difficult emotional experiences that more often cause us to become "stuck". Emotional health does not come from simply being "happy", but learning how to live through a full range of emotion. She provides individual therapy to adults, while providing speaking engagement and presentations to educate others on a variety of mental health topics.