Tom  Pittman
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Tom Pittman

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
North Carolina Accepting Online
Wilmington Accepting In-person
Updated November 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder

Professional statement

Wiley Thomas Pittman is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with an office in Lumina Station in Wilmington, NC. Tom works with clients of all ages as well as couples. Many of Tom’s clients come in when they have left rehab or are just getting sober, when they are feeling depressed, anxious, or just don’t know where to turn. Tom is particularly passionate about serving those in recovery as well as those dealing with trauma. He also has advanced training in the area of substance use disorder recovery.

Tom is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which uses principles from both cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral therapy, to give clients tools in an effort to help them convert negative thinking patterns and destructive behaviors into positive, healthy outcomes. In session, Tom also employs a Person-Centered approach which allows clients to find growth and fulfillment within themselves.

Tom’s style is very client oriented. When a client first comes in, Tom will assist the client in determining what areas the client wishes to work on. Tom Pittman is dedicated to providing a relationship that is focused on what the client wants to work on based on what the client tells him.

Tom received his Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. He gained experience at Recovery Innovations, Trillium Health Resources, RHA and Sagestone which allowed him to treat clients suffering from a variety of mental health issues. Tom also spent many years in the business world which enables him to bring a wealth of experience to the counseling profession. Ina addition to private practice, Tom offers telehealth and is committed to meeting clients where they are.


Message to clients

Welcome to STW Counseling. I am so glad you are here. As someone in long term recovery, I understand the value to talking with someone as a means of getting to the root of your issue or issues. I think it’s awesome particularly when men seek out someone to talk to as that’s not the way many of us were brought up! Many of us were taught to just suck it up and go on.

Our sessions will typically last for about 50 minutes unless there is a pressing issue which may necessitate a longer session. While there is a standard fee for these sessions, I do not believe the ability to pay should not keep someone from getting help. Therefore we work on a sliding scale basis for those who cannot afford the standard fee.

I am a firm believer in a person-centered approach which means I want to work on what you the client wants to work on. I don’t have the answers for you, I believe you have the answers and it’s my job to help you get to the answers. I try hard not to tell someone what to do but will happily share what my experience has been. I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Tom Pittman 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)
  • Initial session: $200 (90min)
  • telehealth: $100 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat Emergency appointments only
  • Sun Emergency appointments only

Wilmington practice
1908 Eastwood Rd, 223, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
Accepting new clients in-person
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 - 6:00PM
  • Wed 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sat Emergency appointments only
  • Sun Emergency appointments only

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

RHA Health Services, CST Team Lead, 2020 - 2021
Sagestone Counseling, Counselor, 2017 - 2020
Peer Recovery Center of Carteret County, Director, 2016 - 2017
Trillium Health Resources, Transition Coordinator, 2015 - 2016
Coastal Care MCO, Transition Coordinator, 2013 - 2015
RHA Health Services, Peer Support Specialist, 2012 - 2013
Recovery Innovations, Peer Support Specialist, 2011 - 2012

Grand Canyon University, Masters of Science Professional Counseling, 2015
East Carolina University, Substance Abuse Certification, 2014


Licensure

North Carolina: 12730


Languages

English