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whitney-emrickMental Health Awareness Coordinator



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“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” –  Brené Brown

Whitney is the Mental Health Awareness Coordinator at The Summit Counseling Center. She is very passionate about reducing stigmas related to mental illness and expanding access to mental health services.

While in College she worked as a research assistant analyzing attitudes towards homelessness. After college she worked at a group home supporting pregnant teenagers. During graduate school, she completed her internships at nonprofits that provide services to families and children. She has worked as a case manager and led support groups for children who have a sibling with special needs.

Whitney was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and before moving to the Atlanta area, lived in Asheville, North Carolina. She enjoys exploring new hiking trails, trying new restaurants with her husband, going to concerts, and playing with her cat, Sunny.

“Mental health is just as important as physical health and deserves the same quality of support.”

To schedule a mental health awareness training, contact Whitney at wemrick@summitcounseling.org



  • BA, Experimental Psychology; University of South Carolina, 2015
  • MSW, Children, Youth and Families; University of South Carolina, 2018

Community Outreach:

  • Mental Health 101
  • Mental Health Crisis
  • Living with Mental Illness
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Building Resilience in Youth
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Kidding Around Yoga Certification
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