Posts By: Cathy Murphy

Summit Counseling: Phased Reopening

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Governor Kemp has signed an executive order that lifts a shelter-in-place order for most of Georgia’s residents effective Friday, May 1st, while extending restrictions for those who are identified as medically fragile.1 Fulton County continues to lead the state with the number of documented newly confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Summit is committed to both serving […]

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‘Some of the Greatest Causes of Misery': U.N. Warns Of Pandemic’s Mental Health Costs

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The dire consequences of the global pandemic have been difficult to escape, let alone ignore. The devastating effects of the coronavirus — from physical symptoms to economic complications — have made themselves apparent in headline after headline, week after week, for months that have felt like decades. Yet beneath the klaxon clang of grim news, […]

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Could You Get PTSD from Your Pandemic Experience? The Long-Term Mental Health Effects of Coronavirus

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Written By: Cory Stieg @CORYSTIEG Experiencing intense flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, anger, and fear? In the face of a traumatic event like the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s common to feel this way. While many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder with something like war, it’s a chronic psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such […]

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Lockdown is the World’s Biggest Psychological Experiment – and We Will Pay the Price

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Dr. Elke Van Hoof Professor, Health Psychology and Primary Care Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel April 09, 2020 With some 2.6 billion people around the world in some kind of lockdown, we are conducting arguably the largest psychological experiment ever; This will result in a secondary epidemic of burnouts and stress-related absenteeism in the latter half […]

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Summit Partners with United Way of Greater Atlanta to Offer Support Forum for Frontline Responders

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In order to help frontline responders in our communities, The Summit Counseling Center and United Way of Greater Atlanta are partnering together to offer a support VIRTUAL forum for those who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue from their role as a helper during COVID19. What is Compassion Fatigue in the midst of Covid-19? Covid-19 […]

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Summit Counseling Center Uses HIPAA Compliant Zoom Platform

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The Summit Counseling Center would like to respond to recent security concerns raised in a variety of media reports regarding the Zoom Video-conferencing Platform. The Summit has partnered with Zoom to offer a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform to host our VideoTherapy Program. The Summit uses “Zoom for Healthcare” – the premium HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom specifically […]

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Summit Counseling Center Partners With CURE Childhood Cancer

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During this stressful time of extreme precautions and social distancing, CURE has been working with our partners at Summit Counseling Center – Atlanta to provide options for pediatric cancer patients and their families who need access to counseling. Through Tele-Mental health sessions, clients can engage in face-to-face therapy via the internet using desktop, laptop, tablet or smart […]

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Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Summit launches Tele-Mental Health via VideoTherapy and Telephone to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Our Community

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Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone that has and will be impacted by this unprecedented event.  While our national and local communities work to contain and mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Summit is hard at work adapting our manner of providing quality services so that we can continue serving our clients effectively through […]

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Managing Fears and Anxiety Around Coronavirus

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Although Coronavirus is a health issue that is being taken very seriously by public health authorities worldwide, we should not let our worry about the virus control our daily life. Constant media attention of its impact globally and fear of the unknown impact nationally and personally can lead to an increase of stress and anxiety.  […]

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The Summit Counseling Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Hotel Avalon with Guest Performer Amy Grant

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JOHNS CREEK, GA. FEBRUARY 27, 2020 On Saturday, February 15th five hundred community leaders and Summit supporters celebrated the joy of generosity, a passion for community, and a commitment to support mental wellness at the Summit Counseling Center’s 5th Annual Summit Gala at The Hotel at Avalon. Fox News anchor Russ Spencer was the honorary […]

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