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Conquering Shyness

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In a culture where video games and texting are preferred over play dates and live discussions, it’s not surprising that more parents are bringing their children to therapy for help with social skills. For some children phone time instead of in-person time can contribute to shyness, while others may simply have a naturally reserved temperament. […]

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No Longer Wanting to Die (excerpt from New York Times)

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No Longer Wanting to Die By Will Lippinscott New York Times – May 16, 2015 After decades of therapy and in patient hospitalization, Mr. Lippincott describes his experience of being suicidal and how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) gave him an effective set of skills “that have been nothing short of transformative”.  The Summit’s DBT Program […]

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Exposing the Myths of PTSD: Creating Awareness in June

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Starting in 2010, Congress designated June 27th as National Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day.  Additionally, for the past 2 years, Congress has also set aside June as National PTSD Awareness Month.  While they have not yet said if this is happening in 2015, I wanted to offer some information about PTSD, including some common […]

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Managing “Scanxiety”

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The term “scanxiety” commonly refers to the anxiety, worry, and fear associated with post-treatment follow-up imaging.  A follow-up MRI or CT scan months to years after enduring cancer treatment can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety in anticipation of the imaging results.  One of the reasons for such anxiety is that parents and children who […]

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ADHD and Social Skills

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ADHD can significantly impact children’s social skills. With ADHD there is an impulse-control component that makes it difficult for children to control themselves in social settings, and can also potentially lead to trouble reading social cues. Impatience, Frustration, More Explosions Research has shown that children with ADHD have a harder time regulating their emotions and […]

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Keith Myers Joins the Summit Counseling Center

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The Summit Counseling Center is pleased to announce that Keith Myers has joined their team as a Staff Therapist at the Johns Creek UMC satellite location.  Mr. Myers has worked in the mental health profession for 12 years and enjoys serving a variety of clients, including military (active duty and veterans), those struggling with grief […]

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ADHD Treatment Options in Children

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When your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, taking the next steps to decide how to best approach treating this as a family can be overwhelming. While perhaps there can be some relief in the definitive diagnosis, the amount of information that’s available to you, and the debates surrounding the types of treatment can make […]

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