Posts Categorized: Summit Staff Blogs

Honoring MLK: Overcoming the Stigma of Seeking Therapy

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Mental health awareness has come a long way over the last couple of decades, establishing its own month of awareness (May), and becoming more normalized in everyday conversations, news outlets, and various other forms of mass media. Unfortunately, communities of color – that arguably have experienced disproportionate amounts of traumatic events in this country’s history […]

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Top Five Actions Juniors Can Take to Prepare for the College Admissions Process

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Juniors, it’s a new year, and it is your year! By this time next year, you will have applied to colleges and will have heard, or will be waiting to hear, the outcomes as well as the options that will guide your choice of where you will spend the next four years! Make really good grades. Turn […]

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Reaching Out to Estranged Family Members

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Relationships of all kinds are messy. In a friendship or a dating relationship, we simply “break up”. It’s painful but since we have rarely have to see the person, it’s easier to move on. In families, this looks completely different. When a familial relationship gets cut off for whatever reason, it never really goes away. […]

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Holidays: Dealing with Those Challenging In-Laws

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It’s the most wonderful time of year. So many parties, so much fun, so much…stress! For a lot of people, dealing with family raises the blood pressure! Difficult in-laws just add a whole new layer of problems, issues and drama. While we love the family we married into, they come with their own set of […]

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Does My Child Have A Learning Disability?

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If your child is struggling in school despite receiving extra help, you may be wondering if your child has a learning disability. Figuring out whether your child has a learning disability, and what to do about it, can become clear with formal testing by a professional with expertise in the field. Evaluation of suspected learning […]

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4 Dangerous Communication Patterns

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(That Likely Indicate a Need for Couples Counseling.) Arguments happen in all marriages, in fact, they are necessary.  Conflicts often arise because of financial stresses, parenting issues and misunderstandings. Couples must face these daily disagreements in order to operate and function effectively.  However, there are forms of negativity in arguments that have been found to be more destructive or corrosive to […]

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Tis The Season… To Be Thankful

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With the holidays upon us, our thoughts often turn to thankfulness. However, illness, depression, relationship or financial problems don’t stop simply because the calendar says it’s time to celebrate. When life is difficult do we abandon thoughts of gratefulness or is there a way to be thankful despite life’s difficulties? There are ways to remain […]

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