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Groups & Workshops at the Summit

Call 678-893-5300 for current dates and to learn more about our groups.

The Science of Stress – Understanding & Managing Your Stress

Thursday, June 11th
7:30 PM – 8:15 PM

Stress impacts us all, and can be very damaging to our health. This webinar will cover exactly how stress impacts the mind, body and behaviors. You will also learn how to manage reactions to stressful situations, and helpful strategies to decrease stress, and restore balance in your life. You will receive helpful handouts, activities and other resources to put what you learned to practice!

Led By Whitney Emrick, MSW

Free Webinar

Register Here

Science of Stress Flyer

Relationship Reboot – From Rocky to Rock Solid

Thursdays, June 18th & 25th
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us for a two-part webinar series based on relationship psychologist & author, John Gottman’s book, The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work. We will explore; behaviors that lead to divorce, how to “fight- fair” to successfully resolve conflict, how to appreciate your partner, and learn how to add more positivity & admiration to your relationship. You will also receive helpful handouts, activities and other resources to put what you learned to practice!

Led by Kellie Gwaltney, M.A., LMFT & LPC and Whitney Emrick, MSW

Free Webinar

Register Here

Relationship Reboot Flyer

Relationship Skills for Teens

Tuesdays, June 16th – July 28th
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The teenage years can be filled with challenges, pressures, and questions.  It is a time when teens begin to discover who they are as individuals, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.  Developing new relationships, whether dating or “just friends”, offers its own unique challenges.  This 6-week group for teens ages 14 to 17 will address these challenges and help teens build healthy relationship skills.

Some topics to be covered:

  • Communication skills.  How to hear and be heard.
  • How emotions affect relationships.
  • What does a healthy relationship look like?
  • And skills for making new friends.

Live Video Group – $240/6 Weeks

Led by Max Merritt, M.A., APC

Relationship Skills for Teens Flyer

DBT Skills Classes

Adult Class

Adolescent/Family Class

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of therapy that is designed to help adults,  adolescents and their families cope with dysregulated emotions and behaviors in combination with some of the following issues:

  • Impulsivity
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-injury
  • Overwhelming emotions such as sadness, anxiety, or anger
  • Struggles with identity or a constantly changing “sense of self”
  • Difficulty maintaining healthy relationships

The Summit Counseling Center offers a full protocol DBT program including individual counseling and skills groups for adults, adolescents and their families which are facilitated by Intensively Trained DBT Clinicians.

Skills groups run year-round and include the following 3 DBT modules:

  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Each module incorporates important mindfulness skills

By participating in the DBT skills groups you will learn skills to reach the following goals:

  • Tolerate difficult emotions and distress
  • Enhanced awareness of the present moment
  • Manage your thoughts and emotions so they don’t control you
  • Maintain relationships: learn to communicate and get what you want from others
  • Create a life worth living


Grief Support Group

If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you may be experiencing a time of isolation, pain, and confusion. A group setting provides an opportunity to discover there are others who have similar feelings and tell your story in a place where others can empathize with the hurt and loss you have experienced. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. Each of the seven weekly sessions will cover a topic related to the grieving process and will give you a time to talk about specific parts of your grief and what is going on in your life. You also will receive resources meant to encourage you and provide further study and personal reflection.


DREAM Diversity Workshop

Are you a business, faith community, or local organization interested in creating an inclusive community that embraces diversity? Join us in fulfilling this DREAM and addressing diversity sensitivity and social justice. Skills learned include:

  • Developing Sense of Identity
  • Recognizing the Importance of Diversity
  • Ensuring Justice Through a Better Understanding of Injustice
  • Acting to Implement Change
  • Making an Impact on a Local Level


Signs of Suicide “Trusted Adult” Workshop

This workshop is designed to educate and train adults that interface with middle and high school students. The program addresses youth suicide including myths and facts, national and local statistics, risk factors and warning signs. Additionally, the program increases awareness and prevention by training the “trusted adults” to identify, respond and react appropriately to warning signs and risk factors related to suicide which creates a safe environment for at risk youth.

Call Cathy Murphy at 678-893-5304 to schedule a workshop at your location


Support for Parents of Kids with ADHD During COVID-19

Social isolation and distance learning are challenging for all parents, and they are especially challenging for parents who have children with attention problems and specific learning needs. This support group will help families navigate through the end of the school year from home, as well as the transition to summer.

The purpose of the support group is to:

  • Offer help on how to manage school from home.
  • Offer creative problem solving for specific challenges experienced by parents.
  • Discuss possible coping strategies for parents and children.
  • Discuss ways to communicate with your children in healthy ways.

Live Video Group – $240/6 Weeks

Led by Janie Hortman, M.A., APC, and Rebecca Marshall, Ph.D.

Call 678-893-5300 to Register


Managing Your Plate When It Spills Over: Helping Parents Manage Their Anxieties

Parents are struggling to manage their own new roles and responsibilities while caring for their children who have been cut off from their normal routines and activities during COVID-19. This group will provide tips and tricks to support You, the parents of children ages 3 – 12 years old.


Led by Brady Varga, LMSW

Call 678-893-5300 to Register

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