The Summit Counseling Center
Contact Us (678) 893-5300
Our staff provides counseling and therapy services in and around the Johns Creek area to better serve our community and their mental health needs.

Social Skills 4 Kids Groups

Social skills are important tools in helping children become independent, respectful, successful, and capable individuals at school and in their daily lives. These tools help children:

  • Become more aware of social cues
  • Effectively handle emotions and social situations
  • Interact more effectively with peers, teachers, and others

Social Skills 4 Kids is a fun, interactive, and effective approach to help kids improve their social skills. Whether a child is having difficulty handling or expressing emotions, making or keeping friends, behaving appropriately in class, or recognizing social cues, this group facilitates the development of skills for social success.

K-2nd Grade
June 12th – 16th, Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

July 17th – 21st, Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

3rd-5th Grade
June 26th – 30th, Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

July 17th – 21st, Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Summit @ Dunwoody UMC Campus

6th-8th Grade
July 10th – 14th, Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Learn More About Social Skills 4 Kids


From Survive to Thrive – Bridging the Academic Transition

Whether it is transitioning into kindergarten or transitioning from high school to college, an academic transition is a big moment in a student’s life! While it is an exciting milestone, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety due to many known and unknown changes. We want to prepare each student for the road ahead by providing them coping skills, mindfulness based techniques, and self-esteem activities to ensure that they have the resilience and confidence to successfully navigate the stress and anxiety associated with each transition.

Rising Kindergarten
July 24th – 28th, Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Rising 6th Grade
July 24th – 28th, Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Rising 9th Grade
July 17th – 21st, Monday – Friday, 10:00AM – 12:00pm
Location TBD

July 24th – 28th, Monday – Friday, 10:00Am – 12:00pm
Location TBD


Caring 4 Kids Thru Divorce Group

This 4-week group helps kids heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. The program is designed to provide a safe and fun environment where children will: share their feelings, express their emotions, develop coping skills, and feel better about themselves.

K-5th Grade
June 6th – 29th, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Summit @ Dunwoody UMC Campus

Learn More About Caring 4 Kids Thru Divorce


DREAM Diversity Program

Are you a business or community organization interested in creating an inclusive community that embraces diversity? Join us in fulfilling this DREAM at a 4-hour workshop 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, Age-Appropriate Level

Friday, May 12th
9:00am – 1:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus


FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

YMHFA is for adults who regularly interact with youth within our community. Participants will learn the risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents. Once the course is completed, YMH First Aiders will be confident in assessing and responding to a youth who may or may not be in crisis. Lunch is provided and participants will receive a YMHFA manual and become Certified YMH First Aiders.

Friday, May 5th
9:00am – 4:30pm (30-minute break for lunch)
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Saturday, May 13th
9:00am – 4:30 pm (30-minute break for lunch)
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus


DBT Skills Classes

DBT is a treatment for complex and challenging mental disorders that involve emotional dysregulation, such as dual diagnoses, PTSD, eating disorders, suicidal and self-harm behaviors, severe mood disorders, and treatment resistant depression. Clients with these disorders often have great difficulty managing the emotional and relational crises of their lives because they lack the needed behavioral coping skills. Weekly DBT skills training groups are didactic groups that use a step-by-step format to teach four sets of skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.

  • Mindfulness: The ability to take control of your mind instead of having your mind control you. Mindfulness helps direct your attention through the process of observing, describing and participating from a nonjudgmental perspective. This allows for more objective, effective, and meaningful experiences in the here and now.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: The ability to communicate and express yourself effectively while maintaining an understanding and a commitment to your objectives, your relationship to the person(s) and your self-respect.
  • Emotion Regulation: The ability to regulate your emotions by understanding the relationship between thoughts, feelings, body sensations and behaviors. As well as, being aware of vulnerability factors related to emotional states such as; adequate sleep, balanced eating, appropriate medication usage, self-care, exercise and incorporating positive experiences in your daily life.
  • Distress Tolerance: The ability to get through an already difficult time without making it worse. Self-destructive behaviors are often a result of ineffective ways of dealing with painful emotions. Distress tolerance teaches the use of distraction, radical acceptance and pros/cons as alternatives.

Adult Skills Classes
Emotion Regulation
Wednesdays
May 17th – July 19th *
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Interpersonal Effectiveness
Wednesdays
August 2nd – September 13th
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Adolescent/Family Skills Classes
Emotion Regulation
Thursdays
April 6th – June 1st
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Emotion Regulation
Thursdays
May 18th – July 20th *
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Interpersonal Effectiveness
Thursdays
June 15th – August 3rd *
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

Interpersonal Effectiveness
Thursdays
August 3nd – September 14th
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

College Skills Class
This is an accelerated model covering all 3 modules of DBT.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 6th – July 20th *
10:00am – 12:00pm
Summit @ Mount Pisgah UMC Campus

*Classes will not meet the week of July 4th.

Learn More About DBT Classes


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

YMHFA is for adults who regularly interact with our community’s youth. Participants will learn the risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents. Once the course is completed, First Aiders will be confident in assessing and responding to a youth who may or may not be in crisis.

Lunch is provided and participants will receive a YMHFA manual and become Certified First Aiders.

 

2017 Dates TBA
Also available to schedule a workshop at your location.


H.O.P.E. for Our Community

Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education

Heroin and Opioid abuse is at record levels in our Community. But we can do something about it….there is H.O.P.E. Attend this important and FREE workshop that will cover:

  • How to recognize warning signs
  • How to help those who don’t want help
  • When and how to receive a treatment referral
  • Narcan training and completion certificate

2017 Dates TBA

Free event – Seating is limited – Please call to reserve your seat.

Also available to schedule a workshop at your location.


ADHD & Parenting 30-Minute Workshop

Are you wondering if your child has ADHD? You have a diagnosis…now what? Is your child still struggling…even with medications? Join us as we discuss behavioral strategies for helping students with attention problems. Workshop is free and scheduled as needed. Call to schedule a workshop for your group.

Time: TBA
Date: TBA
Summit @ Mount Pisgah Campus

Free Event – Seating is limited – Call to reserve your seat.

Also available to schedule a workshop at your location.


Continuing Education for Professionals
At The Summit, we provide continuing educations events for professionals on topics ranging from professional ethics to integrating spirituality and psychotherapy.


Workshops at The Summit for the Community
Summit therapists provide periodic workshops held at The Summit and available to the community. We are also interested in and able to speak on a wide variety of topics to your civic or church group. We especially enjoy creating a unique presentation for your organization. Call our front office to discuss this further at (678)893-5300.

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