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Groups & Workshops at the Summit

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


Social Skills 4 Kids Groups

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

3rd – 5th Grade

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.

When Life Makes Me Mad

6th – 8th Grade

9th – 12th Grade

In today’s society, adolescents face daily situations that contribute to them being angry. In fact, most teens encounter several conflict situations each day. To be healthy and safe, adolescents need to be equipped with skills that allow them to cope with anger in a productive way.

Keep Calm and Carry On

6th – 8th Grade

9th – 12th Grade

Anxiety in adolescents is on the rise. It is now the most common reason students request counseling. Numerous surveys indicate that our kids are feeling overburdened and overwhelmed. This group will help teens recognize the signs of unwanted anxious thoughts and feelings, learn new skills to manage their anxiety, and practice applying the skills in everyday situations.

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

The Gifts of Imperfection Journaling Group

Living authentically means that we understand and embrace who we are, including our faults, failures and imperfections. This 10-week visual journaling workshop on Wholehearted Living is experiential in nature and conducted in an environment where women support women in the pursuit of their best lives.


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

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