The Summit Counseling Center
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Upcoming Events at the Summit

Call 678-893-5300 to register or learn more about our services.

ALL GROUPS WILL BE OFF FOR COLUMBUS DAY, THANKSGIVING BREAK AND CHRISTMAS BREAK

 

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

September 19th – October 24th
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

September 20th – October 25th
Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dunwoody Location

November 8th – December 20th
Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Medlock Bridge, Johns Creek Location

3rd – 5th Grade
September 20th – October 25th
Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Medlock Bridge, Johns Creek Location

November 8th  – December 20th
Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dunwoody Location

November 7th – December 19th
Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location


Caring 4 Kids Thru Divorce

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

October 25th – December 20th
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Medlock Bridge, Johns Creek Location


When Life Makes Me Mad

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.

6th – 8th Grade

September 17th – October 29th
Mondays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

9th – 12th Grade

September 17th – October 29th
Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location


Keep Calm and Carry On

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 anxiety, and practice applying the skills in everyday situations.

6th – 8th Grade

September 17th – October 29th
Mondays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Medlock Bridge, Johns Creek Location

9th – 12th Grade

September 17th – October 29th
Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Medlock Bridge, Johns Creek Location


DBT Skills Classes

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, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

In addition, 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

Adolescent/Family Skills Classes

 

Emotion Regulation

August 1st – September 26th
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

Interpersonal Effectiveness

October 10th – November 28th
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

 

Adult Skills Classes

 

Emotion Regulation

August 1st – September 26th
Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

Interpersonal Effectiveness

October 10th – November 28th
Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location


Grief Support Groups

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.

Interpersonal Effectiveness |

September 13th – October 25th
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

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