The Summit Counseling Center
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ALL GROUPS WILL BE OFF FOR 4th OF JULY WEEK
July 2nd – July 6th

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
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
June 11th – 15th
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
July 9th – 13th
Dunwoody Location

3rd – 5th Grade
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
June 11th – 15th
Dunwoody Location

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
July 9th – 13th
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
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Old Alabama Rd., 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
Mondays 1:30pm – 3:00pm

June 4th – July 30th
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

9th – 12th Grade
Mondays 3:15pm – 4:45pm

June 4th – July 30th
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
Tuesdays 3:00pm – 4:30pm

June 5th – July 31st
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

9th – 12th Grade
Tuesdays 4:45pm – 6:15pm

June 5th – July 31st
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location


From Survive to Thrive – Bridging the Academic Transition

Whether it is transitioning into kindergarten or transitioning from middle school to high school, 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
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm

July 23rd – 27th
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location

Rising 6th Grade
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm

July 23rd – 27th
Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek Location 

Rising 9th Grade
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm

July 23rd – 27th
Location TBD


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

Distress Tolerance

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm
May 23rd – July 18th
*No Class week of July 4th*

Emotion Regulation

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm
August 1st – Sept 26th

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm
October 10th – November 28th
*No class November 21st for Thanksgiving*

College Skills Class

Mondays and Thursdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm
June 4th – August 2nd
(This is an accelerated model covering all 3 modules of DBT during the Summer.)

Adult Skills Classes

Distress Tolerance

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
May 23rd – 18th
*No Class week of July 4th*

Emotion Regulation

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
August 1st – Sept 26th

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
October 10th – November 28th
*No class November 21st for Thanksgiving*

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