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Parity of Mental Health and Substance Use Benefits with Other Benefits: Using Your Employer-Sponsored Health Plan to Cover Services
February 11, 2016

If you are someone who is trying to figure out how to use your health coverage provided by your employer to pay for your mental health or substance use services – this sheet is for you. Your health plan...

ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation release first national study on attorney substance use, mental health concerns
February 11, 2016

Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation Feb. 3, 2016 – A new, landmark study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs reveals substantial and widespread levels of problem drinking and other...

Understanding Addiction’s 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease
February 8, 2016

Addiction actually changes the brain. Huffington Post (1/28) Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key...

Americans Deserve Excellence in Mental Health Care Reform
December 17, 2015

This week, Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health published a Huffington Post article calling for an end to the incarceration of people with serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders. In “Stop Locking...

PTSD and Intimate Partner Violence (Excerpt from PTSD Monthly Update from the US Dept. of VA)
October 22, 2015

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers specifically to violence and aggression between intimate partners. IPV can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse or stalking. In the United States, about 1 in 4 women (or 27%) and 1 in 10 men...

Summit Trains Forty-One Community Leaders in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
October 12, 2015

On September 10th-11th, forty-one people completed a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop sponsored by Summit Counseling Center. “We are very pleased with the results”, David Smith, Executive Director, said.  “Participants were enthusiastic, worked hard and enjoyed...

No Longer Wanting to Die (excerpt from New York Times)
June 5, 2015

No Longer Wanting to Die By Will Lippinscott New York Times – May 16, 2015 After decades of therapy and in patient hospitalization, Mr. Lippincott describes his experience of being suicidal and how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) gave him...

Keith Myers Joins the Summit Counseling Center
May 21, 2015

The Summit Counseling Center is pleased to announce that Keith Myers has joined their team as a Staff Therapist at the Johns Creek UMC satellite location.  Mr. Myers has worked in the mental health profession for 12 years and...

SarahAnn Hunt Joins the Summit Counseling Center
May 7, 2015

The Summit Counseling Center is pleased to announce that SarahAnn Hunt has joined their team as a Staff Therapist in the Child and Adolescent Program. SarahAnn is passionate about entering into the lives of children at difficult times, and...

Emily Flowe Joins the Summit Counseling Center
March 10, 2015

The Summit Counseling Center has hired Emily Flowe as their Administrative Coordinator.  Emily will manage the day-to-day processes of the front office and administrative staff.  This position will provide consistency and leadership to the administrative team as the Summit...