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Wondering About a Learning Disability? 3 Signs for Parents
May 18, 2020

Parents often consult me about signs of a learning disability in their children. Sometimes difficulties are obvious, such as when an adolescent struggles year after year to pass math or when a child struggles to learn to read long...

Bullying in Middle School
May 18, 2020

We often hear this word being thrown around but what is bullying really? Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the...

The Trouble with Transition: Life After College
May 11, 2020

During my time as a therapist, I have noticed various trends and patterns. I have picked up on when the busy seasons are; what life stressors are universal; and what type of client I may have in session with...

Could You Get PTSD from Your Pandemic Experience? The Long-Term Mental Health Effects of Coronavirus
May 5, 2020

Written By: Cory Stieg @CORYSTIEG Experiencing intense flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, anger, and fear? In the face of a traumatic event like the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s common to feel this way. While many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder with something like war, it’s a chronic...

Why Your Kids Should Be Allowed To Tell You No Sometimes
May 4, 2020

One of the skills I end up having to teach almost all the kids I work with, no matter their presenting problem, is assertiveness. An anxious child may be too afraid to express how they feel and be passive...

Understanding Ecotherapy
April 28, 2020

  Can digging in the dirt and soaking up sun rays improve your mental health and wellbeing? According to Ecotherapy, the answer is YES! Ecotherapy is an activity or program used to improve health by connecting with nature. It...

Lockdown is the World’s Biggest Psychological Experiment – and We Will Pay the Price
April 27, 2020

Dr. Elke Van Hoof Professor, Health Psychology and Primary Care Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel April 09, 2020 With some 2.6 billion people around the world in some kind of lockdown, we are conducting arguably the largest psychological experiment ever;...

10 Fun and Unique Ways to Show Kindness
April 27, 2020

We have all heard of the golden rule: treat others the way you would like to be treated. Today we are going to lay out 10 tangible ways you can show kindness to others during this season. Leave an...

Summit Partners with United Way of Greater Atlanta to Offer Support Forum for Frontline Responders
April 22, 2020

In order to help frontline responders in our communities, The Summit Counseling Center and United Way of Greater Atlanta are partnering together to offer a support VIRTUAL forum for those who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue from their...

Cultivating Courage
April 21, 2020

“Courage is like—it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: You get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.”​ -Brené Brown Courage is like a muscle, the more you use...