The Summit Receives $70,000 Funding to Expand Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program

[Johns Creek, Georgia] Summit Counseling Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding through the 2023 Fulton County Community Service Program (CSP) for the fifth consecutive year. These funds will be instrumental in expanding the Summit’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program, helping provide intensive DBT training for two Summit therapists in order to deliver high-quality care to individuals in need. Furthermore, the funding will support direct client services, including individual and group DBT counseling sessions, ensuring comprehensive and compassionate treatment for individuals and their families.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that treats a wide range of mental health conditions, including borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. A study published in Psychological Medicine found DBT to be a “valuable treatment” in reducing adolescent self-harm and suicidal ideation. DBT is also an established intervention for adults with chronic suicidal ideation and self-harm tendencies. DBT is uniquely effective in reducing suicide attempts beyond what would be expected from receiving “therapy by experts.”

“We are incredibly grateful to Fulton County for the generous grant funding awarded to our DBT program,” remarked The Summit’s DBT Program Lead and Licensed Professional Counselor, Brittany Glaser. “These funds will make a significant difference in our ability to subsidize counseling services and provide valuable treatment to individuals in need. With this support, we can expand our reach and impact, ensuring that more people have access to evidence-based care that can truly transform their lives.”

About the Fulton County CSP Grant

Since its inception in 2016, Fulton County has invested almost $47M in County General Funds to the Community Services Program model. In 2023, 152 non-profit partners were awarded contracts to address six service categories which include: Children and Youth Services, Disabilities, Economic Stability/Poverty, Health and Wellness, Homelessness, and Senior Services.

“Fulton County continues to make an impact in the community by providing the means for essential community services,” said Stan Wilson, Director of Fulton County Community Development. “The financial support that we receive from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners is a blessing to the community.”

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About Summit Counseling Center
Since 1990, Summit Counseling Center has brought hope and healing to people in need at every stage of life, providing a wide range of specialty services for individuals, couples, and families. Summit therapists offer professional counseling integrating body, mind, spirit, and relationships. For more information about The Summit and its DBT program, please visit