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Jason Howard

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  • ADHD
  • Affairs and Infidelity
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Families and Remarriage
  • Career/Work Issues
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Illness/Cancer
  • College Transitions
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Gender and Sexual Identity Concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Marriage
  • Men’s Wellness
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex/Pornography Addiction
  • Social Skills and Peer Relationships
  • Spiritual Issues and Concerns
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Intensively Trained DBT Clinician
Staff Associate Therapist

“The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.” – John F. Kennedy

Jason has been at Summit since 2018 and works with men, women, couples, families, and teens to find hope, healing, and growth. He is trained to work with couples from pre-marriage through serious relationship and family conflict. Jason also enjoys helping men, women, and teens develop skills to deal with difficult and overwhelming emotions, tolerate crises in life, and improve relationships.

Jason believes counseling is a collaborative process where you work together to navigate depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship needs. He has a unique perspective from the 20+ years in both for-profit and non-profit management roles prior to becoming a counselor. These roles help Jason meet clients where they are and develop treatment plans that are concise and personal. He thrives on researching and exploring the best way to help clients and has special training and certifications to work with many needs. These trainings include Dialectic-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Level 2 training in Gottman Couples Therapy, and a certification in Gottman Affair and Recovery Training. Jason is also pursuing a certification in Discernment Counseling.

Prior to coming to Summit, Jason received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked in corporate America, as a consultant at a start-up, and as a care pastor at a local church.

Jason and his wife, Leslie were married in 1999 and have lived in this area ever since. They appreciate where they live and enjoy kayaking the Chattahoochee and hiking or biking around North Georgia. They have also tried fencing, ballroom dancing, and running marathons. Jason attends Stonecreek Church in Milton, Georgia.

Jason Howard is under the supervision of Kellie Gwaltney, M.A.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing 1997, Wake Forest University
  • Master of Arts in Business & Technology Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science in Management of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Richmont Graduate University, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensure, Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed, Associate Professional Counselor, Georgia
  • Certified, Intensively Trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychwire Online 2019
    Certified, Foundations of Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy, Atlanta, Georgia 2019
  • Certified, Gottman Affair and Recovery Training, Atlanta, Georgia 2018
  • Certified, Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Atlanta, Georgia 2017
  • Certified, SYMBIS Pre-Marriage Facilitator, Atlanta, Georgia 2017
  • Certified, Prepare-Enrich Certification, Atlanta, Georgia 2008
    Trained, Soul Shop Suicidal Awareness Training, Atlanta, Georgia 2016
  • Member, American Counseling Association


  • DBT Skills Classes for Adults or Adolescents/Families

Community Outreach

  • SoulShop for Congregations