A Service to the Community
In a world where we hear the word "uncertain times" several times a day and the landscape for what we call normal changes daily, mental health is more important than ever. Self care, boundaries and taking care of one's health is so important, especially when big names like Simone Biles are making it a part of our national conversation. This focus is why we wanted to highlight our client Summit Counseling Solutions as our August Business of the Month along with the awesome recent advancements they have made in their field. Keep reading to learn more from owner Kate Plato below.
UMLF: Who is Summit Counseling Solutions? (SCS)
SCS: We provides Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient counseling/treatment services for adolescents ages 12-17, and their families. Using different combinations of individual, group, and family therapy along with academic intervention and support (Day Treatment only) students and families participating in SCS programs learn to address and cope with a variety of mental and behavioral health issues and decline. This helps them ultimately develop the awareness and coping skills necessary to become resilient and manage the challenges of life. In support of individual treatment, SCS families learn to support effectively and develop awareness, tools and skills that support healthy family communication and conflict resolution. To learn more about the individual mental and behavioral health issues SCS treatment can effectively address visit our website at summitcounselingsolutions.com.
UMLF: Tell us about your leadership team and your backgrounds?
SCS: The SCS Leadership Team is comprised of seven individuals in various leadership capacities charged with the oversight and implementation necessary to service 150-200 students and families each year. This remarkable team of tireless advocates has developed and applies a wealth of clinical and administrative knowledge and expertise necessary to strategically and interdependently break down and overcome the most common barriers to successful treatment for each and every family we serve.
UMLF: You offer treatment for a variety of areas of therapy adolescents, tell us more about those?
SCS: We serve adolescents ages 12-17 offering counseling/treatment for PHP (Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment) and IOP (Intensive Outpatient) levels of care. SCS counseling and treatment services are also appropriate for adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, ADHD and other learning disabilities, personality/mood disorders, family conflict etc.
UMLF: Do you have a specific service area?
SCS: We’re located in Utah County and although we will serve anyone will to drive to our facility. The majority of our clientele come from areas within a 25 mile radius.
UMLF: We heard you have made some very notable advancements in your field, tell us more?
SCS: SCS, along with several other key community partners, helped establish and works strategically with a nonprofit organization called Extraordinary Options for Ordinary People to support mental health providers by teaching them to break down/navigate the most common barriers of the mental health industry that prevent providers from providing care. By providing tools, training, and other resources that connect providers to other providers and consumer to providers SCS supports the removal of barriers or obstacles that most often interrupt the roads to care and support.
EO is launching officially in October with a tribute event concert performed by David Archuleta designed to honor and pay tribute to the tireless work and dedication of providers in adolescent mental and behavioral health.
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