Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to the Summit blog! We’re eager for you to get to know us, and we have a lot we’d like to share with you! People come to therapy for various reasons, but the bottom line is usually some kind of growth and increased freedom to move ahead with their lives. But...

Your Breath is Key to Less Stress

We all know how stressful life can be. Besides the tragic losses and setbacks in life, we all live with low-level chronic stress. This part of everyday life involves juggling multiple, conflicting demands on our limited time and energy. The end result is that our...

Summit NAMI walk

Teaming up for NAMI—and You! Summit clincians participated in the virtual NAMI Walk!  Summit - We Care We’ve done it again! Pandemic notwithstanding, our staff at Summit Clinical Services has once again laced up their shoes and joined in NAMI DuPage’s annual 5K...

Finding the Familiar in the Chaos of Change

We are in a state of changeFor as long as I can remember, I have always loved the fall. The changing leaves, the crisp air, but mostly because of the back to school season.  Fall holds the excitement of new backpacks, new teachers, and new classmates, while also...

The Power of Perseverance

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” - Henry Ford. Believing in ourselves shapes our future.Besides being famous people in American history, what do Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln have in common? They reached the pinnacle of...

What Good Is Gratitude?

So, how to celebrate a COVID Thanksgiving? Express gratitude anyway! Not out of “niceness” or denial of painful and challenging realities, but because it roots us in a larger reality, brings us strength, and actually changes our brains in positive ways.

Trouble Relaxing? There’s an App for That!

Apps that help us cope.**Article originally printed in Summit Clinical Services Newsletter, Winter 2017. Updated in November 2020; all new material in bold. Winter is a time for holidays, family, vacation, and . . . stress! It would be helpful for us to all have some...

Celebrating Holidays with Family in December 2020

Celebrating Holidays with Family in December 2020   Holiday celebrations have different significance for different people. But for most, they are an opportunity to add more meaning to our daily routine. We often use this time to reconnect with the people who are...

Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

Tips to Make the Holidays Less StressfulFor some the holidays are a time of joy and closeness. For others, family gatherings are the greatest source of stress. Unhappy childhood memories, toxic relatives, and worn-out traditions are just a few of the factors that can...
What Good Is Gratitude?

What Good Is Gratitude?

So, how to celebrate a COVID Thanksgiving? Express gratitude anyway! Not out of “niceness” or denial of painful and challenging realities, but because it roots us in a larger reality, brings us strength, and actually changes our brains in positive ways.

read more
The Power of Perseverance

The Power of Perseverance

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” - Henry Ford. Believing in ourselves shapes our future.Besides being famous people in American history, what do Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln have in common? They reached the pinnacle of...

read more

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