Continuing Education offered through Summit for Mental Health Professionals

The Use of Nature in Therapeutic Practice & Ethical Decision Making in Choosing Private-pay Treatment Options Earlier this month, Summit hosted mental health professionals on campus for a continuing education event. The continuing education courses were developed and presented by our own Clinical Director, Nichol Ernst, and accredited by the National Association of Social Workers […]

A Closer Look at Summit’s Parent Program

Summit Achievement’s Parent Program Parenting is an ongoing journey filled with challenges, triumphs, and everything in between. When a child faces difficulties, whether academically, socially, or emotionally, it can be overwhelming for both the child and their caregivers. This overwhelm has often reached a crescendo when a young person enrolls in a therapeutic program. Parents […]

What does Summit Achievement’s “Hybrid Model” look like?

The benefits of Summit’s hybrid approach Summit Achievement was one of the first residential treatment programs to use a hybrid model. Since the program first opened in 1996, Summit Achievement has been a “hybrid” adventure therapy program, as well as one of the premier residential treatment programs for teenagers with depression, anxiety, and other mental […]

What Kind of Therapy is Best for Your Teen?

Exploring Therapy at Summit Achievement: A Path to Personal Growth for Adolescents Summit Achievement, a therapeutic program for adolescents, offers a unique and immersive approach to therapy. In the heart of nature, surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors, participants embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth, self-discovery, and emotional healing. This article explores […]

Summit Presents to Newport Healthcare

Unlocking Potential: Summit Achievement Inspires at Newport Healthcare Presentation In the dynamic landscape of mental health and therapeutic interventions, collaboration and knowledge-sharing are essential for the betterment of individuals facing challenges. Recently, Nichol Ernst, Co-Owner, CEO & Clinical Director of Summit Achievement and Summit Traverse, had the privilege of presenting to colleagues at Newport Healthcare, […]

New Year, SMART Goals

January is typically when folks decide to set goals for themselves. The practice of setting “New Year’s Resolutions” is largely a western idea, but there are some roots in Eastern Philosophy as well. The intentions behind resolutions tend to be positive; people are looking for ways to better themselves, their health, and their relationships. However, […]

Seven Tips for Helping Your Struggling Teen Manage the Holiday Season 

The holiday season is fast approaching. Along with the cheer and tinsel, we all know it can also bring up challenges for families. When you have a teenager who is struggling with anxiety and/or depression, the hustle and bustle of the season can seem overwhelming to them and cause tension in the home. Here are […]