Counseling Services

At Summit Alternatives, you will find a safe, caring environment where licensed social workers provide supportive counseling grounded in a trusting, collaborative relationship. Summit Alternatives provides supportive counseling services to the Central New York and Finger Lakes regions via both in-home and office-based sessions dependent upon client needs. We also specialize in Wilderness/ Eco Counseling on both an individual and small group basis. Our counselors average 20+ years of professional counseling experience that includes helping individuals and families develop the insights, skills and adaptive behaviors that lead to their optimal thriving and satisfaction with life. Our counselors bring specific understanding and therapeutic skill in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Regulation
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Substance Use
  • Grief and Loss
  • Marital and Relationship Issues
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Personal Growth

· Individual Supportive Counseling

One-on-one supportive counseling provides the individual with the understanding, skills, hope and motivation necessary to creatively address personal issues and concerns.

· Wilderness/Eco Counseling

Engage your therapeutic process in a safe non traditional setting (Nature!). The interconnection of humans to nature has shown to improve mood, reduce anxiety, depression and PTSD.

· Family Counseling

Families develop an understanding of how they function, identify the needs of individual members and develop the skills to strengthen the family unit.

· Couples Counseling

Couples work with the counselor to grow in their understanding of each other, foster more effective communication, learn to resolve crisis/conflict, and develop more meaningful intimacy in their relationships.

· Life Coaching

At Summit Alternatives, we offer assessments and life coaching to provide an individual with the understanding and skills necessary to creatively address personal issues and concerns.

·       Groups

Groups offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment to share triumphs and trials. Each Group caters to a specific topic or demographic and is offered at different days and times.

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