During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we focus on protecting the mental wellbeing of our community. The impact of this pandemic is widespread and will be long lasting with a significant potential for increased incidence of mental illness, substance abuse and suicide. Read about how we're working with Johns Creek UMC to provide mental health resources during this pandemic. READ


Summit Gala
Saturday March 26th, 2022  |  The Hotel at Avalon

There is still time to get your tickets for the Summit Gala on Saturday, March 26! Purchase individual tickets, a table, or even volunteer to help make this the best Summit Gala ever. Thank you for your continued support of Summit Counseling.  
For more information, please contact Rachel Newcomer, Director of Development for Summit Counseling.  
Rnewcomer@summitcounseling.org  |  770-605-4504


Meet Our Johns Creek UMC Campus Therapists

Brittany Glaser, M.A., M.Div.
Licensed Professional Counselor

Staff Therapist
Brittany provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults. She is passionate about creating a safe place for people to find connection, hope, and holistic wellness. Brittany believes that all people can grow and thrive even amidst painful and difficult circumstances. Her areas of interest include grief, relationship health, spirituality, anxiety, life transitions, identity development, and depression. Brittany uses an integrated research-based treatment approach to meet the client’s specific needs in therapy.


Max Merritt, M.A.
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Staff Associate Therapist
Max’s motto when it comes to working with children and adolescents is “kids are people, too”. Max believes it is important to be able to enter their world, to show genuine interest in their ideas, longings, hopes and dreams, just as he would an adult client. Max has helped clients address concerns related, but not limited, to ADHD, anxiety, depression, suicide, anger management, addiction, divorce care, pre-marital, marital, and relationship counseling, trauma, bullying, self-esteem, and career counseling.


Madeline Chiarella, M.S.
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Staff Associate Therapist
Madeline has experience working with adults and teens who have experienced trauma, grief, anxiety, life transitions, and stress management. She provides individualized care for everyone who walks through her door. Her therapeutic approach is a combination of strength-based, person-centered, and creative integration of evidence-based practices. Madeline works with individuals and families from different cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. She brings a wide variety of important traits to her sessions including honesty, trust, and empathy.


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Launched as a community outreach in September of 2014 to provide professional counseling to people in north Metro Atlanta, Summit Counseling of Johns Creek UMC is a satellite extension of the main campus of the Summit Counseling Center also located in Johns Creek.

Summit Counseling offers a safe, confidential place for discovery, healing, and growth. We believe psychology and spirituality – together provide a foundation for mental health and personal growth. Recognizing that human life is made up an integration of the following basic components, Summit Counseling is dedicated to creating healthier and happier lives by integrating mind, body, spirit and relationships.

Both offices are conveniently located with ample parking in Johns Creek. Our staff therapist are licensed, certified, and theologically informed. Summit Counseling is accredited by the Samaritan Institute in Denver.

To schedule an appointment at either location please call 678-893-5300 and one of our friendly receptionists will gladly assist you in finding the best fit at the most convenient available time.

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