To Medicate or Not

Your child is struggling with behavioral or mood problems and non-pharmaceutical interventions aren’t enough. Your pediatrician or therapist suggests a psychiatric consultation. Natural concerns arise, like whether your child will become addicted to this medicine? Can I trust the research or is the pharmaceutical industry manipulating data? Will there be any long-term adverse effects? Can …

Matt Levine, LCSW

MATT LEVINE, LCSW Matt Levine, LCSW As the founder of Summit Counseling Services, Matt Levine, LCSW provides child, adolescent, and family therapy, eliciting a person’s strengths to achieve their potential and maintain well-being. He specializes in treating young people (5-22) who have problems with self-esteem, motivation, using appropriate behavior, addiction to technology, substance abuse, body …

Krista Oberlander

Krista Oberlander, LCSW KRISTA OBERLANDER, LCSW Krista is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families in the child welfare system. Krista believes that everyone has the capacity to help and heal themselves. She …

Steve Frutos

Steve Frutos, LCSW STEVE FRUTOS, LCSW Steve Frutos, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with young people and families. Steve uses evidence-based therapeutic interventions that he adapts to the unique situation of every individual client. Among his qualifications is a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavior Therapy, training …

Our Team

Our Team Matt Levine, LCSW As the founder of Summit Counseling Services, Matt Levine, LCSW provides child, adolescent, and family therapy, eliciting a person’s strengths to achieve their potential and strive for more. Read More Krista Oberlander, LCSW Krista is a licensed clinical social worker having obtained her Master’s Degree in social work from Virginia …

Case Management services

Case Management services Case Management services Case Management services entail collaborating with other health or service providers to achieve the best outcomes. This could mean things such as attending a school meeting, talking to a school counselor, or identifying and supporting your child in the participation of extra curricular activities. Sometimes it’s overwhelming to organize …

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs In an increasingly competitive society, youth with special educational needs are more than ever at risk of being left behind. Often it is the case that something that the system as a whole sees as a problem can be a turned into a source of energy, pride, and identity. …

Individual Therapy and Counseling

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AND COUNSELING INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AND COUNSELING All of the therapies employed at Summit Counseling weave in a strengths-based perspective. Research shows that when a therapist uses language that highlights resiliency and effort rather than deficits, illnesses, and past errors, clients reach their goals quicker and positive changes endure longer. Components of several different …

Parenting Support

Parenting Support Parenting Support Sometimes your child is not listening or following directions they way you want. This can be due to a variety of reasons, but we are here to help figure it out. We offer a proven parent management training aimed for children with conduct problems. We also provide parenting support and guidance …