Assessment | Consultation | Counseling
Helping Children, Teens, Adults, and Families Realize Their Potential
Summit Center can provide the answers to your questions. We offer psychological and educational services for children, adolescents, adults, and families, including assessments, consultation, and counseling.
Our team of psychologists, consultants, and educators use a collaborative, strengths-based approach to work with our clients. Our goal is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the individual and provide a roadmap for making personal, parenting, school, and life decisions. Better understanding the “why” of a person’s behavior can provide relief to parents, teachers, and the individual, and is often the first key step toward maximizing potential.
Summit Center is open and following state and county guidelines. We are seeing clients in-person in our offices, and offering remote services when possible. Click here to learn more about our safety procedures, our Teleneuropsychological Assessment Services, and remote counseling and consultation services.
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Evaluations & Counseling with Doctoral Trainees
Our training program allows more clients to access high-quality Summit Center services at reduced fees. Appointments are virtual when possible, or at our Walnut Creek office.
The Summit Center offers individual, family, and group counseling (also known as psychotherapy) utilizing a strength-based approach to problem-solving and optimizing growth potential through a developmental lens. Our counseling services can help clients address a wide variety of issues.
Our trained professionals combine educational and therapeutic approaches to assist students whose learning challenges at school are not resolving. Some issues that we address include dyslexia, dyscalculia, test-taking difficulties, and problems with organization and managing time. Educational therapy is not the same as tutoring. Our work is remedial, designed to fill gaps in background, understanding, and learning strategies in order to develop independent learners.
Parent Education & Support
Summit Center offers workshops, classes, webinars, and discussion groups for parents, led by one of our experienced professionals. Groups for parents or gifted adults allow participants to share concerns and gain support from others who have similar experiences.
Summit Center’s team of professionals offers a wide array of expertise to help children, teens, adults, or families deal with these issues:
Summit Center Blog
By Dr. Lisa White, Licensed Psychologist, Summit Center Jonah was miserable at his highly-regarded public school. He had a hard time finding friends, and for years he had been bullied, both physically and emotionally, by other boys in his grade. He was...
Marginalization causes daily stress for persons who have intersectional traits on both ends of the spectrum of ability-dis/ability, also known as twice exceptional. For these autistic adults, support systems are minimal, research is thin, and understanding is spotty...
By Amy Parlin Feldman, M.Ed., LEP Big feelings are an important part of life, and learning how to manage anger, frustration and fear is hard work. Our bodies are pretty good at sending us clues to let us know when those kinds of tough feelings are starting to build,...
Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan Peters’s online talk show teaches parents, families, and caregivers how to leave their best footprint for the next generation. Dr. Dan interviews a top parenting expert in each episode, including doctors, therapists, authors, and educators, to discuss diverse and timely parenting topics. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Android, RSS, or the show page.
G | T | N Awareness Week
Daily panels and programming for gifted, talented, and neurodiverse audiences
Join THE G WORD director Marc Smolowitz and his team for their second annual Gifted / Talented / Neurodiverse Awareness Week: Bringing JOY & EQUITY Into Focus. The movie, currently in post-production, explores giftedness in its many forms. This event features an assortment of panels and podcasts with partners including NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children), Bridges Academy, I-URGGE (Inclusion of Underrepresented Racial Groups in Gifted Education), Reel 2e, and more, as well as leading experts such as Julie Skolnick, Debbie Reber, and Dr. Dan Peters. Learn how to access the daily programming at: https://bit.ly/GTNAwarenessWeek.
Davidson Institute’s Young Scholars Program Application Q&A Session
Finding out your child is profoundly gifted (PG) or twice-exceptional (2e) can be confusing and
overwhelming. It may not be clear where to go to find resources to support your child. The Davidson Institute’s Young Scholars Program is here to support you and your family on this journey.
If you have questions about what the Young Scholars Program is or how we can support your student, please consider attending an Application Q&A session. These sessions are open to parents, educators,
and other professionals interested in supporting PG and 2e children. Our next Q&A session is November 14 at 10 am (Pacific). We hope to see you then!
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Conference
Learn more and register at https://www.eventscribe.net/2022/NAGC22/index.asp.