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.
In accordance with state and county guidelines, Summit Center is open. We are seeing clients in our offices, and offer remote services when possible. Click here to learn more about our safety procedures, our Teleneuropsychological Assessment Services, and remote counseling and consultation services.
Make Your Worrier a Warrior
With this award-winning book by Dr. Dan Peters, parents can team up with their children or teens to help them conquer the Worry Monster. ORDER NOW
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.
Parent Footprint Awareness Training
Dr. Dan’s interactive training program for parents is based on the fact that the most important predictor of how we parent is how we were parented as a child. LEARN MORE
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, Summit Center Are you wondering whether public school, private school, or homeschooling might be the best option for your child who is gifted, 2e, or has learning challenges? There are a lot of things to consider when making that choice. Many...
Pandemic Tools for All Ages by Dr. Dan Peters Every day, it seems as if we are being presented with something new — increased COVID cases, businesses closing, schools maybe opening — as well as having to deal with our new normal: wearing masks, keeping distance, not...
By Dr. Dan Peters Earlier this week, I was on two full airline flights and now conferences are cancelled, the NBA is suspended, March Madness is not happening, colleges have cancelled winter and spring terms, many K-12 schools are closed, Italy is on lock down, and...
Podcast 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 (for Android), Spotify, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Android, RSS, or the show page.
“Let’s Talk 2e” Virtual Parent Empowerment Group Meeting
featuring Dr. Dan Peters on Anxiety
The Virtual Parent Empowerment Group is a paid nine-week series for parents of gifted and 2e children, to be held June 29th to August 31st (no meeting Aug 3rd), with all meetings on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern time. The series includes four 60-minute Live-Webinar Education Sessions led by Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., addressing specific issues that are typically challenging for parenting twice exceptional children. On July 20, Dr. Dan Peters will speak on the topic “Addressing Anxiety in 2e Kids.” Presented by With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC. Learn More and Register.
2021 SENG Online Annual Conference
from Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children
SENG presents their Annual Conference to the worldwide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional community! Join SENG for four dynamic days packed with keynote presentations, LIVE breakout sessions, and making connections – all from the comfort of home! Each day will offer an array of speaker sessions featuring renowned presenters, and will cover a range of topics focused on the social and emotional needs of the gifted community. Registrations includes access to recordings of every session for 3 months after they happen. Learn more at https://www.sengifted.org/events/seng-online-2021-annual-conference.
California Association for Gifted (CAG) Summer Institute
for education professionals