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.
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 occasional workshops, classes, 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.
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
Visual Learning Teacher Guide
Dr. Susan Daniels helps K-8 teachers to integrate and support visual learning in their classrooms. ORDER NOW
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 & SAVE
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 Melanie Soloway, J.D., C.P.E. Earlier this year, I wrote an article about the importance of setting limits. I also discussed how sticking to them is the stickiest part. As a mother of three teens, I can assure you that I have experienced plenty of challenges...read more
Nurturing creativity in children has been an interest of mine over my entire career—while working with gifted children in an enrichment setting, while teaching in an independent school, and while working with teachers and graduate students at the university and in...read more
When they are little, it is relatively easy to set the limits we need to protect our children. It was not necessary for me to have a degree in rocket science to know that putting a bumper on the cribs of my twins would protect them from hitting their heads. As...read more
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.
Setting Limits & Sticking To Them Parent Workshop
Leo Baeck Temple Early Childhood Center, Los Angeles
Join Melanie Soloway to learn how to implement tools that make sticking to limits easy! You will learn why limits are critical for your child’s emotional well being, how your child’s age determines which method to use, how doing so teaches trust, and much more! Melanie Soloway is the Founder and Director of Raising Enlightened Children. She believes that learning positive parenting tools, and how to apply them, creates loving relationships for life. This workshop takes place in the Leo Baeck Temple ECC and parents with children of all ages are welcome!
Raising Enlightened Children 5-Week Course in Los Angeles with Melanie Soloway, J.D., CPE
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Conference
Dr. Dan Peters will speak on “Stress and Anxiety in Gifted Children: An Increasing Challenge for Parents and Educators” and “Staying Evergreen in the Winter Moments of Life: Building Gifted Photosynthesis Resilience.” Learn more at https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/NAGC/.