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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.
Make Your Worrier a Warrior
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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.
Worry Warriors Therapy Group for 4th-6th Graders
Does your child worry too much? Does anxiety get in the way of school or socializing? Weekly therapy group meets Wednesday afternoons at Summit Center Walnut Creek. 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
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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.
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) Annual Conference
The annual SENG conference, “Gifted and Growing Over the Lifespan” will be presented online, July 22-24. The first day of the conference will include SMPG Facilitator Training (for an additional registration fee), and an opening panel session hosted by Lin Lim, Ph.D. on “Wellbeing and Resilience for the Gifted: Narratives from Multiple Perspectives.”
The conference features keynotes by Benjamin Koch, M.Ed. and Dr. James L. Moore III, with the closing keynote by P. Susan Jackson on “The Role of Anxiety in the Lives of Gifted Adults: Origins, Manifestations, and Amelioration.”
Learn more and register at https://www.sengifted.org/sengonline2022.
TEFOS – The Executive Function Online Summit hosted by Seth Perler
TEFOS is The Executive Function Online Summit, a 3-day learning event for Compassionate & Proactive Parents of Struggling Students. “Immerse yourself in game-changing strategies to help your neurodivergent child, taught by 30 leading experts.” Get FREE access August 5-7, Fri-Sun, and join over 75,000 Families, Teachers & Professionals worldwide. Learn more and register at https://executivefunctionsummit.com/.
October through Nov 16
Worry Warriors Group for 4th-6th graders, led by Amy Feldman, LEP
Summit Center Walnut Creek
This interactive group is designed to help your child to identify, understand and, most importantly, reduce feelings of anxiety. Through playful structured activities, group discussion and low-key weekly homework, participants will work to develop their own Worry Warrior Tool-Kit and meet other children working on the same skills.
Meets Wednesdays 3-4pm, in person at Summit Center, October 12-November 16.
Cost of enrollment is $575, which includes a 30-minute individual intake and 6 group sessions.
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