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.
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.
Boosting Your Child’s Natural Creativity
Our founders Dr. Dan Peters and Dr. Susan Daniels are out with their latest book! Published by Gifted Unlimited for parents and teachers. GET THE BOOK
April 2023: Summit Center Update: Wellness, Mindfulness, and Empowerment. Screen Time Summit, health & wellness consultation services, plus podcasts on mindfulness, empowerment! READ OUR NEWSLETTER
Are you or your child having trouble at school, home, at work, or with peers?
We offer psychological & educational services for children, adolescents, adults
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:
- Asynchronous development
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Executive-functioning issues
- Learning and attention issues
- Sadness and depression
- Twice-exceptional (2e)
- and more
Summit Center Blog
Raising Gifted / 2e Girls
By Dr. Lisa White, Ph.D. Legendary country singer Tammy Wynette sang, “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman…” But you know what’s really hard? Being a middle school girl. Or a high school girl. Or even an elementary school girl. And being gifted or 2e (twice...
Consider the Value of Short-Term Therapy for Children & Teens
By Dr. Gabriela Bronson-Castain Happy New Year! As the hustle and bustle of the season ends, children and adults alike may be experiencing different emotions. Many families will feel even more stressed as schools reopen and the new semester begins in January. If you...
Imagination Is Your Superpower
By Susan Daniels, Ph.D. Yes, imagination is your superpower! Imagination allows us to draw upon our capacities for creativity and visual thinking – for going beyond what is to what might be. Creativity, visual thinking and imagination allow us to picture...
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.
Let’s Talk about Supporting Adolescent Mental Health
East Bay School for Boys “Boys to Men Education Series”
Sliding scale fee to attend
Virtual or In-person in Berkeley
Summit Center‘s Dr. Lisa White will present on this panel about supporting adolescent mental health. For parents and educators, via Zoom or in-person at the East Bay School for Boys in Berkeley, May 17, 6:30 pm. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-about-supporting-adolescent-mental-health-registration-625699432847, sliding scale $0-$20.
Bright & Quirky Screen Time & Mental Health Summit
Free access with pre-registration
Are your child or teen’s screen time habits negatively impacting their health?
Our friends at Bright & Quirky are presenting a new Screen Time & Mental Health Summit https://go.brightandquirky.com/t?orid=6535&opid=4, running May 15-19 online. You must pre-register for FREE access to expert talks on how to help your kids reset their screen time to avoid negative health impacts like anxiety, depression, craving or loneliness. Speakers include Dr. Michael Rich, director of Boston Children’s Hospital Digital Wellness Lab, Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable: How to Control your Attention and Choose Your Life, Dr. Alok Konojia, Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in healthy video gaming, and many more.
The summit is full of tools and strategies from the top experts to help you discover how to set your child up for a healthy digital life that supports their well-being.
Learn more and register: https://go.brightandquirky.com/t?orid=6535&opid=4
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Annual Conference
In-person with Virtual Recordings Available
Villanova University, PA
Join SENG for their 2023 Annual Conference at Villanova University on July 21-23. They will be featuring Keynote Speakers Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman and Dr. Richard Cash. Learn more and register at https://www.sengifted.org/sengconference2023.