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.
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
College anxiety didn’t exist when I was young or at least I don’t remember it.
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...
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...
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.
Executive Functioning Support Course: Raising an Organized Kid
Fridays, October 6 – November 3 (5 weeks)
facilitated by Deanna Kim, M.Ed.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your family’s calendar? Do you struggle with planning, organization, and time management for your children? Learn about executive functioning and how to build systems to help your family. Fridays, 11am-12noon Pacific virtually beginning Oct. 6 for 5 weeks. Led by Deanna Kim, M.Ed., Educational Therapist.
Learn more and register: bit.ly/3PnLwdq
2e Private School Panel
with Dr. Lisa White
presented by Reel2e Palo Alto
Parents of 2e learners often have trouble finding an ideal learning environment for their child. Join REEL Executive Director Abby Kirigin to learn about the critical elements of a school environment for 2e learners. Then hear from a panel of parents about their experiences weighing school options for their children; panelists Lital Levy, Joyce Wong, and Emily Pidgeon each have 2e children who have attended various public and private schools through the years. Summit Center’s 2e school expert, Dr. Lisa White, will discuss client experiences in private and public schools and answer your questions. Learn about the pros and cons of various learning environments, the signs it’s time to make a change, and the process of finding a good-fit school for your 2e learner.
*This event will not be recorded because it includes personal information from the panelists. Learn more and RSVP: https://www.reel2e.org/event-details/2e-private-school-panel-2023
Gifted | Talented | Neurodiverse Awareness Week
presented by The G Word Film
SAVE THE DATE!
The G Word’s dedicated community of diverse voices – experts, educators, students, thought leaders, podcasters, partners and advisors – came together to host in-person and virtual events designed to illuminate, inspire, and engage. More information to come at https://www.thegwordfilm.com/gtn-awareness-week.