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
Upcoming Groups and Classes for Parents
Join our professionals in Walnut Creek, Torrance, or Los Angeles for support and learning about parenting, gifted/2e, or executive function. LEARN MORE
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
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.
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.
Executive Functioning Support Course: Raising an Organized Kid (first session)
Do you feel overwhelmed by your family’s ever-growing list of after school activities? Are you up late at night helping your child finish a project that’s due tomorrow? Parents of elementary school-aged children are invited to join our Executive Functioning Support Workshop, Wednesdays at 12 noon in Walnut Creek. Get your family back on track and more organized just in time for the new decade. Led by Dr. Ellena Chen, licensed psychologist, and Deanna Kim, M.Ed., educational therapist. The course will meet Wednesdays, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, February 19 through March 18 (5 weeks). Register now to save your spot: https://conta.cc/2FsvB8M
Fostering Resilience in Complex Times with Dr. Dan Peters
Acalanes High School, Lafayette, CA
Dr. Dan Peters, Ph.D, Psychologist, Author and Executive Director of Summit Center, will share his wisdom at a presentation you don’t want to miss! The pressure to be successful, get good grades, be a good athlete and develop talents is growing for our children. With it comes the growing parenting pressure to raise children who can compete in the increasingly competitive world. Dr. Dan has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families in overcoming worry and fear, and learning differences. Registration info to come.
“Living with Intensity” talk by Dr. Susan Daniels at Bullis Charter School
Los Altos, CA
Parent Education Night presented by the Bullis Boosters Club on “Living with Intensity: Exploring the Psychologicial, Emotional, and Social Aspects of Giftedness.” Wednesday, February 26, at 6:30 pm.
More information at http://www.bullisboostersclub.org/