Assessment | Consultation | Counseling
Helping Children, Teens, Adults, and Families Realize Their Potential
Coronavirus Update: In accordance with state and county guidelines, Summit Center has begun to reopen. We are now seeing clients in our offices on a limited basis, while still offering full remote services. Click to learn more about our safety procedures, our Teleneuropsychological Assessment Services, and our remote counseling and remote consultation services.
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
Free Webinars from Summit Center on Vimeo
Every recorded webinar we offer is now available on demand for free. Go to https://vimeo.com/summitcenter and enter promo code FREEFROMSC to reduce the cost to $0.
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
Shelter-In Place Services
We are offering new Teleneuropsychological Assessment Services, as well as remote counseling and remote consultations. Our psychologists and other professionals are available via phone or video call (including our doctoral trainees at reduced rates). Learn more. To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (925) 939-7500 or (310) 478-6505.
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
By Dr. Dan Peters Earlier this week, I was on two full airline flights and now conferences are cancelled, the NBA is suspended, March Madness is not happening, colleges have cancelled winter and spring terms, many K-12 schools are closed, Italy is on lock down, and...
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...
Note: Doodle, Draw & Paint with education and creativity expert Dr. Daniels is a free and easy online creativity class that you can do at home with your kids! Learn how to make simple drawings, fun doodles, and other activities that will let you express your...
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.
Through June 30
Free Webinars from Summit Center on Vimeo
Use our promo code “FREEFROMSC”
Every single recorded webinar we offer is now available on demand for free. Go to https://vimeo.com/summitcenter and on the payment page enter promo code FREEFROMSC to reduce the cost to $0.
Virtual Support Group for Parents of Gifted & 2e Children
with Dr. Lisa Hancock
Parenting bright, intense, and gifted or twice-exceptional children can present unique challenges. During a pandemic, with everyone at home amid increased anxiety, these struggles may become even more apparent. Parents are invited to join this virtual discussion group on Tuesdays, starting June 30, morning or evening, to share parenting concerns, learn about social-emotional needs, and gain support from others who have similar experiences. Facilitated by licensed psychologist Dr. Lisa Hancock of Summit Center’s Torrance office. 4 meetings for $175. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Learn more at https://conta.cc/3gVYZFX.
Camp Summit for the Gifted *Cancelled*
Marin County, California or North Bay, Maryland
Camp Summit for the gifted, talented, creative is a multi-night sleepover summer camp designed specifically for gifted students ages 9 through 14. Created to develop the “inner and outer nature” of gifted youth, Camp Summit offers beautiful settings, stimulating activities, and a staff who truly understands the unique needs of gifted children and what it is like to grow up as a gifted person. We offer two beautiful locations, one on the West Coast, in the San Francisco Bay Area (June 14-20), and one on the East Coast, in northern Maryland (August 9-13). Register today to reserve your child’s spot at http://www.campsummitforthegifted.com.