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.
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.
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
Visual Learning Teacher Guide
Dr. Susan Daniels helps K-8 teachers to integrate and support visual learning in their classrooms. ORDER NOW
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
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.
Parents of gifted or twice-exceptional children are invited to participate in a guided discussion group, led by licensed psychologist and certified facilitator Dr. Lisa Hancock, about the social and emotional needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children, and the parenting issues related to those needs. Meets Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12 noon, in Torrance, CA. Sessions begin Oct. 16, for 6 weeks.
More information and register for free viewing at https://conta.cc/303zMji
Preparing Your Child for a Successful School Year (and Life)
A presentation by Dr. Dan Peters, Lafayette, CA
Thursday, September 19th, 6:30-8:00 PM,
Stanley Middle School, 3455 School Street, Multi-Use Room. Presented by the Lafayette School District Parent Education Committee. https://www.lafsd.org/parentedevents
Bridges 2e Symposium
“Vision and Leadership in 2e Education” takes place in Los Angeles
The Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development’s 2019 Symposium, “Vision and Leadership in 2e Education,” takes place October 11-13, 2019, in Los Angeles. Join in discussion with 130 creative educators, professionals, and change agents from around the world as we explore what it means to be 2e friendly and what our role is in influencing a shift to 2e-friendly environments. Dr. Dan Peters will facilitate a panel. Learn more and register at https://www.bridges.edu/symposium.html.