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.
Summit Center is open and following state and county guidelines. We are seeing clients in-person in our offices, and offering remote services when possible. Click here to learn more about our safety procedures, our Teleneuropsychological Assessment Services, and remote counseling and consultation services.
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
March 2023: Summit Center Update: Parenting Coaching & Support – Executive Functioning Course Now Via Zoom, New Spiritual Awareness & Coaching Service, Podcasts & More! 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.
GHF Experts Series with Dr. Dan Peters
Virtual in the GHF Forum
Hosted by Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
GHF Experts Series welcomes Dr. Dan Peters, co-founder and Executive Director of Summit Center, to the Experts “chair.” Dr. Dan has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia, and issues related to giftedness and twice-exceptionality. He is passionate about helping parents and teachers to better engage children in the classroom, at home, and in life, so that they can realize their full potential. Dr. Dan is author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears, and the companion book for children, From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears, as well as the Warrior Workbook: A Guide for Conquering Your Worry Monster.
He is also co-author of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development and Boosting Your Child’s Natural Creativity, and hosts the podcast, “Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan.” Come with all your questions and curiosity, Friday, February 24, 12:30pm PT, LIVE and FREE in the GHF Forum: https://forum.ghflearners.org/events.
CAG Family Conference
Hosted by California Association for Gifted
The 61st Annual CAG Family Conference will provide sessions from experts on the social, emotional, intellectual, and academic needs of gifted and advanced learners for families to use at home.
Learn more and register at https://cagifted.org/events/#conference.
Executive Functioning Support Course: Raising an Organized Kid
Weekly on Wednesdays at 11:30 am
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? While many of us with children struggle with planning, organization, and time management, developing a family system can be the key to overcoming these challenges.
Summit Center is pleased to offer “Executive Functioning Support: Raising an Organized Kid” with instructor Deanna Kim, M.Ed. The course will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, April 12 through May 10, 2023. Cost will be $320 for the 5 sessions if you register early, $350 after March 24. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required, so please register early. Details and link to register at https://conta.cc/3Izpn8m.