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.
In accordance with state and county guidelines, Summit Center is open. We are seeing clients in our offices, and offer 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.
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
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. Lisa White, Summit Center Are you wondering whether public school, private school, or homeschooling might be the best option for your child who is gifted, 2e, or has learning challenges? There are a lot of things to consider when making that choice. Many...
Pandemic Tools for All Ages by Dr. Dan Peters Every day, it seems as if we are being presented with something new — increased COVID cases, businesses closing, schools maybe opening — as well as having to deal with our new normal: wearing masks, keeping distance, not...
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...
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.
TEFOS: The Executive Function Online Summit
presented by Seth Perler
All-new amazing speakers will present August 20-22 at The Executive Function Online Summit. Learn key strategies from leading experts who “get” outside-the-box kids. Register by August 24 for free access. Paid passes available thereafter.
This year’s speakers include:
–Nicole Tetreault, Ph.D., Neuroscientist
–Colin Seale, ThinkLaw Founder, Author
–Kade Friedman, M.S. Ed., Educator, Professor
–IngerShaye Colzie, LCSW, ADHD Coach, Psychotherapist
–Jill Stowell, M.S., Stowell Learning Centers
–Tosha Schore, M.A., Author and Parent Coach
–Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC, Founder of Autism in Black
And many more.
Learn more and register here.
Summit Center Therapy Groups Begin
Virtual 8-week groups for children, teens, and young adults
- The Worry Warriors, for 4th-5th graders with Amy Feldman, Licensed Educational Psychologist
- Unstuck: Executive Functioning Skills, for 6th-8th graders and a separate session for 9th-12th graders with Dr. Rupa Robbins, Licensed Psychologist
- 2e Adulting (A Radical Self-Acceptance Experiment), for ages 18+ with Melanie Hayes, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Conference