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Helping Children, Teens, Adults, and Families Realize Their Potential
Coronavirus Update: In accordance with state and county guidelines, Summit Center is open. We are seeing clients in our offices on a limited basis, and offering remote services when possible. 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
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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.
New! Therapy Groups for Children & Teens
New weekly groups for teens each focus on a specific topic: sibling relationships, social situations, and executive-functioning; as well as a social skill-building for preschoolers. Groups begin Feb. 2021. 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...
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.
ongoing though January 2021
Parenting in Place Masterclass Series on Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times
8 weekly masterclasses (via Zoom) on Tuesday evenings
New online series from a group of parenting experts, therapists, authors, educators, and neuroscientists — including a number of Dr. Dan’s past guests on the Parent Footprint Podcast: Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., and Katie Hurley.
Parenting in Place features 8 weekly masterclasses (hosted on Zoom) on Tuesday evenings from Nov. 17 through Jan. 19, each focused on a different theme, and each including specific takeaways and strategies.
Because the event is live, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the hosts questions and communicate with other attendees through chat. Registrants receive a bundle of free bonus content (downloadables, templates, webinars) from the speakers, and access to a closed moderated Facebook group to keep the conversation going and provide three solid months of support.
Registration for the series is $39, with bonus resources and replays available for months. Learn more and register here.
Parenting During a Pandemic with Dr. Dan Peters
Presented by Napa SELPA and MENTIS
Napa County SELPA and MENTIS present this virtual webinar for parents, Wednesday, January 20, 6:30-8:00 pm. Learn tools to support the mental health and wellness of your children during this challenging year. Via Zoom. Spanish translation available. To register, email Lily Prudhomme at lprudhomme@napacoe. org..
Conversations with CAGT
Dr. Dan Peters speaks on Perfectionism
Dr. Peters will speak on Perfectionism to Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT). More information at https://www.coloradogifted.org/events/calendar/.