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
Mindful Parenting of High Needs Kids online talk, Camp Summit for Gifted Youth, podcasts on Neurodiversity and Clutter-Free Parenting, new definition of giftedness, and more. READ OUR NEWSLETTER
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
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
Reviving Chess Battles: Using Games to Strengthen Executive Functioning, by Deanna Kim, M.Ed., Educational Therapist
My friends think that I am weird. There is no TV in our house. Technically we have no TV services. My husband and I are in agreement that we can survive with one less thing at home in this technology abundant environment. One lazy summer afternoon, my kids and I were...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.
Please join Dr. Dan Peters for the 7th Happily Family Online Conference for parents and professionals about Mindful Parenting of High Needs Kids! This is a FREE global online event from May 16 – 20, 2019, bringing together over 25 speakers to talk about how to raise kids who are spirited, sensitive, or strong willed. Make parenting less work and more fun! Register for the FREE conference.
Sponsored by: Los Angeles Unified School District Gifted/Talented Programs and the Greater Los Angeles Gifted Children’s Association. Theme is “Thrive: From Equality to Equity in Gifted Education,” with keynote by Dr. Donna Ford. More information at http://www.giftedchildrenla.org/.
Camp Summit for Gifted Youth
“West”: Multinight sleepover summer camp located in the Marin Headlands near Sausalito.
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 stimulating and challenging activities combined with a staff uniquely qualified to nurture such a community. Located in the beautiful Marin Headlands near Sausalito, June 16-22, 6 nights. Register today to reserve your child’s spot at http://www.campsummitforthegifted.com.