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.
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.
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:
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Dr. Jeannie Lopez offers health & wellness consultations for individuals and families, combining her psychology background with functional medicine knowledge to help clients learn about alternative treatments, better manage chronic symptoms, and support lifestyle changes. In these three example case studies…
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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...
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.
Virtual Summit on Giftedness & Neurodiversity
Hosted by Gifted & Thriving
Our friends at Gifted & Thriving have announced their 2024 Gift-a-Palooza, the 3rd annual Virtual Summit on Giftedness & Neurodiversity, scheduled for Feb 1-4, 2024.
With this year’s theme of “Navigating an Uncertain Future: Cultivating & Nurturing Hope in the Gifted Community,” the summit is dedicated to helping individuals and families in the gifted and multi-exceptional community move from a place of surviving to thriving, by coming together to share and explore unique experiences, challenges and joys. Speakers include top experts in the field, including our own Dr. Dan Peters speaking on “Frequently Asked Topics & Questions in Giftedness & Neurodiversity” with a panel including Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC, Dr. Dan Peters, Ph.D, Dr. Mike Postma, Ed.D.
Registration is available for a fee, and includes unlimited access to 30+ presentation and panel recordings, as well as access for learning, connection and support in the incredible Gifted and 2e community, through an accessible portal available on any device. Save $50! Early bird registration price of $89 ends 1/8/24, so register today.
62nd Annual CAG Educator & Administrator Conference, and CAG Family Conference
Presented by California Association for Gifted
Learn more at https://cagifted.org/events/
Executive Functioning Support Course: Raising an Organized Kid
with Deanna Kim, M.Ed.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your family’s calendar? Do you struggle with planning, organization, and time management for your children? Learn about executive functioning skills and how to build systems for your family in a small, interactive group. Virtual. Fridays, 11am-12pm (PT) begins March 1 for 5 weeks. Led by Deanna Kim, M.Ed., Summit Center’s Educational Therapist. Learn more and register: https://conta.cc/