Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Co-Founder

Licensed Psychologist, PSY 16823


Podcast web site: www.drdanpeters.com


Dr. Dan Peters is a psychologist, author, co-founder and Executive Director of the Summit Center. 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 host of the podcast “Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan” and a contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today


For over 20 years, Dr. Dan has been passionate about helping parents to parent their children with purpose and intention in order to guide them in reaching their potential while their children are also reaching their own. Dr. Dan is author of Bright, Complex Kids (2021) with Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears, its companion children’s book From Worrier to Warrior, and the Warrior Workbook. He is co-author (with Dr. Susan Daniels) of Boosting Your Child’s Natural Creativity. He is a contributor to Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties (edited by Scott Barry Kaufman) and toughLOVE: Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids, as well as many articles on topics related to parenting, family, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, dyslexia, and anxiety.


Dr. Dan speaks regularly at national conferences and to the media on a variety of topics including parenting, learning differences, special needs, family, education and more. He serves on the Editorial Board for the 2e Newsletter, the Advisory Board for the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, and as Co-Chair of National Association of Gifted Children’s Assessments of Giftedness Special Interest Group.


Dr. Dan was recognized as “2018 SENG Mental Health Professional of the Year” by Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted, and as “2016 Allen Ewig Champion for Children” by Aldea Children and Family Services. He also received the 2013 CAG Distinguished Service Award from the California Association for Gifted.


Learn more about Dr. Dan’s educational and professional background on the Masters’ in Psychology podcast.



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