Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Co-Founder

Licensed Psychologist, PSY 16823

Host, Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: www.drdanpeters.com


Dr. Dan Peters is a psychologist, author, co-founder and Executive Director of Summit Center. Dr. Peters 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.


Dr. Peters is also host of Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan, a podcast available on Wondery, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, and elsewhere.


Dr. Dan (as his clients call him) has been working with children and families for more than 25 years. He is passionate about creating healthy communities by helping parents and teachers engage children in the classroom, at home, and in life so that they can realize their full potential.


Dr. Dan is the author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears (Gifted Unlimited, 2013), the companion book for children From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears (Gifted Unlimited, 2013), and The Warrior Workbook (Gifted Unlimited, 2017, co-authored with Lisa Reid and Stephanie Davis).  In addition, he is co-author (with Dr. Susan Daniels) of Boosting Your Child’s Natural Creativity (Gifted Unlimited, 2022) and Bright, Complex Kids with Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D. (Free Spirit Publishing, 2021).  He is a contributor to Huffington Post and Psychology Today and his work has been published on many sites and as well as in professional publications including Parents.com, L.A. Parent, Gifted Education Communicator, and 2e Newsletter. 


Dr. Dan speaks 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 Advisory Board for the Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development and on the Advisory Panel for Gifted Research & Outreach (GRO).


Dr. Peters 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.


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