Dr. Lisa White

Lisa White, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, PSY 26400
Walnut Creek


 Dr. Lisa White has been with Summit Center since its inception in 2009, and has worked with gifted and twice-exceptional children for over 15 years. She provides strengths-based, comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents. In addition, Dr. White provides coaching and consultation to help families find the best educational environment for their children, and help decide whether a public, private, or alternative school option might be the best fit. Dr. White has special interests in the particular needs of gifted girls and how gifted and 2e kids date and have relationships, and has given talks to local parent groups and schools, as well as created a webinar. She also speaks to teachers about identifying and educating gifted and twice-exceptional students in the classroom. Other clinical interests include the social and emotional development of gifted and twice-exceptional children and children with learning disabilities and ADHD. During the summer, Dr. White works at Camp Summit, a special place where gifted and 2e kids can truly be themselves. Dr. White earned her Ph.D. at the California School of Professional Psychology, where her doctoral dissertation research explored parent-child interactions in families with gifted children. Dr. White also works with families with twins or higher-order multiples, and she facilitates a regular discussion group for new and expectant parents of multiples through Twins by the Bay.


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