I am a compassionate and enthusiastic therapist, who believes wholeheartedly that everyone is capable of achieving their dreams!

Our Team

Summer Hillas-Buck, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Gottman method couples therapy, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am a compassionate and enthusiastic therapist, who believes wholeheartedly that everyone is capable of achieving their dreams! With hope, humor, and authenticity, I take pleasure in meeting new clients looking for solutions to many of life's problems. I know we will be successful in reaching your desired goals. I view you as a collaborative partner who is the expert on his or her own life. I use my diverse therapeutic skill set to create a unique experience for each client. You deserve the very best life has to offer; I would love to be part of your healing journey.

Education

MS - Counseling Psychology, California State University Stanislaus

5150 Certified Trainer, Stanislaus County, CA

License Number and State

CA 113689

Pronouns

she/her

What are you interests outside of work?

I love spending time with family and friends, and I enjoy hosting loved ones in my home. My husband and I enjoy cooking together, as well as exercising, traveling, wine tasting, and going to the movies. I am involved in my local church and spend time volunteering and worshipping. My other interests include beauty and fashion, yoga, reading, and baking keto recipes.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Prayer is a part of my daily life. I also am a big believer in starting my day with gratitude and identifying my intentions for the day ahead.

How do you recharge?

Quick recharging on the fly includes deep breathing, listening to a favorite song, drinking some water, and getting fresh air. When I have more time, I like to turn off my devices and either go for a drive or a walk, connect with nature, attend a church service, or get some spa day pampering.

What is a book you've read more than once?

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - I love Plath's voice, and how decades later, it still feels fresh. Her account of suffering from mental illness led many other female artists to boldly discuss their own mental health struggles in a way that had not previously occurred.