Summer Hillas Buck, LMFT

I am Summer Hillas Buck, licensed marriage and family therapist with ample  experience. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families suffering from a variety of life stressors and symptoms. Throughout my career, I have worked in child welfare/ CPS, school-based services, and traditional outpatient settings as both a clinician and a mental health leader. In addition to all of my therapeutic training, I have knowledge of IEPs, testing for children and adults, crisis response and debriefing, conservatorship, serious mental illnesses, co-occurring diagnoses, and client advocacy.


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.   


Many people are intimidated by the therapeutic process for a variety of reasons. I will always hold a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be your true self. This is your time to resolve inner conflicts and make your goals a reality. While I am trained in CBT, DBT, ACT, and trauma-informed therapy practices, I have a rich, eclectic clinical knowledge base. My promise is to always deeply listen so I can tailor the therapy experience to best suit your needs.  


I am a true people person! I love to surround myself with friends and family and entertain. My wonderful husband and I enjoy cooking together (for ourselves or others), reading, watching movies, taking walks, and traveling. I love to dance, practice yoga, read novels, visit the ocean or wine country, listen to any kind of music, and try out new keto baking recipes on my loved ones.

Trainings and Certificates:

  • Bachelor of the Arts, Psychology - California State University, Stanislaus 

  • Master of Science, Counseling Psychology - California State University, Stanislaus  

  • 5150 certification


Summer Hillas Buck