Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Hey there! I’m Summer and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. I work with children, teens, adults, and families, serving all of California virtually through Telehealth and in-person.
In my practice, I take a collaborative, client-centered, and strength-based approach toward healing. Honoring each client’s personal needs and intersecting identities is one of my top priorities and creates a foundation for my work. Through incorporating expressive arts, mindfulness, and embodiment, I empower you to explore and identify the patterns and behaviors that are no longer serving you.
I’m a queer affirming therapist and am passionate about social justice, education, and working with the LGBTQIA+ community. I’ve intentionally created a space within my practice where my clients can feel safe and comfortable discussing their mental health without judgment. This allows us to work together to create their individual path toward wholeness and healing.
Being a therapist brings me so much joy, and I feel that it’s an honor and a privilege to walk with people during their most vulnerable moments.
I work with children, teens, adults and families from many walks of life. My approach to therapy is collaborative and based on honoring my client’s intersecting identities, personal needs, and strengths.
I am trained in and utilize a variety of modalities including:
Person Centered Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (tf-cbt)
Expressive Arts Therapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A)
I believe the therapeutic relationship is very important. This is why I offer a 15-minute phone consultation, free of charge. This is a great opportunity to see if you feel comfortable speaking with me, ask questions about therapy, learn more about my style of therapy, and get a sense of what it would be like for us to work together.
You can either send me a message here or you can give me a call at the number listed.
I currently offer therapy services via telehealth (video/phone), in-person and hybrid.
Summer Vilkins (she/her)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#96062)