About Me

Hello! My name is Sarah May and I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been providing services in the mental health/behavioral health field since 2003. While I have provided services to both adults and adolescence, my primary experience has been with youth and adolescence. I have provided direct services in an office setting, in the home, school based, and community to teens and their families. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Person centered styles but also approach services with Trauma Informed Care as needed.

I find it a true privilege to provide therapy services to teens and their families. My style is warm yet honest. I approach every session to listen to understand instead of listening to respond. Seeking Counseling services can feel overwhelming and possibly scary! I am here to help this process seem less scary and assist you and your family in creating goals and achieving them.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701007442 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by I.M. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She’s great!!

Written by J.O. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 5 months

Sarah has been so instrumental to walking along side my teen and working with both of us to understand one another better. Sarah’s reliability, warmth and kindness has been a gift to us during this particularly complex season. We are very grateful for her expertise and advice as we navigate life. I love the convenience of online counseling, it works so well for our whole family.

Written by S.H. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Sarah has been extremely insightful, attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, inquisitive and all around just an absolute model of what a counselor should be. She really listened to our problems and asked us many questions to understand the situation before sharing her thoughts and insight. You can tell Sarah truly cares about her clients, and also has the requisite expertise to guide couples towards reconciliation and a deeper understanding of one another (because my significant other and I definitely feel this way now after our sessions with Sarah). Highly recommend!

Written by K.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Sarah was always kind and respectful and helped me find ways to think about things and open up whether it was through chat or through worksheets she was able to send me. It was nice to have a constant person to talk to who I thought was a great fit for me.

Written by S.H. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s been great.

Written by J.E. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sarah May has completely changed my idea of therapy and 110% cares about her patients. It's obvious that she wants to help in any way she can and checks in with me very often, especially when she hasn't heard from me in a while. I would recommend her to everyone I know if she had the capacity to take on the world.

Written by S.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

She's great and very understanding towards my partner and I.

Written by C.O. on Mar 15, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks

Sarah May is as attentive a person as anyone could ask for, she ensures that she listens to the concerns and then works on ways to address those concerns. She always check in to make sure everything is fine and that nothing keeps you down.

Written by S.H. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Sarah is so amazing. She has really been able to help us and me personally

Written by J.O. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Sarah May has been so helpful to my husband and I during a very difficult time. Having sessions with her each week and having conversations when we need it has been very critical for us. We end the sessions feeling better than when we began and that isn't how we usually feel after leaving the office of a counselor. She has practical advice and is really good at showing us how to be a team in our conversations and decisions. I would highly recommend her.

Written by B.R. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

She is really good at what she does. Every time I read her message, when I get the chance, I’m like holy crap she’s good!

Written by J.O. on Feb 09, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She has eased my mind in many ways, as well as validated some of my my emotions. Every session ends with me feeling better about things then yesterday. And she responds to my post every time I go to check.