May Yang, LMSW
Personal, Educational, & Professional Background
Hello, my name is May, and I believe it's crucial to find a therapist who specializes in working with teens, young adults, and families when seeking support for yourself, your teenager, or your family.
Choosing the right therapist is a significant decision in life. You want to find someone who can make a positive impact on the lives of your teen, young adult, and family.
If we do have the opportunity to work together, I am excited to use my experience to help your teen, young adult, and family find hope, happiness, and strengthen your family bonds!
I have been fortunate to experience the richness of two cultures. I was born in Laos and later moved to the United States with my family.
As the youngest daughter in a family of eight, growing up in the Midwest has been an incredible joy. Being one of eight children brought plenty of chaos, fun, and excitement to my life!
Physical fitness and activity are essential aspects of my life, knowing how vital they are for both physical and mental well-being. During my free time, you can often find me attempting to improve my golf game, cycling, and exploring the Houston area on foot.
I started working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families in 1998. The years of experience have helped me gain specialized insight that can lead to inter-generational growth and change.
I also worked as an Executive Director of a non-profit managing billing, setting annual budgets, fundraising, grant writing, and building a business. This was an amazing experience, helped develop me as a professional, and I learned a lot through this opportunity.
But the greatest thing that it taught me was that what I excel at and my passion in life is in working directly with children, teens, young adults, and families in the therapy process.
My strengths as a therapist are in working with those struggling with:
Poor decision making,
Suicidal ideation, and
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I look forward to meeting with you for an initial session and together we can begin the work together!
I want to be honest with you; my parents initially opposed my choice of becoming a teen, young adult, and family therapist. As loving parents, they wanted what they thought was best for me, which aligns with many traditional Asian American families who often prefer careers in Computer Science or Engineering.
However, in 1997, I graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a Masters in Interpersonal Practice. This specialized field focuses on mental health through the connection between physical, mental, and behavioral well-being. By adopting this integrated therapeutic approach, we can provide higher quality care and achieve improved outcomes for each individual.
Helping teenagers, young adults, and families has always been my calling. It's the kind of work that I feel privileged and humbled to be a part of. Being able to play a small yet vital role in a client's life, one that can positively impact them for the rest of their journey and influence their children's lives – I cannot think of a better life pursuit!
My Approach to Therapy
You might be feeling stuck and unsure about how to move forward in life, whether it's related to emotional, relational, academic, or occupational goals. It's possible that you are searching for peace of mind or seeking to make some internal changes.
It's understandable that there might be some pain or difficult events that have led you to consider therapy or seeking guidance. I commend you for exploring therapy as a potential solution, as it's not always an easy decision to make.
As a trained teen counselor, young adult therapist, and family therapist, I approach therapy with compassion and acceptance. Being non-judgmental is one of my strengths, and it's something I carry into my therapy practice.
While therapy can be a serious process, there is also room for humor. I believe in getting to know the teens, young adults, and families I work with and incorporating some fun into our sessions along the way.
In therapy with me, you can expect a warm and inviting environment, with an accepting, caring, and non-judgmental therapist who likes to use humor when appropriate. I am here to support you on your journey towards positive change and growth.
Experienced Care at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling: Sugar Land, TX
Having therapists who specialize in teen counseling, young adult counseling, and family counseling, there is help and support. You don't have to carry around the heavy weight that emotional or behavioral challenges impose upon you.
We also have our office in Katy. Katy Teen & Family Counseling in located in Katy, TX, where we also specialize in teen, young adult, couples, and family counseling. We are conveniently located off ofI-10 and the 99-feeder road in Katy, TX.
If you are ready to meet with a therapist who has the expertise in teen and young adult challenges, all you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
Contact Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling.
Talk with one of our caring therapists.
Start today with one of our specialists in building a happy future.
Other Services Offered at Our Sugar Land Office of Teen & Family Counseling
Peak performance (optimal academic brain performance)
Peak performance (optimal athletic brain performance)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Therapy for Anxiety
Therapy for Social Anxiety
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) For:
Teen trauma treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For: