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About May: Primary Therapist

An experienced Teen Therapist, Young Adult Counselor, & Family Counselor in Katy, Texas

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Personal, Educational, & Professional Background

 

 

Hello, my name is May and I think it's important when finding a therapist for you, your teenager, young adult, or family, that you find a therapist that specializes in working with teens, young adults, and families. Finding and working with a therapist can be one of the more important decisions you make in your life. All therapists are not created equal, and you want to find that therapist who can make a positive difference in your teen, young adult, and family's life. 

Below is a bit more about me. If we do get to work together, I look forward to putting my experience to work in helping your teen, young adult, and family find hope, happiness, & connected family relationships!

Personal Life

 

I have been fortunate to be a part of two great cultures. I was born in Laos and later came to the United States with my family years after the Vietnam War.

 

I am the youngest daughter in a family of eight and grew up in the Midwest. There has been no greater joy in my life than being one of 8 children. You can imagine the chaos, fun, and excitement of growing up in such a family dynamic! 

 

Physical fitness and activity are important parts of my life. I know how important they are for good physical and mental health. In my free time, you will find me as a struggling golfer, riding my bike, and running around the Houston area.

Education as a Therapist

 

I will be honest with you, my parents were completely against me becoming a teen, young adult, and family therapist. They loved me and wanted what was best for me and know that was their intention. But like many traditional Asian Americans, my parents wanted me to follow my older siblings into Computer Science or Engineering. 

However, in 1997, I graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a Masters in Interpersonal Practice. Interpersonal Practice focuses on mental health through the connection between physical, mental, and behavioral health. This integrated therapeutic approach to mental health care creates both higher quality care and improved outcomes for each person. 

 

I have always been drawn to helping teenagers, young adults, and families. It's the type of work I feel honored and humbled to be a part of. Playing a small but crucial part in client’s life that can benefit them the rest of their lives and their children's lives -- I can think of no better life pursuit!  

Professional Experience

 

I started working with children, teens, 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: 

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!

 

My Therapy Approach 

 

Maybe you feel stuck, and uncertain about how to move forward in your life as it relates to emotional, relational, academic, and/or occupational goals. Perhaps you are struggling to find peace of mind or just want to make some internal shifts.

There is usually some pain or a difficult event or decisions that bought you here, searching for a therapist or a direction. I am glad you are checking out therapy as part of the solution. It often is not an easy decision to make.

Combined with my training as a teen counselor, young adult therapist, and family therapist, I approach therapy through compassion and acceptance. As a person, I am non-judgmental, and this has been a strength I have brought into my therapy practice.  

While therapy can be a serious process, there is room for humor. I enjoy getting to know the teens, young adults, and families I work with and being able to have some fun in session along the way. 

I think you will find therapy with me warm, inviting, with an accepting, caring, and non-judgmental therapist who likes to use humor when and where appropriate.

Katy Teen & Family Counseling: 
Teen, Young Adult, & Family Therapy in Katy, Tx & Houston

 

 

As counselors who specialize in teen therapy, young adult counseling, and family therapy, we know the heart ache and challenges that come along with having a teen or young adult who may be struggling. We also know how challenging it can be to know if it's just a teen phase or something more serious.

Things like depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, usually start showing during the teen years. If you are concerned that your teen or young adult may be struggling, give us a call or email us.

 

At our Katy, Tx location of Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we have 70+ years of combined experience.

 

Our office is conveniently located just off of I-10 and 99. For those living in Katy, Texas it's only a few minutes away. For those living in Houston, Texas, it's a couple minute drive once you exit 99 South from I-10.

 

To start your counseling journey, you can follow these three simple steps:​

 

1. Contact Katy Teen & Family Counseling

2. Schedule a time to meet with May Yang, LMSW

3. Take the first step in removing the barriers that block your path to happiness and a full life

Teen Counseling & Other Therapeutic Services Offered at Katy Teen & Family Counseling 

 

 

At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we provide a variety of therapy approaches that are supported by research and shown to be effective. Some of the teen therapy and young adult counseling we offer are:

Board Certified Neurofeedback Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EDMR)

Group Therapy for Teens

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy

To succeed in any relationship takes work. This is a common understanding that many of us have.

 

However, sometimes life will throw challenges at us that create situations that put strain on our marriage or relationship. It may be due to:

 

  • Choices and actions that have been made by one partner.

  • Financial downturn in the economy creating financial strain.

  • Feeling like you're growing apart.

  • Feeling like you don't have as much in common as you used to.

Whatever the reason may be, marriage counseling and couples therapy can help. Couples therapy and marriage counseling has also been found to work in less time than individual therapy can.

 

If you've worked hard for this relationship and find that there are now barriers in the way of maintaining a healthy relationship, contact us at Katy Teen & Family Counseling.