Susan May

Susan May

PhD, Licensed Psychologist

For over 25 years Dr. May has utilized a range of strategies to help individuals, couples, and families effectively address their life stressors, crises, and transitions in a manner that heals and empowers. The year 2020 ushered in a complex world demanding change in ways previously unimaginable. Life as we knew it came to a grinding halt, sparking disorientation, apprehension, and uncertainty atop preexisting challenges for many. Dr. May’s depth and range of professional and personal experience provide her with a keen understanding and a unique lens through which to help those of all ages who may be seeking to attain emotional health, meet school or work expectations and maintain healthy relationships while in the context of personal and societal challenges.

Areas of Specialization

Family reunification and co-parenting challenges 

Family crisis evaluation and strategic intervention

Couples grappling with intimacy, infidelity, infertility, roles, and expectations  

Pre- and post-adoption adjustment/pre-and post-divorce adjustment

Youth coping with school demands, peer relationships and adult expectations


Stress management for scholar-athletes and their parents 

Thriving in the face of depression, anxiety, trauma, and loss

Intergenerational family and adult sibling conflict

Career-Family balance and effectiveness

Education & Experience

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The City University of New York

Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The City University of New York

B.S. in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College

Licensed in Georgia and New York


Dr. May, like others, has faced profound loss over the past two years. These experiences have reinforced her humility, family values, and fascination with the powers that lie within to heal, improve, evolve, and impact. A proud mom and tennis enthusiast, Dr. May also enjoys reaching larger audiences in public speaking engagements and as an on-air specialist in media outlets.

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