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Rachel May, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 9 years of experience working with individuals struggling with all sorts of problems ranging from situational depression to acute trauma and addiction. My extensive experience working in psychiatric hospitals has prepared me to work with a wide variety of issues using evidence based therapies to help clients make sustainable progress quickly. I utilize an eclectic approach that helps me build a treatment plan that is personalized for each individual client. I provide non-judgmental support for my clients to express themselves freely. I offer my clients guidance, suggestions and resources to aid in the progress towards their personalized goals.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LCSW 60889


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rachel May. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very attentive, great listener

Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Helpful, thoughtful, kind and really listens and understands.

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Rachel has been amazing at helping me navigate a difficult divorce. She is empathetic and supportive. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Rachel is a thoughtful, wise, and empowering therapist. I really was helped by her advice and feel a lot more confident taking on the problems that life throws at me and even counseling others. She is very smart and well versed in her therapy techniques and I would recommend her to anyone seeking good counsel. I went to her for about 5 months and have noticed a significant change in my attitudes and the ways I handle stress now. She gave me so many valuable tools and strategies for coping with my issues and I can't recommend her enough! Thank you so much for all your help Rachel!

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and grief

BetterHelp did an excellent job in selecting Rachel as my therapist. She has helped me identify and correct my thinking errors like no other therapist. She’s a REAL person with incredible insight and genuine understanding. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My life has been so much more manageable and enjoyable since starting therapy with Rachel May.

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd