May believes that all people, regardless of their personal struggles come to therapy with inherent strength and capacity and that through the therapy process, these strengths can be mobilized into positive action. May is a strong proponent of working from a strength-based practice framework when counselling individuals and couples.
She understands differences due to culture, race, poverty and sexual orientation and incorporates these into her practice.
May’s philosophy is that fulfilling relationships are the key to our happiness. That includes relationship to family, friends, workmates and the relationship we have with our self.
May Mikhail MSW, RSW
May brings over 30 years of experience to her counselling. As a medical social worker, May counselled in many settings including: rehabilitation, palliative care, and Hospice. May developed expertise in trauma, bereavement and loss, relationship trauma, and with assisting individuals and families rebuild their lives. May has a masters degree and is registered with the BC College of Social Workers
May has a gentle and welcoming presence and a passion for working with people. She uses a wide range of approaches, including narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, relaxation, and communication skills.
May brings a callaborative approach to counselling and has tremendous faith in human resiliency. May also applies mindfulness approaches to helping clients deal with depression and anxiety.
May stays current with new developments in the field of counselling and continues to integrate these into her practice to enhance her work.
Courage is contagious, Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR VISIT
May knows from personal experience that seeking out counselling takes courage and to that end she will provide a safe and welcoming place for you to begin to do the work of transformation. May looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
May's qualifications are covered by several extended health benefits.
She is accepting new clients and will respond to all requests within one business day.