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Dr. Sharon May is the Founder and President of Safe Haven Relationship Counseling Center. She received a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Graduate School of Theology, and is a certified EFT therapist and supervisor.  Her dissertation and consequent research work has focused on EFT, attachment theory and the importance of healthy and strong marriage and family relationships being ‘safe havens’.   Over the years Dr May has been featured on radio programs, such as "Arguing with Dr Sharon," Focus on the Family, Family Talk and television, such as Life Today. Dr. May has published numerous articles in psychological journals, contributed chapters in marriage and family books.  Her two books are titled: Safe Haven Marriage and How to argue so your spouse will listen (Thomas Nelson Publisher).  She is blog contributor for Family Talk, is on the AACC Executive Board, and adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University.  She has travelled world-wide to speak at conferences and train counselors. Raised in South Africa, her accent and sense of humor make her an engaging speaker.  She shares life and work with her husband, Mike.   

Sharon G. May, Ph.D

Founder and President of Safe Haven Relationship Counseling Center

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

MFC #39408




Areas of Specialty: 

Couples, distressed marriages facing emotional disconnection, affairs, betrayal or infidelity.  Families, high profile couples, executives and leaders.  Dr May works in an intensive modality, where couples and leaders come for an extended time, usually for 2 to 4 days.

Rate:  $220 50 minutes, see intensive pricing

Insurance:  No

   I have a passion for helping people grow so they can become all God has for them to be and so thrive in life and relationships.  I find it a privilege to connect with my clients for a season of their life journey as they move towards hope, healing and personal growth.  I am always aware that I am on holy ground, being part of what God is doing within my client.  My work focuses on helping people work through very painful struggles as they become aware of their vulnerabilities and deeper side so they can have a new experience of themselves fostering new ways of relating, loving and living.  


   I developed the Safe Haven intensive model for couples and individuals because people and couples can make great strides in only a few days, traditionally taking 6 months of counseling to achieve.  


   My father, Archibald Hart, is known as the psychologist for pastors, and after teaming with him for many years, I have continued the ministry of helping pastors and leaders.  


The counseling center has been a long awaited dream coming out of much prayer and I am honored to be teaming with such excellent counselors to bring high quality counseling to our community.  I hope people come for counseling but stay to be part of seminars and growth groups so to be encouraged and supported through all the seasons of life.


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