May is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual psychotherapy and family counseling services. May was with Piedmont Psychotherapy from 2011 until early 2014, and is now in her own private practice. 

May received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and brings years of experience working with children, teens, and adults in various settings. May is bilingual (English-Mandarin) and welcomes cross-cultural and inter-generational work with her clients.

May’s strength-based therapeutic approach stems from the respect that she has for the tremendous sense of resilience and the fundamental capacity for change that she sees in the clients with whom she works. Using an integrative systems-theory, cognitive and psycho-dynamic model, she starts her work with clients by developing an understanding of how their experiences and personal operating principals shape them, and then explores with them the changes they are seeking to create in their lives. May’s mission is to help her clients to leverage their individual strengths, overcome the potential barriers they face, and guide them in developing methods and milestones toward reaching their own vision of themselves at their healthiest and their best.

To contact May Chao Heller, LCSW. directly, please call 510-332-2530.
3800 Park Boulevard, Suite 200, Office #4, Oakland, CA 94602