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DR. SHARON MAY, PH.D.

Dr. Sharon May grew up in South Africa and came to the United States in 1972. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, completed her master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Graduate School of Theology, and obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.

Specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dr. May is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Director of the Safe Haven Relationship Center,
and is in private practice at La Vie Counseling Center in Pasadena, California. She is a relationship consultant and works primarily conducting relationship intensives with distressed couples. She conducts research on relationships from an attachment perspective and teaches at universities and to professional counselors, as well as pastors and lay counselors.

Traveling worldwide, Dr. May speaks at seminars and conferences, and is frequently heard on the radio, such as Focus on The Family with James Dobson. She is an author and writes numerous journal and magazine articles. Dr. May has also devised Haven of Safety Marital Assessment Tool, a marital assessment tool based on the attachment concept of ‘safe haven.’ Dr. May’s latest book is called, How To Argue So Your Spouse Will Listen. (Thomas Nelson, Publisher).

Sharon and her husband Mike enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with family. Together they have four grown sons, three daughter in-laws, and three grandchildren. They currently live between Arcadia and Carlsbad, California.