Jonathan May is a licensed professional counselor and founder of Beacon Counseling located in Austin, Texas. Jonathan is a graduate of Texas A&M where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and served four years in the Corps of Cadets. He attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned a Masters degree in Counseling and a concurrent Masters Degree in Biblical Studies. Jonathan cultivated his love for working with others through six summers at Laity Lodge Youth camp,(LLYC) a Christian youth camp founded by the H.E. Butt family. LLYC was instrumental in pushing Jonathan to the field counseling because of its emphasis on the development of meaningful relationships and unconditional love.
Jonathan’s counseling experience is broad and has been shaped by his time in private practice, addiction recovery and large group settings. As clinical director at the GastonHouse, a transitional facility in Dallas for young men coming out of primary treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, he was able to work with clients and families in a variety of therapeutic settings in order to bring about lasting life change and healing from the disease of addiction. He concurrently maintained a private practice with the West Counseling group where he worked with individuals, couples and families around a myriad of clinical issues. While working towards his Master’s degree, he was intimately involved in the development a pre-married curriculum that now serves over 500 couple per year in the Dallas area.
Immediately prior to opening his counseling doors in Austin, Jonathan served as the Director for Candidate Development at the Vanderbloemen Search group, a Houston based executive search firm that specializes in assisting churches identify and hire staff. While there he led a team of 6 people that helped pastors from across the country establish career direction and churches identify staff to further their mission.
Personally, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife Mica and their three young children. The family loves traveling and being outside, but can be found most evenings at home cooking and laughing.