Dedication. Care. Expertise.
We create a judgement-free space for your to explore life's challenges. Our goal is that you feel comfortable, safe, and honored in every step of your therapeutic journey. We know that it can be difficult to find a therapist that you feel at ease with. We are happy to provide a free 20 minute phone consultation so that you can meet us, ask questions, and decide if it feels like a good fit to start working together.
Jonathan May, MA, LPC
Jonathan is the founder of Beacon Counseling. He graduated from 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 in Counseling and a Masters in Biblical Studies. Jonathan cultivated his love for working with others through six summers at Laity Lodge Youth camp. 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 has been shaped by his time in private practice, addiction recovery and large group settings. As clinical director at the GastonHouse, a transitional facility for young men coming out of 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 change and healing from the disease of addiction. Jonathan has also been intimately involved in the development a pre-married curriculum that now serves over 500 couples per year in the Dallas area.
Personally, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife Mica and their three children. The family loves traveling and being outside, but can be found most evenings at home cooking and laughing.
LPC Associate, Supervised by Dena Roberts, LPC-S
Dale Dyer is an LPC Associate, supervised by Dena Roberts, LPC-S. He earned his Bachelors in Applied Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin and his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. He has 10+ years of experience working with adults and adolescents in educational and corporate settings.
Dale’s focus areas are grief, life purpose, addiction, relational conflict, anxiety, depression, and spirituality/religion. No matter the topic, Dale provides a warm and inviting space for processing thoughts and emotions, free of judgment. He primarily uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy framework, but also utilizes modalities such as Internal Family Systems, and Gestalt therapy, which brings attention to the here and now.
He works with couples, individuals, and families, and is currently accepting new clients.
A particular interest of Dale’s is making mental health counseling more appealing to men. He does this is by using a strengths-based approach, as well as offering alternative methods of therapy, such as going for a walk or giving clients the option to lie down and look at the ceiling (a psychoanalytic approach), rather than the typical face-to-face dialogue. He has found that these alternative methods can allow for more honest processing and growth for male clients.
In his free time, Dale enjoys hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, cooking, and spending time with his wife Amy and their son, Henry. Together, they enjoy neighborhood strolls, playing tennis, gardening, hosting friends and family, and whipping up Bon Appetit recipes.
Graduate Student Intern
Natalie is a Graduate Student Intern of Mental Health Counseling at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas and got her BA in Writing and Rhetoric with a minor in Psychology at St. Edward’s University.
She works with clients navigating relational disruptions, addiction, unexpected events, oppression, confusion, change, loss, and goals. Her person-centered approach encourages clients to uncover their needs, desires/hopes, sense of clarity, and next steps with curiosity, courage, and acceptance.
Natalie empowers clients to experience emotional catharsis in honor of the past; to connect with the present, the self, and others in a nurturing way; and to address practical concerns. She is passionate about equity, care for the environment, and healing from trauma.
She enjoys hiking, napping, crafting, laughing, and eating savory comfort foods!
Graduate Student Intern
Billy is a Graduate Student Intern currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling at the Seminary of the Southwest. Billy works to create a safe, supportive space where individuals can explore any thought or feeling, no matter how difficult. He believes that we are all different and that the counseling space should take a unique shape that supports the growth of each unique person.
He is interested in helping individuals explore and find new channels of strength when confronting life’s most overwhelming problems. Billy’s practice is focused on anxiety, depression, issues of self-esteem, transitions and loss, finding meaning, and working through shame and self-criticism. His approach is trauma-informed and grounded in empathy, respect, and deep understanding. Billy feels strongly that you are the expert on your own experience. This is your journey through the dark forest. It is the counselor’s job to walk alongside and carry the lantern. If you’ve found yourself in a dark forest, reach out to Billy.
Billy grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Temple University. He worked at UT Austin as a coordinator for over 12 years and has extensive experience working with graduate students, international students, creative writers, and artists. Billy loves art, reading, and listening to music while on long, long walks around Austin.