Cindy May, PhD

Cindy May, Psy.D.Dr. Cynthia May is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and families. She has extensive experience with the evaluation of children and adolescents who struggle with learning and attention problems, executive functioning issues, and mood and behavioral difficulties. Dr. May uses a variety of psychological and neuropsychological assessment measures to structure a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s cognitive, educational and social-emotional functioning. Using a strength-based approach, a child’s patterns of abilities are analyzed and specific recommendations are individually tailored to address their current needs and to promote growth and improved functioning in these areas.

Dr. May specializes in providing therapeutic services to children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, anger-management, attention, and executive functioning issues. While primarily focusing on cognitive-behavioral interventions, she considers the personality of the client and the dynamics of the family to tailor an effective and goal-directed treatment approach. By combining individual work with family sessions in addition to offering parental support and collaboration, Dr. May facilitates the process for clients and their families to feel knowledgeable and capable of utilizing the skills and strategies learned within the therapeutic setting into daily functioning in home, school, work and social environments.
 
Dr. May received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University with an emphasis in Children and Families and Neuropsychology. Prior to this, she earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Georgetown University Child Development Center where she worked on multidisciplinary teams to assess learning, attention and social-emotional difficulties in school age children, developmental and neurological delays in infants, and feeding/eating issues in children and adolescents. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Department of Human Services in Arlington County in the Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic where she performed comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations with school-age children. Following this, Dr. May was employed at Kingsbury in Washington, D.C. providing assessment and therapeutic services to school-age children and their families.