Hillary May

Clinician Intern

“My passion for working with families began when I saw a young girl smile at her parents for the first time after they all lost her younger brother. Despite that incredible tragedy, the strength they gained as a family as they learned how to support one another through their unexpected experience was incredible. The ability to walk alongside them and other families on their grief journeys – to the point where they no longer need my presence – is a privilege unlike any other.”

I joined the Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy because I believe the opportunity to have a time and place to grieve as a family is invaluable. Supporting families through loss events is a unique experience because each family, and each loss, is unique. Whether we are learning how to best support one another, how to better understand and accept the differences in how we each handle loss, or how to find new meaning in your collective life, every family has the capacity to grow together and strengthen their bond despite the devastation a loss may cause. 

Working at the Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy gives me the opportunity to guide families along their collective journey toward healing. Throughout our time together I can help you learn to respect your own grief needs, while learning how to best support the needs of your loved ones and working to strengthen your connection as a family. I welcome families of all cultures, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and family structures.

Clinical Focuses

  • Death, Divorce, Grief, and Loss
  • Suicide
  • Family Therapy


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Goldey-Beacom College, DE
  • Master’s Degree in Education and Learning Science, University of Delaware, DE
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Minors in Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Chemistry), Butler University, IN


  • Pre-licensure Graduate Intern

Additional Information

  • Education Chair, Board of Directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Delaware
  • Adjunct Professor at Goldey-Beacom College