Jack applies a practical and direct approach utilizing Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Family Systems and Person Centered Therapy. His eclectic approach allows the space for you to discover what may work best for what you are needing. Jack will teach you how to connect with what you are feeling and what you are needing. He is skilled in addressing issues such as anger management issues, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, coping skills, family conflict, boundaries, men’s issues, conflict resolution, communication skills and couples counseling. When Jack committed to becoming a therapist, he also committed to doing the personal, psychological and emotional work as a lifelong journey. Jack is very passionate about helping others and being of service.
Master of Arts, Psychology – Marriage & Family Therapy
Phillips Graduate Institute
Bachelor of Science, Family & Consumer Sciences – Family Studies
California State University, Northridge
Jack began his clinical training at Cal Fam Counseling Center in Encino, California where he worked with a diverse client population of families, couples and individuals. Shortly after, he began working in the Juvenile Justice System through Los Angeles County where he focused on supporting young men aged 15-19 years old. Jack has also worked in community mental health, private practice, and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Jack currently focuses his practice on working with men’s issues, anger management, couples counseling, and college-aged students.
Jack enjoys the outdoors, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, biking, backpacking, hiking, camping, and van camping. He is also enjoying learning to play guitar and spending time with friends, family, and loved ones. Jack currently serves as the Sponsorship Chair on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Jack is an “In Network Provider” for the following insurances and is continuously adding providers, so be sure to ask Jack if your insurance is in network.”
Simply send a picture of your insurance card before your first visit and Jack May will contact the insurance.
A deductible is the amount of money you must spend on all medical services before your coverage begins. Once the deductible is met, you will have a co-pay. Jack will file claims and get paid by your insurance company. With in-network providers, you have a set co-pay. With out of network providers, your co-pay is based on the percentage your plan pays for therapy. Jack will check your deductible and rates of reimbursement to let you know what your co-pay will be.
Insurance companies pay a portion of the fee (depending on your plan, typically ranges from 50-80%). Be sure to call and check your specific benefit plan to find out about your coverage for therapy. Simply send a picture of your insurance card before your first visit and Jack May will contact the insurance.
A therapy session is typically 50-55 minutes long. All therapy sessions that are paid out of pocket, not through insurance, are $250 per session. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact me to request a sliding scale/income driven discount.
Capricorn Counseling Center is proud to accept and bill in-network insurance on your behalf to make services as convenient, accessible, and affordable to you. It is important that you update Capricorn Counseling Center with all of your insurance policy information to ensure accurate insurance billing. When you schedule an appointment, our team will do our best to verify your insurance benefits and quote your expected financial responsibility, known as cost-share, prior to your first appointment.
The information that we quote you is based on information that we obtain directly from your insurance carrier. A quote of benefits does not guarantee coverage and is subject to change based on your insurance policy’s processing of claims. Because information provided to us is not always 100% accurate, we highly recommend that you discuss your insurance benefits with your insurance company to fully understand the insurance policy benefits.
We are participating & are in-network, with most insurance plans offered above.