Amy May, LCSW


The values of Sacred Phases

Life is a series of beginnings and endings. Each step of a cycle brings with it a myriad of emotions and experiences, some of which might be troubling & lead to self doubt or despair. I seek to support clients in reconnecting with their inner wisdom to navigate cycles & life's changes in meaningful, intentional ways. My approach is holistic in empowering personal growth by utilizing intrinsic strengths to reclaim one's voice & improve well-being. My experience as a counselor & death doula allows me to hold space for the most difficult topics and uncomfortable conversations with compassion & non-judgment.

I specialize in working with Womxn, life cycles & issues related to end-of-life, death & dying.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & therapist, I believe you are the expert of your life, & I utilize a client- & heart-centered, Humanistic approach to assist you in uncovering your truth & accessing inner resources to meet your emotional, mental, & spiritual needs.

Professional credentials

I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from Western New Mexico University and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon.  I completed Death Doula training through the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) and am a member of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) and the Association for Death Education and Counseling. I am a Reiki Level 1 practitioner and the End-of-Life Specialist for Subtle Winds Psilocybin Wellness Program.  LGBTQA+ allied.

In 2018, I founded the End-of-Life Counseling program at White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon, in response to oppressive systemic structures that hinder equitable access to end-of-life care.  I also worked as a Crisis Worker for CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets) from 2018 - 2022.