One in five adults in America struggles with mental illness. This could look like a battle to get out of bed in the morning, constant fights with those you love, dragging yourself through the day, using substances to cope with emotional pain, worry about the future, or shame and self-criticism about past experiences. You may have thought about seeking help in the past, but decided it was too hard. Maybe you feel beyond help or scared of talking about your problems with someone you don't know. These thoughts, along with the stigma around mental illness, can be enough to keep you from receiving the help you need. Without the proper care, people often spiral down into isolation and hopelessness. We provide psychotherapy services to catch people in this downward spiral, to support you in your efforts to have a more enjoyable and fulfilling life, and to help you understand and work through the blocks that keep standing in your way. Our services are available for individual adults, teens and couples. We value treatment that is:
Sage Institute is committed to offering psychotherapy that is accessible to all, especially to communities with high rates of trauma and mental illness who traditionally face barriers to accessing services. We offer sliding scale rates to help those who have less financial resources access the help they need. We take great care to adapt our services to the individuals we serve, facilitating a culturally-responsive therapeutic fit, working together to co-create a safe space, listening carefully to your needs, meeting you where you are at, and sensitively addressing any concerns that arise.
The therapists at Sage are committed to providing a holistic approach to psychological struggles, appreciating the complexity and context of each person we serve. We account for a broad range of factors that affect psychological wellbeing, including the impact made by family systems and oppressive social structures, as well as issues pertaining to spiritual meaning, purpose, vision, creativity, and non-normative states of consciousness. Our therapists emphasize presence and awareness, a sense of personal authenticity and a trust in each individual’s innate knowledge, guidance and wisdom.
Trauma Informed and Culturally Sensitive
Our model centralizes trauma-informed care and social justice perspectives as integral components of the treatment, supporting our clients in addressing acute, developmental, and cultural trauma as well as systems of oppression affecting psychological wellbeing.