Hi there! I'm Sage. I'm glad that you've landed here. Kudos to you for exploring this step - I know it can be overwhelming to find someone to engage in the vulnerable process of therapy with. My hope is that after reading this page, you will be able to sense what it may be like to work with me. If you still have questions after reading what I've shared here, please give me a call, as I'd love to unpack all of your questions with you, learn about what you are looking for in therapy and help you decide if we might be a good fit.
I seriously love the work I do and I am beyond grateful for the honor of holding space for my clients, hearing their stories and for the privilege of empowering my clients as they journey toward getting in touch with and sustaining the healthiest and happiest version of themselves. I don't believe that one size fits all when it comes to therapy and I understand that every client is different, thus I tailor treatment to each specific client, couple or family.
My strengths-based approach is focused on empowering and equipping my clients with the skills needed to overcome their barriers. I work to build a strong and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients, through which I address their emotional, developmental and mental wellbeing. I utilize a person-first, holistic approach in which I address not only the emotional and mental well-being of my clients, but also the physical, developmental, intellectual, spiritual, social and relational needs of my clients. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Childhood Traumatic Grief. I also hold a certificate in Maternal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International. In addition to TF-CBT, I also frequently utilize solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. I also enjoy utilizing the expressive therapies (play, art and creative writing) with clients of all ages.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my bachelor's degree in psychology and my master’s degree in social work with a clinical emphasis. I bring a wealth of experience in clinical practice with children, young adults, women, families and couples. Prior to beginning my private practice, I provided therapy within a variety of agency contexts including providing outpatient therapy for five years with a local community-based outpatient therapy center where I also held the roles of clinical supervisor, office manager and assistant director. Prior to that, I also provided services with a number of agencies including therapeutic child adoption preparation services for children in foster care, providing post-adoption support and counseling to families with Chester County Children, Youth and Families, working as a therapeutic art specialist for children with emotional and behavioral challenges, working as a sensory integration specialist for children on the autism spectrum, and providing therapy for children, foster families and natural families involved in therapeutic foster care.
When I'm not working, I'm hanging at home with my family and our rescue pups Ollie and Willow. Some of my favorite hobbies include practicing yoga, hiking, exploring new nature spots and nerding out over psychology and therapy books. I also enjoy writing and, though I did not used to identify as an artist, lately I have been giving myself permission to step into visual creative pursuits in a way that honors the joy of the process rather than judging the product.
It would be an immense honor to get to know you, to hold space for you, and to help you tap fully into your inner knowing.