Clinical Social Worker Associate
BCBS, OHP, or direct payment ($125/session)
Sage believes that healing begins in relationship and strives to make this the center of her therapeutic approach. She hopes to provide a welcoming therapeutic space based on compassion, acceptance, and client autonomy. Sage trusts in the innate wisdom of each child, adult, and family, and seeks to collaborate with clients as they move through the ever-shifting circumstances of life. She recognizes that healing is different for each individual, and that the healing process is informed by the cultures, social systems, and environments we live within. Sage works to incorporate these perspectives into the therapeutic space, and honors the identities and experiences of the clients she collaborates with.
Sage strives to be client- and family-focused and strengths-based, and draws from a variety of theories to support the individual goals of each client. These theories include Interpersonal Neurobiology, Play Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Attachment Theory. Additionally, she has experience working with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings. These experiences provide her with in-depth understanding of the ways in which organizations such as schools, healthcare, and social services influence the lives of individuals and families.
Sage holds a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University. Her coursework centered on child and family therapy, social justice, and public policy. Sage earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Reed College and Master of Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In addition to collaborating with individuals and families, Sage enjoys playing outside, practicing yoga, reading, cooking, and making art.