Sara M. Sage, MS, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor in private practice. I believe deeply in respecting each person’s journey and unique path. In each relationship with a client, I emphasize wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Many clients bring concerns about depression, anxiety, grief, a significant life transition, identity and spiritual issues, or relationship issues and can benefit from talking with someone with clear thinking, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to their unique needs and style. My background as a teacher and teacher educator for 30 years helps me work effectively and empathically with teachers, parents, teens, or those with school- and learning-related concerns. I work with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) clients, and am knowledgeable and affirming about sexual orientation, gender identity, local resources, and transitioning. Combining humanistic and existential approaches, with training in Jungian work, EMDR/trauma, and sand tray therapy, I offer creative and in-depth opportunities for each person’s growth, based on their needs, path, and goals.
I earned a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services from Indiana University South Bend in 2009. I have also completed basic training (Levels 1 and 2) in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a two-year Clinical Training Program in Jungian psychotherapy from the C.G. Jung Institute in Chicago, where I am currently a student in the Analyst Training Program. In addition, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Western Michigan University and master’s and doctoral degrees in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development from The Ohio State University. I was previously a special education teacher and a faculty member in the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend. I am licensed by the state of Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and by the state of Michigan as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 10 years of counseling experience in treating adolescents (age 12 and up) and adults in individual, couples and family therapy.