Licensed Counselors and Board Certified Art Therapists
Kate is the Founder and Clinical Director of Sage House Counseling & Art Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Art Therapist who specializes in chronic medical illness, life transitions and perinatal mood disorders and wellness.
Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered, Board- Certified Art Therapist. She specializes in teens, LGBTQ+ and substance abuse. With Lauren, clients explore their experiences, increase self-awareness, and improve overall well-being.
Kelley is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adults and families. Kelley specializes in perinatal mood disorders, trauma, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. She believes in the power of art and the therapeutic relationship to guide each person to wellness.
Alanna is Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who uses a person-centered, trauma informed, and somatically integrative approach to art therapy and counseling. She is passionate about the importance of flexibility, connection, and self-expression in therapy.
Emily is in her final year of graduate school for Art Therapy. She holds a Master’s in Teaching for Art Education and has worked with children and teens for the past nine years as an art teacher. Emily believes the process of art therapy is empowering as it fosters emotional expression, personal insight, and self-compassion.
We are a group of Licensed Professional Counselors and Board-Certified Art Therapists dedicated to fostering health and wellbeing. We care deeply about the experiences of each individual person, caring for you, your child and your family as a whole. Each therapist brings her own expertise, training, and personal experience to Sage House in order to provide you the highest quality of care.
All of our therapists maintain art therapy and/or counseling credentials, which includes completing annual continuing education credits, staying informed of the most effective forms of therapy and being knowledgeable of the current research pertaining to the field of art therapy and counseling. Sage House therapists are also connected to the communities they serve. We believe working holistically with other professionals in the field of mental health as well as yoga, mindfulness, coaching, and Eastern and Western medicine are an integral part of healing and wellness. Because our clinicians are connected to the community, we provide thoughtful treatment strategies and informed referrals to reputable providers whose work we know and trust.
Our practice also provides opportunities for weekly case consultation and professional supervision to maintain the highest standards of client care and ethical practices. Our clinical team works together, sharing effective strategies and coordinating care among family members and outside treatment teams to provide an integrated approach.,
“The support Sage House gave me and my children is beyond words. I learned a lot and was able to see a whole new world in front of me. I feel extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with Sage House.”
-Sage House Client
Sage House provides counseling and art therapy services to clients throughout the Northern Virginia region. We see adults, teens, children and families. Our office is located in the heart of Reston, Virginia, just a few blocks from the Wiehle-Reston metro station. We specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), substance abuse, coping with chronic medical illness, women’s issues, life transitions and grief and loss.
Sage House also offers individual therapy, support groups and workshops for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and anxiety, fertility challenges and loss. Due to COVID-19 we are offing online therapy sessions through our secure tele-health system. We are also offering online, art-based support groups to support wellness and reduce isolation.
Come Home to Your Natural Self
At Sage House Counseling & Art Therapy, we strive for holistic wellbeing above all else. We know the unique challenges adults, children and teens face and the need to be held and healed with effective, evidence-based approaches. That is why we use a combination of traditional talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy and sand tray therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. Our goal is to provide each adult, child, teen and family with new skills and insights, allowing for lasting change and greater wellbeing.
Therapy for Children and Teens
One in six children has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder with the most commonly diagnosed disorders being ADHD, anxiety and depression. As a parent, it can sometimes be hard to know what is “just part of growing up” versus when your child might actually need extra support and treatment. Learning about the warning signs in your child can be helpful in early intervention. To view the most common symptoms in children to look out for click here. For teenagers, click here.
One in five US adults experienced a mental illness in 2018. The three most common mental health disorders are anxiety, depression and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Research surveys show the average time from when symptoms first manifest to when support is sought is 11 years! For some, the delay in seeking therapy can be because it is hard to know what is “normal” vs. unhealthy and who to turn to for help. At Sage House, we work with you to understand and manage your symptoms in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. No one should suffer alone without the help that is needed. To learn more about the common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents click here.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Did you know that people with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardio vascular and metabolic diseases than the general population? In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. You don’t have to suffer alone. At Sage House, we work with you to help you rediscover your innate wisdom and align from the inside out.
Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors
Expert Advice on Individual, Family and Group Therapy