About Us

Who We Are

Sage House is a group therapy practice serving the mental health needs of adults, children, teens and families in Northern Virginia. Headquartered in the heart of Reston Virginia, our Reston therapy services serve a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapists (ATR-BC) bring years of education, training and experience to their work. Our clinicians partner with you to listen and understand your concerns and create realistic, obtainable therapy goals. We draw from years of experience to create a customized approach to not only meet your needs, but to give you noticeable, long-lasting results. From the first session our goal is to help you and your family move in the direction of a more fulfilled and enjoyable life. We believe each person is capable of living their best life because we have seen our clients do this time and again. Our practice is also a place for individuals and families to find a community of support. We offer support groups, women’s circles and workshops to supplement and support the work being done in individual and family therapy.

How We Work

At Sage House there is no one-size-fits-all in our approach to therapy. We know each person is unique which is why our clinicians are specially trained to combine traditional talk therapy with art therapy, play therapy and sand tray therapy. We believe in the mind-body connection and incorporate techniques such as somatic experiencing and yoga when it aligns with a client’s individual needs. Our clinicians are trained in the latest evidenced-based therapy techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) which are helpful for many clients struggling with anxiety and depression. Our clinicians also specialize in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, a powerful framework to help clients explore feelings and gain greater insight into their behavior and thought patterns.

No one needs to navigate life’s biggest challenges alone. At Sage House Counseling & Art Therapy we provide each client with a community of support. We are here to partner, advocate and align with your unique needs at this moment in your life. We empower adults, children, teens and families with new skills and insights that foster lasting change and greater wellbeing.provi

Therapy for Children, Teens & Families

Choosing to bring your child or teen to therapy is not an easy decision. As a parent you know your child is in need, but knowing who to turn to can be hard. This is where Sage House can help. Our experienced clinicians have specialized education and training in childhood development and mental health as well as parental coaching. We understand how anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorders (ex. ADHD), autism and other developmental and emotional issues can specifically manifest and impact children and teens. We use the most effective, evidenced-based and holistic methods to address these issues in a way that makes children feel safe and understood. Our child and teen clients report looking forward to therapy because of the emphasis on creatively exploring feelings and experiences through art and play. Parents also enjoy working with our clinicians as we partner with you to ensure your child is getting the most out of every therapy session and making notable and consistent progress. We value your feedback and observations and include you every step of the way. Our clinicians share their expertise with you, so that by the end of our work together, you feel empowered and confident to continue to support your child or teen.

Therapy for Women

At Sage House, we are dedicated to creating space for women because we know what it’s like to live in a world that often speaks louder than our hearts. And we’re here to help you through it all, because contrary to what we’re told, we don’t have to do it alone. Our Reston therapy services and clinical team specialize in the unique challenges women from all walks of life face. Click here for an in-depth look at our women-focused therapy offerings.

Pre- and Postnatal (Perinatal) Wellness

Our practice offers a unique specialty of Perinatal Wellness, providing focused attention on the unique challenges women and their partners face surrounding pregnancy, motherhood as well as conception/fertility challenges and loss. Sage House fosters an environment where women and their partners can talk about their experiences without judgment or expectation. This specialty grew out of the expanding need for greater education and support for women living with perinatal mood disorders. We see pregnant and post-partum clients who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). We also support women facing the challenges of balancing parenthood, relationships and a new identity as a mom. Clients come to Sage House to be heard, understood and grieve when struggling with fertility challenges, miscarriage and loss. Please know you are not alone. Our trained clinicians have taken Perinatal Mental Health training through Postpartum Support International (PSI) and bring a wealth of experience as well as compassion to their work. Our Reston therapy team is available for complimentary consultations at your convenience. 

Our Values

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Advocacy

We care deeply about the needs of our community and strive to advocate for those needs through our services, resources, and partnerships.

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Authenticity

We’re not perfect. And neither are you. And that’s okay. We celebrate what your version of wellbeing looks like instead of fitting you into a predetermined box.

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Joy

Therapy doesn’t always have to be heavy and serious. It can be light and playful and funny, and we take pride in cultivating an atmosphere of joy amidst transformative healing.