Did you know Sage House Therapy is open for in-person sessions? Scroll down to check out our serene office space and learn about different modalities we offer at Sage House. Feel free to contact us with any questions about safety protocol at the office as well. And please enjoy our virtual Sage House Therapy office tour!
Our office is located in Reston, Northern Virginia and we serve Reston, Herndon, Fairfax, Vienna, Ashburn, Oakton, Great Falls and McLean. At Sage House Counseling & Art Therapy, we strive for holistic wellbeing above all else. We believe everyone has the ability to be held and healed with effective, evidence-based approaches.
We start by listening to what is working and what is not. Then, we create a customized treatment plan unique to your needs and goals. Our clinicians drawn from years of experience and creative approaches that really work.
We offer traditional talk therapy as well as art therapy, play therapy and sand tray therapy. Additionally, we also offer mindfulness-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy.
We work with you to help you rediscover your innate wisdom and align from the inside out.
At Sage House, we offer different forms of therapy, including art therapy, to best support our clients. One of the most common question we hear is, “What is Art Therapy?”. It is a great question because it can take many forms! Art Therapy is a mental health profession that enriches the lives of individuals of all ages (including adults), families, couples and communities through the process of art making, creativity, psychology and the human experience.
The healing process of art therapy takes place within the same psychotherapeutic relationship as traditional talk therapy. Art Therapy is facilitated by a trained Art Therapist who is a professional with a Master’s level degree and either licensure or board certification in art therapy. Art Therapists have a vast knowledge of how to safely utilize and manage the art content clients create in sessions.
All of our clinicians at Sage House hold Masters degrees in Art Therapy and are registered and board certified through the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATBC). Our therapists are also active members of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) as well as the local Washington DC art therapy association (PATA). Many of our clinicians present annually at the national conferences held throughout the United States. To learn more about Art Therapy, please visit the AATA website at or visit our blog.
We know that with you entrust your mental health is extremely important and that it may feel overwhelming to jump into something new you have never tried before. For this reason, our art therapists work with you to find just the right balance between art and counseling, always empowering you with the best choice for you. Your modality of therapy may also evolve over time. Learn more about why clients choose art therapy over counseling alone.
Sand tray therapy
Sand tray is a unique form of therapy that makes use of symbols, imagination and the creation process. The physical quality of the sand can be comforting and healing, while the use of the miniature figures can be reminiscent of play.
While it may seem childish to use sand and miniatures to share experiences and express feelings, it is a powerful therapeutic tool that is commonly used with adults. Similar to art therapy, sand tray therapy can help adults express thoughts and feelings when words alone are not enough.
The ability to create a world in the sand and gain distance from it physically and metaphorically allows us to also gain perspective, safety and the ability to reflect. Many clients are surprised by the objects and figures they choose to place in their sand tray and often discover things about their lives and relationships they had not been able to articulate but needed to express.
At Sage House, we offer sand tray therapy for all clients, but understanding it may be a new experience for many. We listen carefully to you and tailor our approach to your comfort level. Visit our blog post if you’re wondering if sand tray therapy might be right for you.
Benefits of in-person sessions
As Sage House reopens for in-person sessions, it’s important for each client to consider whether in-person or online therapy is right for them.
Some benefits of in-person therapy include:
- having a dedicated and private space at the therapy office to engage with your therapist
- not having to worry about technical issues and internet connection
- many clients find it easier to build trust with their therapist in-person
- less distractions (many children find it easier to focus in-person too)
- engaging in art therapy, sand tray therapy, and play therapy is often more effective in-person
We hope you enjoyed your virtual office tour. We look forward to connecting with you soon!
All photos by Love Life images.
Are you looking for more support for yourself or a loved one? Please reach out to us. Our team of therapists is here to provide support and guidance. We look forward to connecting with you.
Kate is the Founder and Clinical Director of Sage House Counseling & Art Therapy. With nearly ten years of clinical experience, I partner with you to connect back to your authentic, true self. The self that desires happiness, abundance and greater self-compassion. I work with clients just like you because I believe we all have the innate ability to heal and grow when we are heard and supported.