Sage Charles (she/they)

Accepting Clients

Client-centered Somatically Oriented Therapist Working Through a Trauma Informed and Intersectional Lens

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Supervised by Lauren Gogarty LMFT

About My Clients

Have you struggled with finding safety or presence in your own body? I can help. If you are someone who is struggling with developmental/acute trauma, neurodivergence, and/or topics relating to LGBTQIA+ identity we could be a good therapeutic fit. I will accompany and support you in feeling secure as you traverse your body's metaphors and your psyche's messages. You know yourself best, and I am dedicated to co-creating a space that empowers you and expands your capacity to self-regulate.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in Gestalt therapy and IFS, which empowers the client to recognize their own radical self-responsibility through here-and-now body centered interventions. We will deepen your sense of emotional awareness, presence, and self-regulation over-time, focusing first and foremost on co-creating safety with one another in the therapy room. I also bring in techniques from EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, sex therapy, and DBT. As a genderqueer identified individual, I carry a passion for LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy and care, as well as a greater embrace for the fluidity and spectrums existent across society and life. Intersectionality is also continually held in our frame, as we explore and integrate the different layers of our identities.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I truly believe humans inherently strive toward creating fuller and healthier lives naturally, and that we get there through self-acceptance, softness, and support rather than shame and "cutting out" the bad parts. Every piece of us was created for a reason: to help us survive. The inner critic. The scared child. Whatever may arise. In bringing observation and awareness to these parts instead of rejecting or repressing them, we may integrate them for a richer and deeper experience of life. These creative adaptations kept us alive this long, now it is time to acknowledge them and learn to create gentler and more easeful coping mechanisms. As the wonderful Jane Fonda once said, "we are not meant to be perfect, we are meant to be whole." Therapy with me embodies the processes of self-responsibility, acceptance, and holistic integration.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


8184269970 Email Sage
5026 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

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