Sage DeRosier,MA, LMFT

Sage DeRosier,MA, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 52031
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation to determine if we might want to schedule a first session. My per session fee is $250 for individuals, couples, and families of four or fewer people. For a family of five or more, the per session fee is $285.

NOTE: Our individual and collective health and safety is my priority. The dangerous nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a significant and extended change to my practice of psychotherapy. As of late 2022, my practice moved to a hybrid of in-office (masks required) as well as offering telehealth via secure videoconference.
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability


San Jose, California 95128

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My Approach to Helping

I am not in the business of "fixing" anyone; mainly because I don't see folks as broken. On the contrary, I believe that we all naturally journey toward health, wholeness, and happiness. And sometimes we encounter obstacles on the journey and sometimes we get stuck. Option 1: stay stuck. Option 2: gather your courage and take the risk of reaching out for support - to meaningfully connect with others and perhaps learn new ways to deal with the obstacles.

In my experience, the best outcomes of psychotherapy result from the joint effort of everyone involved. Benefits you can get from therapy are directly linked to your efforts in and between our sessions. Some potential benefits can include: reduced anxiety, decreased negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors, improved interpersonal relationships, increased personal empowerment, and increased comfort and enjoyment in work, social, and family interactions.

I provide sacred time, space, and focus to you, commitment to guard your confidentiality, a wealth of experience in active and compassionate communication, the willingness and ability to illuminate possibly unknown facets of your situation, creative experiments for you to take new perspectives, make different choices, and experience new behaviors. I deeply believe that when you participate fully in the therapeutic process, commit to rigorous honesty, fully experience (sometimes unpleasant) feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, that you will move beyond and even transform obstacles, that you cannot help but progress toward significantly improving the quality of your life.

More Info About My Practice

I offer up to 30 minutes phone consultation at no cost to you to help us assess your situation and determine whether it would make sense to meet for an initial session. NOTE: I have decided not to join any health insurance panels because it is important for me to prioritize my clients' right to privacy as well as to remain as free as possible from outside restrictions that may limit or interfere with our work. You are responsible for all fees. If you have an insurance plan that provides out-of-network (OON) mental health care reimbursement, I can provide you with a statement that you can then submit to your insurance provider. Please check with your insurance provider to ascertain reimbursement rate.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is a bi-lateral stimulation modality especially suited to reduce and often fully eliminate physical and emotional distress associated with trauma (post-traumatic stress, phobias, and other highly disruptive experiences). I hold ART sessions in-office only. I schedule as a double session to allow adequate time for completion of the session and effectiveness of the modality.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Here's my two cents based on being both a client AND a therapist:

1) Do your research - read up, ask around, and take advantage of free telephone consultations. Ask questions about the therapist's theoretical focus, ways of working with clients. Ask about scheduling flexibility, and availability. Check if the therapist's license is clear and up-to-date. Ask if the therapist has positive experience working with challenges like yours.

2) While money is usually a major factor in choosing a therapist, do not let that be the primary deciding factor. Sometimes the right therapist for you is not in your insurance network. If your sense is that a therapist is a good fit for you and their fee is unaffordable for you, ask if there's a sliding scale and notice if the therapist is willing to negotiate for a win-win situation.

3) Make the right connection for YOU; this is absolutely vital. The right connection for you will elicit pleasant feelings, so notice if you feel hopeful, curious, excited, relieved, or just calmly sure. It's important that you feel a sense of safety, respect, caring, and attentive regard from your therapist. Do they make comfortable eye contact? Do they demonstrate that they are listening to you and seem genuinely curious about your situation and your goals for therapy?

4) Look for a therapist who wants to partner with and be of support to you on your therapeutic journey. Potential red flags include: a) if a therapist postures as the authority or the expert of you. b) if a therapist talks about themselves a lot instead of listening to you. c) if a therapist becomes too friendly and lacks clear boundaries. d) if a therapist attempts to push their rigid religious or political agenda.

5) Don?t dismiss unpleasant feelings and convince yourself to work with a therapist out of fear or desperation. Trust your body; your gut knows.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, poly-identified, kink-identified, non-binary, gender fluid and transgender-identified youth and their families, queer-identified, foster youth and their families, blended families, non-traditional families, those seeking support navigating separation and divorce, mental health professionals seeking support, those exploring spiritual and religious beliefs, those navigating grieflossbereavement (especially complex grief).

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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