{Ability to Enjoy Life}

The ability to enjoy life is difficult to be measured by anyone other than ourselves. Occasionally, we can trick ourselves into believing we are happier than we truly are by choosing to avoid painful subjects or difficult situations just to stay in a positive place. Alternatively, we can mislead ourselves into thinking we are worse off than we truly are. The mind is a very powerful thing and it is up to each of us as individuals to steer it in the direction of an enjoyable life (more on that by clicking here). 

The key to good mental health is to be able to face challenging times with your own authentic experiences so you can move forward and enjoy your amazing, meaningful life.

Seeking help is the first step in that direction and our therapists and practitioners can help you get there. Reach out to us, we want to be with you every step of the way. 



In this day and age it seems everyone has a million things to do in a day, from working one (or two or three) jobs, to schoolwork, to cooking, taking care of family members, the list goes on and on. Where is one supposed to find a balance? That's where we can help. By setting up a complimentary phone consultations with one of our S.A.G.E. mental health professionals, you are setting a balance to honor yourself and your mental health first and foremost. 

Creating balance in your life is an ongoing process and one that also involves leaning on others when help is needed.  If you would like some help right now, click on over to one of our blog posts on how to "Retrain Your Brain".  We are here to provide support and get you where you want to be in your life.


{Social Connectedness}

You've heard it said many times, "Humans are social creatures." No matter how much of an introvert one may be, at the end of the day, we can all us some positive human interaction, whether it is face-to-face-, over the phone, or via the internet. Similarly, even the most extroverted individuals need a moment to reset their social connections to reevaluate their benefit. 

We all have different levels of comfort when it comes to being socially connected. Some days we may want to want to be more socially involved. Some days we may want to have less connections. We must do what we feel is most comfortable for ourselves; if we want to go beyond our comfort limits, that is great too. 

We love being socially connected with our S.A.G.E. Community members: give us a call 714.391.3853, email us (, or visit our social media pages to see what we are up to.   You can also subscribe by clicking here to get our weekly email newsletter.

We look forward to hearing from you! 


{Psychological Resilience}

The human psychological resilience is developed by our ability to bounce back after difficult challenges or situations, sometimes referred to as trauma (more on that by clicking here). We do so by adapting well in moments of adversity, trauma, stress, or threats to our existence. In addition to bouncing back from difficult experiences, it can also lead to individuals obtaining profound personal growth.

Think of it this way: the first time you attempted to learn a new skill, such as rollerblading or riding a bicycle. At the beginning it seemed daunting, scary, perhaps even impossible. Slowly, you gave it a try and possibly went tumbling down as you were not yet used to it. Did you stop there? Or did you keep trying, knowing you could fall and get hurt but also catch yourself before you hit the ground and avoid the pain? Maybe you learned a new trick or tip to help you improve your new skill and become so much better at it. 

We are here to help you learn those new skills and tips to help improve your mental health and become the amazing person you know you are. 

Set up your complimentary phone consult with one of our S.A.G.E. mental health professionals today :) 


{Truth Seeking}

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”

― Barbara De Angelis

From time to time, there will be a moment where seeking your truth will no longer be something you want to put off or choose to ignore. Embracing your true self can be a scary, unknown experience as many of us are accustomed to hiding underneath socially acceptable personas. 

Truth seeking can also be in the form of admitting you are dealing with a mental health issue and seeking informative resources that will ultimately lead you to make the best choices for you. Please check out any of these posts and if any (or all) resonate with you, reach out to us with no hesitation:

Life was not meant to be lived in the shadows,it was meant to be lived in the sunshine. We can help you on that journey of truth-seeking by first seeking the help you need. Contact us today; we can wait to hear from you!



In order to reach self-actualization, one must first have the foundations set in place: physiological needs (food, water, warmth, rest), safety needs (security, safety),  and belonging and love needs (intimate relationships, friends).

If you already have a semblance of the first four foundations and still feel like something is missing, it might be time to move on to the fifth and last category: self-actualization. 

That's where we come in. Our S.A.G.E. therapists and practitioners can help guide you to achieve your full potential and talents. Using a variety techniques and ways, we can help you get there at a pace that is comfortable for while being mindful of your limitations.

 Check out our blog post "10 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Take Care of Your Mental Health" for some quick tips for improving your health! 

Continuing on your path of personal growth and progress is a unique and deeply satisfying journey; we can't wait to be a part of it with you!