Sage Jaurequi is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and received his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University in Tempe with concentrations in Family Studies and Human Development. Sage later received his Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University San Diego.
Sage has many years of experience in the non-profit sector, working with minorities, at-risk youth, and the LBGTQ community. Sage’s non-profit experience includes work at Terros and Chicanos Por la Causa as an HIV specialist and case manager. Most recently, Sage was a child and adolescent therapist intern at Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Phoenix. Sage has also held various roles in his professional career, serving as an instructor for American Airlines at their corporate headquarters in Dallas Texas, and was also a teaching assistant at Arizona State University’s family studies program.
Sage is particularly drawn to human attachment theory, which led him to become an Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and received his training from Sue Johnson, founder of EFT. Though EFT and attachment are the foundations of his therapeutic approach, Sage is client-centered and will often draw from a variety of disciplines to include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy (SFT).
From Sage: “What I enjoy most about couples’ therapy is the “storytelling”. Every couple is different, every story is different. If couples are coming in to see me, I realize that the story they are presenting may not have the same feelings of joy and love they once had especially if they are in distress. Individuals and couples may feel scared, unsure and insecure about their current relationship. My work with them involves exploring behaviors and interactional patterns that might be causing a disconnect. Often times partners trying to share their needs and desires in ways that might be muddied up the message. What is very powerful is when couples discover something new about their partner on a deeper level that rebuilds that connection. On this journey they also learn something new about themselves. My goal is to help clients work through those distressing times, develop an emotional connection that strengthens their bond and guides them to create new positive stories about their relationship”
Areas of Focus:
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Family Therapy (relationship building and parental coaching)
Adolescent Therapy (LGBTQ+, Trans Youth)
LGBTQ+ issues (Couples, parenting LGBTQ+, Trans Youth, Trans Couples)
-Attachment injuries & repair
-issues related to absentee spouse/partner (business travelers, military, airline crew)
-Issues related to intimacy