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.
In his early twenties, Sage became a flight attendant and over the course of 20 years traveled to over 40 countries and hundreds of cities across the world, during which time he discovered the innate need and desire to connect with others, regardless of culture, background, and gender. This multicultural experience fueled his passion for being of service to others. 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.
Sage held various volunteer positions at Aids Project Arizona, Body Positive, and the Southwest Center for HIV and AIDS. 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 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, a well-known humanistic approach to psychotherapy which views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others.
Sage looks at each person, couple, and family through a systemic lens understanding an individual’s experience contributes to their perception of the world to include their intimate relationships. Sage uses a collaborative approach to therapy guiding clients to "self discover" barriers that interfere or hinder their ability to connect with others.
Areas of Focus:
Couples (same-sex and culturally diverse)
Parenting (LGBTQ children)
Sex and Intimacy