Whether I am working with individuals, teams, or community groups, I am dedicated to supporting clients as they identify their personal growth edge and step over it in order to realize something new about themselves. Designing a transformative life is not about constantly making drastic changes. Transformative living is being able to imagine the life, workplace, and community you want and strengthening your capacity to step towards that vision every day.
We are all capable of finding our own solutions to whatever challenges we face. But that does not mean we have to do it all on our own. Humans are social creatures and we thrive when we have consistent support. My aim is to be a catalyst for positive change; to listen, ask questions, and support the change you want to see.
Learning is a lifelong journey, let's walk together.
Skylar Sage PhD(c), RCC
My first mentors were my grandmothers who set a standard for individual and community wellness based on holistic models. They are dedicated to sharing their wisdom about the power of gratitude, the benefits of transformation, and the significance of our interconnectedness - our responsibility to the people and ecosystems around us.
From an early age, they solidified in me a belief that through courage and perseverance, someone can revitalize their life. I am grateful to have these philosophies guide my personal and professional life today.
Community & Social Responsibility
As part of my commitment, I volunteer in the community and donate to local charities.
Social enterprise highlight: Help end violence against women and girls at My Sister’s Closet.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and an active member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC #13203).
I have a MA in Community Psychology from Adler University, Vancouver BC. This degree not only enabled me to strengthen my foundation in counselling, but also provided an opportunity to research the impact of cultural, political, and environmental influences on individuals wanting to ignite personal and social change. I am passionate about this work and dedicated to the field of human service; for over two decades, I have been in counselling, support worker and program specialist positions. Currently I am pursuing a PhD at SFU.
Additional professional development includes: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP); relational/ developmental trauma; response-based practices; suicide, grief & trauma; couples & family therapy; addiction research & counselling; naloxone training; AOD & sexual health harm reduction; group therapy; program design & methods; expressive arts therapy; narrative therapy; anti-oppressive practice; multicultural counselling; conflict resolution; crisis intervention.
As a Community Psychology Practitioner I have engaged in action-oriented research to develop, implement, and evaluate programs across the province. Whenever possible, I collaborate with community members, groups, and organizations to address social issues and promote positive change.
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