Welcome to SAGE!!
Sage Counseling + Consulting Group is a mental health provider based in Charlotte, NC that promotes mental wellness by 1) providing mental health therapy, 2) cultivating mindful practices, and 3) facilitating mental health trainings. We utilize trauma-informed and mindfulness-based approaches to help you overcome trauma & live rich and valued life!
YOU'RE NOT CRAZY
You may be hurt.
You may be angry.
You may be different.
You may be confused.
You may be overwhelmed.
You may may not think much of yourself.
You may be all these things -- but, you're NOT crazy. Everything you've experienced has made you who you are. And all that you've done has been to make sure that you never hurt or get hurt again. That makes sense.
But now, it may seem like everything that once kept you safe is working against you. You're being called to new levels that require change.
"I learned how to be safe. Now I'm learning how to be free."
Take a second and look back on what's even got you here in the first place. Consider your struggle and how long you've wished for it all be different.
Now think about all that you have done to fix it or to make it go away. To avoid it.
How successful has it been? You may even feel like the more you've struggled, the deeper you've sank. You're exhausted.
And you need something, but you don't quite know what that is since everything you've tried has failed.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise. So I am changing myself." -Rumi
YOU MAY NOT BE SURE...
There's really no real way to be sure about anything in life. We can guess what an outcome will be, but the only real way to know is to actually DO IT.
You can do your research, devise a plan, execute it, and things still not go as planned. But afterwards, at least you know that what you tried isn't an effective solution & to try something else. And that's all life really is -- just a collection of moments of us trying one thing or another.
"The world will ask you who you are. And if you do not know, the world will tell you."
BUT ARE YOU WILLING?
You learned ways and habits that kept you safe for a period of your life that no longer exists. Some of the characters may remain, but the storyline is not the same as it was. Now, those old habits aren't aligning so much with where you're headed.
It's time to unlearn some old ways and adopts new ones. That's the only way you'll be able to really enjoy the opportunities that await you. And I believe you were meant to live an ABUNDANT life.
Now, you have a choice:
Will you choose safety and to shrink? Or will you choose risk and to really live?
“But there was a difference between being stuck and choosing to stay. Between being found and finding yourself."