Substance Abuse Education & Treatment

SAGE provides a range of Substance Abuse Education and Treatment services. We utilize evidence-based practices, e.g., cognitive behavioral counseling and motivational interviewing. These groups are located in our many satellite locations in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona. We offer both standard outpatient treatment groups (that typically meet twice per week for 30-36 sessions) and intensive outpatient groups (that typically initially meet three times per week for 40-48 sessions). We also offer eight and sixteen-hour substance abuse education programs on the weekends.

Domestic Violence Counseling

SAGE Counseling is licensed by ADHS to provide court-ordered misdemeanor domestic violence offender treatment (see the Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3601.01 regarding requirements to complete such a program). We primarily utilize group rather than individual counseling, and offer approximately 40 (three are offered in Spanish) domestic violence offender treatment groups currently operating in Maricopa County. We also have multiple treatment modalities to better serve a variety of clients. Our groups are gender-specific and conducted in a psychoeducational format with a cognitive-behavioral approach. We employ structured curricula and methodologies that are designed to increase clients' self-awareness of their controlling and abusive attitudes and behavior, enhance their sense of personal responsibility, and facilitate the integration of the material into their relationships. The program particularly emphasizes clients' accountability, compliance with program and probation guidelines, and skill development and rehearsal. Our clients' assigned number of sessions follows the ADHS guidelines for licensed court-ordered domestic violence offender treatment programs.

Cognitive Skills / Recidivism Reduction Groups

This intervention is grounded in the idea that our feelings and behaviors are directed by our thoughts, not by external factors, such as people, situations, or events. The benefit of this knowledge is the understanding that we can change the way we think to change the way we feel and act, even if the external situation does not change. Clients experience greater success as they increase their self-awareness and gain understanding of the process of change. This approach is based on the scientifically supported data that most emotional and behavioral reactions are learned. Therefore, the goal of counseling is to help clients unlearn their unwanted reactions (including criminal behavior) while learning new ways of reacting. SAGE teaches clients about the effects of their current problem-solving styles in order to gain the knowledge necessary to develop healthy lives. This group is designed to instill values, increase empathy, promote positive changes, and enhance pro-social behavior.

Parenting Classes

Parenting classes assist clients in enhancing their current skills, as well as developing and rehearsing new skills. Appropriate strategies for dealing with difficult parenting situations are addressed, as well as positive communication skills, appropriate use of discipline, parents’ self-care, boundary setting, anger management, developmental stages of childhood/adolescence, self esteem, and family conflict management.

Anger Management Counseling

This program is designed for clients with clinical issues based more on aggressiveness and poor impulse control, rather than a pattern of power and control within intimate relationships. This program is not for clients with a domestic violence conviction, and does not fulfill the requirements for completing a licensed domestic violence offender treatment program. The program concentrates on improving impulse control, increasing clients' self-awareness of their controlling and aggressive attitudes and behavior, reducing hostile thinking patterns, enhancing their sense of personal responsibility and pro-social attitudes, and building multiple skills, e.g., conflict-resolution, problem-solving, communication, and positive self-talk. These groups are generally co-ed.

Please Note:

SAGE Counseling does not accept cash or check payment for services.  We do accept money orders and all credit and debit cards bearing a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover logo.  Payment is also accepted in the form of a money order, or cashier's check.

If you would like to pre-pay for your services, you can contact our office at 480-649-3352

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