About Dr Sage


    Dr Kim Sage, PsyD         

Dr. Kim Sage is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA #29089) who holds a Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology, Psy. D., and a Master's Degree, M.A., in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy where she consistently received high honors as a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. She specializes in developing highly personalized psychotherapeutic treatment plans to help children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families live their best lives.

Dr. Sage's clinical and academic trainings at the Chapman University Community Clinic, Mariposa Women and Family Center, and within private practice in Newport Beach, California, have provided diverse and deeply meaningful experiences which have shaped the knowledge, skills and compassion she brings to her work as a clinical psychologist. Additionally, Dr. Sage's experience as an educator within the LA County School District, and as a Play Therapy volunteer with chronically ill children at Children's Hospital of Orange have allowed her to have a thorough understanding of the unique challenges children and teens face academically, socially and emotionally. She has consistently participated in various charities aimed at helping children, women and adults in need of caregiving and psychological support.

Dr. Sage has treated many individuals, couples, teens and children with therapeutic issues related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, divorce, infidelity, loss, relationships, identity, and parenting, as well as many other areas of emotional, mental and behavioral challenges. She has taught and led multiple workshops and groups over the past several years aimed at helping couples and individuals greatly improve and heal their interpersonal and intimate adult relationships.

Within her practice, Dr. Sage utilizes theories which include Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment, Psychodynamic, Play Therapy, Positive Psychology and Psychobiological modalities to help her clients create lives defined by love, resilience, authenticity and vitality.

Dr. Sage has a passion for combining creative and meaningful therapeutic experiences which often include art, films, music and writing to help her patients reach their the innermost thoughts and emotions to facilitate healing, increased joy and well-being. Foundational to her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Sage explored the use of films in therapy, and incorporates her experiences in filmmaking at USC during a summer program to help her patients discover new ways to make therapeutic progress and connections to often deeply buried emotions and thoughts. 

Dr. Sage also has a passion for teaching workshops designed to help her child and adult clients enhance their lives by gaining knowledge about self-awareness and how the brain functions, relationships, interpersonal growth and what it means to be human and to experience love, loss and shame. She believes in walking alongside those she has the honor to work with therapeutically, and she teaches and encourages her patients of all ages to use Mindfulness techniques which include meditation and guided imagery to reduce anxiety and depression, and to increase self-awareness, happiness and gratitude.

Dr. Sage believes that each person deserves the tools, knowledge, access and advocacy necessary to live a life defined by resilience, authenticity, and well being, and she constantly challenges herself to find new ways to help her patients facilitate growth and healing.

Along those lines, Dr. Sage is thrilled to be a part of the multi-disciplinary team and approach at South Coast Psychiatry where she has the ability to provide her patients with a level of care unparalleled in Orange County. Through access to highly skilled psychiatrists, exceptionally trained colleagues, a supportive staff and a "brain trust," which allows Dr. Sage to collaborate and formulate the highest levels of psychological support, she truly believes her patients will benefit from the incredible level of wrap around care she is honored to provide at South Coast Psychiatry.

    For more information about Dr. Kim Sage or any of our clinicians at South Coast Psychiatry, please contact us at 714-556-5004 or info@southcoastpsychiatry.com. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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