Sage is a trans male (he/him), all human embracing licensed marriage and family therapist, and professor. He is a Bay Area native and Oakland resident “back home” after living in various states from Washington to Georgia. Previously a Chef, Sage went back to school receiving his bachelor’s from Georgia State University in 2014 and Masters in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy
University in San Jose, CA in 2017. Sage’s passions are rooted in healing the traumas in Black bodies, working to stop anti Black racism and the overall healing, growth and acceptance of BIPOC LGBTQ,with special interest in BIPOC transgender men and women. . Sage has developed and participated in committees designed towards BIPOC excellence, healing and safety of Black bodies and currently leads organizational talks on anti-Black racism. Sage is taking steps towards developing therapies, studies and written works dedicated to the Black Trans men.
Sage works in his day job as an intensive case manager at University of California, San Francisco with clients at the crossroads of severe mental health, substance use, homelessness and on probation, he teaches various classes at John F. Kennedy University’s graduate psychology program and has a private practice. On his down time, he does a variety of outdoor activities, including weightlifting and kayaking, and spends time with his partner.