Find Inner Peace

Live A More Joyful Life

Child, Adolescent, Individual, Marriage, and Family Counseling


About Us


Therapy must be developed to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the therapy

S.A.G.E. Therapy Center exists to help individuals including children, couples, and families find inner peace, manage emotions, erratic actions and addictions, heal past wounds, and live more joyful lives. Our name reflects our mission and guides us as we work with people to create S.A.G.E.: Self, Awareness, Growth, Enlightenment. 




Approach & Techniques

Our mission at S.A.G.E. Therapy Center, is to help you find inner peace and live a more joyful life. We teach our clients how to manage their emotions, develop a positive inner voice, and heal past wounds. It is our goal to fill the world with happy, healthy people! Our North County San Diego Licensed Therapist team has over 20 years of combined experience in the psychotherapy field. We have specialized training in such techniques as: Lifespan Integration, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive-behavioral theory, IMAGO, Experiential theory, Art therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and Attachment theory.





Let us Help You Climb Mt. Everest

If you were climbing Mt. Everest, would you want your guide to be someone who had climbed the mountain before or somebody who had only read about it? At Sage Therapy Center, we’ve climbed it. Our team of gifted therapists are real people who have gone through many of the same struggles you are experiencing. And we are committed to guiding you along a path of happiness, clarity, and growth. We offer premarital counseling, relationship counseling, marriage therapy, individual therapy, adolescent counseling, and child therapy.


Kristin Moorehead-Malley


Kristin Moorehead, I am a licensed therapist and the owner of S.A.G.E. Therapy Center in Carlsbad. Life is full of struggles, but . . . it is how you deal with those struggles that will define you. If you are dealing with past or present struggles, do not allow yourself to do it alone! We are here to help!  I created S.A.G.E. Therapy Center with the intent and purpose to help individuals  like you. My team of gifted licensed therapists are real people who have gone through many of the same struggles you are experiencing.


Sheryl Purcell


Hello, My name is Sheryl Purcell and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has worked for over twelve years in private practice in the village of Carlsbad. It has been my privilege to work with individuals, couples, families and children and witness their improvements in communication, and strengthened family connections that enhance the quality and satisfaction of their relationships. I could not wish for a better job: helping people find healing, hope and renewal in their relationships and lives.  


Bryne Griffy


As a therapist I aspire to create therapeutic relationships founded in connection, understanding, acceptance and compassion.  Of course in my training I have learned many powerful tools and skills, which inform the therapeutic process and engender progress. I want to assure you that whatever challenges you face can become your greatest teachers. The task is to find growth instead of despair. We have two choices to live out of fear or to live out of Love. I support you in finding your way to Love.

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Carole Patterson


Like the other licensed therapists at S.A.G.E., I have overcome many obstacles in my personal life, and I believe this has made me a better therapist and a better person. My goal is to help you stop suffering whether it is relationship problems, symptoms of depression or anxiety, work or college problems, parenting issues or just not feeling like you want to feel. My approach is to address the reasons that you came to therapy as quickly as possible.




Ready to deepen connections and build trust in your relationships?

Are you looking to deepen connections and build trust in your relationships? Would you like to create more joy and awareness in your life? We know that no two people are exactly alike. Because of this, our services are tailored to meet individual needs in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment. We can help you completely resolve present problems and long-standing behavioral patterns, whatever they may be. Now is YOUR Time to HEAL . . . We believe that a healthy person is a person who can figuratively shed their skin, stepping away from the tired patterns and beliefs that weigh them down. In our sessions, we offer you the tools to help you face the issues in your life with a fresh outlook and positive communication and behavioral skills. If you are ready to begin healing, we are here to help.



Schedule An Appointment 


Meet with Any ONe of our Three Therapists

We look forward to being with you on your journey!



Contact Us


S.A.G.E. Therapy Center

2725 Jefferson Street Suite 4A Carlsbad CA, 92008.

(760) 703.2188