Sage  Goodwin

Sage Goodwin

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Sage Goodwin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing individual and couples therapy. With couples, she uses a technique called Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach that helps couples be more present with one another and move from a place of disconnection to deep connection.

Sage also enjoys seeing individuals for anxiety, depression, parenting skills, recovery from trauma, relationship challenges, and life transitions. Life transitions may include job transitions, caring for aging parents, and trying to gain a deeper understanding of one's inner self.

Sage is dedicated to growing emotionally and spiritually within her practice, and aims to be by the side of her clients with deep empathy and support as they explore and heal. For clients who appreciate pet therapy, her dog Zoe can join the session to offer additional emotional support.

Message to clients

I always feel honored and privileged to be allowed into my clients-into their depths with their trust. I believe that learning to be a therapist is a never-ending process, and that if I am asking my clients to be curious, I need to practice that in my own life. I have extensive training in many areas and bring them all into my work, tailoring the experience to each individual and couple. I will continue to acquire more tools, refine those I have, and keep digging deeper in my practice to meet people where they are, to hear what they want, and to challenge them to move towards more fulfillment. I want everyone to feel I am walking alongside them, working toward healing and beyond.
For individuals: There are many reasons to begin therapy, but typically people come to see me when they are feeling stuck or when life’s challenges feel overwhelming. We can collaborate to find new ways to look at stuck places that are internal (emotional, trauma, destructive thoughts, anxiety, depression, etc.) and/or external (relationships, work, financial, etc.).
For couples: Relationships are hard work and we all need help at times in navigating through stuck places. I am excited about emotionally focused couples therapy because it provides a real, emperically validated road map to getting unstuck and moving towards a deeper connection with your partner.


Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy - Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. Practices Emotionally Focused Therapy to create new patterns of emotional interaction, promote changes in interaction, and foster a loving bond between partners; couples counseling is Sage's passion, and the majority of her practice

Life transitions - Adjusting to new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges, caring for aging parents, and trying to gain a deeper understanding of one's inner self

Parenting - Helping parents with their own challenges within the context of supporting children; parenting skills

Trauma - Primarily works with clients on relational trauma from childhood and how that affects current relationships and their partners; healing thing to create a new, safe, and secure relationship in their life; experience offering therapy to retired police officers struggling with individual events

General expertise


Sage Goodwin is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (90min)

Therapist's note

I am happy to have a conversation with you about your financial needs if my fees feel beyond what you can afford.


Providence practice

545 South Water Street

Providence, RI 02903

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Work and Education

Private practice

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist

California Institute of Integral Studies, Masters, Counseling Psychology

Colorado University at Boulder, Bachelors, Psychology

Simmons College, Certification, Trauma-based therapy


  • English

Professional endorsements

David Stern, PsyD

Sage is a gifted therapist/healer. She has a large toolkit with a big heart and is fierce, loving, spiritual, and capable.

Client testimonials

Oberlin College alum

Sage is an extraordinary provider who I feel lucky to have worked with for the past 2 years. When I met Sage, I felt helpless to my depression, anxiety, and eating disorder. Sage’s thoughtful, kind, and nonjudgemental approach, rooted in a thorough understanding of her field, has helped me to find compassion towards myself as well as a sense of centeredness and hope. I have nothing but praise for this supremely capable, honest, and beautiful woman! I would highly recommend her to any friend or family.

A happily married couple

My husband and I have worked with Sage Goodwin for 3 years. She is an excellent listener and makes you feel comfortable while discussing and working out difficult issues.

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