Supporting New Mexico with Behavioral Health Services in Albuquerque, NM
Dealing with anything related to mental health can be tough and fighting for normalcy can be even harder. We are a dedicated team of healthcare professionals focused on helping you become the best possible you.
We welcome you into our community with open arms and a ‘come as you are’ attitude. We aren’t here to judge you, we’re here to support your journey. Sage Neuroscience Center was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to behavioral healthcare and all behavioral health aspects under one roof. We have a pharmacy, in and outpatient support groups, therapy, specialized treatments and much more. Our medical providers, clinicians, and staff advocate for patients and collaborate with insurance companies to provide accessible, affordable healthcare so all you have to do is focus on your treatment.
Services at Sage Neuroscience Center
The Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners at Sage Neuroscience Center are held to the highest standard in the industry. We look for the most knowledgeable and gifted prescribers who will make accurate assessments and safe decisions when it comes to your individual medication needs. Psychopharmacology is something that we take very seriously and medication is only used if our practitioners feel it is safe and will precisely target your specific symptoms.
The proper use of psychotropic medications can mean the difference between success and failure in the treatment setting. Our clinical staff of Medical Doctors, Nurses, PAs and Medical Assistants regularly coordinates with you and the rest of your support network (Therapists, Family, etc.) to create a secure and effective approach to alleviating your symptoms with the latest in pharmaceutical interventions.
In this setting, a patient meets one-on-one with a highly trained psychotherapist. It is an opportunity for someone to work through issues from their past or to explore how their current dynamics are influencing daily life. Individual therapy starts with a thorough and comprehensive assessment, accurate diagnosis, and a manageable treatment plan.
Formulating a unique approach to your specific clinical need is accomplished using the latest in evidence-based treatment modalities while prompt and attentive support staff helps to take care of your logistical needs. Our therapists all hold a Master’s Degree or higher and are extremely dedicated to outstanding and ethical patient care.
Family Therapy is an opportunity for family members to deal with the various dynamics that influence their daily relationships. Often, one member’s struggle with severe mental illness can have a significant impact on how the rest of the family members handle life and their relationships with one another.
Major transitions in family life situations such as divorce, new births, financial stress, death of a loved one or other difficult situations can be worked through in this setting. Relationships of any type; marriage, cohabitation, roommate scenarios, can be stressful as individuals attempt to live, work and exist with one another. Exploring the issues at the core of the matter and working together toward resolution can bring people far closer together than simply doing it on their own.
Children’s Therapy & Psychiatry
Sage Neuroscience Center has a highly-trained staff of Child Psychiatrists, Certified Nurse Practitioners, and Psychotherapists that specialize in Child Psychopathology. Children from ages 4 to 17 can be evaluated and treated using a wide array of therapeutic modalities. Our providers are trained in techniques such as Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy and our Medical Staff are all specifically trained in the intricacies of managing a child’s medication needs.
We take our role in the on-going management of Child Psychopathology very seriously and work closely with each child and their support system to create and maintain a highly effective, safe and ethical approach to treatment.
Sage Neuroscience Center offers an array of psychotherapeutic group opportunities. Often, a group can become the foundation to success in a quest for better health. Learning from the experience of others, building trust and receiving in-the-moment feedback are just some of the many benefits that a group psychotherapy setting can provide.
We offer various groups designed to address specific aspects of your treatment needs. Groups that focus on Substance Abuse, Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mindfulness are just some of the many topics that you may expect to find offered throughout the year. Contact the clinic or check the calendar of events on our website for more information and specific topics.
The use of illicit drugs and/or alcohol can have devastating effects on an individual’s ability to function within social and/or interpersonal settings. Sage Neuroscience Center offers a multimodal approach to helping those that are suffering with addiction. Chemical Dependence can often be extremely difficult to treat and requires a unique, catered approach to be successful.
Our clinical staff uses the latest research to determine the best approach to treating each patient’s individual case; never forgetting that a non-judgmental approach is helpful when dealing with the complex and often dangerous social consequences of addiction.
The comprehensive care that we offer is unique for a mid-size private office setting. In doing so, our clients have a network at hand to assist in more successful and comprehensive health care to achieve a better life for patients based on their behavioral health needs. Our primary care clinic offers walk-in hours for established patients to test INR levels, UTIs, strep throat and blood pressure checks Monday through Thursday. All other visits are by appointment. For more information on how to become a new patient to Sage Neuroscience or to begin care in our primary care clinic, please visit our registration form.
Most Insurance Accepted
If you are ready to get started on your journey to recovery, we are ready to help you get there.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please fill out our New Patient Information Form.
Additional Services at Sage
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive, integrative form of psychotherapy. It contains elements of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, experiential and psychodynamic therapies. EMDR uses an eight-phase approach to address past (or present) memories that have set the groundwork for dysfunctional behaviors, emotions, and sensations.
Through an eight-phase approach, EMDR examines current situations that trigger the maladaptive responses and works to insert positive experiences needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health. One of the procedural elements is “dual stimulation” using either bilateral eye movements, tones or taps. During this process clients generally experience the emergence of insight, changes in memories or new associations. This psychotherapy approach has been in use since 1987 and was developed by Francine Shapiro. Anyone interested in more information will find numerous research and case studies by accessing emdr.com.
At Sage Neuroscience, we recognize the unique challenges faced by individuals who are diagnosed with developmental disabilities. We provide a broad range of care, from assessments for therapeutic and medication needs to developing treatment goals, and providing ongoing therapy and review, in a supportive, respectful environment.
We offer insight and guidance for family dynamics, challenges at school and in the broader community, developing appropriate coping skills for social interaction, anger management, stranger danger, communicating wants, needs, and feelings, which are all more difficult for disabled individuals. Because we also recognize that family members are exceptionally challenged, we can provide therapeutic support to help them cope with their related stressors.
Our clinicians are experienced and comfortable working with team members, including care providers, family members, and case managers to help ensure a continuum of care that can enhance the quality of life disabled individuals experience. We recognize that each individual has special needs, as well as unique strengths, and endorse the Assertive Human Rights philosophy that regardless of disability, each person deserves not only quality care but advocacy on their behalf as part of their treatment goal.
Internship and Training Opportunities
The relationship between the training a therapist receives and his or her ability to provide accurate and well-guided therapeutic intervention is crucial. Sage Neuroscience Center offers internship and practicum opportunities to the most qualified and motivated students from a wide variety of academic settings. Universities from across the United States use Sage Neuroscience Center as a place to have their interns and practicum students hone their therapeutic skills.
Weekly supervision sessions and daily opportunities to train under a diverse array of disciplines help to guarantee a well-rounded approach to an individual’s early professional experience. We boast a modern facility and a staff that is extremely dedicated to ensuring that an intern or trainee will leave with enough experience to allow them to walk into any employment setting with the confidence and skill necessary to be successful.
Sage Neuroscience Center prides itself on having the best trained and knowledgeable clinical staff in the trade. Decades of experience in settings across the globe give our providers unique and concise insight into the various obstacles that can stand in the way of success. This success can reach far beyond the treatment setting in the form of Professional Consultation Services.
Specialized Topic Training, Conflict Resolution, Group Facilitation are just some of the many services Sage Neuroscience Center’s Private Consultants can bring to your individual or work setting. Contact us today to schedule a private and in-depth consultation to address all of your personal, institutional, or business needs.
Community Access Clinic (low-cost therapy)
Sage Neuroscience Center wants to be able to serve those in the community that may not have access to Mental Health Services. For this reason, we are offering individuals and families that may not have health insurance access to counseling interns or those trying to get hours toward their independent license.
All therapists-in-training are highly motivated, intelligent and well-supervised practitioners that go through a rigorous selection process before becoming part of our clinical team. Dr. Sher works closely with all counselor trainees and helps to ensure that they are providing care according to the highest level of clinical and academic standards.
If you or someone you know may benefit from these low-cost services, please have them contact our clinic at 505-884-1114 and ask about getting into the Community Access Clinic today.
Connect with Sage
Whether you are a new patient looking for more information or an established member of the Sage community, we want to hear from you. There are a variety of ways to connect with Sage. We look forward to hearing from you!