“Women helping women create personal, lasting recovery.”
My experience at Sagewood from the moment I arrived was complete safety, both physically and emotionally. The heartfelt care I felt from Laura, Ashley, Evelyn and the support staff was paramount, and the programming reflected that care and love…
Laura is very compassionate with an abundance of knowledge on treating addiction, teaching life skills and encouraging women to love themselves and see the joys in life. Most of the woman I went to treatment with are still in touch with Laura, she still helps guide us through our new journey of life.
Laura is very familiar with the recovery process and balances this with her counselling skills, professional experience, spirituality, and her own life experience in order to deliver a thorough and complete experience during each session.
Having been to a recovery centre in the past (6 years ago) I was nervous about committing to another one, but was absolutely certain that I needed help for my addictions. Sagewood staff were welcoming, extremely qualified, compassionate and really committed to rebuilding my broken spirit…
When I came to Sagewood, I was frightened and sick at heart. I had no previous experience of recovery centres, and was unsure what to expect. With patience and loving hearts, Laura and her staff helped me feel like I had a place at Sagewood. Through individual and group therapy, workshops, deep reflection and journalling, I found myself healing and growing stronger. I rediscovered the joyous part of myself that had been buried for so long. Gentle exercise, wonderful food, and proper rest meant that as my mind healed, and so did my body. Sagewood gave me the tools I needed to nurture my whole being – mind, body, and soul.
For those women who are local, we can arrange for a pre-intake visit which can greatly relieve the anxiety of the intake. The first 7-10 days at Sagewood are called “stabilization”. Stabilization is an opportunity for you to acclimatize and adjust to your new, temporary home. It is also a delicate time when the body is ridding itself and “detoxing” which can be anywhere from uncomfortable to very difficult. Sagewood provides medically supervised detox for those women who need this to be the first step. Please make these arrangements with our intake staff by calling 604-476-3530. Your safety is and will always be our first priority.