“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.
The support and encouragement provided throughout and post-completion of the program has saved the life of our daughter. What price can you put on that?! We now look to the future with hope. Thanks so much to the Sagewood Team!
You are all working magic every day in the lives of each one of us who stay with you. I can see the change in others, but when it comes to me, to hear other people’s perspectives of me when I first arrived to how I am now – it really hits me how lucky and fortunate I really am. I have my family back, I’ve had time and space to grow and heal, and I’ve received the gift of a whole new family of heartfelt women I would never have had the chance to meet, get to know, and love. I finally feel free. And what’s really amazing to me is that I can actually laugh again! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and with all my spirit.
When I came to Sagewood, I was frightened, sick, and broken. I had little 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 their program, I found ways to heal and grow stronger. I rediscovered the joyous part of myself that had been buried for so long. Gentle exercise, wonderful food, and plenty of sleep meant that as my mind healed, so did my body. Sagewood gave me the tools I needed to nurture my whole being – mind, body, and soul. Forever grateful!
Sagewood has given me a sense of self that I lost so long ago. You have helped me find my strengths and a new perspective. Sagewood has given me the tools I need to not just survive – but THRIVE! I could not have gotten to this place without your help and everything that you’ve put into this program.
Sagewood is a beautiful facility. The response time to my questions could not have been faster or more thorough. I would highly recommend Sagewood Recovery.
Sagewood saved my life. The staff have been in my shoes and are still living in recovery. They really accepted me, helped me and supported me in a loving way – not a judgemental way, allowing me to bloom into a confident women, in tune with myself and my emotions, and my needs as a woman. They helped me accept and love myself and my body. I learned about boundaries and discovered my passions, something I will be forever grateful for. I will miss the peace and quiet and love of Sagewood. Thank you!
I am so grateful for the experience, it has opened my eyes and heart. You get back what you put into it too!
Laura worked with me in early recovery and guided me to understand how living a sober life and working my own program could give me back my authentic self, restore relationships with my family & friends, empower me to make my own choices, find peace and experience real, enduring happiness, just to name a few.
I am eternally grateful for her mentoring, gentle honesty balanced with the firmness I needed, unwavering belief in me and unconditional support. I consider her the truest gift of my recovery.
I am still sober 9 1/2 years later and would recommend Laura in a heartbeat to anyone struggling with addiction. Her true calling is guiding women along the path of long term recovery in a warm, non-judgemental, organic and spiritual way.
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. From the yoga teachers, spiritual advisors and the Woman’s Way program. I grew so much, and I really didn’t want to leave! It’s a top notch, professionally run women’s treatment centre built with absolute care for the well-being of women in recovery.
Thank you Sagewood for the new start of my exciting journey, and for guiding me on the path to self love.
I am forever grateful for working with Laura. Laura’s acceptance of me at my darkest point in my life – without judgement gave me the strength to face my past and create a present where I am proud of who I am and looking forward to the future. The new ways of dealing with stress and cravings have allowed me to make changes in my life, and in all my relationships.
I went to treatment at a late stage in my life with the feeling of hopelessness and complete despair. That is where I met Laura, she was my Counsellor.
I can truly say that Laura helped save my life.
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’s compassionate no-nonsense guiding hand through recovery has changed my life. I have had many therapist over the years. Laura’s vast knowledge of addiction and recovery helped save me and gave me and my family peace.
Laura gave me so much more than sobriety. I have confidence and I finally feel at peace. I am truly happy being “me” for the first time in my life!
I don’t know how to ever thank Laura enough. Yes I do – stay sober and live the life I was meant to!
My husband and I cannot say enough warm and wonderful things about Laura. Deep in alcohol and prescription drug abuse, Laura saw past the surface and came to know me better than I knew myself, and eventually guided me to find, love, cherish and celebrate Andrea.
Laura is very familiar with the recovery process and balances this with her counselling skills, her own life experience and spirituality in order to deliver a thorough and complete experience during each session. I also loved Laura’s groups – in fact, her voice still resonates in my head! I also miss her sense of humour; that can really make a difference at the right moment.
My husband appreciates Laura for her “easy to talk to” demeanour, and her knowledge – “she really knows what she’s talking about”.
Thank you so much Laura!
From the moment I walked into Sagewood I could feel the love and support. I was welcomed with open hearts and open minds. The staff and programs have given me tools in order to rebuild my relationships, especially with my family. I will be forever grateful for my time at Sagewood and I am so glad that I stayed for the entire time.
Coming to Sagewood has changed my life. The staff were very involved and educated about all the recovery program options as well as my addictions. The pushed me to go deeper than the addiction itself, and deal with my past trauma. Sagewood is a loving and spiritual environment in which I felt completely safe. There were also plenty of opportunities to really get creative, and in my free time I gardened, went hiking and did art expression. We did yoga, meditated and I laughed harder than I have laughed in a very long time! I recommend this house for any woman who is looking for supportive, knowledgeable and understanding space. The family counselling workshops helped everyone in my family – helped us all to adjust to this new way of living. I love Laura, Ashley and all the staff and I will be coming back to visit this amazing place!
For those women who are local, we can arrange for a pre-intake visit which can greatly relieve the anxiety of the intake. Come in and meet our staff, talk to us directly about your program, and have a tour of the house. Please make these arrangements with our intake staff by calling 604-476-3530.