Dr. Sagan is the psychiatric whisperer. She dissected my problem accurately, and it did not take multiple sessions to diagnosis my condition -- it took only one. The medication she prescribed allowed me to rebuild my life and discover who I am; without Dr. Sagan, my world would have continued in the dull and unfulfilling manner I was accustomed. Dr. Sagan also conducts group therapy sessions that are the most exciting and interactive. I get so much out of Dr. Sagan's teachings and wisdom. I highly recommend Dr. Sagan and her MindAlign method!Read More
From the moment you walk in the office, you will know that everything will be ok. A true professional who can sense what is going on on the inside. Because of Dr. Sagan my life has changed for the better. She will help you grow to be the best person you can be. Not your typical therapy session, but it will evoke change you never dreamed possible.Read More
Dr. Sagan has provided me the beautiful gift of a soothing practice of a mind and body self-talk experience. By telling my body in a calm voice, “It’s ok body,” “You’re safe,” and “I love you body,” the connection between my mind and my body has grown to be very strong within only a couple of weeks. I feel way calmer, more soothed, and even more relaxed. I also have a general state of happiness and well-being. Medication and these experiences have helped relieve my PTSD, anxiety and depression over time. When I lie in bed and practice this connection I feel such a special experience, and it’s all thanks to Dr. Sagan. I would highly recommend her to anyone who struggles with a mind-body split.
Dr. Sagan has really helped because she saw how I am put together mentally - she gave Frankenstein his head back. She diagnosed me correctly even though so many other psychiatrists didn't. She saw me for who I feel myself to be. What she says matches with what I feel and know for myself. She is the first psychiatrist who has gotten the diagnosis correct. Others were just taking a part of what I said and going off of that - She is the only one who has ever diagnosed me exactly for how I am as a whole. She saw all the parts of me, put me together as a whole and diagnosed me from there. She is able to see everything as quantum, not linear. I am so thankful you are that way; I am that way too and that's why I haven't been seen. No one could see me as a whole and see the whole picture like you did. I've been to so many people who didn't get me - this is the most monumental experience of my life, knowing that even one person gets and sees me. I am so happy you are alive.Read More
Before meeting Dr. Sagan, the first thing I thought of when I heard “psychiatrist” was DRUGS. My mind is boggled by all of the anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-sadness, anti-FEELING drugs there are out there! There are so many side effects to these drugs that I felt even more stress thinking about taking them, but prior to seeing Dr. Sagan, I had gotten to the point where I felt I had no choice but to consider them. So I knew that she could prescribe medication if I needed it, but the reason I felt comfortable seeing Dr. Sagan was that I heard she was a holistic psychiatrist. At first, that sounded like an oxymoron. Until I worked with her.
Dr. Sagan has been just the miracle I needed to help me turn my life around. She has both western and eastern training and utilizes both in her practice. As opposed to the doctor who sits behind the desk and meets with patients only to write prescriptions, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she is so much more than that.
She first assessed me to determine whether I required traditional prescription medication and then she did a homeopathic assessment. Much to my surprise, she told me that she didn’t think I needed meds at that time. So I started the homeopathic remedy she gave me, but that was just a piece of the puzzle. We also started doing the more difficult work. Dr. Sagan started working with me to begin to take all the feelings I was having, the feelings within me that were STUCK, and she taught me how to move the feelings, how to get UNstuck. During our sessions, she was laser-focused on me, what I needed and how to help me move my feelings.
Dr. Sagan knew exactly what I needed in the moment and she was able to assist me in ways that I know few others could. I found that my emotions were no longer stuck, they were dissolving, they were dissipating, they were moving. *I* was moving, physically, emotionally and spiritually. She taught me practical tools to keep things moving so that I could ultimately move forward in my life, which is exactly what I have done. And I could never have done it without her assistance. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Sagan and I would recommend her to anyone who needs some assistance and support.Read More
I thought I was getting help at home but I was getting nowhere. I saw lots of doctors and was taking their meds, but I was getting nowhere. She actually sat down with me, assessed me, and truly saw me. My original psychiatrist only asked me what was happening now; he didn't go back in time to understand my life and what medication would be right for me. He didn't even pick up my depression, my hematologist did. I could feel that I wasn't being seen. The psychiatrist prescribed medication out of nowhere, without having enough information about me. He put me on medication that fed my addiction. A lot of the treatment didn’t work because I was aware that I was being missed, so I couldn’t get on board with the medication. I knew they wouldn't work before I even left the office. With Dr. Sagan I feel safe and that I am getting the help I need. I feel seen and paid attention to. I can get behind the treatment because I feel connected to.Read More
In my experience of seeing Dr. Sagan for therapeutic and emotional balance, I’ve come out of the dark and into the light. My life was previously stunted and had limitations spurred by anger and anxiety. Dr. Sagan suggested a medication for my anger and anxiety, which I’ve had forever. In taking the medication and learning her methodology, I have experienced a total transformation in how I deal with all aspects of life, i.e., people, things, situations, and my thoughts. My thought pattern has shown the biggest change, which happened rather quickly. In short, this medication, methodology and Dr. Sagan changed my life.
I am eternally grateful for both the time spent with her and her diagnosis.
I had a long history of overachieving in my childhood and as a result, I did not know how to slow down or rest. In my late teens, I started to use marijuana as a way to numb myself so I would not feel the stress I was putting on my body to achieve all my goals. From then until my mid-20s, I suffered from depression and anxiety, and continued to abuse substances for relief from my symptoms. I turned the corner at 27 when I enrolled in yoga training where I learned how to breathe and feel my body. This started my journey of bringing in resources to create a lifestyle based on personal coaching, mindful movement, and skill building practices that have settled my nervous system so I do not have any symptoms of anxiety or depression, and I have not abused substances for over two years. Dr. Sagan’s method has continued this learning for me. Over four years later from the beginning of my journey, I have built a solid foundation in mental and physical health. I feel like a completely different person now!Read More
I had seen my last psychiatrist for 3 years--he was a treatment center doctor. I never saw any progress. He would ask me what I wanted to be put on, then would give me options and I would choose. I have seen a lot of psychiatrists that are like that--I tell them what I should be on and they write me the rx for it. I was seeing a psych that asked me what I thought I needed to be on: “What have you taken that helped and showed improvement?” He seemed not to know what I needed so was going off of what worked in the past instead of what I needed today. He was over prescribing meds because he didn't know what to rx to make it work. Psychiatrists are going blind. People pay for meds and scripts, they don’t pay to meet with someone who can understand them and meet with them. Parents will doctor shop to over medicate their kids so that they don’t have to deal with the kids or with themselves needing to parent. Holistic prescribing is done through attunement, which allows the prescribed to see what is needed and rx from the whole picture. There is more than surface to go by.
Within 10 days everything cleared up. I had seen so many people but this had never happened. Everything is clear again. When prescribed properly, meds create the pathway to healing by stabilizing the mind-body connection.Read More
When I first came to Dr. Sagan, I had recently graduated from a competitive top-tier university but felt stalled in a toxic relationship and a dead-end job. Consequently, I suffered from high levels of generalized anxiety and the occasional panic attack.
Dr. Sagan helped me work through these issues—she introduced me to topics of mindfulness and movement-based therapy generally, but also helped me to set boundaries and iron out the intricacies of relationships with specific coworkers, friends, and family members. She helped me process grief and anger stemming from childhood traumas and taught me to “feel my feelings”—but then to act on them consciously and rationally. Most importantly, she pushed me to take responsibility for my actions.
Her brand of treatment works for me. I am so grateful to Dr. Sagan. With her guidance, I extricated myself from my ex in a clean and healthful manner; excelled in my job; earned admission to my top choice law school; and am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been in my life. I am excited for my future and have the tools to perform at a high-functioning level, but from a place of mindfulness, self-awareness, and compassion rather than anxiety, competition, and judgment. She has shown me how to be my truest self (and she leads by example). Dr. Sagan has my very highest recommendation, without reservation.
Dr. Sagan changed my viewpoint on psychiatrists and psychiatry in general – I have had horrible experiences with psychiatrists in the past, but it’s been a wonderful experience with her and I finally feel like a normal person.
I have no words to express my gratitude towards Dr. Sagan , and whenever I think of her, and the time I got to share and learn from the very best, I tear up. Life has thrown so many ups and downs my way, but with her guidance and voice in my mind I have come out of every hurdle stronger. I am currently finishing my first semester at university, and although things have been stressful at times I continue to practice what I have learned, and my health and happiness remain strong.
Dr. Sagan has been the only one to truly hear me without words needing to be spoken. Because of her I feel understood and received. I don’t feel so alone in this world, and I can accept that I may be different, but if it means being anything like you, I couldn’t think of a better person to aspire to resemble.Read More
Before I couldn't meditate. I couldn't even say the word “rape” because I would feel so freaked out. Since I started the meds and learned the techniques, my heart is no longer racing. I feel calm, clear and focused. The static is gone. I feel connected to myself and I am no longer daydreaming. Before I couldn't think about deep things or be with myself. It was too scary. Now I can do things I never thought that I could before. I think that I will even be able to write a letter to process my grieving, which I never thought I could do. I used to hyperventilate when I had feelings, and now I am OK. I am so happy, I feel so much better. My life has changed in just one week – maybe recovery will work now that I can think and am not just focused on the negative. It is such a good feeling. I am getting to know myself sober for the time since I was 15 years old. I have a new life and all in one week since starting the medication. Thank you Dr. Sagan for getting it right on the first try.
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