Are you are feeling anxious? Depressed?Overwhelmed? Irritable? Tired? Stuck?

Having frequent fights with a partner, family member or boss? Having dating doubts? Struggling after a break-up?

Want to de-clutter or explore what you really want in life, work and relationships?


I assist people in identifying what they want from life and relationships and in developing action plans with support to follow through with them. Helping clients overcome problems or self-defeating life patterns, increase awareness, improve communication, clarify thoughts, feelings, and values often leads people to feel more confident and flexible in the lives they wish to live.

Sharon’s Approach to Counseling offers you effective strategies to overcome problems and life patterns that are uncomfortable or ineffective. Your strengths, your resources and your unique view of the world are my focus. I believe you will find a safe, warm, trustworthy, empowering and encouraging an environment for healing, personal growth and effective resolution of specific problems.

Utilizing a collaborative Narrative and Solution-Focused approach to therapy in combination with Cognitive Behavioral and Gestalt techniques, I often integrate Counseling or “Talk” Therapy with Hypnotherapy and Art and Photo and Video Therapy.

Sharon’s specialty areas:
In addition to assisting people experiencing Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Social Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Bi-Polar Disorder, I have experience working with people around Relationship issues (with partners or spouses, family, at work, dating, etc.), De-cluttering/Organizing and Simplicity, Assertiveness, GLBTQ, Gender and Sexuality issues, Self-Esteem, and Attracting What you Want in Life. I have experience working with folks who are on any part of the gender spectrum and am Poly and Kink friendly.

I offer counseling and coaching for individuals and couples, Landlubbers and Boat Lovers. I enjoy helping Boat Lovers (Live-Aboards, Cruisers, Blue Water Sailers and people who spend time on boats) with relationship issues, improving communication, de-cluttering and enjoying life on the water.

Couples Counseling or Coaching
I offer counseling and coaching to couples who are feeling stuck, unhappy, having communication problems, having frequent fights or conflicts or wondering if you and your partner are a good fit for a relationship or marriage. I work with couples to explore differences and similarities, improve connection and communication, explore money, GLBTQ, Gender and Sexuality issues.I assist individuals and

I assist individuals and their loved ones anywhere on the gender spectrum and am Poly and Kink friendly.
Landlubbers and Boat Lovers.

I offer counseling and coaching for Landlubbers and Boat Lovers (Live-Aboards, Blue Water Sailors, Cruisers, and People who spend time on Power and Sailboats).


Having difficulties in relationships?
Can’t seem to get on track with following your dreams?
Experiencing the “blues”, depression or anxiety?

With support and clear strategies, you can develop skills and tools for improving your relationships, developing or establishing a career or business or de-cluttering and simplifying your life!

Improve your thoughts by successfully turning scattered, anxious and negative thinking into positive productive ideas.
Improve your emotions by turning feelings of anger, resentment, sadness, and fear into calm confidence and joy!
Improve your actions by turning procrastination and passivity into clear communication while finding purpose, clarity, and accomplishment.

Coaching for Land-Lovers and Boat-Lovers
I specialize in offering coaching to Land Lubbers and Boat Lovers whether they be Live-Aboards, Cruisers, Blue Water sailors or people who spend time on motor or sailboats. My work often involves helping folks develop effective communication skills, simplify and organize as well as exploring ways to enjoy life to the fullest on or off the water.

I enjoy spending time in the mountains and sailing in local waters around Seattle. I would love to do more “blue water” sailing, cruising to Mexico, South America, crossing the Pacific Ocean and other places around the world.



I offer a place for people to gain new insights, explore perspectives and options, resolve problems and enhance skills to better cope with the challenges in their lives. Our work might involve using images, photos and writing as vehicles for self-expression, increased awareness and improved communication. It is often hard to find words for our inner feelings, fears, and experiences. Art materials from pencils and magic markers to paint, photos and videos (or even Pastry Therapy™)-can give form to these concepts, lead to greater awareness and self-esteem, clarify values and beliefs and create new perspectives and choices.

Making art and tapping into the creative process can be a powerful way to express your thoughts and feelings. It can be calming, lead to focus and integrate polarities, as well as assist in expanding options and facilitating decision-making and risk-taking. No previous art experience is needed. The process is usually more important than the end product.

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Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness in which concentration becomes highly focused. In this relaxed, suggestive state the benefits can be accelerated learning and reduction in symptoms such as addictions, physical pain, debilitating mood or emotional patterns and reactions to trauma. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The client is always in charge and I validate the fact that all the “answers” are within the client. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that humans experience often in their lives (one familiar example is “highway hypnosis”).

Self-hypnosis has huge potential for empowering people to increase control and make changes in their lives. I am a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT) and trained in EMDR.


I am qualified in Washington state to offer Clinical Supervision towards licensure for LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), LICSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) and ATR (Registered Art Therapist).

I can meet with you at my office or use tele-supervision options like phone, SKYPE or other technologies for long distance communication. We can discuss many clinical and client issues including the following areas: Assessment and Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, Intervention and Measurement of Progress, various Counseling Approach, Ethical Issues, Paperwork (at an agency or facility or for private practice), Private Practice issues including Marketing, Networking and Advertising and Career Counseling such as exploring career options and transitions as well as preparing for licensure exams.

I enjoy supporting clinicians who want to clarify the issues and populations they want to work with and the counseling approaches they want to explore and utilize. Often our work focuses on identifying personal and professional goals and creating a plan to reach these successfully.


  • Individual Supervision 50 minute appointment = $95 (cash or check $90)
  • Group Supervision 100 minute appointment = $185 each (cash or check $180) for 2 participants  or $65 each (cash or check $60) for 3 participants, usually meets monthly (dates to be determined) meets in South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA
  • Group Supervision 50 minute appointment = $95 each (cash or check $90) for 2 participants or $45 each for 3 participants 


  • “Communicate Effectively and Harmoniously” Group Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 PM January 23-April 3 and April 17-June 12, 2018
  • “Dating Successfully for Guys” Group Tuesdays 7:30-8:45 PM January 23-April 3 and April 17-June 12, 2018
  • “Dating Successfully for Gals” Group Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 PM  January 16-March 27 and April 10-June 19, 2018
  • “Self-Mastery for Gals-I mean Queens and Goddesses” Group Tuesdays 7:30-8:45 PM January 16-March 27 and April 10-June 19, 2018
  • “Introduction to SoulCollage® Workshops” on several Sundays 1-4 PM (dates to be determined) 
  • “SoulCollage® Meeting” Group often monthly Sundays 1-4 PM (dates to be determined)
  • “Clinical Supervision” Group often monthly (dates to be determined)

More Information about these Groups below:

  • “Successful Dating for Guys” Group
  • “Successful Dating for Gals” Group
  • “Self-Mastery for Gals-I mean Queens and Goddesses” Group
  • “Communicate Effectively and Harmoniously” Group

Meets at 18 W. Mercer St., Suite. 360, Seattle, WA 98119, Cost includes Group meeting x 6 over 11 weeks $186 (cash or checks $180), Buddy Check-In x 5 on phone/Skype or face to face (no cost) and indivivual 50 minute appointment with sharon sanborn on phone/Skype or face to face (no cost, usually $120).

“Clinical Supervision” usually meets in South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA

  • Individual Supervision 50 minute appointment = $95 (cash or check $90)
  • Group Supervision 100 minute appointment = $185 each (cash or check $180) for 2 participants  or $65 each (cash or check $60) for 3 participants
  • Group Supervision 50 minute appointment = $95 each (cash or check $90) for 2 participants or $45 each for 3 participants

“SoulCollage® Meeting Group” usually meets in South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA, 3 hours $30

This often monthly SoulCollage® Group is a place to explore the exciting and healing process of SoulCollage® card making and card reading.  Sharon Sanborn is a Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator and will support you in creating your first card, creating your own deck of SoulCollage® cards, sharing about your cards, experiencing a reading of your cards and getting meaning out of the SoulCollage® process. More information at

“Introduction to SoulCollage® Workshop”  meets in the Seattle, WA area, 3 hours $30 (you might want to add into your cost a Starter Kit of supplies for $16.95 which you can purchase from Sharon Sanborn or at