SERVICES

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?

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CREATE CHANGE AND SPARK HEALING AND GROWTH

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.

My approach to Counseling and Coaching 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, Jungian, Gestalt and Hypnotherapy techniques, I often integrate Counseling or “Talk” Therapy, Life and Relationship Coaching with Art and Photo Therapy. I offer Counseling/Therapy and Life and Relationship Coaching in-person as well as virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc.

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 love helping people with relationship issues, improving communication so you are effective and harmonious, helping you date successfully, gain self-mastery of your thoughts, feelings and actions, de-clutter/get organized and enjoy life!

LIFE AND RELATIONSHIP COACHING If YOU ARE FEELING LOST, STRESSED, STUCK OR OVERWHELMED

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 their loved ones anywhere on the gender or sexuality spectrum.

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!

I would like to help you improve your thoughts by successfully turning scattered, anxious and negative thinking into positive, productive and creative ideas on a regular basis!

I would like to help you improve your feelings and emotions by releasing feelings of anger, resentment, sadness, and fear as you experience more calmness, confidence and joy!

I would like to help you improve your actions by turning procrastination, perfectionism, passivity and bad habits that you hate into clear priorities while finding purpose, accomplishment and success!

Self-mastery of your thoughts, feelings and actions over time develop into healthy mind and body habits that feel awesome!.

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.

 

ART, PHOTO & VIDEO THERAPY

ART SAVES LIVES!

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, videos and writing as vehicles for self-expression, increased awareness and improved communication. It is often hard to find words for our inner feelings, our emotions, 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, risk-taking and getting unstuck and clear. No previous art experience is needed. As a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist and SoulCollage® Facilitator, I have seen time and time again how rewarding the creative process can be and that the experience is most often more important than the end product. I offer Art, Photo and Video Therapy in-person as well as virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc.

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FIND THE ANSWERS WITHIN

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 offer Hypnotherapy in-person as well as virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

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 in lower Queen Anne area of Seattle, WA as well as virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc. We can discuss many clinical and client issues including the following areas: Assessment and Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, Intervention and Measurement of Progress, various Counseling/Therapy Approaches, Ethical Issues, Paperwork (at an agency or facility or for private practice), Private Practice issues including Marketing, Networking, Boundaries and establishing Practice Policies, 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.

Costs:

  • Individual Supervision 50 minute appointment = $95 (cash or check $90)
  • Group Supervision 100 minute appointment = $95 (cash or check $90) each for 2 participants  or $65 (cash or check $60) each for 3 participants, usually meets monthly (dates to be determined) in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA or remotely via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc.
  • Group Supervision 50 minute appointment = $50 (cash or check $45) each for 2 participants or $35 (cash or check $30) each for 3 participants

 

  • “Dating Successfully for Gals” Group Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 or 7:45-9:00 PM x 6 weeks in-person or virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc. 
  • “Self-Mastery for Gals-I mean Queens and Goddesses” Group Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 or 7:45-9:00 PM x 6 weeks in-person or virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc. 
  • “Dating Successfully for Guys” Group Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 or 7:45-9:00 PM  x 6 weeks in-person or virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc. 
  • “Communicate Effectively and Harmoniously” Group Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 or 7:45-9:00 PM x 6 weeks in-person or virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc. 
  • “Introduction to SoulCollage® Workshops” see next event dates below, often meets Saturdays or Sundays 1-4 PM (dates to be determined) 
  • “SoulCollage® Meetings” see next event dates below, often meet monthly Saturdays or Sundays 1-4 PM (dates to be determined)
  • “Clinical Supervision” Group mostly meets monthly (dates and location shared after you speak with me)

To register for a group or get more information, call 206-283-9767 or email Sharon Sanborn at Sharon@SharonSanborn.com and say you want to register for a particular group. I will contact you regarding information about exact meeting dates and times (minimum 4 and maximum 8 participants). Pay group cost by clicking on “Make a Payment” at top of this page and choosing the specific group “Buy Now” button. 

“Dating Successfully for Gals Group” Feeling frustrated, disappointed or hopeless about finding the partner you desire? Many people find dating scary, frustrating and depressing. What if you could relax and have more fun dating? What if you could feel more clear about the type of person you want to date and what you are looking for in a relationship? What if you could not take dating so personally? Would you like to feel more confident about what you offer in a relationship and who is a good fit for you? How it works:  Dating Successfully Group for Gals” is a group for people who want to date more successfully and easily. This group offers guidance and support on many dating topics and tips. You are not alone in what you are feeling and thinking about dating, there are many common experiences most all people experience when heading off to a first…or last date, getting to know dating partners and working out relationships. Don’t take it personally! You are probably having dating experiences that are common to many people. In addition to using several interactive visual “Tools”, we will listen to songs about relationships. Music is a way humans have always told stories about their experiences. What You will Get: As a member of this group, you will get to know yourself better by identifying what you want and need in relationships, what is important to you and how to communicate this more clearly. This will increase your confidence about dating and finding a wonderful partner-whether that is for a long-term relationship, for marriage or casual dating.  18 years and older welcome. Heterosexual and GLBTQ friendly.

“Self-Mastery for Gals, Queens and Goddesses Group” Feeling frustrated, disappointed or hopeless about identifying what you desire and how to achieve it?  Many of us long for a sense of mastery over ourselves and our lives. What if you could relax and have more fun living the life you want? What if you could be more clear, intentional and successful in your life, work and relationships? How it works:  Self-Mastery for Gals, Queens and Goddesses” is a group for people who identify as gals, who want to have the support, education and guidance of a group that offers tips about self-mastery and reaching your full Queen or Goddess potential. Participants will gain increased self-awareness, improved communication, discuss and explore strategies for creating positive and harmonious relationships and a sense of confidence, power and success.  We will also practice practical interactive visual “tools” using basic art materials and art-making processes (supplies included and no art experience at all is required). What You will Get: exposure to topics will include self-awareness, self-mastery of feelings, thoughts and actions, turning negative thinking into positive thoughts and using bad habits to inspire healthy chosen habits. What would it be like to feel confident that you are free and at-choice in your life and can “master” your life with support to create a life you love?

“Dating Successfully for Guys Group” Feeling frustrated, disappointed or hopeless about finding the partner you desire? Many people find dating scary, frustrating and depressing. What if you could relax and have more fun dating? What if you could feel more clear about the type of person you want to date and what you are looking for in a relationship? What if you could not take dating so personally? Would you like to feel more confident about what you offer in a relationship and who is a good fit for you? How it works:  Dating Successfully Group for Guys” is a group for people who want to date more successfully and easily. This group offers guidance and support on many dating topics and tips. You are not alone in what you are feeling and thinking about dating, there are many common experiences most all people experience when heading off to a first…or last date, getting to know dating partners and working out relationships. Don’t take it personally! You are probably having dating experiences that are common to many people. In addition to using several interactive visual “Tools”, we will listen to songs about relationships. Music is a way humans have always told stories about their experiences. What You will Get: As a member of this group, you will get to know yourself better by identifying what you want and need in relationships, what is important to you and how to communicate this more clearly. This will increase your confidence about dating and finding a wonderful partner-whether that is for a long-term relationship, for marriage or casual dating.  18 years and older welcome. Heterosexual and GLBTQ friendly.

“Communicate Effectively and Harmoniously” Feeling frustrated, disappointed or hopeless about explaining what you think and want without conflict?  Not sure what to say or even what you want to say and don’t know where to start? Feel anxious when you want or have to speak with people-especially people who don’t seem to want to play fair? What if you could communicate more harmoniously and effectively by increasing your self-awareness and calmly expressing yourself with ease? What if you could get less conflict and better results when you make requests of others? How it works:  “Communicate Effectively and Harmoniously: Listening and Speaking Tools” is a group for people who want to communicate more successfully. Discussion topics include how to be more clear, more articulate and communicate more effectively in your relationships at home, work and wherever you are. We will also practice practical interactive visual “tools” using basic art materials and art-making processes (supplies included and no art experience at all is required) that increase your confidence about listening and speaking. What You will Get: This group offers education on many communication topics, assertiveness tips, guidance and support for listening, speaking and communicating effectively and developing and maintaining harmonious relationships as a result. Participants will gain increased self-awareness by identifying how they feel about situations, what they want and need, what is important to you and how to communicate this effectively and harmoniously.

Cost for 6 week groups includes: Group meeting x 6 weeks $185 (cash or checks $180), Buddy Check-In on Skype/Zoom/Phone or in-person (no cost) and indivivual 50 minute appointment with Sharon Sanborn on phone/Skype or in-person (no cost, usually $125, cash or check $120)

Clical Supervision” Individual and Group 

  • Individual Supervision 50 minute appointment, usually meets at 18 W. Mercer St., Ste. 360, Seattle, WA 98119 or virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc.= $95 (cash or check $90)
  • Group Supervision 100 minute appointment, currently meets monthly in South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA 98109 Cost= $95 (cash or check $90) each for 2 participants or $65 (cash or check $60) each for 3 participants (call 206-283-9767 or email at Sharon@SharonSanborn.com for specific dates and times). Also possible virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc.
  • Group Supervision 50 minute appointment meets in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA 98109 = $50 each (cash or check $45) for 2 participants or $35 (cash or chech $30) each for 3 participants. Also possible virtually via Skype/Zoom/Phone, etc.

Introduction to SoulCollage® Workshop” = scheduled workshops at Inner Alchemy in West Seattle Sunday, May 6, 2018 12-3 PM and Saturday October 27, 2018, $40. To register, go to https://www.inneralchemytt.com/calendar-of-events/2018/5/6/introduction-to-soul-collage

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 www.SoulCollage.com Workshops often offered by Sharon in Seattle, WA in various locations (dates to be determined) 3 hours $35/$40 depending on location (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 www.SoulCollage.com)

SoulCollage® Meeting” =scheduled meetings are Sunday, June 10, 2018 1-4 PM and Saturday, July 14,  2018 1-4 PM, Monday, August 6, 2018 6-9 PM  $15 in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA (specific location given after registering). You can register by calling 206-283-9767 or emailing at Sharon@SharonSanborn.com

These often monthly 3 hour, $15, SoulCollage® Meetings are a place to explore the exciting and healing process of SoulCollage® card making and card reading after taking an “Introduction to SoulCollage®” Workshop.