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Sharon Sanborn Therapist in Seattle

Open Door Services

Sharon Sanborn

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

(206) 283-9767

Open Door Services
18 W. Mercer St.
Suite #360
Seattle, WA

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Open Door Services
18 W. Mercer St.
Suite #360
Seattle, WA
Queen Anne Hill
(206) 283-9767

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(206) 283-9767

Open Door Services

Sharon Sanborn

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Hypnotherapist and Art Therapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, USA as well as a global Life and Relationship Coach for Boat Lovers and Landlubbers. As an avid boater, I specialize in helping people experience peace on the water and to navigate and fulfill life dreams. I provide a supportive, effective and empowering atmosphere for individuals and couples. Trained as an Counselor, Art Therapist and Hypnotherapist with over thirty years experience in the mental health and teaching fields, my work blends verbal and non-verbal approaches including the use of Art, Photo and Video Therapy. I enjoy helping people to have freedom from anxiety, satisfying relationships and sexuality, clarity around gender and GLBTQ issues, sleeping well and success with your life dreams and ambitions. My goal is to offer you effective strategies to overcome problems and life patterns that are uncomfortable or ineffective. I assist people to identify what they want from life and relationships and to develop action plans with support to follow through with them. I also conduct workshops and groups such as "Successful Dating for Gals", Successful Dating for Guys", "Self-Mastery for Gals, Queens and Goddesses", "Communicate Effectively and Harmoniously", "Freedom from Anxiety", "Freedom from Negative thinking", "Success with your Goals", "Decision-Making", "Assertiveness" and "The Art of Gender". Check out or contact me today!

As an Art, Photo and Video therapist, I offer the opportunity to integrate basic art materials, photos and video-making in our work together. Creativity, self-expression and art-making with no "right" or "wrong" or expectations for a final product can increase self-awareness, build self-esteem, be calming, helpful, healing, fun and therapeutic. Getting things out on paper, for example, is a great way to move towards more understanding of a our thoughts and feelings and life situations, explore possible action steps and come to solutions and make decisions about your options.

As a Certified Hypnotherapist, I specialize in helping people sleep well, stop undesired habits such as cigarette smoking, over-eating, alcohol and drug use. Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis are effective techniques for reducing anxiety and fears, improving performance of any behavior (such as speaking in public speaking) and can be helpful with recovery from medical procedures/surgeries and dealing successfully with chronic medical conditions and/or pain.

Call or email Sharon Sanborn for your free phone consultation now - (206) 283-9767.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • EMDR
  • Jungian
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Art Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy

Professional Memberships:

  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Seattle Counselors Association

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Adults
  • Elderly (65+)

Religious Orientation:

  • Other
  • Spiritual

Niche Specialty:

  • Art, Photo and Video Therapy

Education Supporting Specialty:

I am a registered and board-certified Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Mental health Counselor

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Couples Counseling
  • LGBT
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Weight Loss
  • Womens Issues

My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 13 Years
Highest Degree: M.A.
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year Graduated: 2003
License No. and State: LH00009318 WA

Additional Credentials:
  • Art Therapist Registered - Board Certified (ATR-BC)


    Sliding Scale: Yes
    Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: No
    Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
    Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank Transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Visa, Discover, Paypal, Mastercard, Other
    Insurance Plans Accepted:
    Aetna, LifeWise, Premera BlueCross, Regence BlueShield, United Behavioral Health

    Crime Victim Compensation Provider


    License Number: 8908021

    License State: WA

    License Expiration Date: 04/14/2019

    Name on License: Sharon Sanborn