My interest in visual arts and psychology led me to take many art classes and complete a Master’s degree in Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist and Coach.
Over the last 30 years in the mental health and teaching fields I have worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, crisis intervention settings as well as been in private practice since 2005. I have taught children’s art classes, university and community college level classes as well as at language institutions in Germany. I have professional affiliations with the American Art Therapy Association, the Evergreen Art Therapy Association and the Seattle Counselors Association. Besides hiking, skiing, climbing and Ultimate Frisbee, I paint shoe portraits and have shown my acrylic and collage work in galleries in Germany and the United States. I am interested in photography and video and have created a video about Art Therapy entitled “Art Saves Lives”. See "Resources" page for more information and option to purchase this video.
Counseling for Boat Lovers I specialize in offering counseling to 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 the water.
I enjoy sailing and spending time in local waters. I plan to do some “blue water” sailing, cruising to Mexico, South America and crossing the Pacific Ocean as well as traveling to other parts of the world!
Call 206-283-9767 in USA or email Sharon@SharonSanborn.com