Erran Sharpe, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
My own years of intensive therapy transformed me—and led me to my life’s work.
As a scientist for the National Park Service, I had a good education and career. But I was hurting as I struggled to maintain relationships.
After years of trying to figure it out on my own, I found a therapist who I sensed could help me. There, I began a journey inward, which led me to my spiritual heart. I spent a year and a half listening to myself and finally discovered what I needed. It was daunting, but it also set me free. Because shortly after, I leapt into my personal unknown: I re-trained as a therapist, and never looked back.
I practice therapy because I know it works; it turned my life around. It’s also my contribution to life: to others’ lives, when I see them improve… and to my own life, because I continue to grow personally. And so I dedicate the merit of my personal experience to anyone who can benefit from it.
Every person longs for connection – to their own heart, to other people, to the natural world, to truth. My mission is to connect with you and guide you as you explore your incredible inner landscape; we are both transformed by the sunbeam of compassion that illuminates our path.
Today, my methods draw from both traditional therapy and spiritual guidance. And I eagerly learn new ways to explore our inner landscapes so that I can bring more healing into the world.
I graduated from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (a Bastyr University affiliate) in 2002 with a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I live in Port Angeles, with my wife and our two beautiful children.
My wife and children are a source of satisfaction and purpose in my life. The mountains, rivers, and ocean of the Pacific Northwest nourish my soul, as do meditation, drumming, dancing, and music.