My name is Sean Patrick Hatt. I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Seattle, Washington.
My path to this work has been circuitous to say the least. I began my professional life as an officer in the United States Army Medical Service Corps after graduating from the University of Washington in 1987. While on active duty, I served primarily in Europe and even conducted a U.S. State Department directed humanitarian deployment to Mauritania, Africa just prior to participating in the medical support mission at the primary receiving hospital in Germany during Operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort.
After I left active military service in 1993, I worked briefly in financial services before returning to healthcare operations to join the founding members of a start-up in the long-term care sector, a company we successfully took public in 1995.
Weary of living in airports, I left long-term healthcare to pursue an entrepreneurial path in my father’s footsteps as co-owner of a boutique marketing and design consultancy. With an eye toward bringing my military and executive experience to the table for our clients, I simultaneously pursued a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science with a focus on Organizational Development from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) at Bastyr University, which I completed in 2002.
During my two years as a graduate student at Bastyr, I began to recognize a calling toward clinical practice, as I found myself envious of my colleagues in the Marriage and Family Therapy track of the curriculum. I was also enthralled by an emergent holistic, systemic and spiritual worldview. This ultimately led me to change every aspect of my life, including selling my firm to my partner and striking out on my own as an independent consultant seeking to foster a new culture of enlightened leadership in the world.
But the calling to clinical work never left me, ultimately leading me to enroll at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2004 to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, which I successfully completed in 2009.
At ITP I practiced Aikido for three years as a means of mind-body integration, learned the art of phenomenological research, contributed to an initiative to create a new field called neuro-phenomenology, and took experiential immersions in the mystical Sufi tradition of Rumi, spiritual guidance, creative expression, psychodrama, Buddhist meditation and poetry therapy.
Since graduation, I have been building my own eclectic healing approach in private practice, which incorporates all of my transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy training and over 18 years of Buddhist meditation practice in both the Tibetan and Zen traditions, along with a year-long immersion in non-dual teacher and therapist training with Peter Fenner, Ph.D. (http://www.nondualtraining.org and http://www.radiantmind.net) and most recently, several years of focused study and practice with the founders of a therapeutic modality called Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems or CIMBS (http://www.complexintegrationmbs.com).
|Professional Title||Clinical Psychologist|
|Modalities||Transpersonal, Mindfulness-Based and Informed, Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems (CIMBS)|
|Training / qualifications|
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, MA Transpersonal Psychology, MA Leadership and Organizational Development, BA English
|License and State||Washington State Psychologist|
|Code of Ethics||APA|
|Areas of Focus||Anxiety, Depression and Trauma in Adults|
|Accepting New Clients||Yes|
|About the Nondual Approach|
Mindfulness takes us only so far. If we are going to access our highest potential, that is the cessation of suffering for ourselves and for all beings, we have to develop our capacity to rest in unconditioned awareness. This informs all that I do (and don't do). You see how words are already becoming problematic.
|My Work is Influenced by||Peter Fenner, Lama Surya Das, Robert Aitken Roshi|
|Client Endorsements and Testimonials|
“I recommend Dr. Sean Hatt as a uniquely qualified psychologist and psycho-spiritual facilitator. He is at the forefront of a new generation of mental health professionals who have received the highest quality training available in the West and complemented this with extensive, first hand study and experience in the Asian sciences of the mind. He combines a rare breadth of experience, an innate sensitivity to the challenges and riches of human existence, and a natural and authentic respect for people of all ages, cultures and races. An opportunity to work with Dr. Hatt is a real fortune.”
Peter Fenner, Ph.D.
|Clients I Work With||Individuals, Groups|
|Types of Sessions||Face-to-Face, Long-term , Short-term|
|Wheel chair Access||Yes|
|Type of Insurance Accepted||Out of Network only|