I specialize in counseling or psychotherapy that focuses on
- Setting boundaries
- Changing codependent patterns
- Overcoming perfectionism
- Managing anxiety
- Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person
Counseling is available online (telehealth) to California residents. Please note that my license does not allow me to provide therapy to people who live in other states or countries.
Clinical Consultation for Mental Health Professionals
If you're a mental health professional looking for a one-time case consultion or on-going consultation and mentorship, I can help! I provide consultation by video conference or telephone. And I specialize in supporting clinicians with adult or teen client issues related to alcoholic/dysfunctional families, codependency, perfectionism, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression.
Consultations are $110 per 45-minute session and a discount is offered for two or more sessions in the same month.
Mental Health Interviews
Are you looking for an expert to quote in your print or online publication? Or an experienced guest for your mental health-related podcast? I'm frequently asked to provide expert advice and have been quoted in publications such as Healthline, Redbook magazine, and Simplemost magazine. I have also been a radio and podcast guest on numerous occassions.
I write about positive psychology, healthy relationships, codependency, perfectionism, and general mental health and wellbeing. I draw from over 20 years of work as a psychotherapist to provide meaningful insights and practical strategies and tools.
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I am always learning and growing, more aware of tendencies and recognizing when they want to creep back in, and you have certainly been a huge part of my eyes being opened. You don’t just share information for information sake, you offer real, genuine, practical tools to break free and live fully… And I just wanted to thank you again!!! — Lori (a reader)
Sharon Martin’s new e-book– Navigating the Codependency Maze: A Path to Freedom and Healthy Love is a wonderful tool for anyone who struggles with wanting healthy relationships but doesn’t know how to begin that journey, either on their own or with a trusted therapist or coach. Sharon’s language is kind, non-judgmental, yet never shies away from being straightforward. This book takes the reader from an understanding of the concept of what is co-dependency through chapters that carefully lay out steps to begin the healing journey, to resources and worksheets that will support the work. If you are looking for healthy relationships with others and most importantly yourself, this is a wonderful place to start. — Charlotte Hiler Easley, LCSW, ESMHL
If you’re someone who worries about how people will react when you express your opinion or say no to a request, I highly recommend this workbook from Sharon Martin, LCSW! Sharon clearly explains setting boundaries and describes the factors that get in the way of being comfortable with speaking our truth. This workbook will help you identify what’s getting in the way and make changes so you can stop worrying about what other people think and speak your mind. — Laura Reagan, LCSW-C
Sharon Martin is a true expert in codependency. This workbook is a powerful exploration of people-pleasing and how to set boundaries with powerful yet gentle exercises to explore how codependency impacts relationships at its core. Each exercise is easy to do and will increase your awareness around codependency symptoms. I highly recommend diving into this treasure of knowledge for those eager to heal. Sharon is a master at teaching these concepts and making them understandable and easy to practice. — Michelle Farris, LMFT
It never fails – almost daily, I address something in session with my client(s) & I end up coming across 1 or multiple blog postings of yours that speaks to the very things we talked about in their sessions that day. I’ve forwarded so many of your posts to so many of my clients. As you reach out & share your posts with us on Facebook, you are sharing through me. I truly appreciate you & your writing. – Gina Martin, LPC
“Sharon was well prepared with excellent material that spoke directly to the needs of the people she was sharing with….She asked for interaction with people throughout the presentation always responded with great follow-up responses and integrated it into her topic of stress management. I highly recommend Sharon Martin in this capacity!”
– Lisa Jacobs, organizer of the Limitless Women’s Retreat
Sharon has been my Clinical Supervisor and mentor for 5 years now. She is a consummate professional. I have learned strong clinical skills from her from diagnosing to case management plus all-important boundary-setting. Sharon has seen me thru some very trying cases and professional situations. I trust her judgment and guidance implicitly. With her unwavering encouragement I continue to grow into my full potential as a practicing professional. — Joanie Santos, MSW
Sharon Martin, LCSW, is not only one of my favorite columnists on the Good Men Project, but a true voice for therapists who write and need to perfect their voices for an cyber-audience. Her weekly writing always inspires and touches the lives of thousands, and she has an amazing ability to perfect a point that the reader could and usually does need to read regarding a whole host of existential dilemmas. I’m excited each week to see what she is writing and…I’m proud to have her in my circle of writers. — Jeremy McKeen, Lead Editor at The Good Men Project