Stress and Anxiety

San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, is a stressful place for adults and teens alike. I can help you regain balance, peace, and a sense of control over your thoughts and your life. Stress and anxiety can zap your energy, leaving you worried, confused, and unfocused. Help is here for your over stressed, over scheduled, out of control life.

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Learn how to stop trying to be perfect and be yourself. Since no one is, or can be, perfect, learn to embrace your mistakes, stop critical self-talk, work more efficiently, and improve relationships.

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Co-Dependency and People Pleasing

Do you need helping changing unhealthy relationship patterns? Whether you are trying to heal from a divorce or break-up or trying to make peace with people-pleasing and care-taking patterns learned in childhood, I can help you learn to set boundaries, find your voice, and build happy relationships.

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Teens and 20-Somethings

If you have a stressed-out or angry teenager, I can help. Many teenagers find it helpful to talk to an impartial adult who can offer support and healthy coping skills.

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San Jose Counseling & Personal Growth


Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. You’re having trouble sleeping. You’re worrying, overthinking, and can’t “turn off your brain”. I understand. Silicon Valley is a busy, high pressure place to live.


Or perhaps you just don’t feel good enough. You’re efforts to be the perfect, always doing for everyone else, have left you burnt out. You’re tired of comparing yourself to everyone else and never measuring up.


It’s important to set goals and achieve great things, but perfection isn’t possible. These accomplishments and comparisons are probably making you feel worse, not better, about yourself. The answer is learning to embrace your imperfections, learn and grow from your mistakes. I can help you discover your authentic self and learn to accept your flaws and short comings. It’s from this place of self love and acceptance that change is possible. You can let go of perfectionism and feel good about who you are.


I will help you develop self-compassion and acceptance so that you can overcome perfectionism and people-pleasing and create the happiness and balance you crave.


Sharon Martin Counseling & Personal Growth is a counseling practice in San Jose dedicated to helping over-stressed adults and teens embrace their imperfections and grow happiness.


Let’s work together to:


  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Let go of self-doubt and criticism
  • Build satisfying relationships
  • Develop healthy boundaries
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Create work-life balance
  • Manage life transitions
  • Heal childhood wounds (especially adult children of alcoholics)
  • Grieve losses
  • Make decisions about family building
  • Find emotional freedom
  • Accept uncertainty
  • Move from victimhood to empowerment
  • Make yourself a priority


Please give me a call at 408-982-6535 or schedule a counseling appointment in San Jose now.


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