1. Are you attending consistently? This is the biggest reason I see clients not progressing. I recognize my client’s are busy and it can be hard to carve out about 1.5 hours/week to attend regularly. However, regular attendance is essential in the beginning and middle phases of treatment. If you aren’t able to keep your appointments, you need to consider […]
Welcome! At Sharon Martin Counseling & Personal Growth, I offer compassionate, non-judgmental support through your change process. I specializes in helping with concerns such as: Anxiety Grief Shame Perfectionism Codependency Forgiveness Anger Infertility & pregnancy loss Life transitions Substance Abuse Stress Self-esteem Relationship problems Individual Therapy helps you address your specific concerns with the help of a trained therapist. Sessions usually last 50 […]
Did you know that anticipating a pleasurable activity can increase your happiness? Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, wrote: “To get the most bang for the happiness buck, I’ve realized that I should complete four stages of reveling in a moment of happiness: anticipate with pleasure, savor the moment as I experience it, express my happiness to myself or others, […]
This print hangs in my office. Before talking about what it means, a little background. It was given to me by a trusted adviser and fellow therapist: my Mother. This print hung in my mother’s psychotherapy office for 20 years and when she retired, she gave it to me. It was made for her by a Chinese friend. It says […]
I recently finished reading Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness. It was a very interesting read. Dr. Gilbert explores why we wrongly predict what will make us happy.
I am reading Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff, MD. I’m about halfway through and have already recommended it two clients who I know will love it. Dr. Orloff taps into spirituality, intuition, and dreams to complement traditional cognitive and behavioral approaches to changing negative thoughts and feelings. I suggest you add it to your reading list, too.
Congratulations to all of you who have gathered the courage to come to counseling! It’s an amazing journey of self-discovery.