Spring Cleaning for Your Emotional Life

Spring Cleaning for your Emotional Life

Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth, hope. It’s also the time of year to clean out the garage and closets, discard what’s broken or obsolete. Perhaps you’ll find some treasures among the junk as well. But when’s the last time you cleaned out your emotional life? Things can pile up in our emotional life as well. Sometimes you’re […]

Book Review Setting Boundaries

Book Review: Where to Draw the Line – How to Set Healthy Boundaries

This post contains affiliate links.   How do you set healthy boundaries? I just finished reading Anne Katherine’s book Where To Draw The Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day.   As the title states, it is a guide to setting healthy boundaries in many different kinds of situations. Katherine does an excellent job of explaining what boundaries are. Her […]

Do you need a vacation?

Are you overworked? Are you tired? Is it hard to separate work and personal time? In need of a vacation? From where I sit, the answer is yes. My clients and colleagues work very hard. So, why aren’t you using your vacation time? The Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey by Glassdoor reveals that employees are only using 51% of their […]

How to support someone who’s grieving

It can be hard to be around someone who is grieving. They’re likely sad, crying, moody, angry. They may be isolating themselves, drinking too much or engaging in other self-destructive behaviors. There is no “right” thing to say or do that will comfort every grieving person. However, here are a couple of ideas: photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net   Talk about […]

How does infertility affect a marriage?

How does infertility affect a marriage? It’s a major crisis for a couple. And one that can persist for years and years. Infertility is the loss of a dream, loss of the future. It creates financial stress. I don’t need to tell you that infertility treatment is expensive. Finances can limit choices. The stress can contribute to lack of connection […]

How do you know when you need therapy?

Are you wondering if you really need therapy? Most people who come to therapy are average folks, just like you. They are looking for support through a change or trauma. They are having trouble coping with stress or transitions. You should consider therapy when: You’ve tried to change/fix it on your own, but haven’t seen the results you are looking […]

Why am I not Progressing in Therapy?

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 […]

Therapy Services

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 […]