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 […]

5 Ways to Improve your Mood Right Now

  You can improve your mood right now by: 1. Laugh – find some funny jokes online and have a good laugh. 2. Do something nice for someone else – It doesn’t have to be big; Bring your coworker a coffee or text your friend that funny joke you just found. 3. Find something to be grateful for – Again […]