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 […]

Tips on setting successful goals

Happy 2014! Here are a few tips for setting successful goals for the new year (or anytime). 1. Take your time and consider what you really want to focus on. It’s OK if you still don’t have goals for 2014. And it’s OK if it takes you several weeks more, as long as you are reflecting and considering. 2. Frame your […]

Anticipating

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, […]

Necessary Endings

Book Review: Necessary Endings

Book Review of Necessary Endings  review by Sharon Martin, LCSW This post contains affiliate links which means I receive a small commission if you purchase the book through my link. This helps support the blog and costs you nothing.   Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward is […]

September

September is the month to draw attention to two causes close to my heart. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As a therapist and clinical supervisor, of course, I work to prevent suicide every month of the year. My Grandfather committed suicide. My cousin committed suicide. And a very dear client committed suicide. They were all deeply loved. And they […]