Welcome to Successful Social Workers!

I created this site as a resource for social workers, therapists and counselors looking for supervision, coaching and mentoring as they navigate licensure and build their careers.

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Clinical Supervision

Build skills, manage high risk cases, decrease your stress level, process counter-transference, avoid burn-out, work toward licensure. LCSW and MFT Supervision available in my San Jose office and throughout California via video conferencing.

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Coaching for Helping Professionals

Set goals, build confidence, make career decisions, prepare for interviews, learn how to start a private practice, manage stress. Find out how coaching can help you.

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Why work with me?

Still not sure? Find out what your peers are saying about supervision and coaching with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

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I created Successful Social Workers to provide education, supervision, and coaching to newer social workers. However, it is a resource not only for social workers, but for all therapists, counselors, psychologists, coaches, and case managers who are interested in life-long learning, personal and professional growth, and providing the best services possible to those in need.


I am especially interested in helping you identify and cope with signs of burnout. We all give so much of ourselves to our work and clients that it’s very easy to burn out. You’ve invested so much in your career, now it’s time to invest in yourself. Self-care is the key a long career as a helping professional, as well as good emotional and physical health. I’d love to help you develop your own personal self-care plan.


Please send me an email or give me a call, if I can be of assistance. Or if there is a topic you’d like to see on the blog or a resource you need, let me know and I’ll try to help.




  1. Theresa Fenton's Gravatar Theresa Fenton
    March 16, 2016    

    Great idea Sharon. We do brilliant work in social work helping others but we have a cruel streak when it comes to ourselves. My mantra with social workers new and old is Take care of you and taking good care of you is even better. Coaching is a great tool that social workers love when they see it in action. So more coaching action with social workers please.

  2. Pamela's Gravatar Pamela
    March 17, 2016    

    Do you ever supervize people outside San Jose, via Skype? Pamela

  3. Nancy L. Morgan, PhD's Gravatar Nancy L. Morgan, PhD
    June 2, 2016    

    Greetings, Sharon. I would like to meet with you at your earliest convenience re: providing supervision for MSW’s at LifeMoves. I am the Director of Behavioral Health, and would meet with you quarterly over the course of the training year. Thank you.


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Sharon Martin, LCSW

Welcome to Successful Social Workers! I am a licensed clinical social worker in California who is passionate about training, coaching, and supervising new social workers, therapists, and counselors. I look forward to helping you navigate the licensure process and build your professional career.

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