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Sharon Martin, LCSW is a recognized expert in emotional wellness, healthy relationships, and parenting. She is a freelance writer and writes the popular blog Happily Imperfect for Psych Central and a weekly column called Courage to be Me for The Good Men Project.

If you’d like to discuss a freelance writing project, media interview, or speaking engagement, please contact Sharon’s office.

Sharon has been quoted in:

How to Conquer the Martyr Complex (Real Simple Magazine)

How to Overcome Feeling Insecure in a Relationship (Love Evolve and Thrive)

6 Ways to Calm Your Fear of Flying (Fab Fit Fun)

How Long Should I Wait for Him to Commit (Love Evolve Thrive)

What is a Social Worker, Exactly? (Rasmussen College)

How to Share Your Feelings, Fears and Insecurities with Him (Love Evolve and Thrive)

11 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success (Bustle)

How to Attract Healthy Love (Love Evolve and Thrive)

6 Ways to Shut Off Your Brain Before Going to Sleep (Simplemost)

11 Ways to Create the Most Sleep-Friendly Bedroom Ever (Bustle)

8 Ways to Release Negative Emotion, So You Can Feel Better the Right Way (Bustle)

Momma Interviews: Meet Sharon Martin (Happy with Baby)

7 Ways to Feel Instantly Happier, According to Science (Bustle)

7 Everyday Habits that are Bad for your Mental Health (Bustle)

How to Talk about Infertility (Redbook Magazine)

How to Set Family Rules for Teens (Teenage Learning)

5 Tips for Raise a Leader Who Doesn’t Follow the Crowd (Daily Parent)

10 Signs You’re Getting in Your Own Way (Live Strong)

Why You’re Always Overscheduled (Daily Worth and

Laughter for All (Rewire Me)

How to Effectively Deal with a Chronic Procrastinator (Lady Lux)

What Every Man Needs to Know about Handling Arguments in a Long-Term Relationship (Primer Magazine)

7 Ways to Survive a Breakup when you’re the Heartbreaker (She Knows)

The Surprising Ways Spring Cleaning can Improve your Health (The Active Times)

Cry It Out: 6 Surprising Health Benefits of Shedding a Few Tears (Medical Daily)

How Infertile Men Can Cope with Father’s Day (Baby Med)

Top Tips for Parenting Teens from the Experts (

Parenting in Today’s World (The Parenting Skills)

Sharon has written the following articles:

What Your Attachment Style Says About Your Relationships (Your Tango)

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned (Global Love Project)

Do You REALLY Know Who You Are? (Your Tango)

Blog with Confidence: You Have Something to Say (The Counselor’s Coach)

September Reset (Bonbon Break)

Coping with the Emotional Aspects of a Client’s Death (The New Social Worker)

Using Mindfulness to Stop Anxious Overthinking (Progression Counseling)

Why I Stopped Trying to be Perfect (Sammiches and Psych Meds)

Parents Don’t Need to be Perfect (Today Parenting)

12 Signs You’re Being Too Nice (The Good Men Project)

8 Creative Ways to Help Yourself When You Are Feeling Blue (BonBon Break)

5 Essentials for Coping with Your Teenager’s Drug Abuse (Stop Medicine Abuse)

How to Keep Perfectionism From Harming Your Marriage (

How to Deal with Your Toxic Family this Year (The Good Men Project)

How to Deal with Grief during the Holidays (The Good Men Project)

Navigating the Holidays when your Partner is an Addict (The Good Men Project)

Tell Me I’m Anything But Depressed! (The Good Men Project)

Say Yes to Yourself (Today Parenting Team)

The Ex and Space: What Nice Guys Need to Know (The Good Men Project)

Top 10 Confessions of a Perfectionist (Psych Central)

An Overthinker’s Nightmare (Psych Central)

Insecurities (Aletheia -Lynbrook High School)

Trickle Down Self-Care for Moms (The Mommy Happiness Project)


Audio and Video:

Compassion Fatigue Podcast hosted by Jennifer Blough, LPC. How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Sharon Martin, LCSW.


Blissful Practice Podcast hosted by Dr. Agnes Wainman. Blogging Your Way to a Successful Private Practice with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

Market Private Practice with Blogging

WGN Radio Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth. Sharon spoke to talk radio host Amy Guth about how and why to practice gratitude.

Emotional Health radio guest Sharon Martin, LCSW

Women in Depth podcast hosted by Lourdes Viado, Ph.D. Overcoming People Pleasing with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

Women in Depth podcast: Overcoming People Pleasing an interview with Sharon Martin, LCSW

Podcast interview with Laura Reagan on Therapy Chat: Episode 28 – Understanding Perfectionism.

Sharon Martin, LCSW podcast interview about perfectionism

Podcast interview with Nicole Burgess on Launching Your Daughter: Episode 15 – Helping Parents and Teens Embrace Imperfection.

Launching your Daughter podcast

Podcast interview with Melvin Varghese on Selling the Couch: Episode 37 – The Expert Guide to Private Practice Blogging.

Selling the Couch Interview with Sharon Martin blogging for therapists

Podcast interview with Christina Hibbert on Motherhood Radio: There’s No Such Thing as a “Perfect” Mom: Overcoming Perfectionism.

Motherhood Radio interview with Sharon Martin about perfectionism

Video interview with John Harrison on the True Calling Project: Episode 10 – Working Through a Negative Self-Concept.

Sharon Martin, LCSW on The True Calling Project