Growing a Counseling Practice Through Writing and Interviewing

Growing Your Private Practice through Writing and Media Interviews


It’s been a while since I posted a new blog here at Successful Social Workers & Therapists. I finished supervising my last group of interns in May. And while I’ll miss supervising a new group this Fall, it was the right decision. I was getting a bit burnt out at the agency where I was supervising and the work was not energizing me in the same way it used to.


I’ve been using my new found “free” time on a number of other projects and I want to share them with you.


I’m approaching my first anniversary as a blogger for Psych Central. My blog Happily Imperfect has continued to grow in readership. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but I really enjoy it. I’ve learned a lot about putting together a good post, publicizing it, and finding my niche.

Happily Imperfect Blog


I am also writing a weekly column for The Good Men Project. It’s a very different media outlet and experience from Psych Central, so it’s interesting to compare the two experiences.



And I’ve had the opportunity to do some interviews with amazing colleagues.

Laura Reagan interviewed me for her podcast Therapy Chat: Episode 28 – Understanding Perfectionism.

therapy chat logo


I spoke with Nicole Burgess, LMFT on Launching Your Daughter: Episode 15 – Helping Parents and Teens Embrace Imperfection.

Launching your Daughter podcas


And most recently, I did an interview with John Harrison on the True Calling Project: Episode 10 – Working Through a Negative Self-Concept.

true calling


I am so grateful for all of these opportunities — and there are a few more interviews coming soon. (You can check out a complete list of my media work here.) And I’m reminded that saying “No” to supervising more students and social workers, has allowed me to say “Yes” to these projects that are stretching me in new ways and helping me reach more people. Thank you for taking the time to check them out.


Are you interested in expanding your practice with blogging, writing, and interviewing? I’d love to support you in my new endeavor as a writing coach for therapists. I’m also facilitating a writing and blogging class for therapists, counselors, social workers, and other clinicians improve and expand their writing. If you’d like to get on the interest list, sign-up here to get details on the upcoming classes.

Sharon Martin has a passion for clinical supervision, mentoring new social workers, blogging, and reading all things social work related. She is a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years in the field. Sharon has worked extensively in Bay Area non-profits and successfully runs a private counseling practice in San Jose. Sharon writes regularly for PsychCentral and the Good Men Project. She's also the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism.

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