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Sharon Martin, LCSW is a recognized expert in emotional wellness, healthy relationships, and parenting. She is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism and writes the popular blog Happily Imperfect for Psych Central. 

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

Audio and Video:

Selling the Couch hosted by Melvin Varghese. Episode 189: What Perfectionism Is and Why So Many in Private Practice Struggle with It.

Social Work Entrepreneurs hosted by Samara Stone. Sharon Martin: Blogging and Social Media.

Thriving Therapy Practice podcast hosted by Jennifer Sneeden. Episode 36: Blogging for Psychotherapists.

Businesses in Bloom podcast hosted by Juliet Austin. Episode 68: Blogging, content creation, writing e-books, and building an author platform.

Selling the Couch Podcast hosted by Melvin Varghese. Episode 37:- The Expert Guide to Private Practice Blogging.

Blissful Practice podcast hosted by Dr. Agnes Wainman. Episode 11: Blogging Your Way to a Successful Private Practice with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

Woman Worriers hosted by Elizabeth Cush, LPCP. How to Recover from Perfectionism and Find Balance with Sharon Martin.

Unapologetically Sensitive hosted by Patricia Young, LCSW. Creating Peace Through the Holidays with Sharon Martin.

HeartSpace hosted by Corrine Dobbas. Self-Compassion, Healthy Boundaries & Perfectionism with Sharon Martin

Narcissist Abuse Support hosted by Tracy Malone. People-Pleasing and Setting Boundaries with Sharon Martin.

Soulfilled Sisterhood hosted by Nicole Burgess. Boundary Setting for Introverts and People-Pleasers featuring Sharon Martin.

Women In-Depth hosted by Lourdes Viado, Ph.D. Episode 68: Understanding and Healing Codependency with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

Women in Depth podcast hosted by Lourdes Viado, Ph.D. Episode 22: Overcoming People Pleasing with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

Therapy Chat podcast hosted by Laura Reagan.Episode 28: Understanding Perfectionism.

Motherhood Radio hosted by Christina Hibbert. There’s No Such Thing as a “Perfect” Mom: Overcoming Perfectionism.

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

Compassion Fatigue Podcast hosted by Jennifer Blough, LPC. Episode 10: How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

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

Launching Your Daughter Podcast hosted by Nicole Burgess. Episode 15: Helping Parents and Teens Embrace Imperfection.

Shame Proof Parenting with Mercedes Samudio. Episode 27: Embracing Your Parenting Imperfections.


Sharon has written the following articles:

The Expert Bookshelf: Books on Perfectionism (The Therapist’s Bookshelf)

5 Tips for Writing Effective Web Copy for Your Therapy Website (Create My Therapist Website)

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

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

A Therapist Explains How Highly Sensitive People Can Tame Perfectionism (Highly Sensitive Refuge)

What is a Highly Sensitive Person — and Are You One? (Highly Sensitive Refuge)

Dysfunctional Family Dynamics (The Good Men Project)

Setting Boundaries when He Is Using (The Good Men Project)

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)

September Reset (Bonbon Break)

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 (About.com)

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)



Sharon has been quoted in:

How to Get an Effective Therapist Website (Empathy Sites)

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 Time.com)

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)

Parenting in Today’s World (The Parenting Skills)

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