Stress and Anxiety

San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, is a stressful place for adults and teens alike. I can help you regain balance, peace, and a sense of control over your thoughts and your life. Stress and anxiety can zap your energy, leaving you worried, confused, and unfocused. Help is here for your over stressed, over scheduled, out of control life.

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Learn how to stop trying to be perfect and be yourself. Since no one is, or can be, perfect, learn to embrace your mistakes, stop critical self-talk, work more efficiently, and improve relationships.

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Co-Dependency and People Pleasing

Do you need helping changing unhealthy relationship patterns? Whether you are trying to heal from a divorce or break-up or trying to make peace with people-pleasing and care-taking patterns learned in childhood, I can help you learn to set boundaries, build peaceful and happy relationships.

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Teens and 20-Somethings

If you have a stressed-out or angry teenager, I can help. Many teenagers find it helpful to talk to an impartial adult who can offer support and healthy coping skills.

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Thank you for visiting Sharon Martin Counseling
& Personal Growth

I am a self-worth crusader! I will help you develop self-compassion and acceptance so that you can over perfectionism and people-pleasing and create the happiness you deserve.


I am a licensed San Jose therapist providing psychotherapy and counseling to adults and adolescents in San Jose, CA. My goal is to help you create a peaceful and balanced life. Silicon Valley is a busy, high pressure place to live. Many of us suffer from too much stress, over thinking and difficulty relaxing and “turning off our brains”.


Counseling provides a safe place to work through these stresses and  transitions. The key to successful therapy is finding the right therapist for you. If you are looking for honest feedback and practical solutions for anxiety, stress, and co-dependency, you’ve come to the right place. I am down-to-earth, positive, and enjoy a good laugh. I am also passionate about helping individuals and couples through infertility and grief and loss.   I specialize in helping you:


  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Build satisfying relationships
  • Develop healthy boundaries
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Create work-life balance
  • Manage life transitions
  • Heal childhood wounds (especially adult children of alcoholics)
  • Grieve losses
  • Make decisions about family building
  • Find emotional freedom


Please give me a call at 408-982-6535 or schedule an appointment now.


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