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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Sharon Martin Counseling & Personal Growth
is a counseling practice in San Jose dedicated to helping over-stressed adults and teens create peaceful, balanced lives and grow happiness.


Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. You’re having trouble sleeping. You’re worrying, overthinking, and can’t “turn off your brain”. I understand. Silicon Valley is a busy, high pressure place to live.


Or perhaps you just don’t feel good enough. You’re efforts to be the perfect, always doing for everyone else, have left you burnt out. You’re tired of comparing yourself to everyone else and never measuring up. You can let go of perfectionism and feel good about who you are.


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


Let’s work together to:


  • 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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