About the Author

Sharon Martin Boundaries Book

Sharon Martin, MSW, LCSW

Hello and welcome. I’m Sharon Martin, an experienced psychotherapist, mental health writer, and relationship expert. Through my writing, coaching and counseling, I’ve helped thousands of men and women overcome codependency, perfectionism, and self-criticism–so they can embrace their authentic selves and build happy, healthy relationships. I believe boundaries are an essential component of self-care and am passionate about spreading the word that boundaries aren’t selfish and there’s no need to feel guilty about taking care of yourself!

Official short bio

Sharon Martin, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Jose, CA, specializing in helping individuals struggling with perfectionism, codependency, and people-pleasing using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and self-compassion. Martin is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism and The Better Boundaries Workbook. She also writes the Conquering Codependency blog for Psychology Today and is a regular media contributor on emotional health and relationships.

Long bio

Sharon Martin, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist devoted to teaching clients to love and accept themselves. She has practiced psychotherapy for over twenty years, drawing strongly on positive psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.

Martin is a regular columnist for popular online publications, including Psychology Today and PsychCentral. She is a frequent guest on health and wellness podcasts. Her well-informed insights are featured on numerous websites, including The Good Men Project, Highly Sensitive Refuge, and Healthline.

Along with her extensive contributions to online media, Martin authors both e-books and printed titles. Her newest book, The Better Boundaries Workbook, helps clients find their voices and express their needs, allowing them to set limits and cultivate healthier relationships in their lives.

Martin provides freely accessible affirmations and worksheets via her website, reflecting her passion for helping people learn self-compassion and self-acceptance.