Clinical Consultation and Mentorship for Therapists

Whether you’re a seasoned therapist or newly licensed, it’s common to have questions and doubts, to feel stuck with a complex case or client that presents with issues you’re not familiar with.

Practicing psychotherapy is a learning process and we shouldn’t work in isolation. Clinical consultation is an important part of ethical practice. It helps ensure that you’re providing your clients with the best possible treatment and using sound judgment.

I offer single-session (ad hoc) consultations and ongoing clinical consultation for therapists and mental health professionals.

I have been licensed in CA since 1999 (lic. # LCSW19355). My clinical work focuses on issues related to relational trauma, codependency, perfectionism, setting boundaries, and healthy relationships. I have written extensively about codependency and boundaries on my website, for Psych Central and Psychology Today, and in my latest book (The Better Boundaries Workbook). I’ve also been interviewed on these topics for numerous podcasts and online publications.

Prior to starting my private practice, I worked at several non-profit organizations. This gave me a strong foundation in working with complex and diverse populations.

I have also considerable experience providing clinical supervision. I haven’t kept track of how many people I supervised, but I’d guess it is well over 50. I really enjoy teaching, supporting, and guiding new clinicians as a supervisor. And, while consultation is a bit different, there are similarities that I find fulfilling.

I recently went back to school and completed my doctorate in social work. After 25 years in the field, I thought my training was due for an update! It was a ton of work, but I learned a lot and am grateful to have the opportunity to be a lifelong learner and challenge myself in new ways.

Sharon Martin codependency perfectionism expert
Sharon Martin, DSW, LCSW

Areas of Expertise

Issues and Populations:

  • Perfectionism
  • Codependency
  • People-pleasing
  • Setting boundaries
  • Adults estranged from family of origin following abuse, trauma, rejection, etc.
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Highly sensitive people
  • Neonatal loss
  • Adolescents and parenting teens


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Self-compassion
  • Mindfulness
  • Attachment theory
  • Positive psychology
  • Person-centered
  • Feminist therapy
  • Empowerment approaches

Consultation can also help you address:

  • Use of self and self-disclosure
  • Ethical considerations
  • Professional boundaries
  • Self-care and burnout
  • Counter-transference
  • Leadership and supervision challenges
  • Self-help writing (blogging, writing a book)

Consultation Fees

$160 per 45-minute session

$130 per 30-minute session

For our first consultation, please schedule a 45-minute session to allow enough time for us to get acquainted and for me to understand your needs.

Information about clinical supervision for unlicensed California social workers and therapists can be found here.

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