About Happily Imperfect & Sharon Martin

Happily Imperfect

Happily Imperfect focuses on helping you embrace your imperfections and develop self-acceptance and self-compassion. Many of us feel inadequate and like there is something fundamentally wrong with us. We try to feel worthy through achievements and being perfect. While perfectionism may seem like a good quality, in reality, it causes unrealistic expectations, relationship conflict, self-criticism, stress and anxiety, procrastination and sucks the joy out of your life. Self-compassion can move you away from criticism and toward a loving relationship with yourself and others.

This blog tackles topics such as:

  • Overcoming perfectionism
  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • People-pleasing
  • Codependency
  • Controlling behaviors
  • Assertiveness
  • Overthinking and anxiety
  • Self-criticism
  • Productivity and procrastination
  • Comparison and judgment
  • Self-worth

Sharon Martin

About Sharon Martin, LCSW

Sharon Martin is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Jose, CA. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has over 20 years of experience providing therapy and clinical supervision and training to new therapists.

Sharon specializes in helping individuals overcome codependency, perfectionism, and self-criticism so they can embrace their authentic selves and build happy, healthy relationships.  Her personal journey of overcoming perfectionism and people-pleasing traits inspired her passion for this work. Sharon is also the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism (New Harbinger Publications, 2019).

Please visit her website for more information: https://LiveWellwithSharonMartin.com.


Free resources

Sharon has created a Mental Wellness Resource Library which contains over 40 free resources to support good mental health. The library contains tip sheets, worksheets, journal prompts, articles, interviews, and more! For access, please join Sharon’s mailing list HERE.

Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 18 Jan 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Jan 2020
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