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Credentials

Sharon Glassburn is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the states of Connecticut and Illinois and holds a Master's degree in couple and family counseling from Adler University. She has practiced for more than 10 years across diverse settings—including a family counseling agency, walk-in LGBTQ peer counseling center, public middle school, private group practice, and BetterHelp—before venturing out on her own.

 

Most recently, Sharon attended a week-long narrative therapy intensive through the Evanston Family Therapy Center and a 4-day LGBTQ-centered Emotionally Focused Therapy externship. Sharon also studied marriage and family therapy supervision through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and has served as a mentor through the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) as well as the Informer Coaching Mentorship Program. She has been interviewed for the Chicago Tribune, for the book Laziness Does Not Exist by Dr. Devon Price, and for the website Repeller when it was live. She presented at the True Colors national conference for LGBT youth in 2015 and 2016, served as a Topic Expert for GoodTherapy.org on issues of gender and sexual identity from 2015-2020, and has facilitated numerous writing and inclusion/equity education workshops. In addition to GoodTherapy, she has published content featured by Digital Romance and the Red City Review. Sharon is certified in PREPARE/ENRICH, an assessment and counseling program for couples considering marriage, coparenting, or cohabitation.

While professional and academic experiences are valuable in shaping Sharon's therapeutic work, she has also been transformed by her lived experiences of parenthood, partnership, and traumatic loss. As a family therapist--and human--Sharon balances the paradox of embracing uncertainty and transiency in relationship alongside security, connection, and hope.

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