Sharon Glassburn is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Illinois and holds a Master's degree in couple and family counseling from Adler University. She has practiced for over 7 years across diverse settings—including a family counseling agency, walk-in LGBTQ peer counseling center, public middle school, and private group practice—before venturing out on her own.
Sharon is an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor candidate through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a mentor through the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS). 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 still 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 certainly valuable in shaping Sharon's therapeutic work, her stance is also informed by her own 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.