Sharon Glassburn is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Illinois and holds a Master's degree in marriage and family counseling from Adler University. She has practiced for 6 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 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, and has facilitated numerous writing and diversity education workshops. She has published written 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 enduring significant family tragedies of her own, including the sudden losses of her teenage sister in 2007 and of her mother in 2016. As a family therapist--and human--Sharon balances the paradox of embracing uncertainty and transiency in relationship alongside security, connection, and hope.