Sharon Glassburn, MA, MFT

Sharon Glassburn, MA, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 21862
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17 S Highland St.
West Hartford, Connecticut 06119 - United States
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My practice is honest, compassionate, empowering, and enthusiastic. I am always thinking in terms of larger systems, viewing problems as contextual and historical, although I believe changing individual behavior patterns can positively affect the system as a whole. In therapy, I encourage my clients to look at issues from multiple angles and help them to feel comfortable with ambiguity, complexity, and letting things be messy. I am especially passionate about couples' work and working with teens and their families. I also enjoy working with sexual minorities: people who identify as LGBTQ, kinksters, and intentionally nonmonogamous partners.

You may be longing for moments of closeness and connection that seem too few and far-between. You may be trying to express what you want and being met with anger or defensiveness. You may see your child or teen acting out in ways that are troubling, or retreating further away from you.

Together in therapy, we can help you and your loved ones to move from a place of anger, fear, defensiveness, or reactivity and engage in kind, compassionate communication. We can help you to really see, hear, and feel what the other is saying. Over time, these efforts invite closeness, connection, understanding, and greater love.

Email or Call Sharon Glassburn, MA, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21862

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Writing is another passion of mine. In the past, I have worked as a writing consultant and offer clients the option of practicing creative writing, journaling, letter-writing, or other art-making during our time together. I believe that writing is "thought made visible" and can be a powerful tool for psychological and spiritual growth. Through language, we can retell our stories and learn to see ourselves in brand new ways.

I am a license-eligible clinician with a Master's degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. I am independently contracted with West Hartford Holistic Counseling Center. Because of my licensure status, I receive outside clinical supervision for my work. During supervision appointments, every effort will be made to respect your privacy and personhood, keeping your case information confidential.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Coming out (as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, asexual, kinky, or queer); Grief and bereavement; Negotiating boundaries in romantic relationships; Writer's block; Adjustment issues in blended families; Gender nonconformity; Peace-making

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Youth; young adults; trauma survivors; those who have suffered a loss; writers; couples seeking premarital counseling; members of the LGBTQ community; individuals, couples, or partners navigating nonmonogamous/polyamorous commitments

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy

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