Sharon Glassburn, MA, MFT

Sharon Glassburn, MA, MFT

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 21862
Office 1
Chicago, Illinois 60613

Billing and Insurance

Fees: V SEE (HIPAA-compliant video and chat-based therapy), $65/hour;
In-person appointments, $95/hour

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**Relocated to Chicago. I am no longer practicing within West Hartford Holistic Counseling Center.**

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 also 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 working with sexual minorities: people who identify as LGBTQ, kinksters, and intentionally nonmonogamous partners. I also find couples' work and working with teens and their families extremely rewarding.

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.

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

More Info About My Practice

I offer online appointment bookings! If this is of interest, scroll to the section of this profile that says "Book an Appointment." Please schedule sessions at least 48 hours in advance. After scheduling, wait for your confirmation email. (Please only submit requests if you can genuinely commit to that time and feel reasonably psychologically ready to proceed with a conversation about therapy.)

As I wait to sit for the national exam, I am only able to offer video therapy sessions at this time. I intend to start renting office space shortly following licensure (anticipated April or May 2017). By March 2017, I should have the ability to rent private consultation rooms on a case-by-case basis.

I am an unlicensed clinician with a Master's degree from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. Because of my licensure status, I receive outside clinical supervision for my work. Before choosing to work independently, I have been practicing for more than 3 years across diverse settings (a community clinic, a walk-in center, a public school, and a private group practice). I currently meet the IL licensure requirements for clinical (face-to-face) and total work hours; I am acquiring the last of my supervision hours necessary to sit for the national exam. During supervision appointments, every effort will be made to respect your privacy and personhood, keeping your case information confidential. (If you have any questions about what this means, please do not hesitate to contact me and ask!)

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

Coming out (as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, asexual, kinky, or queer); Negotiating boundaries in romantic relationships; Writer's block; Adjustment issues in blended families; Gender nonconformity; Self esteem

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I identify as a family therapist in large part because of an emphasis on systemic functioning rather than individual pathology and disorder. Our psychiatric labels reflect the culture in which we are living and the values of the systems around us. By tracing the dominant narratives of the cultures in which we are embedded, we can often make better sense of presenting problems and deconstruct meaning to live more authentically according to our own values.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Members of the LGBTQ community, including those in gender transition; individuals, couples, or partners navigating nonmonogamous/polyamorous commitments; members of the BDSM and other kink communities; couples seeking premarital counseling; teens and pre-teens; young adults; trauma survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • 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
  • Gender Dsyphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • 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
  • Posttraumatic 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
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Constructivisim
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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