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Sharon Peykar, ACSW is an LA-based therapist and life coach who uses a transparent and collaborative approach with her clients. She works a lot with young women who are dealing with managing their work stress, life stress, and trying to learn better self care.

Sharon talks with us about how she decided to go into private practice with this population, advice she gives women in the workplace about setting boundaries, the imposter syndrome issue, and how to find the right therapist for you. 

00:05:00: What's Sharon's current job?

00:06:15: What licensure and credentials does a therapist need and how long does it take to get them? 

00:11:00: Sharon tells us about her career trajectory and how she got to her current role.

00:21:20: We talk about common work/life balance issues that women face.

00:24:30: What advice does Sharon give to women in the workplace about setting boundaries?

00:26:42: What are the biggest workplace challenges she sees people face?

00:33:20: We talk about self care and spirituality, and how spirituality can mean different things to different people.

00:41:00: What are some common myths and misconceptions about therapy?

00:44:20: How can someone find the right therapist?

00:50:32: Sharon tells us about her work with the therapy app Ootify.

00:54:06: Back to the Future: What advice would Sharon give her younger self?

00:58:00: What's the biggest business mistake she's made, and what did she learn from it?

01:01:00: A Day in the Life: What does a therapist's day-to-day look like? How many clients does she see a day? What other work is there to do?

01:06:00: How does a therapist market themselves?

01:08:32: Listener questions: What do you do about recurring nightmares about work? Do therapists do remote sessions? What are some strategies to not bring work home? What do you do when coworkers try to rope you into toxic workplace gossip? How do you keep boundaries in an inflexible job? 

01:20:00: Quick Answers 

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