Therapist Profile

Sharon M. Rivkin, M.A.
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2029 Park Vista Ct Santa Rosa, CA 95405 USA
(707) 538-5455
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
"What’s the big deal? All I said was . . .” Sound familiar? Sharon Rivkin, MA, MFT, is a conflict resolution and affairs expert, and licensed marriage family therapist for over 30 years in Santa Rosa, California. Also known as the "last ditch effort therapist," Sharon is the author of Breaking the Argument Cycle: How to Stop Fighting Without Therapy and developer of the First Argument Technique, a quick and effective 3-step system that has helped hundreds of couples fix their relationships and understand why they fight. Her work has been featured in several national magazines and websites including O: The Oprah Magazine, Reader’s Digest,, Yahoo!,, and She was quoted on The Insider TV show, has appeared on Martha Stewart Whole Living Radio, is an experienced public speaker, and makes regular radio appearances nationwide.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F, 8 to 8; very flexible
I am an argument and affairs expert, and private practice psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples, and families. I work with high-functioning, insight oriented and highly motivated clients. I am best suited to work with individuals and couples with marital problems, infidelity, self-esteem issues and those who want to improve their communication skills and change their lives. I offer an in-depth, practical approach to psychotherapy. I believe in people immediately having tools for change, so my clients begin improving their situation after their first session. I am the developer of the First Argument Technique, a groundbreaking, three-step system that changes lives, heals relationships, and affair-proofs marriages. When you work with me, you will learn to transform your old, destructive relationship patterns into healthy patterns that will allow you to get the most out of your life!
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy



Area of Specialty

Career Stress and Changes
Communication Skills
Employment Issues
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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