Types of Clients
Young Adults, Adults, and Seniors
Dr. Sherman specializes in helping clients through life transitions. He has much experience in treating anxious and depressed clients, with a focus on understanding the adaptive value of these emotions in the transition to greater resiliency. He has extensive experience in hospital-based, psychological care aimed at fostering adjustment to challenges arising from injury, medical illness and a variety of neurocognitive disorders. He has also assisted many professionals in their adjustment to demanding work environments.
Training and Experience
BA, California State University, Los Angele; MA from Ohio State University, Columbus; PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder; Post-doctoral training in Psychopharmacology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Lecturer and Researcher at UCLA; Post-doctoral specialization in Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed an APA-approved internship at Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison. Dr. Sherman worked in community mental health at Watertown Memorial Hospital where he also supervised an AODA program before moving to UW Hospital and Clinics, Madison where he worked for 21 years. At UW, Dr. Sherman worked as a clinical health psychologist, supervisor of psychology trainees and as a clinical researcher. Dr. Sherman has served as president for the Society of Clinical and Consulting Psychologists (WI) and co-president of the Wisconsin Psychological Association. Dr. Sherman has been with Mental Health Solutions since October, 2011.
Dr. Sherman integrates a variety of empirically validated strategies for facilitating adjustment including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness approaches and Heart-Rate Variability Biofeedback. Dr. Sherman views the working relationship between the therapist and client as critical to any successful outcome.