Im Dr. Benna Sherman,
a Licensed Psychologist in private practice.Let me tell you a little bitabout me and about my practice.
My training is broad and varied. Philosophically, I am most accurately described as Ericksonian, which puts an emphasis on respecting patients and trusting that patients come to therapy already possessing strengths and insights that they may need help identifying or accessing.
My orientation is eclectic, which means that I utilize different kinds of therapies and strategies, choosing and combining based on what I think will be best for any given patient. Sometimes that means a focus on behavior; sometimes it's an examination of negative beliefs; sometimes it could be an exploration of family history, etc.
My style as a therapist is very ACTIVE. I see therapy as an active collaboration between me and the patient. Although I will often ask what YOU think about something, I will also often tell you what I think about it. I dont just listenI also talk.
And I am emphatically PRAGMATICI am practical and realistic. I have little interest in answers or techniques, no matter how clever, that you wont use or wont work in your real life.
I have particular interest in the Mind-Body connection. I take special pleasure in teaching people Stress Reduction, Relaxation, or Meditation, all techniques that enhance both psychological and physical well-being. My approach is HOLISTIC looking at a patients whole life, both physical and psychological. As a psychologist, I am just as likely to recommend exercise and healthy nutrition as I am to consider an evaluation for medication.
I offer a STRESS MANAGEMENT program called Master Your Mind, Mend Your Body that is designed particularly for anxiety management and physical wellness.