Dr. Sherry Broadwell

Clinical Psychology
Gainesville, GA
25 years experience female

Locations

360 Therapy

Gainesville, GA

Address

2565, Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

I graduated from UNC, Chapel Hill, and have over two decades collective experience teaching at various universities in departments of Psychology and Public Health. I also have experience in intervention research in the areas of Trauma, Cardiovascular Health, HIV/AIDs and other STDs, Hepatitis C, Chronic Fatigue, and Substance Abuse. I have peer reviewed publications in the areas of the impact of stressful relationships on cardiovascular health, sexually transmitted diseases, and the psychiatric complications in the treatment of Hepatitis C. I have received clinical training in time limited dynamic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational enhancement techniques, emotionally focused therapy, and cognitive processing

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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: Georgia

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406 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Multiple: Hi, people with fibromyalgia often do better with multiple therapies. This website has a lot of information about various treatments: https://www.sci... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes: As a psychotherapist, I have observed that nightmares are most effectively alleviated by a combination of medication (such as those mentioned already... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Multiple ways: Partially deaf individuals have difficulty distinguishing sounds, and as a result, sometimes others think they are ignoring them. Interactions in nois... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Use protection: The risk of contracting from an infected partner depends on a number of factors, including type of sex, anal, vaginal, or oral (in decreasing order o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
And, possibly: Other subtle signs include being quieter or more withdrawn than is typical for the person, random lashing out, drastic mood swings provoked by everyda... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Consult MD: Supplements are not FDA regulated, so there is no way to know the quantity or quality of what you're taking. Instead, consider getting plenty of dieta... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Sibling rivalry: A well studied fact of life. 3 to 9 year olds, for example, have conflicts about once every 18 minutes, but in healthy relationships, there's a lot of... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes, with support: They can, particularly if they are both in individual treatment, and in couple's therapy, as the need arises. Such a relationship will be challenging,... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Research not clear: Some studies show benefit; others do not. A recent analysis of over 1,000 patients found that it worked slightly better than placebo, and was more ben... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
No definitive answer: Agree with Dr. Chen; impossible to tease apart how much is due to upbringing, life experiences (e.g., learning), or other environmental factors vs. ge... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
First, an evaluation: Hi, as suggested, start with a psychiatric evaluation. This is a challenging problem, and treatment typically involves a combination of medications an... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
It's possible..: ...if you sustained a traumatic experience during those three months. I have seen veterans who sustained trauma outside of deployment, but it is not c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not regulated: Supplements touted to help with depression are St John's Wort and Omega 3 fatty acids. St John's Wort has proven efficacy, but it is NOT regulated by ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Symptom Clusters: The diagnosis of PTSD requires four sets of symptom clusters, including intrusion or re-experiencing, avoidance of people, places, and things associa... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Support: I agree. A diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan is the first place to start. Establishing safety within yourself and within your environment can t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
The likelihood of..: getting HPV through kissing is unknown. Transmission rates for sexual activity vary, with studies estimating anywhere from 20 - 70% within 6 months am... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not regulated: According to a 2016 review by the American College of Physician's, St John's Wort may be as effective as antidepressants. The problem is that the FDA ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Very normal: Some studies show that about 75% of men reach orgasm after only two minutes of masturbation. Whether or not it's a problem depends on how mutuall... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Therapy can help: Sometimes symptoms of depression can last for a long time; it is referred to as chronic when it persists for at least 2 years. The good news is that ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
High co-morbidity: About 8 million adults have PTSD in a given year. Considering the high co-morbidity with other problems including sleep disturbance, substance abuse, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Brave!!: Absolutely; the decision to leave a relationship is complex. You likely invested a lot in the relationship, and the decision to leave may have been co... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Symptom Clusters: The diagnosis of PTSD requires four sets of symptom clusters, including intrusion or re-experiencing, avoidance of people, places, and things associa... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not a myth: A number of studies have supported the notion that Omega 3 fatty acids are beneficial in the treatment of depression. http://www.webmd.com/depression... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Challenging: Learn as much as you can about the condition, understand that untreated depression can make it difficult to connect on a deep emotional level; rememb... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
CBT: CBT can help you overcome this by helping you manage anxiety and apprehension about social evaluation. It can help you develop a more positive frame o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Complicates things: The difficulty in using benzodiazapines for anxiety is that avoidance drives anxiety and repeated use of the drug drives avoidance. In other words, i... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
VA/DOD guidelines: The primary treatment for PTSD is generally believed to be psychotherapy, but medications are quite often very helpful. According to the VA/DoD Clini... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Evaluate, then treat: Hi Graham, First, as suggested, get an evaluation and referral to a competent trauma specialist. In addition, this website lists some useful self help... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Does run in families: Research has provided evidence that anxious temperament may be inherited and this temperament is a risk factor for the development of anxiety (and for... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Consult therapist: Hi, DBT is very helpful in the early stages of treatment for an individual with both trauma and BPD. The initial focus would be on building emotional ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Multiple sources: Too many changes to describe in this limited space, but you might check out: http://www.dsm5.org/documents/changes%20from%20dsm-iv-tr%20to%20dsm-5.pdf... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Use caution: Red yeast rice was included on Consumer Report's recent list of "ingredients to always avoid." List was compiled based on review of research, and conc... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Stress hormones: Emotional stress can trigger a myriad of health problems. When fight or flight is activated, as is the case with anxiety, stress hormones, such as cor... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Myth: Hi Jackson, based on neuroscience research, this is a myth. It is true that at any given moment, not all of the brain's regions are firing at the same... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Goodness..: A lot of great questions here, and possibly all interconnected.Focusing on the issue of jealousy, it can be quite destructive, but it is possible to l... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
It's possible: Older type of antihistamines, like hydroxyzine, do cause weight gain in some people. If you are concerned about this, discuss alternatives with the pr... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Consult an MD: In a healthy individual, panic attacks are not dangerous, although they feel that way. A Harvard study(2007), found a link between panic attacks and h... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Complicates things: The difficulty in using such meds for PTSD is that avoidance drives PTSD and repeated use of the drugs drives avoidance. In other words, if a anti-an... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Young children/TV: While some educational and safe entertainment value can be extracted from TV in moderation, children under the age of 5 who watch more than 4 hours/da... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Depends: Jetlag results from the disruption of our body's internal clock. It takes most people a few days to recover, but it depends on how many zones have bee... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
PTSD/BPD: Hi David, there is significant overlap between PTSD and BPD, and having the two together does tend to cause more impairment than having either one alo... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
This is tough: First, you don't have to, but there's no doubt that you will be better off if you can forgive. If you're committed to salvaging the marriage (and peo... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Exposure in PTSD: Exposure that results in PTSD can be actual or threatened, direct or witnessed, so yes, it is possible to develop PTSD in the absence of physical abu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Yes, biological: Intersex is physiological in that it means the individual was born with physical sex traits that are not distinctly male or female. A good place to st... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
In addition: ..to relaxation skills, Cognitive Behavior Therapy can be quite effective in alleviating anxiety and/or panic attacks. Please speak to a provider and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Self reliance: When jealousy is justified and the rival is real, jealousy can be lessened by reducing the dependence of self worth on a particular relationship. Othe... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not easy solo: Sorry to hear of your many struggles. Yes, you can get better. I urge you to consider therapy and/or meds, if possible. Many communities offer low to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Ignore: Seek medical treatment for symptoms, such as nausea, that may be related to radiation exposure.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Not yet agreed upon: Since food addiction is not yet officially recognized, diagnostic criteria have not been agreed upon. It was acknowledged in the most recent version ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
HIV testing: Hi, depends on when you might have been exposed (do you mean 3 days shy of 2 months since exposure?), which test is being used, and whether you have p... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Philip Miller
Aug 22, 2016
I highly endorse and recommend Dr. Sherry Broadwell as an expert in clinical psychology and associated clinical issues. She is astute, empathetic, concise and articulate. Dr. Broadwell is an asset to ...Read More
Oct 24, 2016
I am so glad that Dr. Broadwell has chosen to join us on Healthtap. Her knowledge, empathy and extremely useful links are very welcome. She is both kind and wise: a winning combination!
Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Broadwell's comments are clinically sound, thoughtful and caring. She adds much to the HealthTap community. Highly recommend!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Other family members put all the burden on me to do 24/7 & do not want me to have a respite, ever. Otherwise, they feel I have abandoned my responsibility. They never th...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you for replying. really don't want to start any that make me gain weight though as I took mirtazapine once and the gain was horrendous but will disscuss
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you Dr. Sherry for your compassion and detailed answers. i actually don't see a doctor, i had a very bad experience with them

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Syracuse VAMC

Awards

American Psychosomatic Society Student Scholar
NIMH Fellowship
Association of Teachers for Preventive Medicine Fellowship

Affiliations

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
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