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Dr. Sherry Broadwell

Clinical Psychology
Gainesville, GA
24 years experience female

Locations

360 Therapy

Gainesville, GA

Address

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

Tuesday: 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Frame of mind: Hi Terry, good advice here already. In addition, make sure you have adequate psychological support. Be confident - you can do this! Be patient - your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Prevention: There is always the risk of transmission, but you can minimize it. The following website includes helpful tips for both the positive and the negative ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Varied: Complications can include lowered self-esteem, compromised quality of life, loneliness/social isolation, impaired social functioning, depression, anxi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Med and psyc eval: Agree with Dr. Kleerekoper. A wide range of factors could explain ...pain, medical problems, medications, alcohol consumption, caring for young childr... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
YES: 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 male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Social learning: Only half of us have attributes that fit gender role expectations clearly. Instead of being just "masculine" or "feminine," or instrumental vs express... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Jury is out: There have been studies to suggest that this might be true, but so far those studies have been of questionable quality. In short, the jury is still ou... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Mixed research: Studies have been mixed. In 2010, a trial that included over 600 people with knee osteoarthritis found that pain was relieved for some people, but tha... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Start with eval: This website lists therapies that have been found to be effective: https://www.adaa.org/finding-help/treatment/therapy. This page, same site, offers s... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Not regulated: Will defer to MDs on torn capsule, but so far, research suggests that Comfrey does not provide sufficient health benefits to justify risks, which incl... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Potentially: With the caveats mentioned by Dr Dexter, sex can be good for both sleep and anxiety. After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which can promot... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
It depends: Certainly high levels of chronic conflict can have adverse effects on emotional and physical well being. For all the dilemma conflict creates, however... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Therapy revisited: It's wonderful that you have gotten better. PTSD is often a chronic condition with symptoms that can wax and wane over time . What you are describing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Consult: Hi Amjad, you might check out this resource for information about porn/sexual addiction: http://www.psychguides.com/guides/porn-addiction/. The site i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Support: Understand that there are myriad/complex ways of conceiving oneself, and a spectrum of identities. You've taken an important step in acknowledging. On... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
It can help: One study found that exercise 3 x's a week did reduce panic symptoms and the effects lasted over a year. The study author suggested that one way ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Resources: Post Partum Support International has a lot of great info and Tools for Moms that you might find helpful: http://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/postpar... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Certainly possible: In the context of health anxiety, it is possible that recent symptoms are stress related.Best to see an MD for evaluation and treatment recommendation... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Diagnostic eval: Hi, can be safe when used as directed and under the careful guidance of a physician who knows your medical history. Generally, benzodiazapines are a ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Avoid tricyclics: The older cyclics with their stronger anticholinergic side effects tend to be more problematic in this regard while SSRIs are less likely to cause uri... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Support: Hi Laura, it's great that you are reaching out for support. Would recommend working with a therapist with experience in body image and pregnancy. Thi... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Resources: You don't mention the relationship, but the Anxiety and Depression Association of America has great tips for spouses/partners: https://www.adaa.org/fi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Self control: For many of us, this is easier said than done. All of us bring the lessons we learned at home into our adult relationships. It is difficult for a coup... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Good resource: Hi, you might find this website helpful: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/9783.html. There's a section on living with adult ADHD, and if you cl... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Consult MD: Hi, we don't know what causes nocturnal panic, could be genetics, could be stress, could be a sleep disorder. A good place to start is with your physi... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Medical, then CBT-I: Insomnia can have a number of underlying causes. Consult a sleep physician first to rule out medical concerns, and for treatment recommendations.If c... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Medical, then CBT-I: Insomnia can have a number of underlying causes. Consult a physician to rule out medical concerns, and if cleared, consider CBT-I (cognitive behaviour... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Porn changes brains: Hi R, One study found smaller gray matter volume and diminished communication between the two halves of the brain in high porn users. Excessive porn u... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Evidence Based: Hi Mimoza, this center is in the US, but provides a lot of information about various treatment approaches for hypochondria; http://ocdla.com/hypochond... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Patience: Hello, patience is key when managing sexual side effects as it can take some time to adjust/resolve. Talk to the prescribing physician about options, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Breast refusal: Hello Abeer, this is actually quite common, and there's a number of possible reasons. Your baby may just be more comfortable on one side; there could ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Short term/chronic: The immediate stress response can cause pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Chronic stress can alter the brain gut connection, which can upset the intestinal ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Multiple areas: Correlations have been demonstrated between the symptoms of dissociation and the right temporo parietal junction, an area involved in perspective taki... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Talk about it :): Clear communication about sex is associated with greater satisfaction. This sort of discussion is very intimate, and couples who engage in it a lot no... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Still being studied: So far, nine peer reviewed publications have provided little evidence of the benefit for HBOT for TBI. Some people in the studies did improve, but thi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Matter of degree: Corporeal punishment and abuse lie along the same continuum, and what separates the two is a matter of degree. Most parents who spank their children a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Caregiving: ..can be so challenging. It's a mixed experience where people often feel a sense of purpose but also suffer from a number of emotional and physical pr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Peer support: In this context, a peer is another veteran. Operation peer support provides an opportunity for vets who have lost their sight during their service to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Not unusual: People change over time and what they desire/need in relationships can change as well. It is possible to grow out of relationships. On the other hand... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Healing takes time: Negative emotions are to be expected, so be patient with yourself. Self-concept is disrupted when a relationship that has been a central part of one's... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Interesting question: There are those who argue that both men and women are "wired" for promiscuity. My own observation is that many people eventually aspire to h... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Sometimes: 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
You can't always be: In Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, Robert Biswas-Diener stresses the importance of directing your attention to the good, c... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Those like us: Research reveals that one of the most important factors that brings people together is similarity. We tend to be more attracted to people who are simi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Various causes: Adjustment disorder is basically a less severe reaction to stress than PTSD. Some Veterans experience the condition after losing someone close to them... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Vision Aware: In addition to the VA, this website has some good information and resources: http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/essential-skills/informat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Trauma therapist: With the assistance of a trauma therapist. There is no one size fits all. After comprehensive evaluation and safely established in therapy (medication... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
A bit of data: Interesting research, and it appears to depend on the culture. Across multiple studies, Indian spouses in arranged marriages report greater satisfacti... 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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