Carol Sherman-Haid


My Approach

Carol's approach to new patients is one of teacher and guide. She creates a safe, accepting environment that allows for an ease of conversation. She feels the patient sets the pace as they grow comfortable with this new process and focuses on creating a trusting and respectful relationship honoring this very personal journey. Carol enjoys working with patients who are committed to the process; patients that want to learn, grow and expand their understandings of themselves and others. Though cases are often complex, she believes the focus is often on the deep connection between the old and new relationships in their lives. When patients come in with specific goals, Carol helps to guide them, create new solutions and increase confidence in their decisions making. A compassionate, supportive relationship is the key to therapeutic success. With the unique skills of the therapist and the patients desire to grow, patients can awaken to new possibilities, build self esteem discovering internal strengths, feeling more empowered and creating new successes in their lives.

Ages Treated | Preteen, Teens, Adults, Elders

About Carol Sherman-Haid

My Experience

Carol began her professional career as an Elementary School Teacher, after graduating from National-Louis University with a double major in Child Psychology and Elementary Education. As a kindergarten classroom teacher she quickly became aware of the tremendous social and emotional needs of not only her students, but the family system as well. She went on to complete a Masters Degree in School Guidance and Counseling at Roosevelt University. Her professional counseling experience then expanded to outpatient clinics, hospital in-patient units, school guidance and counseling and private practice.

As an educator first, Carol was drawn to the educational, learning and environmental issues that impact students. Her passion for teaching, both at the elementary and university levels, led her to create community programs on parenting and relationships, counseled at youth programs, and consult with guest speakers to present to families and schools. She believes that there is a synergy between being a teacher and being a therapist, both offering guidance and skill building from a place of compassion.

Carol has been fortunate over her thirty five plus years of experience to specialize in three areas: Educational Therapy, Family and Couples Counseling, and Women’s Life Transitions. She believes, however, that there are no defined lines between these areas. Rather there is always great overlap of a patients social, emotional and relational needs. She is eclectic in her therapeutic approach, utilizing strategies from multiple approaches such as Family Systems Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


National Louis University, B.A.
Elementary Education
National Louis University, B.A.
Child Psychology
Roosevelt University, M.A.
School Guidance and Counseling

Languages Spoken




Treatment Modalities

  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy

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