Sam Sherman

LPC, Podcast Manager

My Approach

As a counselor, Sam strives to provide a warm, judgment-free environment where patients can explore their mental health goals and discover their inner strengths. He aims to meet patients where they are, offering compassionate support throughout their counseling journey. In sessions, Sam collaborates with patients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their values and needs. He has experience helping individuals manage conditions like depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, low self-esteem, major life changes, and compulsive gambling. Sam integrates mindfulness practices into his work, guiding patients to individualize these tools to reduce stress and promote their wellbeing. He also draws upon Adlerian theory to facilitate community involvement and enrich personal relationships. It is an honor for Sam to witness the courage and growth of his patients over time. He is continually humbled by the resilience of the human spirit. Sam looks forward to forming authentic connections with patients and empowering them on their mental health expedition. This work is a privilege that he does not take lightly.

Ages Treated | Children, Preteens, Teens, Adults, Elders

About Sam Sherman

My Experience

Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois, and after career stops in marketing and sales, he decided to make a change and pursue his passion for mental health counseling. Sam received a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in 2023 and completed a yearlong clinical internship at Positive Regard Therapy, a private practice in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

In his work, Sam has experience counseling individuals working through grief and loss, domestic violence trauma, compulsive gambling, and issues around identity and self-worth. He has developed expertise in helping patients heal from abusive relationships, process grief in healthy ways, overcome gambling compulsions, and build a strong sense of self. Sam has worked with a diverse patient population and is skilled at providing culturally competent care.

Education

University of Illinois - B.A. Broadcast Journalism
Adler University - M.A.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

He/His

Treatment Modalities

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy

If you’re ready to take the next step, make an appointment now.