Survey Response: Eric Sherman, PsyD

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This survey was last updated in May 2009.

Degrees/Licenses Held: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology; Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; License: Psychologist, New York State

License number: #008292 New York State

Contact Information:
Dr. Eric Sherman
19 West 34th Street, Suite PH-13
New York, NY 10001
212-947-7111 x227

Locations where you practice:
19 West 34th Street, Suite PH-13, New York, NY 10001


TMS Wiki username (if applicable): ericsherman

Number of years in practice: 26

Number of years in practice with patients who have TMS: 26

Number of patients you have seen who have had TMS: 500+

Do you work with other professionals when helping TMS patients? If so, please describe.
Several of my colleagues are also expertly trained in TMS, including psychologists and a psychiatrist.

How did you first become interested in TMS?
I completed my clinical psychology internship at The Rusk Institute of the Langone Medical Center in New York where I rotated through the Psychophysiological Pain Service, under the direction of John Sarno, M.D., and Dr. Arlene Feinblatt. I subsequently served on staff on the Pain Service.

Have you ever suffered from TMS? (optional)
Given that TMS symptomatology is universal, the answer is of course, yes.

What insurance plans do you currently accept? None.

Do you have a sliding scale of payment for people who are not covered by insurance? No.

What steps should TMS clients take before contacting you?
TMS is a medical diagnosis that must first be established by a physician experienced with TMS. Therefore, prospective patients need to be seen first by such a physician. Since I practice in NYC, I would recommend patients consult with John Sarno, M.D., to determine whether or not their symptoms represent TMS.

Have you published any materials related to TMS?
My colleague Dr. Fran Anderson and I are writing a book about TMS from both the clinicians' and the patients' respective viewpoints. Please visit for more details.

Which mind-body medicine books do you find yourself recommending most frequently to patients? In particular, do you feel comfortable referring people to Dr. Sarno's books?
I have worked with Dr. Sarno for the past 26 years, so I obviously feel very comfortable referring people to his books.

Additional Questions for Therapists

What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS?
I trained at the Rusk Institute under John Sarno, M.D., and Dr. Arlene Feinblatt, and have continued my professional affiliation with Dr. Sarno. As mentioned previously, I am co-writing a book about TMS with my colleague and former supervisor at the Rusk Institute, Dr. Fran Anderson, Please visit for more details.

Are you able to conduct therapy sessions over the phone? If so, which states are you licensed to practice in?
Yes, on a case by case basis. I am licensed in New York State.

As we are going to post your answers on the TMS Wiki, feel free to write some text to introduce yourself:
Please visit my profile on the TMS Wiki; my user name is ericsherman.

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