Ms. Sherrie-An Gerhart
LCSW, CDBT, Program Coordinator, PA Psychiatric Institute


Sherrie-An has worked in the local mental health community for almost two decades. Currently, as a Program Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) she oversees an expanding intensive outpatient program (IOP). Sherrie-An’s career has always been founded upon a desire to serve. She developed her clinical management skills in Lancaster where she worked in progressive roles such as Resource Coordination, Early Intervention, and Administrative Case Management. Upon completing her graduate work at Widener University, she quickly earned LCSW board certification. Not satisfied, in 2014 Sherrie-An began employment with PPI where she received scholarship for training in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is a specialized therapy approach designed specifically to target difficult to treat conditions such as borderline personality disorder and clients with persistent suicidal tendencies. After completing 80-hours of training, she assisted with the establishment of this treatment program at PPI before being promoted its coodinator. She has since successfully nurtured this growing program to its present proportions and is now actively pursuing accreditation. Sherie-An’s years and service on behalf of youth and adults alike, has proven beyond doubt her dedication and endurance as a member of the local mental health community.