Dr. Sterry has worked in the field of mental health since 1991, when as an undergraduate student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, he went to work as a Psychiatric Technician on the Mental Health units at Huntsville Hospital. After graduating from UAH with a degree in psychology, he attended the University of Cincinnati for his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology. He served his pre-doctoral internship at Quinco Behavioral Healthcare, in Columbus, Indiana, where he worked in inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse, and adolescent group home programs. During and after his graduate school training, he worked for approximately 10 years at St. Joseph Orphanage, a child and adolescent treatment center, with clients who were in residential or outpatient treatment programs. Most recently, he worked at Summit Behavioral Healthcare in Cincinnati for five years, with adult clients in inpatient treatment programs. He has also had a part-time private practice since 2006, where he has worked with clients of a wide variety of ages and life situations. Dr. Sterry’s broader experience also includes serving as adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State Community and Technical College, and as clinical faculty at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.
Particularly as someone who grew up in the north Alabama region, Dr. Sterry is very proud to now be a part of, and provide service to, the Marshall Space Flight Center community.