Dr. Sherry Ceperich Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Ceperich came to CAPS in 2015 first as a contractor and then full-time in 2017.  Prior to joining the UR CAPS staff, she was the Wellness Center Director and College Psychologist at Hampden-Sydney College and started her career as a psychologist at Arizona State University’s counseling center. In between, she worked with veterans and active duty persons with polytrauma injuries and women who experienced military sexual trauma at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She also was on the faculties at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Virginia in primarily research roles conducting clinical intervention research, specifically the use of Motivational Interviewing for behavioral change. She has been a grantee and contractor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has presented research nationally and internationally. 

In therapy, Dr. Ceperich utilizes a strengths-based approach integrating cognitive and humanistic therapy approaches, and increasingly utilizes mindfulness in therapy as well as personally.  She is working toward a certification as a Koru Teacher, an approach to teaching mindfulness to emerging adults.  She enjoys walking, dancing, reading, hiking, traveling and volunteering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  She is married with two emerging adult children.


American Psychological Association, Division 17

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

Psychological Association of Richmond (VA)


B.S., Northwestern University

M.S., University of Tennessee
Educational Psychology

Ph.D., Arizona State University
Counseling Psychology

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Clinical Health Psychology, Post Doctoral Fellowship

Contact Information

(804) 289-8119
(804) 287-1227 (Fax)