At Black Rock Integrative Medicine, we believe in providing individualized treatment. We don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to treatment. We understand that everyone’s journey and goals are different, meaning that their needs will also be different. We believe in utilizing the resources available to help our patients meet their goals. It is our goal to make the process of recovery as simple as possible for everyone because we understand how difficult this process can be and how many obstacles people are frequently faced with when trying to seek treatment. From the moment you enter Black Rock Integrative Medicine, we want you to feel that this is a calm, nurturing, judgment-free zone. Everyone you encounter is here to help you.
Brienna DenhamCHIEF OF OPERATIONS
Trinity LancasterOFFICE ASSISTANT
Mack SocksOFFICE MANAGER
Sheri Denham-SocksCRNP-BCSheri Denham graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Nursing with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2004. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA in 2016. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has completed extensive specialty training and holds certificates in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Anti-Aging Therapy, Medical Weight Loss, botox/fillers, and Opioid Addiction Treatment.
Sheri has a wide range of experience including intensive care, wound care, family medicine, and internal medicine. Sheri spent 12 years working for MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC in multiple intensive care settings. Her specialty ICU experience includes: Burn, Trauma, Surgical, Medical, Coronary Care, Cardiac Surgery, and Neurosurgery. She served as a team leader for the Rapid Response, Sepsis, and Code Blue Teams. As a nurse practitioner, Sheri has worked in Family Medicine, served as the Medical Director of Awakenings Recovery Center, and is the owner of Black Rock Integrative Medicine.
Sheri has completed extensive research on opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. She co-authored a research paper entitled, Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction, and presented this research at the Western Maryland Heroin Task Force Summit. The information presented at this summit contributed to the many law changes that were implemented in 2017, holding healthcare providers responsible and accountable for their prescriptive practices. Sheri has been an expert speaker about opioid addiction treatment at a Canada conference. Sheri has also served as a consultant in Canada to educate Canadian providers on the use and benefits of long-term buprenorphine injections.
Sheri currently focuses most of her practice on the treatment of substance use disorders. She is the founder of Black Rock Integrative Medicine in which she provides outpatient medication assisted treatment to those affected by various substance use disorders. Sheri is a trusted member of the substance use treatment community and provides MAT services to multiple organizations within the community
including Brooke’s House, Lasting Change, The Day Reporting Center, Adult Drug Court, The Well’s House, The Orenda Center, and many sober living facilities.
Sheri is a passionate nurse practitioner who loves a challenge, believes in treating people as individuals, and gets excited about offering life changing, precision health care.
Kelly SmallPMHNP-BCKelly Small graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Nursing, in 1993 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2023. She is board certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Kelly spent 30 years working at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. During her tenure at Medstar, Kelly gained a wide variety of experience including emergency and trauma resuscitation care, flight nursing, high acuity intensive care, and leadership. Kelly’s experience has provided her with opportunities to work with patients and families during some of their most difficult life experiences ranging from critical illness, traumatic injuries and experiences, death and dying, substance use and abuse, and substance withdrawal. Kelly’s leadership experience has provided her with much experience working with people and helping them navigate through difficult situations including not getting along with their coworkers, personal challenges, career goals, and coping with stress through substance use.
Kelly is passionate about providing care to those who struggle with mental health and addiction. She believes that she can provide an empathic, non-judgmental, and trusted environment for those that struggle with mental health issues, substance use, or both. Kelly feels she can identify with patients to an extent through her own personal experience with losing close family members to addiction.
Kelly’s goal in practice is to provide additional assistance in the treatment of substance use through evaluation for potential mental health issues that may have contributed to substance use or have resulted in difficulties maintaining sobriety. She hopes to decrease the stigma that surrounds mental health challenges while giving her patients additional tools to help them move forward and become their best selves. Her primary treatments will include evaluating for mental health issues, providing the necessary medications, and monitoring the effects of those medications through regular follow-up appointments. She can provide brief therapy as needed but will encourage patients to attend regular sessions with a therapist, or social worker, or through group therapy.