Mark J. Schlickman, M.D.
Mark J. Schlickman, M.D. has lived in Central Massachusetts since 1983, when he moved to Worcester to attend the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude in biochemistry from Brandeis University. His initial interest in pediatrics transformed into psychiatry during medical school.
Dr. Schlickman went on to become chief resident of psychiatry at what is now UMass Memorial Health Care. He co-founded APOGEE Integrated Mental Health Services, Inc. in 1994. One year later, APOGEE moved into the gracious surroundings of 23 Fruit Street, one of Worcester’s last stick-style Victorian homes.
His work in TMS is the culmination of over twenty years of psychiatric practice, which has included an eclectic and expert mix of somatic and psychodynamic treatments. Dr. Schlickman is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has extensive training and experience with sophisticated psychopharmacology.
Dr. Schlickman is a diplomate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and facilitates three open-ended groups which focus on mood disorders, trauma, and disability. He has a teaching affiliation with the UMass Memorial psychiatric residency training program, and lectures on TMS and group therapy. In May 2018, Dr. Schlickman gave his first presentation at the National Clinical TMS Conference in New York.
Since 2007, he has been certified to deliver Vagus Nerve Stimulation, one of the first non-medication treatments available for treatment-resistant depression. Lifestyle medicine is of particular interest to Dr. Schlickman. For many years, he was a certified fitness instructor in Worcester, and now incorporates diet and activity counseling into treatment. Dr. Schlickman has been treating patients with TMS since 2013.
The practice prides itself in coordinating care with referring clinicians, during and after each patient’s course of treatment.