Sherelle Foster, MSW, LCSW, LCASLCSW

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My path of becoming a therapist began 19 years ago as a Social Worker. My experience includes but is not limited to state and federal agencies; judicial systems, family court, child protection services, state psychiatric hospitals. In addition, I have utilized my skill sets in federal agencies by assisting military service men and women, veterans and their families with medical, mental health issues or complexed psycho social circumstances. These work experiences led to me wanting to provide help, guidance and treatment to clients in my own therapeutic practice.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

My life's philosophy of striving forward, accomplishing and achieving; tends to overlap with my therapy in several ways. My approach with my client is understanding where the client is; understanding not only where the client has been in terms of life experience and also where the client is seeking to go with their dreams and goals. I will assist my client in overcoming barriers to accomplish what the client set out to achieve.

What does a first session with you look like?

A first session with me will be information sharing and understanding the reason why you decided to explore if therapy is right for you. We will review needs and expectations. We can clarify goals, complete an initial evaluation and then decide if we will move forward with engaging in therapy sessions. Next we can select dates and times for future therapy appointments.




Adoption & foster care

Aging related concerns

Life coaching

General Expertise


Relationship Issues


Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Communication issues

Creative blocks & writer's block

Cultural adjustment



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Animal-Assisted Therapy


Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Structural Family Therapy

Training / Certifications

Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, BCD

Certified Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G

Certified Social Worker in Health Care (C- SWHC)

Certified Advanced Social Worker Case Manager (C-ASWCM)

Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC)-

Certificate in Social Work Clinical Supervision

Certificate in Black Family Studies

Certificate in Children and Family Studies


NC, LCSW, C007842

CT, LCSW, 8298


Masters of Social Work, University of Connecticut

Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Relations, University of Connecticut

Work History

I am dual licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Addictions Specialist. I have over 17 years of Social Work experience and 11 years of Clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and senior/elderly populations. I have expertise with foster care system, judicial, veterans and a vast range of supportive government and community resources.


Telehealth, New Haven, 06519, CT