Sharon A. Foley


Sharon Foley has a Masters in Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For twenty-six years, Ms. Foley has provided psychotherapy treatment to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. She has worked in outpatient clinics and in clinical private practice settings.

Ms. Foley has presented workshops to mothers on parenting their adolescent daughters; and to adult woman on the dynamic of relating to their aging mothers, and on managing conflict in the workplace. She has also developed specific clinical skills to treat individuals who have experienced psychological trauma. Ms. Foley has also focused her attention to learning specific ways of introducing relaxation strategies to her clients and is skilled in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Ms. Foley is respectful of her clients’ beliefs and integrates and explores their individual spirituality if indicated as part of the treatment process.

Ms. Foley is also an experienced educator and is certified as a school social worker by the Rhode Island Department of Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salve Regina College with a major in English and a minor in elementary education. Ms. Foley has worked as a school social worker for the past fifteen years. In 2011, she received the award of Rhode Island School Social Worker of the year by the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Ms. Foley has developed an Easing the Teasing Program for elementary age students to assist them in developing skills in managing their peer relationships. She has also developed a Relax and Focus Program to assist elementary age students in regulating their emotions and increasing their ability to focus. Ms. Foley brings this expertise to her psychotherapy treatment of children and adolescents.