Dr. Louisa Foss
Louisa L. Foss, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.P.C.
Phone: (203) 392-5154
Office: Davis 115 A
Dr. Foss received her B.A. degree with a major in psychology from The Ohio State University in 1995. She received her master's degree in Community Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development Services from Kent State University. Prior to her appointment in the graduate program in Counseling and School Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Foss spent three years on the faculty of the mental health counseling program at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. Dr. Foss has taught across the master's curriculum in mental health and community counseling, with special focus on the areas of clinical practice, ethics and group counseling. Dr. Foss has experience counseling domestic violence offenders and victims, children and adolescents, general outpatient clients, and incarcerated youth and their families. Dr. Foss served as a Teaching Fellow in the Counseling and Human Development Center at Kent State University and has been employed in numerous outpatient counseling settings in Ohio, where she provided agency and school-based counseling to individuals, groups, and families. She also served as a consultant to group work at Child Guidance Centers in Akron, Ohio. In addition, Dr. Foss worked as a supervising counselor at the Community Corrections Facility in Canton, Ohio, a maximum-security facility for male juveniles adjudicated as felons. Dr. Foss became a National Certified Counselor in 2001 and a Professional Clinical Counselor (Ohio) with supervisory status in 2003.
Dr. Foss has provided over twenty scholarly presentations at state, regional, national, and international levels. She has co-authored two articles in peer-reviewed journals and multiple book chapters. Dr. Foss co-edited a book entitled School Counselors Share Their Favorite Group Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing (2008). Dr. Foss has also provided professional service to divisions and branches of the American Counseling Association at the state and national levels. Dr. Foss is a former president of the Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (OASERVIC) and currently chairs a committee for the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). In 2002, she received the David K. Brooks Professional Service Award at Kent State University and the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Research Grant Award. In 2003, Dr. Foss was honored with the national Association for Specialists in Group Work Peg Carroll Scholarship. Dr. Foss is certified as a trainer for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and as a provider for Disaster Mental Health with the American Red Cross. She is also a member of Chi Sigma Iota international honor society for professional counselors.