Sheryl Clarke

Academic/ Career

Sheryl Clarke began her Nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA) and worked in a Long-Term care facility while she continued her education.  A few years later she obtained her Associates Degree at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware.  As a Registered Nurse she worked on a Medical/Surgical floor for a year, but it was not until she obtained a job at an inpatient mental health facility that she found her true calling.  Connecting with her patients during their most vulnerable moments had a profound impact on her career goals.  She decided to continue her education in order to offer clients a knowledgeable and direct approach to care in the community, with the goal of preventing unnecessary hospitalizations.  She continued to work at the mental health facility for 13 years. While working she earned her bachelor’s and master’s Degrees from Hampton University.  After graduation, she obtained her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in mental health at a private practice for almost 10 years.


Sheryl is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. She was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the youngest of five. Her mother was also a Registered Nurse. She was raised as a Christian and her faith in God has been a source of strength for her.  As a child, Sheryl often observed her parents opening their own home to provide food and shelter to someone in need. She credits her parents for her sense of duty and service to others. She is married and they have three sons.  Sheryl is dedicated to her family and friends who are a source of joy for her.


Coronavirus Notice

We at Fountain of Hope Counseling Center are working to keep our office open and accessible while continuing to provide excellent care. We take our responsibility to you, our clients, as well as our employees very seriously.

We are following and have implemented recommendations from the CDC/MDH including increasing the frequency of disinfecting public areas and offices. We are encouraging our employees to stay home if they are not feeling well. Similarly, if you or a loved one have been affected by COVID-19, in that you are experiencing signs or symptoms like a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or have been in contact with someone experiencing these symptoms or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days we would ask you to please stay home and change your appointment to a video telehealth session, which can take place from the comfort of your home.

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We know that the media’s current focus on COVID-19 and the risks and potential impact can exacerbate fear, anxiety and depression for many. We are committed to continuing to provide excellent care while partnering with you in your therapeutic journey toward hope and healing.