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General Tennessee Area

Sarina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in TN and NC, and Adjunct Professor with the University of Tennessee College of Social Work.

Sarina previously worked at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for 10 years as one of the clinical social workers who provided grief support and crisis intervention to clients of the Small and Large Animal Hospitals and members of the community, provided counseling to UTCVM students and House Officers, and oversaw the communication training for UTCVM’s veterinary medical students.

She has moved to NC with her family and now owns a private practice where she continues to provide Veterinary Social Work services.  Specifically she offers grief counseling for the loss of an animal, counseling to animal care professionals to help manage compassion fatigue, and consultation to the community for animal related issues.  Sarina is also available to conduct presentations on the following topics: animal related grief & bereavement, supporting animal owners in emotional distress, compassion fatigue & self-care, and improving communication in veterinary teams.

Phone: (919) 612-1991


German Town, TN

Lauren Ellis Robinson

Educational Background:

  • Natural Lifemanship – Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • MSW Student, graduating May 2019
  • VSW-CP Student

Place of Work: Connections Counseling

Services Available: We utilize TF-EAP (trauma focused equine assisted psychotherapy). This may be mounted (riding) or ground (no riding) work, depending on the needs of the patient. We have the option to work with the EAGALA model and Natural Lifemanship model. Some people do EAP as an adjunct to office therapy, and some do it exclusively. Individual and group therapy available.

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