Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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.
She graduated from High Point University in High Point, NC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee.
In her free time, Sarina enjoys running and exercising, reading, spending time with her family, and she has recently started to enjoy planting and growing flowers. Sarina’s fur-family members include their 16 year-0ld cat, Jasper and their 6 year-old Shepherd-mix, Finn.
Please feel free to contact Sarina with any questions you may have!