owner, Authentic Healing Counseling
Sarina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in TN and NC, Adjunct Professor with the University of Tennessee College of Social Work, and owner of a private therapy practice. 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 moved to NC in 2019 with her family and started a private therapy 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 enjoys sharing her passion on Veterinary Social Work topics any chance she gets. 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-old cat, Jasper and their 6 year-old Shepherd-mix, Finn.