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About Sarah

Sarah S. Gainey, MSW, LISW-CP (S), is a licensed independent social worker/supervisor in SC and has been working in the mental health, addictions, and support services fields for more than 20 years in the Charleston, SC community.  Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston and her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.   She was trained to provide Motivational Interviewing training and supervision and has been an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) for more than a decade.


Sarah has assisted people looking for help with substance use, co-dependence, women’s issues, relationship concerns, trauma, self-esteem, stress and anxiety, life transitions, parenting,  wellness, and career or life coaching.  She has also been fortunate to work in addiction research, improving health care access, providing support to pregnant and parenting teens, and running pregnancy/HIV/STI prevention programs. Sarah’s instruction experience is extensive and varied, including safer sex and substance use disorder interventions, graduate-level coursework, and holistic wellness classes.


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