Sharon Vineall, LCSW, Bereavement Counselor

Sharon Vineall has been a licensed clinical social worker at Hospice of Santa Barbara since 2010, providing support to patients, clients, and families through Patient Care Services and Adult Bereavement Services. She first became familiar with HSB as a medical social worker at Cottage Hospital, serving patients and families coping with end of life circumstances. She attended a presentation given by HSB pioneer Gail Rink, and knew right away that she wanted to be part of the organization. Sharon’s primary specialty areas are perinatal loss and working with parents who have lost a partner. Sharon has an advanced certification in hospice and palliative care, specialized trauma training, and training in advance care directives. Sharon believes that self care is important in her profession, and she does this through meditation, swimming, reading, and time with family.