Dr. Sarina Tetley , OTD, OTR/L
Sarina Tetley is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. Sarina also earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelor’s in Psychology, with a minor in Occupational Science, from the University of Southern California. Sarina is a proud member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC), and is a licensed Occupational Therapist with the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT).
Sarina’s completed her clinical rotations at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Gateways Hospital & Mental Health Center, and Play 2 Progress; Sarina also had multiple clinical learning experiences at Keck Hospital of USC. Sarina has worked with a broad scope of clients, from 6 months to 96 years of age.
Sarina’s passion for serving Veterans and Military families started with her Grandpa, and many other relatives, who proudly served in the armed forces; their commitment and service to the country inspired her to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. While at the George E Wahlen VA Medical Center, Sarina worked with Veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the OEF/OIF conflicts. Additionally, Sarina has been volunteering with the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation for over 5 years to provide Ocean Therapy (Occupational Therapy through surfing) with the active-duty Marines in the Wounded Warriors Battalion West at Camp Pendleton. While at USC, Sarina also had the opportunity to work with USC With Your Shield, a program serving the transitioning Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and their families.
Sarina is the former Vice President of the USC Veterans Association where she worked with student Veterans to advocate for funding, accesses to resources, and for more student Veteran services at USC. Through her work with the USC Veterans Association, Sarina had the opportunity to meet General James Mattis and worked collaboratively with General David Petraeus to help student Veterans at USC achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.
Sarina’s passion for military families brought her to Oceanside Therapy Group where she is very excited to be working in pediatrics! Sarina is a client-centered OT and utilizes an evidence-based, holistic, approach. Sarina is excited to be a part of a multidisciplinary team and she is proud to put our OTG families first.
In her free time, Sarina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys volunteering, traveling, HIIT, golfing, cooking, and watching USC football (Fight On!).