Chalene Gardenhire


About Me

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My name is Chalene Gardenhire and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker residing in the Peachy state of Georgia. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Memphis State University in 1994. In December 2008, I obtained a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia at Athens and earned an professional license in 2016 becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 15 years of mental health experience and specialize in relationship challenges, women’s issues, young adult transitions and grief & loss.

As a therapist, I provide individual and couple's counseling and practice the Family Preservation Model as it relates to your emotional and behavioral difficulties providing quality service, compassion and education within each session. I believe in the sanctity of love and will work with couples to foster the health of this bond. I specialize in building communication, building the esteem and rediscovering the passion within the relationship. If I have two willing individuals who love, respect and are motivated to make a change within the intertwines of their union, then we have conquered the first step of their journey to healing!

I am open to understanding and appreciating your spiritual journey and will assist with what’s necessary in finding your inner peace. I promote spiritual healthiness through practicing meditation, listening to uplifting music, spending time with nature, maintaining physical healthiness, purging negative energy, and following your instincts.

I embrace the concept of “meeting my clients where they are” to supply each of you with the tools you need to cope with the trials of life!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CSW005765 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by C.H. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Chalene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I enjoy my sessions with Charlene as she is very easy to talk to. It’s like talking to a non-judgmental friend that actually has suggestions to help you with your journey. I feel seen and heard.

Written by L.U. on Jun 17, 2021 after counseling with Chalene for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

This is my first time trying BetterHelp. Chalene gave me advices which I found helpful. She is very responsive, good listener, understanding and doesn't keep you waiting. Love her service.

Written by V.A. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Chalene for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Chalene has been terrific. I've really appreciated her ability to listen and understand what I'm going through and offer constructive ideas and suggestions. She has a great personality, very warm and down to earth. I feel lucky to have been assigned to her!

Written by L.I. on Oct 21, 2019 after counseling with Chalene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Chalene is very helpful.

Written by A.L. on Oct 09, 2019 after counseling with Chalene for 1 month on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Charlene is amazing at what she does. In the few short weeks since starting therapy, I’ve seen an improvement in my thinking. She’s given me great advice and is open to all that I have to say. I’m very lucky to have her as a therapist.