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Juwell McClendon, LMSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

As a black queer woman, military veteran, complex trauma thriver, and healing advocate, I am here to promote holistic healing of the individual. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a complex clinical and career background that intersects with both my professional and personal morals. My goal is to bridge the gap and create a pathway for those who feel healing is inaccessible, out of reach, or unattainable. I recognize that we all have a story, a lens through which we view the world, and as we rediscover ourselves, we reveal parts of our soul that we once hid away for our survival. I do believe that we can challenge and change our narratives at any time.

As a practitioner, I combine a Cognitive Behavior, Humanistic, and Solution Focused therapeutic approaches while simultaneously introducing modalities that are appropriate based on client needs. Ultimately, therapy is a collaborative effort that encourages a collective approach to heal. My approach at my practice is to create a permissive space where clients feel seen, heard, and experienced. I help clients understand how our past is connected with our now, and how this knowledge can guide us through experiences in the future. I recognize the heaviness we often carry from emotionally weighted baggage that at times does not belong to us, so I bring warmth and light to every session.

I commend you for having the willingness to commit to a journey of challenging your narrative and seeking ways to show up more authentic in your life. To find an emotionally safe space to show up authentically is courageous and admirable. I am grateful for you choosing myself to walk with you on this journey of a more holistic and wholesome living.


Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801114802

CA LCSW 100286

NV LCSW 10119-C


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Juwell McClendon. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Juwell is easy to talk to. She doesn't pass judgement and validates my feelings. She sets clear goals during our sessions and I feel like I'm actually making real progress.

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Juwell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

She is a great counselor who listens to me seriously, she doesn’t make me feel like my problems are small or unworthy. She provides me with great advices and she is so friendly

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Juwell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Juwell is a bright soul and she listened very closely to your thoughts and feelings. All that with practical exercises really help with my anxiety.

Written on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Juwell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes