I have a wealth of experience in what life has taught me through times of sorrow, pain, grief and other times so much joy. We all have different seasons in our life. Throughout life we will need different pieces to create our puzzle. My knowledge also comes from higher education and practice of that knowledge throughout my career. I am well rounded with experience from young to older clients. Serving 10 years in the military taught me how to and the importance of working with an array of different people from various backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, religions, sexualities, and overall different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. My passion is in supporting others through various parts of their journeys utilizing practical approaches that are evidence based. Some therapy strategies may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Supportive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Whole Health, and a variety of other strategies or a mixture thereof. I am looking forward to supporting you by first listening, clarifying what is heard, and overall supporting your individuality. Therapy strategies are not a one size fits all. If you do not wish to have someone who is highly motivated, thinks positively and continually supports using your strengths, believes that YOU CAN each and every time, then I am not the one for you. There are many coaching and motivational principles that I incorporate as it is truly my personality. Remember, you are unique and in order for me to adjust what is needed, I will need your feedback and honesty of what is working or what you may need more of. I look forward to supporting you during this part of your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CSW006322 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LCSW #LSW0000007322 (Expires: 2023-01-31)
Kalene is incredible! She is so helpful, patient and engaging. I had been searching for a therapist who would offer me their insight on my patterns and role in relationships instead of just listen and validate and she did it all in such a gentle and impactful way. She also consistently checked in with me which helped me hold myself accountable to the work I was doing. I feel so fortunate to have gotten to work with her.
Kalene is a beautiful soul who has a true talent and passion for her profession. She is very intuitive, empathetic, and so so so encouraging!! She is truly making a difference and I am so glad our paths have crossed!
Kalene has done an exceptional job of listening and understanding my issues. She’s been a breath of fresh air to help me with my issues.
Kalene really helped me a lot. She helped me to better understand hie some important things in life work. During these few months woth her, I have improved my self awareness and learned how to go deep into my feelings and how to communicate my feelings to others.
Kalene has probably been the most supportive in my journey of rediscovering myself outside of my trauma. I’ve been learning so much about how my brain has set to see the world and allowing myself the safety to learn how to heal those wounds. My counseling has been a strong self improvement and self discovery journey for me and I don’t believe I would have made the progress that I did without Kalene being so supportive and understanding. She’s treated me with so much patience and kindness, as well as she also reminds me to treat myself with that patience and kindness as I maneuver my own healing process.
Kalene is a GREAT listener and highlights the positives whenever you're explaining why you feel bad about whatever is going on in your life. She is very insightful and easy to talk to -- it is so wonderful to have an outside perspective from someone who help you reason through how you've been feeling and what you can do going forward. Kalene will offer advice and solutions that work best for YOU if you give her enough to work with. I've only been in counseling for maybe 2 weeks for Kalene but she has empowered me to make small but impactful changes for the better and I don't know what I would do without her.
From my time with Kalene she has shown me compassion. She has offered me different ways to get me motivated when I make goals for myself. Kalene has offered me what I felt like I didn't have with my family and friends and that is to just listen without passing judgement. I appreciate her input and advice.
Kalene is great. She is very quick to send me helpful strategies for my anxiety. I believe she really cares about me.
I’ve only had one session with Kalene, but she made me feel very comfortable. She listened to me well and had great advice.
It was wonderful to work with Kalene! She really listens and provides great feedback. She’s helped me “unlock” the tools I already had to drive my life in a healthier/ happier way. She’s very kind, wise, and honest. I would highly recommend her! Thank you, Kalene!
Kalene is attentive, insightful, patient, and helpful. She has been consistent in speaking with me every week, even if I haven't responded to her. This makes me feel seen. Kalene has a calming demeanor to her that creates a safe space for me to discuss the things I'm feeling as well and to be honest about what I need to improve and work on to be healthier.
Kalene is an incredible therapist and person. From our session, it was clear to me that she has a big heart and truly loves to help others. I feel so comforted when I talk with her and always look forward to our time together. She is responsive and checks in on me. I'm already seeing big improvements in my life and ways of thinking because of Kalene!
After just one session with Kalene, I already felt like I was ready to begin tackling some of the bigger issues in my life, when I previously had no idea where to begin. She has already done wonders for helping me to work on my self acceptance, and I am so happy to be working with her. She is kind, compassionate, professional, and respectful. When I speak to her, I feel like I am actually being heard. I highly, highly recommend Kalene as a therapist to anyone who is considering therapy!
She’s great and understanding she helped me make better decisions since it’s really hard for me.
Kalene is calming but direct when she needs to be. She encourages me to open up and think about things that I might not be noticing. I am going through a very difficult time in my life and she brought in some perspective so I can look at things rationally while understanding the emotions I am going through.
Kalene has a grounding and warm presence. She has a great balance between validating strengths and asking great questions to explore more possibilities.
She is compassionate, attentive, and willing to adapt to your needs. She has such a loving presense and is very easy to talk to. She has helped me realize a great deal about myself in a smooth manner which I am not used to. Her approach and resources let me know she is really listening and is here to help me become my best self. Id certainly reccomend to a friend.
Kalene is compassionate, constructive, and collaborative. I feel better about myself and my journey after each session with her.
She is insightful and attentive. She has challenged me in ways that I have not been challenged and is the reason why I am going to stick with counseling. She is incredibly talented and helpful.
Excellent experience with Kalene.
She’s very helpful. She’s been a cheerleader for me, reminding me of the good things I’ve got going on and reframing things in a positive light.
Kalene has been extremely helpful to work with. I do not feel judged, and I feel that I can talk to her about anything, and she will respond in a caring and professional manner
Kalene is an absolute joy to work with. In just a month, she has helped me work through some very difficult areas of my life; all the while remaining compassionate and very understanding. She has a vast amount of technical knowledge as well as an ability to connect with individuals in just a short amount of time. I cannot say enough good things about her. She is someone I have loved having in my corner.
Ms Faulkner has been great!
Kalene is very kind and understanding. She listens when you need to say something and provides useful resources to cope with moments when you are sad.
Kalene McSwain-Faulker, LCSW is a great counselor. My very first session I arrived feeling stressed about life and dealing with uncertainty. Kalene listened to my concerns and instantly gave me a strategy/ tool to use for coping and rebuilding my confidence. By the end of the session I feel empowered and heard. I no longer feel alone drowning in my emotional pain. I have support .
She understands & also is a good firm with me
She's provided me with excellent support (even checked on me when I went unresponsive for a bit) given me plenty of time and space to vent , it's been less than a month though.
Ms. Kalene LCSW is a fantastic therapist. I'm very grateful for her insight, challenges, support and professional camaraderie. Highly recommended for healing trauma work, releasing mindsets that no longer serve towards your enlightenment, and claiming self mastery. 10/10 stars!
Kalene is a great counselor! She gives me opportunities to see where I can grow and do things differently! She is very involved in my confidence building and always replies in a timely manner. She gives me worksheets to do that help me have a unique perspective on my own problems. I enjoy having her helping me become a better person!