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Kalene McSwain-Faulkner, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, 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, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: 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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TN LCSW LSW0000007322



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kalene McSwain-Faulkner. 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.

Incredibly helpful, actually listens and cares about what I have to say, offers good advice, and never comes across as judgmental. She’s awesome!

Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Kalene for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Kalene is such a good listener and is always supportive of my growth. She asks questions that make me think about situations in ways I hadn't before. I always feel safe expressing myself in our sessions. Highly recommend!

Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Kalene for 6 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I’ve been working with Kalene for a few months now and I really value our sessions together! She’s always attentive and caring, while telling me the things I need to hear.

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Kalene for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She seems great. She listens and tries to understand what I’m saying, and she lays out her own ideas in an easily understandable way.

Written on Oct 18, 2023 after therapy with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Kalene has been so open to all my questions and has been doing a great job in helping me work through a lot of trauma I wasn’t even aware of until I started therapy with her. She’s a great support in my therapy journey!

Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Kalene for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. Faulkner has been a God send for me, because she actually listens and doesn’t just talk. I feel heard and she has provided excellent resources to manage my stress and anxiety, work and personal life. You cannot go wrong with her at all and you will make steps towards your personal well-being and worthiness after a session with her with the tools she provides.

Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Kalene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue