Kalene McSwain-Faulkner

(LCSW)

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW006322 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LCSW #LSW0000007322 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by A.S. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by T.I. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by A.L. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related 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.

Written by K.Y. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by D.A. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by D.E. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.H. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kalene is great. She is very quick to send me helpful strategies for my anxiety. I believe she really cares about me.

Written by J.E. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I’ve only had one session with Kalene, but she made me feel very comfortable. She listened to me well and had great advice.

Written by K.A. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by G.R. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by M.A. on Dec 08, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written by C.H. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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!

Written by M.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

She’s great and understanding she helped me make better decisions since it’s really hard for me.

Written by S.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks

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.

Written by L.I. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kalene has a grounding and warm presence. She has a great balance between validating strengths and asking great questions to explore more possibilities.

Written by S.K. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by J.A. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Kalene is compassionate, constructive, and collaborative. I feel better about myself and my journey after each session with her.

Written by B.I. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by P.H. on Oct 31, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Excellent experience with Kalene.

Written by R.A. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.I. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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

Written by D.I. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and career difficulties

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.

Written by M.E. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Ms Faulkner has been great!

Written by M.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.H. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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 .

Written by C.O. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

She understands & also is a good firm with me

Written by M.O. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by K.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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!

Written by J.E. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!