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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

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TN LCSW LSW0000007322

GA LCSW CSW006322

Reviews

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.

Ms. Kalene is very supportive and responsive!

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Kalene for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kalene has been so patient with me and my journey to healing. She has an amazing way of helping me face my emotions head on and not just shove them to the side because she see’s that they truly matter

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Kalene for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Kalene is a great therapist. I always find solutions to better manage anger, OCD thinking, and anxiety.

Written on Apr 24, 2024 after therapy with Kalene for 1 year 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

She’s great

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with Kalene for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I have only had two sessions with Mrs. McSwain-Faulkner so far but so far so great. I've really enjoyed how she listens and allows me to "let loose" and makes me feel extremely comfortable. I don't have to feel like I need to come up with things to say and the sessions just seem to flow which I appreciate because this is the first time I've really been able to routinely partake in therapy. I am really looking forward to the continuation of self-progression.

Written on Mar 06, 2024 after therapy with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Couldn’t do it without her!

Written on Mar 05, 2024 after therapy with Kalene for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem