Kalene McSwain-Faulkner


About Me

The specialized experience that I hold is with couples who may have challenges with domestic violence, infidelity, are divorced or their relationship is leading to divorce, and blended families. I have a Master's Degree and I am clinically certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The study of social work received professional status around the 1920's and takes on a holistic approach encompassing a broad view that explores the whole person and the entirety of the relationship. Therefore, my focus is on the makeup of one's life rather than perhaps just searching for a diagnosis. It is important to process what your environment looks like, those changes within it, life patterns, getting in touch with feeling expression, and redefining who you are as an individual but also as a couple. Furthermore, I have a wealth of experience in what life has taught me through times of sorrow, pain, grief and other times so much joy. There are my lived experiences that mesh well with knowledge gained through my years of higher education. We all have different seasons in our life. Throughout life we will need different pieces to create our puzzle. My passion is in supporting others through different parts of their journeys. I am looking forward to supporting you in yours by talking about the challenges, strengths, and holding you responsible for the changes needed.


  • 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

  • Phone

  • Video


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

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


Written by S.H. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Kalene for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Kalene is Amazing. She has been helping our marriage for a while now. She’s honest, and fair. She’s understanding and gives honest feedback and advice. She listens, remembers details, and is very attentive. We have utilized both individual and joint sessions. She’s guided us to have real realizations. We look forward to our current & future sessions.

Written by A.N. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I am really enjoying counseling. Thank you!

Written by P.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Kalene is very responsive and it was easy for me to open up to her. She provided useful information for me to utilize outside our sessions.

Written by T.O. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Ms. Kalene is an was awesome during my therapy. She listened and advised accordingly. I have really grew and although my relationship did not continue she helped me through the most difficult part

Written by S.A. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Kalene is tentative and kind. She offers and honest perspective on your concerns and guides you through them with care.

Written by C.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is helpful and caring when she replies but it seems to be hard to get her to reply. I don’t think one reply per day is asking too much. But I do like her other than that and I am committed to her.

Written by A.L. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Kalene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Kalene is amazing! She is funny, and easy to talk with. In one session she was able to turn my husband and I’s relationship in the right direction. Highly recommend her!