Sharlene H. McClendon is a well-respected and licensed professional counselor based in Georgia. She is also a certified clinical trauma professional, certified professional counselor supervisor, speaker, and educator. Sharlene's passion for helping individuals gain a healthy relationship with themselves is evident in her use of the six keys. These keys, which include safety, trust, stability, acceptance, patience, and love, are meant to help individuals develop a healthy relationship with themselves.
Sharlene believes that self-identity is shaped by the relationships we have with ourselves and others. She emphasizes that a lack of relationship with oneself can result in dysfunctional relationships that produce chaos and communication barriers.
Sharlene's work with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) as a speaker and educator on various topics including the Opioid Learning Collaborative, Co-occurring disorders, Trauma for Veterans, and Suicide in Colleges and Universities, has been incredibly impactful. Her expertise in these areas has allowed her to provide valuable insights and education to those in need. Furthermore, her work with the DeKalb and Gwinnett Boards of Health on topics such as diabetes, depression, and postpartum has further solidified her dedication to improving the health and well-being of individuals in her community.
As an Advisory Council Member for Region 3 of DBHDD, Sharlene has continued to make a positive impact on the lives of many. Her role as a council member allows her to provide guidance and support to those in need, as well as advocate for improved mental health services for individuals in her community. Sharlene's dedication to improving mental health services and education is truly inspiring, and her work is a shining example of the positive impact that can be made through education and advocacy.
Upjourney Article: What to Say to Someone Who Is Dying?
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women: I Am worthy of Love, Sharlene H. Mcclendon (2009), DiaBeaters Magazine (4th Edition, 2021), Diabetes Head On https://joom.ag/2d9I (Diabetes, Mental Health, Assessment Tools, and Advocacy).
Hidden Gems: Sharlene H McClendon