Healing Together Solution's goals are to support the growth and healing of individuals who are or have been lost in their life due to trauma, anxiety, and depression. Believing that 99% of people experience trauma, Sharlene assists you in building tools that create safety and trust for yourself and other relationships. Healing Together Solutions joins you in building a relationship with yourself that supports you in moving from depression, anxiety, and hopelessness into a life of joy, happiness, and love.
Entering counseling and setting boundaries is an act of love for you that affects every area of your life. Congratulations! Counseling is a safe space to be yourself and allows you to find yourself as you grow. Throughout life, we all experience painful situations that can be connected to grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Counseling allows you to identify and define the difficult things while gaining tools to heal from them.
Sharlene believes that insight into you is powerful, which opens the door to knowledge. Being a link to change, Sharlene is supporting the community, as an Advisory Council member for DBHDD, and a coalition member with GUIDE Inc. and CHRIS 180. Sharlene has presented at conferences for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) on topics of Co-Occurring Disorders, Trauma, and Suicide in colleges and universities. Sharlene has presented for the DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties Board of Health on topics of diabetes and depression and postpartum. Sharlene presented for Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Recovery Month on substance use disorder and is a published author for DiaBeater, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and UpJourney.
Operating in a relationship with you is the foundation for building all relationships as you heal from trauma. Therapy is a natural, healthy, and important opportunity for you to gain the essence of yourself. When a lack of identity and knowledge occurs due to trauma, anxiety, and/or depression. Sometimes a separation of you from yourself can lead to harmful decision-making.
Joining two lives together can be exciting, loving, and fulfilling. Yet, without the proper tools, it sometimes can be negative, harmful, and painful. Not having the tools to navigate daily pressures, and/or past challenges can be overwhelming. Couple therapy offers a safe space for each person to be seen and heard as they learn how to resolve conflicts and communicate their needs.
Searching for a healthy relationship does not happen by chance. As an individual in the LGBTQI community struggling to be seen and heard in any capacity can be challenging due to trauma, anxiety, and/or depression. Attending therapy can offer a safe space for you as you discover and build a healthy relationship to share.
Sharlene believes that a professional relationship in which the coach and client partner meet specific goals is important. Together, defining goals and strategies while addressing potential obstacles is a way to minimize or eliminate them. The coaching process observes your strengths to assist you in creating what you want in your work/life.
Sharlene is an author who has written for Chicken Soup for the Soul. Issue Devotional Stories for Women, 101 Daily Devotions to Comfort, Encourage and Inspire Women.
Upjourney Article: What to Say to Someone Who Is Dying? DiaBeaters Magazine's piece is called "Diabetes, Mental Health, Assessment Tools, and Advocacy". https://joom.ag/2d9I
Sharlene has worked with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) as a speaker and educator on topics such (Opioid Learning Collaborative (Co-occurring disorder), Trauma for Veterans, and Suicide in Colleges and Universities.) Also, with the DeKalb and Gwinnett Boards of Health on topics, diabetes, depression, and postpartum. Sharlene is currently an Advisory Council Member for Region 3 of DBHDD.
For many, faith can be a place of comfort, but for some, faith can be a place of trauma and pain, causing anxiety and depression. For that reason, staying connected to people in your faith can be extremely painful, causing a loss to occur in your relationship with your faith. As your therapist, Sharlene will utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist you in gaining healthy tools to build a foundation of safety, trust, and love for yourself as you remain connected to your faith.
Trauma can cause a disconnection from yourself causing you to become unsafe, unseen, and invalidated. Forcing you to go outside yourself and sometimes dishonor yourself. Sharlene believes that anxiety, depression, and trauma are a few emotions that can shift your identity and beliefs. Believing in the power of each individual being seen, Sharlene can assist you in building safety and trust as you develop a non-judgmental relationship with yourself.
Relationships are a huge part of who we are, and a huge source of injuries to who we are causing a disconnection from the most important relationship you have, which is you. When injuries occur, you can feel lost and alone. Therapy can be a key to unlocking you as you seek to strengthen your relationship with yourself through building respect, love, and forgiveness.
Sharlene H. McClendon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Sharlene's passion is to help promote freedom and acceptance for all individuals struggling to see and accept themselves beyond yesterday's stigma, shame, and guilt. Believing in the rights of all, Sharlene's approach to psychotherapy is CBT-focused and believes in the therapeutic relationship and a strong co-creating environment of safety and support.
Sharlene started her career at Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Out-Patient as a counselor for 7 years. There Sharlene gained experience working with clients who experienced postpartum, co-occurring, trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. As a co-facilitator of Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Out-Patient Intense Out-Patient program (IOP) for 4-years, Sharlene has experience working with individuals experiencing a substance use disorder. Utilizing her experience, Sharlene believes, self-identity is formed by the relationships connected to oneself and others. Sometimes those relationships can develop into dysfunction, chaos, and communication barriers that affect individual relationships. In addition to starting her career at Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Out-Patient, Sharlene has presented for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) on subjects of Co-occurring Disorder, Trauma, and Suicide. The DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties Board of Health on topics diabetes and depression, and postpartum. Sharlene is currently operating as an Advisory Council Member for Region 3 for DBHDD for six counties. Where Sharlene will support the community's needs and create a link between the community and the Board of Commissioners.
Sharlene believes therapy aims to gain self-awareness and emotional intelligence by examining the triggers and knowledge of anxiety, trauma, and depression. By identifying the triggers or lack of relationship with self, individuals can develop healthy tools to support healthy decision-making. Being a part of the change and healing is an important position Sharlene takes very seriously. Sharlene completed her BS at Liberty University in Psychology and MS at Walden University in Mental Health Counseling. Sharlene received her Clinical Trauma Professional certification through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and was Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor at LPCA.
Sharlene's mission is to aid in the emotional and psychological development of individuals who are experiencing anxiety, trauma, depression, or identity-related issue, oftentimes connected to relationships. Safety, trust, love, and stability are critical components of a relationship with oneself. By being a committed advocate for individuals, couples, and the community, Sharlene is a champion for the Mental Health community by providing prevention, education, and counseling techniques that promote a healthy relationship with oneself.
Through therapy, Sharlene promises to be an advocate for you every step of your journey, as you gain insight and knowledge of the person in the mirror. By having a safe and non-judgmental space, you can learn how to establish safety, trust, love, and stability for yourself as you build a healthy relationship with yourself.
Sharlene's focus is to help you to become an advocate for yourself by building a relationship with yourself, which will change communities and offer change. This is achieved through education, trust, support, and safety.
Supervisor: Sharlene H. McClendon, LPC, CCTP, CPCS
Counselor Supervision is a service provided to graduate students who have completed a master's degree program in counseling and qualify to pursue licensure with the State of Georgia Professional Board. Supervision is an interactive learning process that promotes ethics, professional development, psychoeducation, clinical skills, and independence.
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Tele Mental Health Therapy is an important opportunity for clients who are experiencing anxiety, fear, and identity-related issues connected to a lack of relationship with self to receive psychological support from the safety and comfort of their homes. Healing Together Solutions, LLC is now only offering Tele mental Health to the community. Please feel free to reach out to Healing Together Solutions, LLC to book an appointment.
The No Surprises Act protects people covered under group and individual health plans from receiving surprise medical bills. If you have private health insurance, these new protections ban the most common types of surprise bills. If you’re uninsured or you decide not to use your health insurance for a service, under these protections, you can often get a good faith estimate of the cost of your care upfront, before your visit. If you disagree with your bill, you may be able to dispute the charges. View/Download this document that tells you what you need to know about this act.
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)
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
I accept cash, American Express, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard.
Insurance: United Health Care, Cigna, Aetna, Optum, CareSource, Medicaid, and EAP companies.
Am I weak for seeking help?
No! Everyone needs help now and then. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to assess your past strengths.
This act is protection against surprise medical bills. If you have private health insurance, these new protections ban the most common types of surprise bills. If you’re uninsured or you decide not to use your health insurance for a service, under these protections, you can often get a good faith estimate of the cost of your care upfront, before your visit. If you disagree with your bill, you may be able to dispute the charges. Visit CMS.gov/nosurprises, or call the Help Desk at 1-800-985-3059 for more information. TTY users can call 1-800-985-3059.
Therapy is an opportunity for you to establish a safe and trusted place to share if you are experiencing postpartum, co-occurring, trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders. Becoming your authentic self is the first step to identifying and speaking your truth as you receive support.
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them, and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
If you are concerned about your relationship, it is best that both of you would attend therapy together, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I would look to work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual to couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
In Case of an Emergency:
Suicide hotline: 988
Georgia Crisis Hotline 1-800-715-4225
Ridgeview Institute at 1-844-350-8800
Peachford Hospital at 770-455-3200
Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Viewpoint Health at 678-209-2411
Lakeview Hospital at 770-766-7006
Summit Ridge Hospital at 678-442-5800
Go to your nearest emergency room.
My practice is considered an outpatient facility, and I do not carry an on-call phone, nor am I available 24 hours