Healing Together Solutions, LLC is the Premier Mental Health resource in the Metro Atlanta area. Healing Together Solutions, LLC provides a safe, compassionate, and empowering environment for all individuals who are struggling to have a relationship with themselves and others due to anxiety, trauma, or identity-related struggles. By fostering a nurturing and safe environment, it is Healing Together Solutions, LLC belief that the greatest relationships, start with the relationship with oneself. Believing in being a resource to the community, businesses, and corporations, Healing Together Solutions, LLC offers consultation, coaching, and training resources.
Sharlene is an experienced mental health counselor, educator, and advocate who utilizes integrity, ethics, and respect to serve the metro Atlanta communities. Through utilizing CBT techniques, Sharlene offers therapy to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression or identity-related struggles.
Sharlene believes that insight into oneself is powerful, which opens the door to freedom for oneself. Being a link in change, Sharlene is supporting the community, as an Advisory Council member for DBHDD, 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 Co-Occurring Disorder, Trauma, and Suicide. 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.
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Operating in a relationship with oneself, is the foundation for all relationships. Therapy is a natural, healthy, and important opportunity for individuals to build a healthy relationship with themselves. When a lack of identity and knowledge of self occurs, a disconnection from self can result in unhealthy relationships and decision making skills.
Relationships are the cornerstone to being seen, love, and wanted. What happens when the relationship with self, affects the relationship with others? Relationships can be hard to navigate resulting in broken promises, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Couple therapy can be a safe space for each person to find and share their voices as they find and share their hearts.
Searching for a healthy partner and relationship does not happen by chance. As an individual in the LGBTQI community struggling to find a non-judgmental and safe space can be challening which can compound the trauma, anxiety, and depression one experience. Creating a safe and non-judgemental space is Sharlene's goal and mission as a therapist.
Sharlene believes that a professional relationship in which the coach and client partner to meet specific goals is important. Together, we will work together to define goals and strategies for meeting the goals, and to identify potential obstacles and ways 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 Maganzine piece 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 (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, and 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. For that reason, staying connected to individuals in your faith can cause trauma, anxiety, and depression leading to a loss in your relationship with your faith and self. As your therapist, Sharlene will utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals in gaining healthy tools to build a foundation of safety, trust and love.
Trauma and fear can cause a disconnection in a relationship with oneself. Therefore, forcing individuals to go outside themselves and sometimes dishonor themselves. Sharlene believes that fear, anxiety, and trauma are a few emotions that can shift an individual's identity and belief in themselves. Believing in the power of each individual, Sharlene assist individuals in building safe and non-judgmental relationships with themselves.
Relationships are a huge part of who we are, and a huge source of injuries that can result in a disconnection from the most important relationship, you. When injuries occur individuals can feel lost and alone. Therapy can be a key to unlocking individuals as they seek to strengthen their relationship with self and others through building respect, love, and forgiveness.
Sharlene H. McClendon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Sharlene's passion is to help promote freedom and acceptance for all individuals who are struggling to see and accept themselves beyond the stigma, shame, and guilt of yesterday. Believing in the rights of all, Sharlene's approach to psychotherapy is CBT focused and believe 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 have 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 the goal of therapy is 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 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 issues, often times connected to relationships. Safety, trust, love, and stability are critical components of a relationship with oneself. By being a committed advocate to individuals, couples, and the community, Sharlene is a champion for the Mental Health community through providing prevention, education, and counseling techniques that promote a healthy relationship with oneself.
Through therapy, Sharlene promises to be an advocate for individuals every step of their journey, as they gain insight and knowledge of the person in the mirror. By having a safe and non-judgemental space, individuals can learn how to establish safety, trust, love, and stability for themselves as they build a healthy relationship with themselves.
Sharlene's focus is to help individuals to become an advocate for themselves through building a relationship with themselves, which will change communities. This is achieved through education, trust, support, and compassion.
Supervsior: Sharlene H. McClendon, LPC, CCTP, CPCS
Counselor Supervision is a service provided to graduated students who have completed a Master's degree program in counseling and qualifies 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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TeleMental Health Therapy is an important opportunity for clients who are experiencing anxiety, fear, and identity-related issues connected to a lack of relationship to self to receive psychological support from the safety and comfort of their homes. Healing Together Solutions, LLC is now only offering Telemental 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, BCBS, Optum, Caresource, 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 access 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 into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
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• Call 911
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
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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