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Dr. Tareva Watts, LLMSW Shifting the Mental Health Narrative

Courtesy Photo-Dr. Tareva Watts Licensed clinical Social Worker

Dr. Tareva Watts is the modern-day therapist who works to meet people where they are. Not only is she a clinical social worker, but she is also a mother, a wife, an author, motivational speaker, and a voice for the marginalized. Dr. Tareva loves serving the Lord and spending time with her family. She found the Lord long ago and continues to serve in various ministries throughout the Kingdom. Dr. Tareva holds a Doctorate degree in Biblical counseling and education where she utilizes spiritual and faith-based best practice in her therapeutic approach. She provides counseling and therapy to the community, while approaching mental wellness with strategies to equip clients with healthy coping mechanisms.

Inspired Faith is a Faith based practice, where faith is the foundation to the healing process. Through her practice at Inspired Faith Counseling & Consultation, (IFCC) Dr. Tareva helps clients address issues and identify needs. It is a priority to ensure IFCC is a safe and judgement free space. In addition, Dr. Tareva’s customizes her approach for optimum results.

Dr. Tareva Watts is a native of Lansing, Michigan. She is married to the love of her life of fourteen years. Together they have raised two beautiful children. Dr. Tareva prides herself on giving back to her community. Her background as a clinical social worker has helped to bridge the gap for those facing challenging dilemmas regarding mental health.

In December 2021, Dr. Tareva teamed up with “The Dignified Aging Project” and Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing, to answer a “call to action’ regarding Racism being declared a Health Crisis within Ingham. The Mental Health Awareness and Resource Fair was an informative, interactive event designed to bring awareness to Mental Wellness with a special focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities when addressing Mental Health Care.

Photo Credit; Macnificiant (L to R) Yanice Y. Jackson (The Lansing Catalyst), Dr. Tareva Watts (Inspired Faith), Yolanda Pope (Dignified Aging Project) have fun at the 360 Photo Booth at Mental Health and Awareness Resource Fair 2021

Photo Credit; Bittenhausen Photography (L to R) Dr. Tareva Watts (Inspired Faith), Yolanda Pope (Dignified Aging Project) lead a live interactive session of Crucial Conversations

In 2021 Dr. Tareva wrote her very first book “Mind Over Matter” where she provides readers with insight and guidance and mindful strategies make progress despite the challenges of life. In addition, her social media platforms have allowed her to pour into community through the gift of affirmation.


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