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"Breaking Down the Stigma: How Dr. Tareva Watts, LLMSW is Advocating for Mental Wellness"

Courtesy Photo-Dr. Tareva Watts, LLMSW


Dr. Tareva Watts, LLMSW, is making a significant impact in the field of clinical social work. Her mission is to assist individuals in their journey toward mental wellness and restoration. A native of Lansing, Michigan, Dr. Watts takes pride in giving back to her community.

With a Doctorate in Biblical counseling and education, Dr. Watts integrates spiritual and faith-based best practices into her therapeutic approach. She offers counseling and therapy to the community, equipping clients with healthy coping mechanisms to promote mental wellness.

At Inspired Faith Counseling & Consultation (IFCC), a faith-based practice, Dr. Watts provides a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. With expertise in trauma, relationships, and personal growth, she aims to unearth inner strength and resilience in others within a judgment-free environment.

In December 2021, Dr. Tareva partnered with "The Dignified Aging Project" and Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing to address the declaration of Racism as a Health Crisis in Ingham. The Mental Health Awareness and Resource Fair, organized as a response to this "call to action," aimed to raise awareness of mental wellness, with a specific focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.

Photo Credit: Magnificent (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


Dr. Watts's recent projects include a new book, "Mirror Mirror on the Wall," a podcast called "Mindful Moments Podcast - Mental Health Tea with Dr. T" on Apple Podcasts, and the establishment of the Inspired Faith Institute (IFI), where she serves as President and CEO. She will be hosting a Mental Health and Wellness Expo on May 31, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event will feature motivational speakers, vendors, and health professionals, to raise awareness about challenges people face regarding mental health and wellness.

For more information about the event or to contact Dr. Tareva Watts, please visit or call 313-91FAITH.


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