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Meet the founder

Tamara Childress, LCSW
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Passionate About Helping Others

Tamara is a licensed clinical social worker, educator, and trusted leader who is on a mission to educate and empower others to not just talk about their faith, but put it to work. 

Putting faith to action is not just a saying but has been the life she lives. With 20+ years of experience as a mental health professional serving in various leadership roles. Her background also includes mentoring and teaching at the collegiate level, for over 10 years educating the future generation on quality mental health. 

Tamara’s mission is to not just cross the lines between church and mental health but to destroy the lines by showing how the two are better together.

Experience
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Telebehavioral Health Clinical Supervisor

  • Provide clinical supervision for those seeking LCSW

  • Behavioral Health Coordinator for Mental Health Court

  • Speaker and trainer 

Training topics

Work Your Faith came about because of the desire to help others afraid to seek help and being told to "be strong" or just"pray" to tackle mental health symptoms.  Understanding from her training and personal experience that faith works with action. Being in the field with several counselors ready and willing to help encourage and support others struggling with mental health symptoms.  Tamara became passionate about reducing the stigma in all communities, but especially the African American community and the church. 

She was then inspired to work on educating and training others on quality mental health and how they can increase their faith with action. 

  • How mental health and faith go together

  • The benefits of counseling

  • When to get help

  • Creating a caring church community

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Self Care

  • Grief and loss

  • Risk Management and the church

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma