Tiffani Nicole Cofield is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, now currently residing in Fort Worth, Texas since June 2012. She completed her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations from the University of Memphis. Upon relocating to Fort Worth, Texas, she furthered her education and accomplished a master’s degree in human services from Argosy University Dallas. She is currently pursuing her terminal degree, Doctor of Education in organizational leadership from Argosy University Online. As a current professional, her journey has led her the opportunity to work in private, corporate and government careers. However, with all her professional experience there is nothing more fulfilling and passionate than helping others who are struggling with behavioral and mental health illnesses. As a present Qualified Mental Health Professional, she has embraced the profession and provides quality services for the needs of her members.
Unfortunately, as an adolescent she witnessed and became a victim of physical, emotional and mental abuse in her home. During her span of abuse from the age of ten into a young adult, depression began to take root in her life with thoughts and attempt of suicide as a teenager, which lead to developing a negative self-image about herself. In overcoming the adversity of abuse and depression it wasn’t until she was about 21 years old, that she understood that letting go and moving forward was to learn forgiveness. The truth in accepting and acknowledging the need for forgiveness opened her heart to being optimistic about life and develop a positive mindset. As an adult, there are still times were depression may arise, but she reminds herself that she has accomplished great achievements and overcame so many obstacles. Her purpose is to reach others who are battling mental health illnesses in efforts to shift their mindset from being a victim to a victor. She lives her life by the quote, “ I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” by Maya Angelou.