Mercedes Tiggs is an educator, professor, consultant, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Mercedes received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from SDSU and M.S.W. with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning, and Administration from USC. She has provided academic services in the education sector since 2016. Previously, Mercedes spent 5 ½ years in nonprofit, advocating, mentoring, and providing therapeutic services to marginalized youth. As an interactive, family-systems therapist, she desires to come alongside others to assist them in healing from trauma, building self-worth, improving communication in their relationships, and reaching their goals.