Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is the Clinical Director at First Alliance Healthcare in Northeast Ohio. Her primary areas of
interests are sexual violence prevention and intervention on the continuum, the role of intersectionality in the lives of Black and Brown girls/women, racial trauma & radical healing, social justice work within the mental health profession, culturally informed work with those within the juvenile justice and Child Welfare systems, and diversity, equity, inclusion practices within nonprofit organizations. She has been featured on local and national news programs addressing the importance of emotional wellness in Black communities, mental health in times of national crisis, and the school-to-prison pipeline’s impact on Black Girls. She is a
former recipient of the Visionary Voice Award by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, has been recognized by Who’s Who In Black Cleveland twice, is a 2022 Career Mastered Emerging Leader Honoree, as well as being deemed a Radical Truthteller by the Truth Telling Project in Ferguson, Missouri.
Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist. She is the author of four books: Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-discovery & Healing , You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up, Black Girl: Unapologetically, and Reclaiming Me: Beginning My Journey to Overcoming Human Trafficking (free for download to therapists working with teen survivors), as well the co-author of two others: Becoming Who I Want to Be: A Good Lives Workbook for Young Women and its accompanying Counselor’s Edition. Dr. Dent has served on several national, state and local boards/committees addressing sexual violence prevention/intervention as well as the emotional wellness of girls and women. Dr. Dent is the developer of Sisters of Tamar Support Circle (SoTSC), a faith-based sex abuse survivors' support group. Dr. Dent is the Owner of Monford Dent Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC through which she provides ongoing mental health consultation and assessments. In 2020, she co-founded Centering Sisters, LLC, an organization dedicated to projects that center the needs of Black Women, Girls, and Femmes.