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Tangie McDougald

Tangie is a Hartford, CT native. She received an Associate’s Degree in Social Services at Capital Community College. She attended the University of Hartford where she obtained an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Sociology. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Joseph College. After completing graduate school Tangie worked for a nonprofit organization where she obtained certification as a Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Lead by her passion to bridge the gap of inequalities in mental healthcare, in 1997 she founded Community Matters, LLC. A group practice that serviced both children and adults. Based on the needs of the community Tangie has since pivoted her group practice to focus primarily on adults. She went on to form Community Matters Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children in 2020 with a mission to focus primarily on the impact that trauma has on children. Tangie is a bestselling author, award winning business leader, life member of the NAACP and Community Service Chair of Theta Alpha Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Incorporated. Tangie describes her quest to change the stigma surrounding BIPOC and mental health as PERSONAL. In addition to running two mental health clinics, Tangie serves as a counselor, coach, and consultant to other inspiring clinicians who are looking to start, grow and scale their clinical practices.  
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