Updated: Aug 28, 2019
Tiffany Roe is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, teacher, speaker, thought leader, podcaster, and the owner and founder of Mindful Counseling in Orem, Utah. She passionately helps her clients remember they are enough. Tiffany has focused her career on treatment for women navigating poor relationships with themselves, their bodies, and food. She loves helping women navigate full recovery after an eating disorder, disordered eating, poor body image, anxiety, spirituality, faith transitions, self-esteem, and low self-worth. She feels a calling to help women find their purpose, calling and true self-worth. Tiffany believes you can love yourself, your mind, your body, and your relationship with food!
What do you consider your greatest achievement professionally?
Being the founder and CEO of Mindful Counseling Mental Health Studio - a game changing therapy office that offers counseling, medication management, nutrition therapy, meditation classes, yoga classes, somatic movement, sound baths, "theraoke" (therapeutic karaoke), and more, all to support holistic mental health.
What inspires you to get out of bed every day? In other words, what's your "why"?
To empower people to love themselves. To change the mental health game. To make therapy cool, accessible, and approachable. To fight diet culture and help people make peace with their bodies and food.
When you started your career, what type of guidance do you wish you had?
Have you had opportunities to share what you learned along the way? It would have been amazing to have a woman mentor who had done what I had done. I now offer consulting for other new helping professionals and share tips on my podcast and Instagram.
What can other generations of women learn most from your generation of women?
That therapy is cool. That vulnerability is cool. That feelings are not weakness, and honoring them is valid. And that they are more than a body and diet culture distracts women from their purpose.
How do you approach the unknown?
With excitement and curiosity. Sometimes frustration that I don't know it all, but quickly followed with self-compassion and permission to always be a learner.
What are some of the influential books that changed your life, and why?
Intuitive Eating, first and foremost. It saved my life, saved me from dieting, helped me recover from an eating disorder, and influenced my career path. The Four Agreements taught me more bravery in being who I truly am and communicating my truth. And authors like Brene Brown and John Bradshaw awakened me to shame, and I've never been the same.
Was there ever a role you applied for and landed, but weren't 100% qualified to do? How did you proceed?
I mean, I started teaching college psychology classes when I was 27. I had a master's degree, a natural gift for teaching, but no experience and was much younger (and the only woman) in my specific department! I proceeded the way I always do: badass warrior goddess style, believing in Tiffany and giving her (me) permission to be imperfect and real.
What is your greatest fear?
Being a crappy mom because I'm such a good entrepreneur. If I focus on empowering and supporting "everyone," that I miss important opportunities with my little boy.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Evelyn Tribole, the co-author of Intuitive Eating and a badass mentor and friend. My dad, who just died in March. He was my biggest fan and teacher.
What is your motto?
I'm not for everyone and I'm okay with that. Feel, deal, heal.