Therapy for Black Girls

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The Therapy for Black Girls podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

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Session 277: Cultivating Friendships In Adulthood
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Whether you’re looking to make new friends, maintaining an existing friendship, or wanting to remove yourself from a friend group all together, the process of cultivating healthy friendships is a lesson often overlooked in our textbooks and general life skills. But, why is that? When having and being a friend is a core aspect of so many of our adult lives. 

This week, Psychologist, friendship expert, and NY Times Best Selling Author Dr. Marisa G. Franco joins us again to discuss her new book, Platonic, How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make And Keep Friends. Our conversation explores how avoiding conflict is not helping your friendships, how your attachment style is showing up in your platonic relationships, the difference between dependency and friendship, and how to break up with a friend amicably. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Join us for Sex Positive September

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.

 

Where to Find Dr. Franco

Grab a copy of Platonic

Website 

Twitter

Instagram

Take The Platonic Friendship Questionnaire

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 28, 2022
Session 276: The Vagina Is Meant to Be Flexible
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week I’m joined by The Vagina Rehab Doctor,  Dr. Janelle Howell, DPT, WCS. She’s a Pelvic Physical Therapist and Board Certified Women's Health Specialist, who treats painful sex, urinary frequency, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and bowel dysfunction. She creates content on social media advocating for open, honest, and inspirational awareness regarding vaginal health, pelvic floor health, and reproductive health. Our special conversation for Sex Positive September explores myths about sex and the vagina, tips to optimize your pelvic and vaginal health and wellness, and more.  

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Join us for Sex Positive September

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.

 

Where to Find Dr. Howell

Website

Instagram

Masterclass

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 21, 2022
Session 275: A Moment for Black Women In Fashion
4337

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Strap up your Mary Janes and stuff your Telfars, we're headed to Fashion Month! Joining me this week are two trailblazing Black women in fashion, Sherri McMullen of McMullen Boutique and Telsha Anderson of t.a. During our conversation we chatted about how they she care for their mental health as business owners, championing other Black people in the fashion industry, and the importance of mentorship. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.

 

Where to Find Sherri

Instagram

McMullen Boutique

McMullen Boutique Instagram

 

Where to Find Telsha

Instagram

t.a.

t.a. Instagram

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 14, 2022
Session 274: Black Women In Film & TV
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Whether you’re watching your favorite series on your phone, computer, or TV - the shows that we’ve grown to binge watch and/or critique were created by teams of people invested in the power of storytelling. Whether it’s a Youtube based comedy series or an HBO original, the tales told on our screens allow us to live vicariously through characters that remind us of ourselves, the people we love, and even the people we don’t want to be like. But, who are the people behind these characters? Who are the talented individuals who translate stories to reality? 

In this week’s session, I'm joined by industry powerhouse and triple threat Writer, Director, and Showrunner, Amy Aniobi. Amy is one of the incredible Black women behind iconic shows like Hoorae Media’s Awkward Black Girl, HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, and HBO’s Insecure. Our conversation explores the characteristics of working in film and television as a Black woman and the necessity of mentorship in the industry. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.

 

Where to Find Amy

Twitter

Instagram

SuperSpecial Production Company

The Antidote Podcast

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 07, 2022
Session 273: 5 Years of the Podcast, Producers' Chat
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

I can’t believe we’ve been building the Therapy for Black Girls podcast for the past five years! Five years of healing conversations, growth, and mental health education. We’ve made it here because of your endless encouragement and support. During our time together, we’ve shared over 250 podcast episodes and celebrated over 26 million downloads. Thank you all so much for listening and amplifying the work that Therapy for Black Girls has done these last five years.  We’re looking forward to doing much more!

Joining me today as we continue to celebrate this momentous occasion are our amazing team of podcast producers Cindy Okereke, Ellice Ellis, and Fredia Lucas. In our conversation, we chatted about their individual origin stories and how they each joined the team, what we’re most proud of, what we’re looking forward to, and how we’d like to continue making an impact in the lives of Black women and girls. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find the Production Team

Cindy Okereke

Twitter

Instagram

Ellice Ellis

Twitter

Instagram

Fredia Lucas

Twitter

Instagram 

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 31, 2022
Session 272: Navigating Academia As A Black Woman
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Over the years, there have been many public conversations around academic institutions failing to adequately support Black women, leaving many brilliant sisters feeling burned out, discouraged, and undervalued. At the same time, the desire for Black women to pursue higher education and secure tenure roles at Universities still exists, and rightfully so. Black women deserve a seat in higher education just like everyone else. The question is, for those who want to pursue higher education, what should they know beforehand? 

Joining me this week to discuss Black women navigating the academic arena are Professor Helen A. Neville, an Educational Psychology and African American Studies professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dr. Della V. Mosley, co-founder of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness. In our conversation, we break down the difficulties Black women face while pursuing  tenure track positions in academia, what Black women should consider in their assessment of whether to get into academia, and what other pathways exist to pursue higher education.  

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Dr. Neville

Website

 

Where to Find Dr. Mosley

Website

Instagram

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 24, 2022
Session 271: Being Mindful About How We Use Mental Health Terminology
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Over the past few years, you’ve probably found yourself online viewing and reacting to bite size pieces of mental health information. At times in an attempt to better understand ourselves and the world we live in, we digest and share pieces of information that we don’t fully understand or properly reflect our experiences. Take for example the terms trauma bonding, gaslighting, and narcissism. All terms that you’ve probably heard before, and maybe even used in your everyday life. But, are you using them correctly? 

Joining me today for another one of our Group Chat conversations are my friends and colleagues Dr. Ayana Abrams and Dr. Joy Beckwith, both psychologists in Atlanta. During our conversation we break down the definition of key terms we’ve noticed people using online and share suggestions on how to be more mindful around information online. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Check out the group chat conversation where we discussed the dynamics of Black women working with Black women therapists. 

Check out the group chat conversation where we discussed some of the questions you may have been afraid to ask your therapist. 

 

Where to Find Dr. Abrams

Website

Instagram

 

Where to Find Dr. Beckwith

Instagram

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 17, 2022
Session 270: What You Need to Know About Enneagrams
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

If you’re someone who enjoys taking personality tests you might have heard of enneagrams. If you’re not familiar, enneagrams are models of the human psyche that are based around nine intertwining personality archetypes. This week I’m joined by Chichi Agorom, a Certified Enneagram Teacher & Practitioner and the Author of The Enneagram for Black Liberation to chat all about it. During our conversation we chatted about the history of the enneagram, differentiating between the nine personality types, and how the enneagram can be used as a tool for black resistance and liberation. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Chichi

Website

Instagram 

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

Production Intern: Gabby Gladney

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 10, 2022
Session 269: Digging Deeper Into Our Relationship to Food & Nutrition
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

It can be hard to know where to start to get solid information about food and nutrition as so many sources share information that is incorrect and can be damaging to both our health and our relationship to food. Joining me this week to share their insights and expertise about all things food and nutrition are Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones. Wendy and Jessica are also the hosts of the popular podcast Food Heaven. During our conversation they provided definitions to some important terms like intuitive eating and diet culture, we discussed the cultural nuances that impact our relationships to food, and we discussed how our relationship to food impacts our mental health. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Resource List from Wendy & Jessica

 

Where to Find Wendy & Jessica

Website

Twitter

Instagram

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

Production Intern: Gabby Gladney

 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 03, 2022
Session 268: Red Lip Theology with Candice Benbow
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

As part of our programming efforts for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month we’re closing out this July with a special episode featuring author and theologian Candice Benbow. Candice is a multi-genre theologian reimagining how faith can be a tool of liberation and transformation for Black women and girls. In her work Candice challenges Black women to think critically about how they see God, themselves, and the world around them. Our conversation explores processing church hurt, finding your identity within a church community, and Candice’s new book Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who've Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn't Enough

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

 

Where to Find Candice

Grab a copy of Red Lip Theology

Instagram 

Twitter

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27, 2022
BONUS: Mantras to Help Hang Up Your Cape
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we've been exploring how we as Black women can free ourselves from the external and internal pressures of showing up as “superwomen.” For this bite-sized bonus episode, we've tapped a member of our Sister Circle community to share her experience of playing the superwoman role, We've also enlisted the help of past guest therapists LeNaya Smith Crawford, LMFT and Kristen Feemster, LMFT  to provide mantras and words of encouragement for her but they just may help you as well.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

 

Where to Find LeNaya

https://www.theholisticmft.com/

https://www.seviinyoga.com/

The Holistic Therapy Academy

IG: @lenayascrawford

Twitter: @lenayascrawford

Receive a sound bath and breathwork practice HERE

 

Where to Find Kristen 

Website

Instagram

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 22, 2022
Session 267: A Deep Dive Into Cults
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In recent years there’s been no shortage of documentaries, podcasts and articles about cults and the people who lead them. I’ve been very curious about the psychology behind cults and how members become part of them and wanted to talk with someone to help shed some light on how it tends to happen. Joining me this week is Dr. Ashley Tisdale,  a Postdoctoral Fellow at American University researching the intersection of disability, race, and horror. Dr. Ash is also the author of Cult Community, a newsletter for cult fanatics. She and I chatted about the history of cults, cult leaders, survivors, and victims, the similarities between cults and abusive relationships, and things that may alert you to something being a cult. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

 

Where to Find Dr. Ash

Newsletter

Instagram

Twitter

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 20, 2022
Session 266: Am I My Therapist's Favorite Client? And Other Things You Might Be Wondering
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The relationship we have with our therapists is unlike any other we have in our lives. They typically know lots about us while we usually only know a little about them. This is designed so that our emotional safety and needs are prioritized in the space but it can also lead to lots of questions that sometimes go unanswered. Joining me today for another one of our group chat conversations are my friends and colleagues Dr. Ayanna Abrams and Dr. Joy Beckwith, both psychologists in Atlanta, to answer some of the questions you might have about your therapist that you didn’t want to ask. During our conversation we chatted about whether we actually have favorite or funniest clients, how we handle seeing clients out publicly, what it means if you find yourself attracted to your therapist, and whether or not it’s ok to be friends with your therapist after you’re done with therapy. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

Check out the group chat conversation where we discussed the dynamics of Black women working with Black women therapists. 

Check out the group chat conversation where we discussed post 2020 election reflections. 

 

Where to Find Dr. Abrams

Website

Instagram

 

Where to Find Dr. Beckwith

Instagram

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 13, 2022
Session 265: An Oral History of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives announced that July would be known as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This resolution would honor her work as an advocate for mental health awareness, particularly in the Black community. The goal for the month is to enhance public awareness of mental illness among minorities. 

In keeping with this sentiment and Mrs. Moore’s legacy, Therapy for Black Girls takes the opportunity to dig deeper into broadening the conversation around mental health and mental illness each year in July. To kick us off for our month-long commemoration and raise awareness, we’ve created an oral history detailing the creation of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. 

In this week’s episode, I'm joined by Dr. Linda Wharton Boyd, the convener of the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Task Force, and Albert R. Wynn, a former U.S. House of Representatives member. Dr. Boyd and Congressman Wynn were instrumental in creating Minority Mental Health Awareness Month after Bebe Moore Campbell’s passing in 2006. Our conversation explores the process of bringing Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to life, the impact Minority Mental Health Awareness Month has had over the years, and Bebe Moore Campbell’s continued legacy.

 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

Attend the Bebe Moore Campbell Virtual Symposium on July 7th, 2022 

NAMI Urban Los Angeles 

 

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Jul 06, 2022
Session 264: Mental Health In The Music Industry
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

To close out our celebration of Black Music Month, this week I’m joined by Los Angeles based Psychotherapist, Syreeta Butler. In her work Syreeta has partnered with renowned music label - LVRN, introducing the first-ever Mental Health and Wellness department and program within a music label. During our conversation we explored the stressors that are unique to the music industry, the importance of music labels investing in the emotional well-being of their staff, and the ways that music labels and the music industry can do more to protect Black women. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Check out Yamani Hernandez discuss the fight for reproductive rights in Session 228 of the podcast. 

Support the National Network of Abortion Funds

Support SisterSong

 Check out Whole Futures

 

Where to Find Syreeta

Website

Instagram

 

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Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

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Jun 29, 2022
Session 263: Children & The COVID-19 Vaccine
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Although restrictions related to COVID 19 may have lessened around the country, the risk has not gone away. Vaccines have been an important part of protecting our health throughout the pandemic but so far they haven’t been available to children under the age of 5 which has left parents and caregivers in a very difficult position. Last week, the FDA authorized use of the vaccine in this age group so we can expect administration in this group to start soon but if you’re a parent or caregiver, you probably have lots of questions. Joining me this week to help answer some of these questions is board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Nina Ford Johnson. 

Dr. Johnson has been serving the families of the Mobile, Alabama area for 10 years. With her expertise in serving children of all ages Dr. Ford has been a  go to voice for Black children’s health during the pandemic. Her recent national campaign “I’m a Mom First”  is by moms and for moms who have concerns about vaccinating their children.

Our conversation explores what’s in the COVID vaccine and how it works, breaking down common concerns and debunking myths around the vaccine, how to identify covid symptoms at home, and she shares advice to caregivers who might be struggling with the decision to have their children vaccinated. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Dr. Johnson

I’m A Mom First Campaign

Facebook

LinkedIn

 

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

 

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Jun 22, 2022
Session 262: Exploring Asexuality & Aromanticism
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In honor and celebration of Pride Month, today we’re focusing on the experiences of those in the LGBTQIA community that identify as asexual or aromantic. This week I’m joined by Yasmin Benoit, the award-winning aromantic-asexual activist and founder of the #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike movement. Our conversation explores what asexuality is and how it differs from aromanticism, some common misconceptions about the asexuality community, and the intersection of being both a Black woman and an ace-aro woman. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Yasmin

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

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Jun 15, 2022
Session 261: Shining Bright with Danyel Smith
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In celebration of Black Music Month, this week I’m joined by Danyel Smith, the former editor-in-chief of Vibe Magazine, R&B Editor at Billboard, award-winning journalist, and host of the mega-hit podcast, Black Girl Songbook. Danyel is also the author of the new and highly celebrated book Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women and Pop. The book is a literary mashup, part biography, part memoir, all while weaving in the history of Black women’s contributions to the genre of American pop music. During our conversation we explored the music that has meant the most to Danyel in her lifetime and chatted about how she prioritized her mental health while writing the book. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Danyel

Grab your copy of Shine Bright

Black Girl Songbook Podcast

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Jun 08, 2022
BONUS: Saying Goodbye to This Is Us
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Last week marked the series finale of This Is Us. After 6 seasons, we’ve said goodbye to the Pearsons. Joining me again this week to say goodbye to one of our favorite show is Beverly Andre. Beverley is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, relationship coach, and the founder of BeHeart Counseling Services. She and I chatted about our expectations for this season, some of our favorite Beth & Randall moments, and the absolute beauty of The Train episode. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Check out Beverley on Session 193 of the podcast discussing Married At First Sight & This Is Us.

Check out Beverley on Session 208 of the podcast discussing the Season 12 finale of Married At First Sight.

Check out Beverley on Session 251 of the podcast discussing Season 2 of Love Is Blind. 

 

Where to Find Beverley

http://www.beverleyandre.com  

http://www.beheartcounseling.com 

Facebook: @BeverleyAndreLMFT

Instagram: @BeverleyAndre_

Twitter: @BeverleyAndre_

 

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis, & Cindy Okereke

 

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Jun 03, 2022
Session 260: Black Women & Online Dating
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Similar to our other methods of communication, dating has also gone digital. and whether we like it or not, this new space requires some new skills like picking a great profile picture and crafting a short, but impactful bio. So, how can Black women use dating apps successfully? This week I'm joined by OK Cupid dating expert & host of the popular Dates & Mates podcast, Damona Hoffman. During our conversation we chatted about the steps you can take to optimize your dating profile to find quality matches, assess what you want in a romantic partner, and how dating apps can be used to find the kind of romance you desire. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Damona

Website

Dates & Mates Website 

Profile Starter Kit 

Instagram

Twitter

 

 

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

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Jun 01, 2022
Holding Space For You
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The past few weeks have been a lot! The stress and grief of the past few years is compounding with what feels like weekly tragedies and it makes complete sense that your feelings might be all over the place. I wanted to symbolically create a space to hold them for you. 

Resources

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Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

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Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis, & Cindy Okereke

 

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May 25, 2022
Session 259: Black Women & Digital Communities
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

What would the internet and social media be without Black women? Without the labor, brilliance, and talent of Black women, the Twitters and Tik Toks of the world wouldn’t hold the same cultural weight. Despite our continuous contributions to these sites, these same platforms are often disproportionately more harmful for us. Joining me today to discuss the ways we can build spaces that center our humanity is Bridget Todd, digital activist and host/creator of the There Are No Girls On the Internet podcast. 

Bridget and I chatted about what it looks like to create change online, the importance of Black women sharing their online experiences, how misinformation and conspiracy theories online negatively impact marginalized communities and creating a safer online ecosystem for everyone to participate in. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Social Media Report Card 

UltraViolet's Website

UltraViolet's Twitter

 

Where to Find Bridget

There Are No Girls on The Internet Podcast

Twitter  

Instagram 

 

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

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May 18, 2022
TBG Library: Patriarchy Blues
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Are you looking for something new and insightful to add to your bookshelf? Well, the Therapy for Black Girls Library is open for business, and you don’t even need a library card. This week we’re reading Patriarchy Blues. Patriarchy Blues is a thought-provoking collection of essays, poems, and short reflections, that explores issues of masculinity and patriarchy from both a personal and cultural standpoint. This week I’m joined by the New York Times bestseller author of the book, Frederick Joseph. Our conversation explores why it is important for Black men to proactively do the work to dismantle patriarchy and the toxic tropes tied to it.

Where to Find Frederick

Grab your copy of Patriarchy Blues

Website 

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis, & Cindy Okereke

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May 11, 2022
Bonus: Producers' Chat On Season 1 of Bel-Air
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

A couple of weeks ago Bel-Air wrapped its first season and the Therapy for Black Girls production team has reconvened once again to reflect on the final episodes of the season. Producers Fredia Lucas and Ellice Ellis joined me for this conversation and we chatted about some of the final plot lines of the season, where the characters' dynamics ultimately landed, and our predictions for season two. This episode does contain spoilers. 

Resources

Check out the discussion about Episodes 1-4 of Bel-Air in Session 248 of the podcast.

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

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The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

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Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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May 06, 2022
Session 258: The Importance of Black Joy
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Where in your body do you carry joy? Isn’t that a profoundly beautiful but maybe also difficult to answer question? But it’s an important one and one I want you to spend some time thinking about. To help us dig a little deeper into what Black joy is and why it’s important, this weel I’m joined by Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggets, the author of Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration. Tracey and I chatted about how to get in touch with joy, why joy can sometimes be hard to access, the importance of Black joy, particularly when things are difficult, and she shares a beautiful excerpt from her book.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Tracey

Grab a copy of Black Joy

Twitter 

Instagram 

 

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Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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May 04, 2022
TBG Library: Truth's Table
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Are you looking for something new and insightful to add to your bookshelf? The Therapy for Black Girls Library has got you covered. Since so many of our community members love a good book, we'll be sharing interviews with the authors of some books we think you'll enjoy in these TBG Library episodes. 

This week we’re reading Truth's Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation. Truth’s Table is a collection of essays and stories documenting the lived theology and spirituality we need to hear in order to lean into a more freeing, loving, and liberating faith—from the hosts of the beloved Truth’s Table podcast. For this conversation I was joined by co-authors Dr. Christina Edmondson and Ms. Ekemini Uwan. We chatted about the creation story behind the book, how they managed the vulnerability required to write, their expansive ideas about faith and sprituality, and how they want this book to impact readers. 

Where to Find Truth's Table

Grab your copy of Truth's Table

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

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Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

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Apr 29, 2022
Session 257: Navigating Career Growth
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

When you reflect on your career, do you feel like you’re soaring or stumbling in your day-to-day life? For women working in the corporate sector or 9-5 structure, it’s essential to know that there are strategic steps you can take to course-correct your footing and take your career to new heights. This week I'm joined by Certified Career Coach & C-Suite Advisor, Latesha Byrd. Latesha and I chatted about what it means to win in the workplace, how to have successful conversations with management about your career, including how to ask for a promotion, and how we can advocate for ourselves in our work settings. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

 

Where to Find Latesha

Twitter 

Instagram 

Facebook 

Career Chasers

Instagram

Website

 

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Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

 

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Apr 27, 2022
Session 256: Black Women In Competitive Sports
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In the world of competitive sports, an athlete’s mentality can be their best or worst friend. While we may perceive the athletes in our lives, or on our screens, as superhuman, it’s important to remember that they are more human than super. As athletes like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles take public steps to address and protect their mental health, it’s imperative that we continue to create a space for athletes to feel seen and heard. This week I’m joined by Olympic, World, and US National Champion Track and Field Sprinter Natasha Hastings. During our conversation we explored the types of pressures competitive athletes are up against and how coaches and family members can aid the athletes in their lives to suit up not just for their sport but also for their mental health.  

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Where to Find Natasha

Website

Instagram 

Twitter

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Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Apr 20, 2022
Session 255: Honoring Black Maternal Health Week with NATAL
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, we’ve collaborated with NATAL, an award-winning audio docuseries about having a baby while Black. This week we’re passing the mic to Black parents to share their own stories on their own terms and highlighting those caring for and advocating on behalf of Black rural families at every stage of pregnancy, and beyond. In this crossover with NATAL, parent storytellers Shayla and Erick Brown, Anasia Sturdivant and Ciara Hunter adjust to life postpartum and the powerful transformations they've undergone. This episode also explores ancestral care practices passed down generations, postpartum mental health, the push for a national paid family leave program, and Crystal Starr Flowers, a Georgia-based lactation practitioner on her journey to birthwork.

Resources

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Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.

Learn More About NATAL

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Apr 13, 2022
Session 254: Black Women In the Workplace
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

So much of our adult lives are impacted by our work. For some, it can determine where we live, where our children go to school, and even what times we eat dinner. Additionally, the quality of our lives depends largely on who we work with, which is why our work experiences should be improving our lives and not dampening them. In this week’s session, I speak with one of my former professors, Dr. Kecia M. Thomas, Dean, professor, and expert in the psychology of workplace diversity. Our conversation explores the complexities of color blindness in the workplace, overt and covert signs of workplace discrimination, and the critical research on diversity resistance in the workplace. 

🎉 This episode marks 5 years of the Therapy for Black Girls podcast! Thank you so much for your support and engagement.

Resources

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Get updates about Sisterhood Heals

Where to Find Dr. Thomas

Twitter

LinkedIN

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Apr 06, 2022
Session 253: Common Cannabis Misconceptions
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

As cannabis consumption continues to be prevalent, it’s imperative that we understand the science behind the plant. What is cannabis and how does it interact with our minds and bodies? And, what do we need to be mindful of when using cannabis to protect ourselves and those around us? This week I was joined by Neuroscientist and Professor Dr. Yasmin Hurd. During our conversation we explored the different properties in cannabis, the difference between CBD & THC, and what new important research is being done today centered around cannabis usage.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

 

Where to Find Dr. Hurd

Website

Twitter

 

Stay Connected

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Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

 

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Mar 30, 2022
Session 252: The Relationship Between Happiness & Minimalism
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

What is your version of happy? Sure, we don’t all have the same things in mind, but we do have something in mind when we think of personal happiness. Joining us this week to discuss how we work toward obtaining our vision of happiness is Rosetta Thurman, the Founder of Happy Black Woman. Rosetta and I chatted about how happiness is not about having stuff but instead about doing the stuff that you care the most about, how minimalism amplifies what we deem the most important, and how a minimalist approach to life can lead to us accomplishing dreams we’d never thought we’d see in this lifetime.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

 

Where to Find Rosetta

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Instagram

 

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Mar 23, 2022
Session 251: What We're Watching, Love Is Blind
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Netflix just wrapped up season 2 of its' hit reality show Love is Blind and y’all know we had to discuss. Joining me again today to chat about what we saw this season is Beverley Andre, LMFT. Beverley and I chatted about how this season compared to Season 1, the impact of having your relationship chronicled so publicly, and whether a relationship can survive if there is not an instant attraction.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Check out Beverley on Session 193 of the podcast discussing Married At First Sight & This Is Us.

Check out Beverley on Session 208 of the podcast discussing the Season 12 finale of Married At First Sight.

 

Where to Find Beverley

http://www.beverleyandre.com  

http://www.beheartcounseling.com 

Facebook: @BeverleyAndreLMFT

Instagram: @BeverleyAndre_

Twitter: @BeverleyAndre_

 

Stay Connected

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If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Mar 16, 2022
Bonus: Test Anxiety & Kids
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

For the young people in our lives, test-taking can evoke feelings of stress and anxiety. As their guardians, teachers, and loved ones, many of us wonder how we can aid them to push past test anxiety and excel in their academic pursuits? Joining me for this conversation is Diane Placide, LPC, NCC, M.Ed. During our conversation we discussed what test anxiety is and what it might look like in a learning environment, how we can prepare our students to feel confident in a classroom or test taking setting, and what resources are available for youth dealing with test anxiety.

 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

 

Where to Find Diane

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Instagram

 

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Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

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Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Mar 11, 2022
Session 250: The Dynamics of Black Women Working With Black Women Therapists
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

If you’ve been contemplating working with a therapist, you may have found yourself wondering if working with another Black woman is the best choice for you. There are many many reasons why this is a great choice but there is also a level of vulnerability in working with another sister that catches many by surprise. In this week’s episode I’m joined again by my friends and colleagues Dr. Joy Beckwith and Dr. Ayanna Abrams, both psychologists in Atlanta, to dig a little deeper into the dynamic that can occur when Black women work with Black women therapists. We discussed some of the joys and challenges of working with Black women therapists, we shared some of our own experiences of working with Black women therapists, and discussed how you can advocate for yourself to ensure you’re getting what you need out of therapy.

 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

 

Where to Find Dr. Abrams

Website

Instagram

 

Where to Find Dr. Beckwith

Instagram

 

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Mar 09, 2022
Session 249: What's Missing From the Conversation About Black Women & Suicide
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

There are multiple layers to unpack when discussing Black women and girls who die by suicide. Historically much of the research conducted around suicide has been synonymous with whiteness, although Black women harming themselves is not a new phenomenon. As death by suicide has continued to rise among Black women and girls in recent years, pointed research in this area is still sorely lacking. This week we're joined by Dr. Jeannette Wade and Dr. Michelle Vance, Assistant Professors at North Carolina A&T State University, whose work centers suicide research & intervention among Black women and girls. In this conversation, we explored psychological stressors like sexism and racism that can lead to suicidal ideation, how research efforts conducted by and for Black women can save lives, and the importance of humanizing Black women with mental health issues. 


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Helping Someone Who May Be Suicidal

Support Groups for Those Who've Lost Loved Ones to Suicide


Where to Find Dr. Wade

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Where to Find Dr. Vance

LinkedIN

Instagram



Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Mar 02, 2022
Session 248: What We're Watching: Bel-Air
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

If you’ve been listening to the podcast a while, you know that when we find shows we love, we try to bring them to the podcast so we can chat about the characters, captivating plot lines, and of course any mental health implications that stand out. In this week's session we’re chatting about Peacock’s new series Bel-Air. For this conversation I’m joined by our Associate Producer, Ellice Ellis and Senior Producer, Fredia Lucas.

During our conversation, we explored what we’re loving about the new series, what we notice makes Bel-Air a fresh take on a nostalgic classic, some of the mental health concerns impacting the characters, and of course our predictions for the season. If you haven’t had the time to watch Bel-Air you may want to put this episode on pause and save it until you are caught up because there are definitely spoilers in this episode. 


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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Feb 23, 2022
Session 247: Improving Communication Skills
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

It’s safe to say that many of us value being heard and understood. In order for that to happen, we must utilize effective communication skills. But, what does that look like? How do we know when we’re doing a good job communicating our point of view or listening to someone else’s? Joining me this week to dig more into this topic is Morgan R. Graves. Morgan and I chatted about the characteristics of good communication, avoiding poor communication habits, and understanding the different communication styles that exist. 


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Morgan

Website 

Instagram


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Feb 16, 2022
Session 246: Managing Creator Burnout
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Whether you’re working as a full-time creative or balancing your entrepreneurial goals with your 9-5, the creator economy seemingly never stops. The consistent pressure to create and publish something new can tax our mental health, lead to exhaustion, and ultimately result in creator burnout. Joining us this week to chat about managing it all is the host of the For Colored Nerds podcast, Brittany Luse. Brittany and I explored how to identify burnout as a creator, setting boundaries online, and how therapy has assisted her mental health journey as a full-time creative. 


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Brittany

For Colored Nerds Podcast

Instagram

Twitter


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If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

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Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Feb 09, 2022
Session 245: Egg Freezing & Fertility
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In session 232, we discussed some of the gynecologic concerns that may impact fertility and wanted to dig deeper into some of the paths that can be explored on the journey to becoming a parent. Joining us today to chat more about the egg freezing process and IVF is Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey. Dr. Jackson-Bey and I chatted about patient options when faced with infertility, demystifying the egg-freezing and IVF processes, and some of the economic, social, and psychological hurdles Black women face in the fertility process.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Jackson-Bey

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Twitter


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Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Feb 02, 2022
Session 244: Buying Your First Home
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

When you think about your dream home what do you imagine? Is it a hip loft in a downtown area or perhaps a cute farmhouse in the country somewhere. Whatever the dream, there are some very practical steps one needs to take, especially when it’s your first home. Joining us for part four of our January Jumpstart series, to coach us and prepare for the complicated yet rewarding voyage that is buying your first home, is Rena Upshaw Frazier. You may be familiar with Rena as a cast member on Netflix's hit series Selling Tampa. Rena and I chatted about her experience helping clients through the home buying process, tips for first-time homebuyers, and how to prepare your mental health for the journey of homeownership.


Resources

Check out Part 1 of the January Jumpstart series for tips on beautifying your home.

Check out Part 2 of the January Jumpstart series for tips on developing your personal style.

Check out Part 3 of the January Jumpstart series for tips on establishing new routines.

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Rena

Website 

Instagram 



Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jan 26, 2022
Session 243: Establishing New Routines
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The beginning of a year often results in us taking stock of our rituals and habits to see what’s working and what’s not. And while sometimes it can be an easy process to pick up a new habit, it isn’t always. Joining us for part 3 of our January Jumpstart series to help us figure out what kinds of new routines we may want to develop and how to stick with them is Kristen Feemster, LMFT. Kristen and I chatted about the importance of having a routine, how therapy might help us develop and stick to routines, and how to give ourselves grace and start over with routines if necessary.

Resources

Check out Part 1 of the January Jumpstart series for tips on beautifying your home.

Check out Part 2 of the January Jumpstart series for tips on developing your personal style.

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Kristen

Website

Instagram


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jan 19, 2022
Session 242: Developing Your Personal Style
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Even if your current wardrobe consists of nothing but sweats and t-shirts, there may be certain virtual experiences or socially distant activities that require you to be just a little more polished. Joining us today for Part 2 of our January Jumpstart series to help us get our closets and our personal style together is Personal Stylist, Germanee G. She and I chatted about how to define style, some staples to help build the foundation of a wardrobe, how to choose styles for your body type, and her thoughts on the pieces to splurge on and the ones to save on.

Resources

Check out Part 1 of the January Jumpstart series for tips on beautifying your home.

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Germanee

Website

Instagram



Stay Connected

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If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jan 12, 2022
Session 241: How to Get Started With Beautifying Your Home
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

I know that I'm not the only one fawning over the beautiful spaces seen on Apartment Therapy and HGTV. Anyone else sitting on a Pinterest board full of inspiration with zero completed projects? Well if you were looking for a sign to finally put that project in motion, this is it. Today I am joined by Interior Designer, Tiffany Thompson of Duett Interiors, for Part 1 of our January Jumpstart series. All month long we’ll be discussing steps you can take to get started with some of the goals you may be considering this year. Tiffany and I chatted about how to get started with figuring out your interior design style, small steps you can take in your space to get a big impact, some of the common mistakes people make when shopping for home goods online, and she shares some of her favorite places to shop for beautiful pieces.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Tiffany

Duett Interiors

Instagram


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Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jan 05, 2022
Insecure Finale: Producers' Conversation
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Like many of you, the members of our production team were front and center every Sunday night to catch the new episodes of Insecure because we were fans of the show. But watching Insecure also became a large part of our production process as a team. We have a group chat where we share our reactions to the episodes, we discussed which episodes we would recap, and what topics we wanted to delve deeper into. So not only are we saying goodbye to the show, we’re also saying goodbye to that piece of our work together. So we wanted to share our thoughts about what this has meant to our work, our thoughts on the finale, and some thoughts on the documentary that was released to accompany the finale detailing more of the behind the scenes action.


Resources

Check out a playlist of all of the Insecure related episodes here.


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jan 02, 2022
Session 240: Some Final Thoughts On Insecure
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We made it y’all. This week we wrapped up the fifth and final season of HBO’s Insecure and boy did they wrap it up! So of course Dr. Donna Oriowo is back with us this week to chat all about it. She and I chatted about how each character’s storyline was wrapped up, our personal takeaways from the journey that has been Insecure, and our thoughts on what it might inspire in your life. This episode does contain spoilers.


Where to Find Dr. Oriowo

www.annodright.com

Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease

Register for Dr. Oriowo's Goal Setting Workshop

Instagram: @annodright

Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo

Check out a playlist of all the Insecure related episodes here.


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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Dec 29, 2021
Session 239: Journaling for a New Year
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

At the end of a year, I typically like to share some journal prompts for you to write and reflect on. But I realized we hadn’t ever actually talked about why journaling can be so helpful and how you can get started. So we’re gonna dig into that today. Joining me for this conversation is Olivia F. Scott. Olivia and I chatted about what journaling can unlock in our lives, how to get started with a journaling practice, and she shares a beautiful journaling exercise for you to wrap up 2021 and usher in 2022. 


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Olivia

http://www.freedomatthemat.com

https://omergealliances.com

YouTube

Instagram


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Dec 22, 2021
Session 238: Decisions, Decisions
2768

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week’s episode of Insecure finds Issa contemplating lots of different choices that left me thinking about how we actually go about making decisions in our lives. So of course I had to get Dr. Oriowo back in the booth so we could chat all about it. She and I discussed the many decisions Issa is contemplating and what information she may need to make them, how we reconcile choices in our own lives when our heads and hearts may be in different places, and our predictions for what we might see in the final 2 episodes. This episode does contain spoilers.


Where to Find Dr. Oriowo

www.annodright.com

Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease

Instagram: @annodright

Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 231 of the podcast discussing the Season 5 premiere of Insecure.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 201 of the podcast discussing how to vet relationship advice.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism. 

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 159 of the podcast discussing Molly's return to therapy.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 158 of the podcast discussing Issa & Lawrence's relationship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 155 of the podcast discussing Molly & Issa's friendship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 151 of the podcast discussing the Season 4 premiere of Insecure.


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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Dec 15, 2021
Session 237: Cyberbullying & Online Harassment
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Our experiences in spaces like social media are heavily impacted by our identities and how we show up in the world. While this can be the grounds for increased connections and networks, it can also be the basis for things like racialized cyber bullying and harassment. Joining me today to dig deeper into what these experiences look like online and how we might be impacted are Dr. Brendesha Tynes and Dr. Danielle Hairston. During our conversations we chatted about what radicalized cyberbullying and harassment might look like online, how it impacts young people, how it might impact our mental health, and how we can support ourselves and loved ones who might have had these experiences.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Tynes

Website


Where to Find Dr. Dani

Website  

IG @adocnameddani

Twitter  @ADocNamedDani

Youtube @Black Psychiatry

IG @blackpsychiatry

Podcast @ The Next 72 Hours


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 08, 2021
Session 236: Healing Through Sound Meditation & Breathwork
2955

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

It’s important to note that healing looks different for all of us and that each of us might find different things helpful. Joining us today to chat about how healing can happen through sound meditation and breathwork is LeNaya Smith Crawford, LMFT. LeNaya and I chatted about the definition of holistic healing, how things like sound meditation and breathwork work can support healing, how to find someone appropriately trained to offer these services, and she shares a special sound bath just for our community.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find LeNaya

https://www.theholisticmft.com/

https://www.seviinyoga.com/

The Holistic Therapy Academy

IG: @lenayascrawford

Twitter: @lenayascrawford

Receive a sound bath and breathwork practice HERE


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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Dec 01, 2021
Session 235: ICYMI, Steadying Yourself for the Holidays
778

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The holiday season, even when not in a pandemic, can bring up lots of stuff. While this season may bring lots of good things like gathering with loved ones and some days off of work, it can also mean family pressures, anxiety, stress, and overwhelm. In November 2017, I shared some thoughts here on the podcast about the differences between the holiday blues and a major depressive disorder and a few tips on how to steady yourself for the holidays and all of that information is just as true today.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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Nov 24, 2021
A Loving Reminder: When the News Is Difficult
284

A gentle and loving reminder in case you need it. Revisit as often as you need to.

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Nov 20, 2021
Bonus: Issa & Nathan Try Again?
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode of Insecure we catch up with Issa & Nathan reconvening after that very awkward night at her apartment and of course we have some thoughts! In this bonus episode, Dr. Oriowo and I chatted about the difficulties with communication that persist with Issa & Nathan, the tension between who Nathan is now and who he might have been in the past, and what the future might hold for them. This episode does contain spoilers so if you haven’t watched the latest episode save this conversation until you’ve had a chance to watch. 

Where to Find Dr. Oriowo

www.annodright.com

Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease

Instagram: @annodright

Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 231 of the podcast discussing the Season 5 premiere of Insecure.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 201 of the podcast discussing how to vet relationship advice.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism. 

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 159 of the podcast discussing Molly's return to therapy.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 158 of the podcast discussing Issa & Lawrence's relationship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 155 of the podcast discussing Molly & Issa's friendship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 151 of the podcast discussing the Season 4 premiere of Insecure.


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 19, 2021
Session 234: Friends, Family, & Finances
2608

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

What have you been taught about money? Have you ever stopped to think about what kind of relationship you have to it? To help us think through our relationship to money and how it can impact our relationships with others is La'Quesha Boston, MA, LPC. She and I chatted about the factors that influence our money mindset, conversations to have with your partner about money, and some of the issues that come up as it relates to friends and finances.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find La'Quesha

https://www.loveandmoneytherapy.me/


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole

Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 17, 2021
Session 233: What Not to Do When Co-Parenting
3347

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Dr. Donna Oriowo is back this week to chat all about the most recent episode of Insecure and boy do we have a lot to chat about! She and I chatted about Lawrence’s new life in San Francisco, all the conversations he & Condola should be having but aren’t, how they might move forward with their relationship, and our predictions for what we might see from them as the season progresses. This episode does contain spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the most recent episode you definitely want to save it for later.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Oriowo

www.annodright.com

Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease

Instagram: @annodright

Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 231 of the podcast discussing the Season 5 premiere of Insecure.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 201 of the podcast discussing how to vet relationship advice.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism. 

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 159 of the podcast discussing Molly's return to therapy.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 158 of the podcast discussing Issa & Lawrence's relationship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 155 of the podcast discussing Molly & Issa's friendship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 151 of the podcast discussing the Season 4 premiere of Insecure.


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole

Producer: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 10, 2021
Session 232: A Conversation on Gynecologic Health
2156

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Concerns like PCOS, fibroids and endometriosis are often very painful and complicated but are also often misdiagnosed. Joining us today to chat about these gynecologic concerns that impact our health and sometimes fertility is Dr. Ashley Davis of the Fibroid and Pelvic Wellness Center. During our conversation, Dr. Davis shared about the symptoms of PCOS, endometriosis, and fibroids, what some common treatment plans might include, and things you may want to consider related to fertility.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Davis

https://fibroidandpelvicwellness.com/


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole

Producer: Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 03, 2021
Session 231: The Beginning of the End, Saying Goodbye to Insecure
2822

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. the fifth and final season of HBO’s Insecure premiered this week and of course we had to talk about it. My friend and colleague Dr. Donna Oriowo is back with us today to chat all about what we saw in the premiere and what we might expect for the rest of the season.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Oriowo

www.annodright.com

Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease

Instagram: @annodright

Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 201 of the podcast discussing how to vet relationship advice.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism. 

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 159 of the podcast discussing Molly's return to therapy.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 158 of the podcast discussing Issa & Lawrence's relationship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 155 of the podcast discussing Molly & Issa's friendship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 151 of the podcast discussing the Season 4 premiere of Insecure.


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole

Producer: Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 27, 2021
Session 230: Surrogacy & Egg Donation
2513

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Adding a baby to a family can happen many different ways. A few ways we’ve been hearing about more recently is through the use of egg donors and surrogates. Joining us today to share more about the process of becoming an egg donor or a surrogate is Eloise Drane. Eloise and I chatted about the process of becoming an egg donor or a surrogate, some of the challenges of finding egg donors and surrogates, and some of the common misconceptions related to surrogacy and egg donation.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

https://www.fertilityforcoloredgirls.org

https://cadefoundation.org


Where to Find Eloise

https://familyinceptions.com

Instagram: @eloisedrane @familyinceptions

Twitter: @familyinception

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

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Oct 20, 2021
Session 229: 10 More Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In Session 37 of the podcast, I shared 10 ways to optimize your mental health to give you some ideas of some small things you could consider to begin taking better care of your mental health. As we find ourselves almost 2 years into a pandemic, it felt important to offer some additional strategies that you might find helpful during this time.

Resources

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Session 78 on Mindfulness


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Oct 13, 2021
Session 228: Supporting the Fight for Reproductive Justice
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The fight for reproductive justice has become even more significant following a recent law that passed in Texas making abortions more restrictive. Now more than ever it’s important for us to be engaged in and supporting the efforts of those fighting for the rights of the most marginalized. Joining us today to share about her work in this space is Yamani Hernandez. Yamani and I chatted about what leadership looks like in this space at this moment, protecting your mental health while doing this work, what it looks like to do this work in the age of social media, and she shared ways for you to get involved in supporting this important movement.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

The Afiya Center


Support Yamani's Work

abortionfunds.org


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Oct 06, 2021
Session 227: Exploring Your Afro-Latina Identity
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We’ve talked here before about the importance of having our identities affirmed and celebrated in all of the ways that looks, and joining us today to discuss what that might look like as an Afro-Latina woman is Dr. Luisa Bonifacio. Dr. Bonifacio and I chatted about where to get started in exploring your Afro Latina identity, some of the challenges related to colorism that arise, particularly between generations of Afro-Latina women, media depictions of the community, and she shares some of her favorite resources for finding community.

Resources

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https://www.inculturedco.org/

Bag Ladiez podcast

Ilia Calderón


Where to Find Dr. Bonifacio

https://www.drluisabonifacio.com/


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Sep 29, 2021
Session 226: How Our Sex Lives Changed During the Pandemic
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Lots of things have changed during the pandemic, our sex and dating lives included. Back with us this week to chat about some of these changes is Sexologist Shamyra Howard, LCSW. Shamyra and I chatted about how our sex lives have changed during the pandemic, ways to sustain or improve intimacy as our schedules change, tips for transitioning from online dating to in real life, and tips for increasing sexual confidence.

Shamyra will also be joining us, along with Dr. Lexx Brown- James this Friday, Sept. 24 at 7pm Eastern for our Sex Positive September celebration to chat all about getting the pleasure you desire, so if you’d like to join us for a little girls' night in, grab your ticket at sexpositiveseptember.com

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Shamyra

https://www.onthegreencouch.com/

Grab a deck of Use Your Mouth Cards

Check out Shamyra chatting about Sexual Freedom on Session 80 of the podcast.

Twitter: @SexologistShamy

Instagram: @SexologistShamyra


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Sep 22, 2021
Session 225: Getting Better Sleep
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

One factor that is critical to our mental health is proper sleep! But getting a good night’s rest sometimes seems easier said than done so to help us hopefully sleep a little better, this week we’re joined by Ibinye Osibodu-Onyali, LMFT. Ibinye and I chatted about some of the primary causes of insomnia, lifestyle choices that might make it difficult to sleep, how our sleep has changed during the pandemic, and she shares tips for how to improve sleep hygiene.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Ibinye

https://www.thezinniapractice.com/

Twitter: @IOnyali

Instagram: @thezinniapractice


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Sep 15, 2021
Session 224: ICYMI, Slaying Your Anxiety
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Over the first 58 days of the COVID-19 pandemic there were an estimated 3.4 million google searches related to anxiety in the United States. The past 17 months have indeed given us lots to be anxious about. In case you missed it, I thought it would be great to re-share my conversation with Dr. Alicia Hodge all about anxiety. During our conversation, we chatted about what anxiety looks like, where it comes from, and helpful tips and strategies to help manage anxiety. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Hodge

Listen to Dr. Hodge chat about the role anxiety plays in managing anxiety here.

slayyouranxiety.com

Twitter: @helpmehodge

Instagram: @helpmehodge


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Sep 08, 2021
Session 223: Finding Support in Recovery
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Each September is the observance of National Recovery Month. The journey to recovery after substance abuse looks different for everyone and it’s important to find spaces and communities that can support you along the way. Joining us today to chat about what the recovery journey might look like throughout the lifespan is Kristen Feemster, LMFT. Kristen and I chatted about what kinds of things you should pay attention to in your relationship with alcohol to indicate whether there may be a concern, the importance of recovery options that are culturally responsive, and how we can support friends and loved ones in their recovery.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Sober Black Girls Club

She Recovers

#SoberBlackWomen on IG


Where to Find Kristen

https://www.believebefreebewell.com/

IG: @kristenfeemster


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Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

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Sep 01, 2021
Session 222: How Horror Films Help Us Process Life
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

As therapists, much of how we work with clients is informed by our own interests and the things that help us make sense of the world. Today Dr. Lana Holmes joins us to talk about how her interest in horror movies informs her work and what the horror genre can teach us about trauma and survival. Dr. Holmes and I chatted about how she uses themes from horror films in therapy with some of her clients, how horror films might help us process issues like trauma and racism, and how to process triggering images you might see in a film.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Join us for the Last Days of Summer Book Club chat on Aug. 26 @ 7pm EST. therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.


Where to Find Dr. Holmes

https://www.inclusivetherapywellness.com/lana

Facebook: @onwardtherapy


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Aug 25, 2021
Session 221: A Conversation About Psychiatric Medications
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Last month, psychiatrist Dr. Karinn Glover, joined us in the Sister Circle for a conversation all about psychiatric medications and shared such valuable information that I wanted to share it with as many of you as possible. Our community manager, Jasmine Jones, joined her for this conversation and they chatted about when you might consider talking with a prescriber about medications, some common side effects of psychiatric medications, what kinds of information you should share with your prescriber to get the best medication for you, and general timelines for how long someone might take medication. It’s important to note that all of the information Dr. Glover shared was generally speaking. You should talk to your healthcare providers about any specific concerns.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Join us for the Last Days of Summer Book Club chat on Aug. 26 @ 7pm EST. therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.


Where to Find Dr. Glover

Twitter: @drkarinn

Instagram: @drkarinn


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Aug 18, 2021
Session 220: Black Women Athletes Reimagining Sports
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Earlier this week marked the ending of the Tokyo Olympics and there was no shortage of stories about Black women athletes both leading up to and during the games. To help us dig a little deeper into some of the ways that gender and race intersected during the Olympics and through sports history, today I’m joined by Dr. Leeja Carter, an Associate Professor of Exercise Psychology at the intersection of racial and gender equity at Temple University. Dr. Carter and I chatted about the ways that gendered racism shows up in sports, how the strong black woman trope impacts athletes, how athletes are using platforms like social media to tell more of their story, and how athletes like Simone Biles & Naomi Osaka are ushering in a change about how athletes take care of themselves.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Join us for the Last Days of Summer Book Club chat on Aug. 26 @ 7pm EST. therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.


Where to Find Dr. Carter

https://www.leejacarter.com/

http://www.coalitionequity.org

Instagram: @drleeja


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Aug 11, 2021
Session 219: Romance Novels for Black Women
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Before summer ends and you head back into whatever your fall schedule will look like this year, we want you to join us for one more fun, just for you experience. We thought it would be nice for us to choose a book for us to read as a community and then come together to discuss, and what’s better for a summer read than a romance novel? The book we’ve chosen for our last days of summer read is Seven Days in June. So if you haven’t already, grab your copy and then sign up to join us for a virtual book chat later this month at therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.

And to kick of the experience, this week we're joined by the author of Seven Days in June, Tia Williams, as well as Berry Sykes, a hardcore fan of romance novels, to chat all about the genre of romance and particularly Black women in this space as both authors and characters. 


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Join us for the Book Club chat at the end of the month therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.


Where to Find Tia

Grab your copy of Seven Days in June here!

https://www.tiawilliams.net/

Twitter: @TiaW_Writes

Instagram: @tiawilliamswrites


Where to Find Berry

https://podcastsincolor.com/

Twitter: @podcastsincolor

Instagram: @podcastsincolor


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Aug 04, 2021
Session 218: Exploring the Landscape of Black Women In Reality TV
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Watching reality tv shows are one of my favorite pastimes. It’s been really interesting to see how programming in this space has developed over time and to follow the commentary. And what has been most interesting is the way the space has been accommodating, or not so much, to Black women cast members and Black audiences. To help us explore this world, today I’m joined by Dr. Racquel Gates. Dr. Gates and I chatted about the complicated nature of Black women’s representation on reality tv, how audiences often respond to majority Black casts, the stereotypes that are both upheld and dispelled through reality tv, and the changes that often happen between season 1 and 2 of a show.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Gates

https://www.racquelgates.com/

Twitter: @raquelgates


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Jul 28, 2021
Session 217: What Influences How We See Ourselves & Others?
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In Session 60 of the podcast, Dr. Donna Oriowo, joined us to discuss colorism ,texturism, and how we could begin to dismantle these things in our lives and in our relationships. As a follow up to that conversation and to broaden it, today we're joined by Dr. Yaba Blay. Dr. Blay and I further discussed the system of white supremacy, skin color politics, and the role of the media in shaping our ideas about who we are. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Blay

https://www.yabablay.com/

https://pretty-period.tumblr.com/

Twitter: @YabaBlay

IG: @YabaBlay


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Jul 21, 2021
Session 216: Practicing African Traditional Religions
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In Session 210, we talked with Dr. Dianne Stewart about the principles and themes that underlie many African traditional religions and we promised you a part 2 of that conversation to learn more about the practice of these religions. To help us dig into this topic, today I’m excited that we’re joined by Ehime Ora. Ehime and I chatted about her personal journey to being an Ifa and Orisha priestess, where to start if you’re a beginner in these practices, how technology and social media have made it easier to teach others about these traditions, and how practicing African traditional religions can work in tandem with Christianity, Islam, and other faith practices.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

itsjujubae.com

https://twitter.com/blvck_herbalist

https://twitter.com/oshunsdawta


Where to Find Ehime

ehimeora.com

Twitter: @ehimeora

IG: @ehimeora


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Jul 14, 2021
Session 215: Black Women & Serial Violence
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

The true crime genre is one of the fastest growing, but it is incredibly telling who’s stories are told. This has become yet another space where the stories of Black women who are victims are largely ignored, particularly those of darker skinned Black women. This erasure perpetuates the myth that Black women are not targets of serial violence, leaving cases unsolved and communities shattered. To share about the important work she’s done to shed light on Black women victims of serial violence, today we’re joined by Dr. Terrion Williamson. Dr. Williamson and I chatted about how she began to research in this area, why Black women, particularly sex workers, are often targets for serial murder, the inequalities with which Black women victims are covered in the media, and the impact that these crimes have on communities.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Through the Cracks podcast


Where to Find Dr. Williamson

https://www.theblackmidwest.com/


Stay Connected

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Producer: Cindy Okereke

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Jul 07, 2021
Join us for "The Skin I'm In"
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Each July, we celebrate Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the theme we’ve chosen is The Skin I’m In.

So often as Black women we’re told it’s okay to be ourselves as long as it doesn’t make others uncomfortable. We’re told to embrace our individuality but in the ways that align neatly with the expression of individuality that’s digestible for society. But what happens when you don’t feel like you fit into the mold? We’re not always shown how to manage the othering and the stigma that comes with it. Well this month, we’re doing exactly that and expanding what it means to show up as a Black woman and sharing words of encouragement to any sisters struggling to accept what feels natural to them. 

All month long you can expect content on our blog, here on the podcast, in our Sister Circle community, and across our social media channels to celebrate being authentic to you. We’ll be engaging the ways history has impacted the way we love and value ourselves and tapping into the ways we can combat negative self-image. So be sure to visit us at therapyforblackgirls.com to stay connected and follow us on both IG & FB @therapyforblackgirls or on Twitter at @therapy4bgirls

And if you want to get the inside scoop and reminders about events and conversations for the month, you can text the word 'July' to 504-499-0663.

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Jul 01, 2021
Session 214: Finding the Right Therapist For You
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Recently we've gotten a few questions in the mailbox about how to find the best therapist for you and your needs, so this week I'm offering some things to consider in terms of whether your therapist needs to be Black, questions to ask during your consultation, and getting referrals from friends, family, or colleagues.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

Grab our Guide to Getting Started with Therapy therapyforblackgirls.com/gtgs

Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat

Producer: Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jun 30, 2021
Session 213: In The Circle w/ Deleesa
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Y’all know that I am a huge reality tv fan and one of my favorite newer shows is "The Circle" on Netflix. Season 2 of the show wrapped in May 2021 and there were lots of twists and turns that required the contestants to think quickly on their feet and stay on top of their strategies. As the season progressed, I was paying close attention to the Black women in the game and the choices they were making and how other players were responding to them, and thinking a lot about what kind of strategy I might employ if I were to be on a show like this. Needless to say I had lots of questions and who better to help us answer some of these questions than Season 2 winner, Deleesa St Agathe. Deleesa and I chatted about why she chose to go into the game as her husband Trevor, how she prepared for the game, her thoughts about the perception of Black women on reality tv, how she kept herself busy in isolation, and the surprise of finding out she was expecting while filming.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon


Where to Find Deleesa

https://www.youtube.com/c/LeesaUnique

IG: https://www.instagram.com/leesaunique

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Leesa_Unique


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat

Producer: Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jun 23, 2021
Session 212: Exploring Father Daughter Relationships
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We’ve talked here on the podcast about Black women’s relationships with their mothers and many of you have asked us for an expansion of that conversation to discuss relationships with fathers. The term daddy issues is often thrown around, usually callously, to depict the difficulties some believe women have in romantic relationships as a result of the relationship they’ve had with their fathers. Today, we wanted to dig deeper into this to explore how Black women’s relationships with their fathers can impact us. For this conversation we're joined by Nic Hardy. LCSW. Nic and I discussed whether there is an impact on romantic relationships related to our relationship with our fathers, what kinds of qualities lead to healthy father and daughter relationships, healing from a damaged relationship with your father, and he answers some of the questions submitted by community members.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon


Where to Find Nic

https://www.nichardy.com/


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat

Producer: Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jun 16, 2021
Session 211: How Music & Dance Impact Our Mental Health
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

What’s the song that reminds you of the best night you had out with your girls? Or the one that brings the tears as soon as you hear the beat drop? There is no denying the power that music and dance has on our mood. Well did you know it can be useful in therapy too? In honor of Black Music Month, this week we're chatting all about how music and dance impact our mental health. For this conversation I was joined by Jennifer Sterling, a registered Dance & Movement psychotherapist and holistic nutritionist. Jennifer and I chatted about how she uses dance and movement in her work as a therapist, the concerns it can be useful for, and why dance and music are powerful in helping us heal. 

I’m also super excited to share a conversation I had with one of my favorite musical artists, Carmen Rodgers, about her experience as an artist and her thoughts on why investing in your mental health is important as an artist.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

American Dance Therapy Association https://www.adta.org/


Where to Find Jennifer

https://jennifersterling.com/


Where to Find Carmen

https://www.iamcarmenrodgers.com/


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls


Our Production Team

Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat

Producer: Cindy Okereke

Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis

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Jun 09, 2021
Session 210: Exploring African Traditional Religions
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Our relationships with religion and spirituality is a long and storied one. As of late, I’ve been seeing more references from sisters exploring African Traditional Religions as a means of reconnecting to parts of our history and wanted to learn more about it. To help us dig a little deeper into this area, today I’m joined by Dr. Dianne Stewart. Dr. Stewart and I chatted about some of the major tenets of African Traditional Religions, some of the common misconceptions, and she shares some of her favorite resources for anyone wanting to learn more.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon


Where to Find Dr. Stewart

https://www.diannemstewart.com/


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Jun 02, 2021
Session 209: Checking In with Michelle Williams
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

You may know Michelle Williams as 1/3 of the superstar group Destiny’s Child, but this week she is embarking on a brand new identity as an author with her brand new book, Checking In. In the past couple of years, Michelle has been more open in sharing about the mental health concerns she’s experienced and she is now using her platform to help others to have these conversations to check in with themselves and others. Michelle and I chatted about the various parts of her identity she’s had to navigate throughout her life, the experience of managing depression while being in the spotlight, and keeping some things for yourself as a public figure.

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

Where to Find Michelle

http://www.checkinginbook.com

Instagram: @michellewilliams


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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May 26, 2021
Session 208: Married at First Sight
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

If you’ve been watching this season of Married at First Sight, you know that last week was decision day, and what a decision day it was! Joining me again to debrief on everything that’s happened this season is Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Beverley Andre. Beverley is back with us to chat about which of the couples decided to stay together and which of them have separated, her suggestions for those remaining together, our thoughts on where the couples seemed to struggle, and our predictions for what we’ll see at the reunion. This episode does contain spoilers.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon


Where to Find Beverley

https://beheartcounseling.com/

Twitter: @BeverleyAndre_

Instagram: @BeverleyAndre_


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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May 19, 2021
Bonus: Angela Tucker On Transracial Adoptions
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

As a follow up to our conversation earlier this week about transracial adoption, we wanted to chat with someone who has lived this experience. Angela Tucker is a Black woman who was adopted from foster care to a white family. During our conversation, Angela shared more about her experiences as an adoptee, the challenges she’s had related to identity, the process of reuniting with her biological family, and about the work she does to help other transracial adoptees.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

http://www.adopteeson.com/

https://www.pactadopt.org/app/servlet/HomePage


Where to Find Angela

https://www.angelatucker.com/


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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May 14, 2021
Session 207: Transracial Adoptions
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Joining us today to discuss the impact transracial adoption can have on one’s mental health is Judith Sadora, LMFT. Judith and I chatted about identity formation and what this might look like for a child who is a transracial adoptee, what it might look like to hold space for both gratitude and grief as it relates to adoption, things to consider about reuniting with biological family, and she shares some of her favorite resources for anyone wanting to learn more. 

Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

https://www.angelatucker.com/


Where to Find Judith

https://triunehealthandwellness.com/

Transracial Adoption and Racial Socialization Masterclass https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transracial-adoption-and-racial-socialization-tickets-138027928249


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Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

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May 12, 2021
Session 206: Your Questions Answered
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week I'm answering community questions from our mailbox. If you have a question you'd like to have answered in a future episode, please share it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox


Stories Mentioned

Don't forget to vote for us in The Webby Awards!

Functional Neurological Disorder Tweets

TikTok Trend Stolen from Black Creator

JaBria McCullum

Elle Interview with Audie Cornish


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Sign up for our Sweet Tea Sunday Newsletter

Session 119: When You've Been Ghosted

Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship with Nature

Session 203: Exploring Gender


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

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May 05, 2021
Session 205: The Connection Between Menstrual Health & Mental Health
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Do you remember the conversation you had with your parents, aunties, grandma or friends when you started your menstrual cycle? Whether you’ve realized it or not, the tone and content of that conversation has likely shaped your relationship to your cycle all these years later. To help us dig into how our menstrual cycles may impact our mental health, today I’m joined by Sara Flowers, DrPH, MPH. Dr. Flowers and I chatted about how our cycle changes throughout our lives, the ways that shame often shows up related to our cycles, the importance of having conversations with one another about how our bodies change throughout life, and she shared some great suggestions for how we can talk to the younger people in our lives differently about their cycles. 


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Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Spot On Period Tracker

Amaze

Sex Positive Families


Where to Find Dr. Flowers

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Instagram: @plannedparenthood

Twitter: @PPFA

Facebook: @plannedparenthood


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


Make sure to follow us on social media:

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Apr 28, 2021
Session 204: Some Thoughts On Body Image
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Our relationships to our bodies can often be complicated. Messages we get from society, family, and the media often leave us frustrated with our bodies and can lead to unrealistic expectations. To help us get a little clarity in this area, today we’re joined by Paula Edwards-Gayfield, MA, LPCS, LPC, NCC, CEDS-S. Paula and I chatted about how our perceptions of our bodies are formed, how those perceptions have been shaped during the pandemic, what it looks like to have a more connected relationship to our bodies, developing healthy ideas about nutrition, and she shares some of her favorite resources.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

National Eating Disorders Association

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Culina Health


Where to Find Paula

https://renfrewcenter.com/

Instagram: @renfrewcenter

Twitter: @renfrewcenter

Facebook: @renfrewcenter


Stay Connected

Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

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Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


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Apr 21, 2021
Session 203: Exploring Gender
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today I’m joined by Dr. g for an important conversation to help us dig a little deeper into gender and gender expression. Dr. g and I chatted about the differences between sex and gender identity, destigmatizing gender expression in the Black community, some of the common misconceptions about non-binary people, and strategies for supporting kids in their gender expression.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

The Genderbread Person

Human Rights Campaign

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

PFLAG

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective


Where to Find Dr. g

http://www.claudelleglasgow.com/

Twitter: @fearlesscrg

Instagram: @garudagrin


Stay Connected

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If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.


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Apr 14, 2021
Session 202: ICYMI, Shedding Your Superwoman Status
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week we're rewinding to a very important conversation that you might have missed here on the podcast. In April 2018 I had a conversation with Dr. Spirit all about how we can shed the superwoman status. Given all that we’ve experienced this year I think it’s a timely reminder to not measure ourselves against unrealistic standards and to recognize that our worth does not come from how much pain we can withstand. 


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Is the Strong Black Woman Stereotype Hurting Black Women

 

Where to Find Dr. Spirit

Join her every Friday for Free Advice Friday on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Talk2Spirit/

Twitter: @Talk2Spirit

Instagram: @Talk2Spirit


Stay Connected

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Apr 07, 2021
Session 201: Vetting Your Relationship Advice
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST joins me again this week to discuss the rise in self proclaimed "relationship experts" and why we should be careful in selecting who we listen to. We chatted about who gets the privilege of amassing large platforms to "teach" Black women about what they need to do to be in relationships, why these teachings are often dangerous and damaging, how to disconnect our sense of worth from our relationship status, and why you are the only one who can ever be an expert on your relationship.


Resources

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Oriowo

www.annodright.com

Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease

Instagram: @annodright

Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism. 

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 159 of the podcast discussing Molly's return to therapy.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 158 of the podcast discussing Issa & Lawrence's relationship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 155 of the podcast discussing Molly & Issa's friendship.

Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 151 of the podcast discussing the Season 4 premiere of Insecure.


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Mar 31, 2021
Session 200: It's A Celebration
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

It's a celebration y'all! We made it to 200 episodes and we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for listening, sharing, and being such an incredible part of the TBG community. To celebrate this milestone, the production team including my husband Dennison and Cindy Okereke who is our producer for the podcast, joined me for a conversation about how the podcast has grown, some of our favorite episodes, and our thoughts about where we’d like to take the podcast next. And of course we want to hear from you too. If you want to share a quick video or a tweet about your favorite episode and why you enjoyed it, please share it on your social media using the hashtag #TBG200 and we’ll be sharing some of them on our channels. 


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Session 50: This Isn't What I Imagined

Session 54: Shedding Your Superwoman Status

Session 166: Black Girls In Gaming

Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature


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Mar 24, 2021
Session 199: Maintaining Digital Boundaries
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Setting and maintaining boundaries is something we revisit often here on the podcast because I think for many of us there’s always work to be done in this area. One area that we haven't discussed is what boundary setting looks like in the digital world. And who better to join us for this conversation than the woman who has literally written the book about boundaries, Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW.

Nedra and I chatted about the 6 different types of boundaries, the differences between codependency and counterdependency, what it looks like to set boundaries in digital spaces, and she shared some reflection questions to help you to get in touch with the boundaries you may need to set.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Nedra

https://www.nedratawwab.com/

Grab a copy of Set Boundaries, Find Peace

Instagram: @nedratawwab


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Mar 17, 2021
Session 198: One Year Later
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

A year ago this week, all of our lives took a very drastic turn. For many of us it marked the last time we worked from the office, the last time kids went to school in person, and the last time we moved about the world without a mask or two. Looking back, it’s really hard to imagine how much would be so different now. Joining me today to chat about what this year has been like and what things might look like moving forward is Gorgeous West, MA,APC,NCC. She and I chatted about what you might expect related to the pandemic anniversary, tips for digging deeper into your self care, managing jealousy and FOMO related to the vaccines, and what we’re looking forward to post pandemic.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Gorgeous

https://fixingthefixer.com/

Instagram: @fixingthefixer

Facebook: @fixingthefixer


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Mar 10, 2021
Session 197: ADHD Diagnosis Later In Life
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

According to this article, ADHD symptoms in girls are often explained as character traits rather than ADHD. Girls might be thought of as spacey, as day-dreamer, forgetful, or chatty. Later in life, a woman might reach out for help for her ADHD, only to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety instead. To help us explore what it might look like to have a diagnosis of ADHD later in life, I am joined today by two very special guests. Inger Shaye Colzie, LCSW and René Brooks. During our conversations we chatted about the impact of being diagnosed with ADHD later in life, why Black women are commonly misdiagnosed, how a later in life diagnosis impacts things like self esteem and identity and some helpful tools and resources for anyone who may need them. 


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Translating ADHD Podcast

The ADHD Good Life Podcast

ADHD Self Evaluation for Women


Where to Find Inger Shaye

http://www.ingershaye.com/

Instagram: @ingershaye

Facebook: @ingershaye

Twitter: @ingershaye

Facebook Group


Where to Find René Brooks

https://blackgirllostkeys.com/

Instagram: @blackgirllostkeys

Facebook: @blackgirllostkeys

Twitter: @blkgirllostkeys


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Mar 03, 2021
Session 196: Understanding Complex PTSD
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

While many of us may be familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you might be less familiar with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). To help us understand the differences between the two and to provide some context for C-PTSD, today I’m joined by Licensed Psychologist Dr. Janelle Peifer. Dr. Peifer and I discussed some of the causes of CPTSD, how it impacts interpersonal relationships, how we often overlook experiences as traumatic, an example of what this might look like based on the Duke of Hastings from Bridgerton, and she shares some of her favorite resources for you to dig in a little further.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Peifer

https://www.peiferpsychology.com/

https://www.onwardandoutward.org/

Instagram: @drjanelleatl

Facebook: @onwardtherapy


Stay Connected

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If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

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Feb 24, 2021
Session 195: On the Couch with Malcolm & Marie
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We haven’t had one of these in a while but this week we’re back with an on the couch episode with Malcolm and Marie. Malcolm and Marie is of course the new movie on Netflix featuring Zendaya and John David Washington. Joining me to break down all of the many layers you can find in the film is Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Ayanna Abrams. Dr. Abrams and I chatted about the dynamics present between Malcolm & Marie, things we noticed while watching the movie, what it might look like for Malcolm & Marie to go to couples therapy after the evening in the film, and the kinds of things she might discuss with Marie if she came to therapy individually. This episode does contain spoilers.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Dr. Abrams

https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth.com/

Instagram: @dr_ayanna_a

Facebook: @ascensionbehavioralhealth


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Feb 17, 2021
Session 194: Helping Kids Cope
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We know that the world has been quite unpredictable and anxiety provoking for many of us as adults, but the kids in our lives are experiencing this as well. Joining us to shed some light on how to talk with kids about the things that have been happening and how to best support them is Licensed Psychologist Dr. Erlanger "Earl" Turner. Dr. Earl and I chatted about how to start difficult conversations with kids, the impact of such an uprooted routine and things to consider post pandemic, how to recognize if the kids in your life need additional support, and some of his favorite coping strategies to teach kids.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

https://www.therapyforblackkids.org/

https://www.apa.org/res

https://www.nctsn.org/


Where to Find Dr. Earl

http://www.drerlangerturner.com/

Instagram: @drearlturner

Twitter: @drearlturner

Facebook: @drearlturner


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Feb 10, 2021
Session 193: What We're Watching!
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Like many of you I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time watching all of the shows and thought it would be fun to have a little recap of what’s been happening on a couple of my favorites and dig into some of the themes that have popped up. Joining me today to chat about the most recent episodes of This Is Us and Married at First Sight is Beverley Andre, LMFT. Related to This Is Us, Beverley and I chatted about the power of the stories we hold onto in our lives, the impact of grief as shown in the episode, the symbolism of water, and the importance of having nonjudgmental safe spaces like the ones that often exist with our aunties. We also chatted about the newest season of Married at First Sight. We discussed some of our thoughts about the compatibility and readiness of some of the couples, what you might want to think about before choosing to apply for this type of show, our thoughts about what indicates success for the couples, and of course some of the red flags that already seem to be popping up this season. This conversation does include spoilers for both shows!


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Beverley

https://beheartcounseling.com/

Instagram: @yourfavoritemft

Twitter: @yourfavoritemft

Facebook: @yourfavoritemft


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Feb 03, 2021
Session 192: The Current Dating Landscape
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Like many things this past year, the experience of dating has looked a lot different and there are many more things to consider. To help us dig a little deeper into the current dating landscape, today we’re joined by Tennesha Wood, who is a dating coach, matchmaker, and founder of The Broom List; the first and only matchmaking firm dedicated to pairing marriage-minded Black professionals. Tennesha and I chatted about how dating has changed during the pandemic, what her work looks like as a matchmaker, suggestions for making your online dating profiles pop, and how to have honest conversations about your relationship expectations.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Where to Find Tennesha

https://www.tenneshawood.com/

Join The Broom List and mention TBG to get 20% off 6 month package of matchmaking services.

Instagram: @tenneshawood

Twitter: @tenneshawood

Facebook: @tenneshawood


Stay Connected

If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

Is there a topic you'd like covered or a question you'd like answered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

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Jan 27, 2021
Hey Y'all! Welcome to Therapy for Black Girls
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

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Jan 27, 2021
Session 191: Community Check-In for Inauguration Day
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

It's Inauguration Day here in the US and I'm feeling a mix of excitement that the current administration is finally ending and also anxiety about the safety of the day's events. The grief related to the many lives we've lost over the past year also seems to be heavier and heavier each day. If you're feeling similarly, you're not alone. When times are difficult, it's even more important for us to dig deep into taking care of ourselves. In today's episode I'm sharing 8 tips that might help today and in the days ahead and also answering a couple of On the Porch questions.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

A Mindfulness Exercise for Grounding

Session 19: Sometimes You Gotta Feel the Feels

Session 78: Mindfulness

Session 152: Building Your Coping Kit



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Jan 20, 2021
Session 190: Creating Calm Through Meditation & Affirmations
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

One of the qualities I most appreciate about people who regularly practice mindfulness is the ability to cultivate inner calm despite what is happening on the outside and I think this is definitely something many of us can use more of right now. To help us learn more about mindfulness practices, today we are joined by Wellness educator, Meditation teacher, Reiki Healer, and Author Devi Brown. Devi also serves as the Chief Impact Officer for Chopra Global and is the voice of daily inspiration on the Chopra App.

Devi and I chatted about the wellness practices she incorporates into her life, how to get started with using crystals and primordial sound meditation, the importance of affirmations and she shared a beautiful guided affirmation that can be experienced over and over to help keep you grounded.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Chopra App


Where to Find Devi

https://devibrown.com/

Grab a copy of Devi's book, Crystal Bliss

Instagram: @devibrown

Twitter: @devibrown

Facebook: @devibrown


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Jan 13, 2021
Session 189: Learning About Self Through Astrology
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

As many of us are thinking about what 2021 will be like and the intentions we might have for the year, I thought it would be great to have a conversation about astrology and what we might learn about ourselves based on astrology. For this conversation, I was joined by New York City-based astrologer, Mecca Woods. Mecca and I chatted about what astrology is, how to find and use our birth chart, how astrology can be used in personal development, what we might expect for 2021, and of course she shared all of her favorite resources for anyone who may want to learn more.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Find Your Natal Chart

Time Passages

Sanctuary App

AstroGuide by Vice

Astrologers.com

Astro.com


Where to Find Mecca

https://www.mylifecreated.com/

Instagram: @1meccanism

Twitter: @TheMeccanism

Facebook: @MyLifeCreated


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Jan 06, 2021
Session 188: Wrapping Up 2020
384

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We're almost at the finish line of 2020 and y'all know I like to be reflective for our year end episodes. This week I'm sharing 12 questions for you to journal about to reflect on what 2020 has been and what 2021 might be. Grab a download of the questions by texting the word 'questions' to 504-499-0663.


Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!


Stay Connected

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If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

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Dec 30, 2020
Session 187: FAQ's About the COVID-19 Vaccines
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

You’ve likely been following the news related to the recently developed COVID-19 vaccines and if you’re like me, you’ve got lots of questions. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Boghuma Kabisen Titanji who is an infectious disease physician and clinical researcher pursuing a fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine here in Atlanta, Georgia. During our conversation, Dr. Titanji shared how this vaccine is different than others we may have taken, how the vaccine was able to be developed so quickly, and what we might expect after taking the vaccination.

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Dec 23, 2020
Session 186: The Joy of Jingle Jangle
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

If you’re looking for a mood boost in this season then I’ve got just the movie for you to check out, Netflix’s Jingle Jangle. Beyond the magic, I feel like there were several life lessons to be gained from the film and Jordan Madison, LCMFT joins me to chat all about it. We discussed the themes present in the movie, why a film like this was so necessary right now, and the importance of staying connected to our sense of play and wonder as adults. This episode does contain spoilers so please save it until after you’ve had a chance to watch the movie. 


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Listen to Session 94 of the podcast, Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper


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Dec 16, 2020
Session 185: Single Life During the Pandemic
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In session 132 we spoke with Dr. Jessica D. Moorman about reimagining what it means to be single and several community members requested that she return to talk about what singleness means during the pandemic. So she's back! This time we chatted about about the new layers of being single that have been illuminated by the pandemic, how community care is more critical now than ever, how she’s been creative in getting her social needs met, and policy changes we should consider to make the country more supportive for single women.


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Where to Find Dr. Moorman

Listen to Dr. Moorman discuss reimagining single life on Session 132 of the podcast.

Instagram: @dr.jdmoorman

Twitter: @JDMoorman


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Dec 09, 2020
Session 184: FAQ's About Therapy & Insurance
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

One of the most common questions we get from the community is why can’t I find a therapist who takes my insurance. There typically isn’t a quick or easy answer to that question so we wanted to cover as many of the details as possible here. Joining us for this conversation is Dr. Cara McNulty, President of Behavioral Health & EAP, Aetna and Dr. Ajita Robinson, Grief Expert & CEO of Mastering Insurance.

Dr. McNulty shared great insights about what kinds of services are offered with insurance plans, how to find the plan that might be the best fit for you, and she shared more about the services Aetna offers to assist the with mental health needs. Dr. Robinson shared some of the reasons therapists might not accept insurance, what is involved with using your insurance for therapy, and resources you can use if you don’t currently have insurance.


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Join us for Feeling Myself Friday

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Aetna Resources for Life

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Where to Find Dr. McNulty

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cara-mcnulty-dpa-a1732731/


Where to Find Dr. Robinson

https://ajitarobinson.com/

Mastering Insurance for Mental Health Professionals


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Dec 02, 2020
Session 183: Seasonal Depression During the Pandemic
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

As the days get shorter and the wind gets colder, you might be moving a little slower and feeling a little less motivated. And given the multiple stressors we’ve experienced this year, that’s not at all a surprise. Today we’re joined by Dr. Allycin Powell-Hicks to talk about seasonal affective disorder and how that might be heightening depressive symptoms you might have experienced in the past. Dr. Ally and I discussed tips for managing depressive symptoms, how we can tell if symptoms are something we should be concerned about, how to support ourselves in this very different holiday season, and some of the relationship challenges that have arisen during the pandemic and how to manage them.


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Where to Find Dr. Ally

https://www.allycinhicks.com/

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Twitter: @allycinhicks


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Nov 25, 2020
Session 182: Consensual Non-Monogamy
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today we’re digging into the topic of consensual non-monogamy. While monogamous relationships may be the relationship types we hear about most often, they’re not the only relationships types that exist. To break it all down for us, I was joined by Ruby B. Johnson, LCSW, LCDC. Ruby and I discussed some of the most common misconceptions about consensual non-monogamy, how to determine whether a polyamorous relationship is a good fit for you, some considerations in a polyamorous relationship, how to unpack some of the stigma related to consensual non-monogamy, and of course she shares some of her favorite resources.


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Multiamory podcast

Poly Weekly podcast

Normalizing Nonmonogamy podcast

Monogamish podcast

Wanderlust

Poly Love Documentary


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https://www.inamorata.me/


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Nov 18, 2020
Session 181: Post-Election Reflections
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Whew! This has been a week. There is lots to unpack following last week's Presidential election so I invited two of my friends and colleagues to join me for the discussion. This week I am joined by Dr. Joy D. Beckwith and Dr. Ayanna Abrams, both Psychologists in Atlanta, GA. We chatted about how we’re feeling post-election, how many of the feelings we’re experiencing are the result of the trauma we’ve endured at the hands of our government, these ideas around Black women saving the world, and we discussed the power of representation and what it means to have VP-Elect Kamala Harris preparing to take office.


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Where to Find Dr. Abrams

https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth.com/

Instagram: @dr_ayanna_a

Facebook: @ascensionbehavioralhealth

Where to Find Dr. Beckwith

Instagram: @askdrjoy

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Nov 11, 2020
Session 180: All About Tarot
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Have you ever used tarot cards or had some read for you? Have you heard others talk about using them and been curious for yourself? Well we’ve got you covered. To answer all of our questions about tarot, we’re joined this week by Princess-India Powell, LPC. Princess-India and I discussed what tarot is and how it can be useful, how she incorporates tarot into therapy when requested, how you can get started incorporating tarot into your life, and she shared some of her favorite resources. 

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Twitter: @woketherapist

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Join us for a live Q&A with Princess-India on Nov. 13

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Nov 04, 2020
Session 179: The Role of Nostalgia in Managing Anxiety
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been spending much of your time watching or re-watching some of your favorite shows from the past like Girlfriends, Living Single, or One on One. But did you know that there’s a very good reason why so many of us are turning to old favorites right now to help soothe ourselves? Joining us again this week to dig into why, is Dr. Alicia Little Hodge. She and I chatted about how nostalgia works to calm anxiety, how anxiety looks different since the pandemic, and she offers her perspective on managing our anxiety around the election season.


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Shoulda Sharonda & Friends Thinking Styles


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Listen to Dr. Hodge on Session 38 of the podcast discussing anxiety.

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Oct 28, 2020
Session 178: Taking Action & Taking Care of Ourselves
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To help try and make sense of what’s been happening for the past couple of months, I’m joined today by my colleague and soror, Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson. Dr. Anderson and I discussed the impact the stress of the past couple of months has had on us, offered some perspective about why many of us may feel exhausted with the current political climate, and offers some tips on how to take care of ourselves so that we can keep going.

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Oct 21, 2020
Session 177: Black Women & Intimate Partner Violence
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Today we’re digging into why there continues to be such a disparity in the way intimate partner violence is regarded when it involves Black women. Dr. Carolyn West joins us to discuss the role race plays in navigating intimate partner violence, the idea of the perfect victim, and suggestions for supporting women in your life who may be suffering abuse.

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Oct 14, 2020
Session 176: Exploring Bipolar Disorders
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Bipolar disorders are among the most commonly misunderstood disorders when it comes to mental illness. There is still a lot of confusion about how this disorder presents and it’s also very often misdiagnosed. Psychiatrist Dr. Valdesha DeJean joins us to talk about the symptoms of Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorder, some of the treatment options typically suggested, the concerns related to creativity and medication, how to support a family member who’s been diagnosed, and she answers some community questi

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Oct 07, 2020
Session 175: Homeschooling Considerations
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Schooling likely looks very different for many families these days and there are many options to consider. We've heard from many members of our community that they've considered homeschooling but have been uncertain about where to start. So today we are joined again by Dr Kristy Christopher-Holloway, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CPCS, ACS, PMH-C. She's back this time to talk about her journey homeschooling her twins and sharing some information for you to consider.

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Sep 30, 2020
Session 174: Sex Positivity Throughout the Lifespan
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Grab your tickets for our Sex Positive September Celebration at sexpositiveseptember.com. Today, Tanya Bass, also known as the Southern Sexologist joins us to talk about how we can engage in more sex positive thinking throughout our lives. She and I discussed some of the lesser known areas of sex we should be exploring, what it means to be asexual or aromantic, how to discuss your sexual health history with a partner and she shares some of her favorite resources for any one who wants to learn more.

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Sep 23, 2020
Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature
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Today we’ll be chatting about the ways the Black community has been disconnected from nature and the impact it has. For this conversation I was joined by J. Phoenix Smith, MSW. She and I chatted about her practice of liberation ecotherapy, how she combines all of her experiences in working with clients, how the trauma to the land shows up in our experiences, and of course she shared some of her favorite resources if you want to dig in more.

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Sep 16, 2020
Session 172: Plant Parenthood Is More Than A Trend
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If your Instagram feed looks anything like mine, for months you’ve probably been seeing tons of beautiful sisters in their homes surrounded by lots of luscious green plants. It seems like many of us have found solace in plants and other connections to nature recently. We wanted to dig into what’s driving this for us so we found two experts to share about their work and how we can heal through nature.  

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Sep 09, 2020
Session 171: Managing Suicidal Thoughts
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We started this conversation last week when I shared a few questions for you to check in with yourself about your mental health. Given that September is National Suicide Prevention Month, I thought it was important to continue the conversation by discussing how you can cope and manage if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts.

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Sep 02, 2020
Session 170: Community Check In
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I thought it was time for us to do another community check in given that there continue to be so many threats to our mental health. If you are not ok right now, it is totally understandable why you would not be. In this episode I share 5 questions to help you check in with yourself. 

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Aug 26, 2020
Session 169: Affirming Your Queer Identity
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We know that our experiences of sexuality are as varied as we are and wanted to spend some time today digging into what it means to affirm your identity as a Queer person. For this conversation I was joined by Mychelle Williams, LPC & TV/Film Writer & Director, Felicia Pride.

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Aug 19, 2020
Session 168: Women, Agency, & Pleasure
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Dr. Lexx Brown-James is back with us this week to chat about Cardi B & Meg the Stallion's newest release, WAP. Dr. Lexx and I chatted about the stereotypes that are often invoked in commentary about Black women’s sexuality, the importance of agency in sexual liberation, how respectability politics are used to shame Black women, and how we can unpack our own shame around sexuality to encourage healthier attitudes towards sexuality for our children.

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Aug 12, 2020
Session 167: The Importance of Self Compassion
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If there’s anything we can use right now and in the coming months, it’s self compassion! Today I’m joined by Dr. Kristin Neff to chat about the many ways self compassion can be a helpful tool to help us get through difficult times. Dr. Neff and I chatted about what self compassion is, how it’s different from self esteem, how it can be helpful in mediating difficult emotions, and her favorite activity for practicing self compassion.

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Aug 05, 2020
Session 166: Black Girls In Gaming
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Dr. Boone and I chatted about why so many of us have turned to games like Animal Crossing during the pandemic, the evolution she’s seen in terms of making gaming a more inclusive space, tips for parenting your young gamers and she shared how her experiences as a Social Psychologist have made her uniquely suited for the work she does currently.

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Jul 29, 2020
Session 165: Let's Chill With the Quarantine 15 Jokes
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Dr. Brooks and I discussed the link between trauma and eating disorders, why there has been a spike in disordered eating during the pandemic, how to recognize if your relationship with food has become unhealthy, and the role that social media plays in eating disorders.

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Jul 22, 2020
Session 164: Do Relationships Have to Be Hard Work?
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Dr. Lexx and I chatted about where these messages about partnership come from, what she considers the real work of partnership to be, 4 warning signs you want to be on the lookout for in your relationship, and she shares what vulnerability looks like in a partnership.

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Jul 15, 2020
Session 163: 4 Mental Health Tasks to Prioritize
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We’re officially at the half way point in the year and July is always an important time as it’s the month that has been coined Minority Mental Health Month. Given the year that has been 2020, it feels like a good time to go back to some of the basics and dig into some of the things that are foundational to taking good care of our mental health. Today I'm sharing 4 priorities for your mental health for the rest of 2020.

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Jul 08, 2020
Session 162: Processing Our Collective Grief
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Much of what we’ve been experiencing in various ways over the past couple of months is grief. To help us dig a little deeper into what grief looks like given our current state of affairs, Dr. Ajita Robinson is back with us this week. Dr. Robinson and I chatted about our collective sense of grief, how our rituals around grief have been upended, the importance of processing symbolic losses, and her thoughts about the work that will need to be done on the other end of the pandemic. 

 

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Jul 01, 2020
Session 161: Parenting In A Pandemic
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Parenting through the past couple of months has been nothing short of stressful. So Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart joins us again to help us through it. Dr. Lockhart and I chatted about the benefits of routines and structure right now, managing your own and your child’s anxiety about cities re-opening, what kinds of things we should be considering about school in the fall, and how to have conversations with our kids and our schools about racism and racial trauma.

 

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Jun 24, 2020
Session 160: A Not So Happy Ending
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Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST is back to debrief on the season 4 finale of Insecure. This week, she and I chatted about what happened between Molly & Andrew, Tiffany’s struggles with postpartum depression and how we might support friends who are struggling, the giant reveal from Condola, what’s next for Issa & Lawrence, and what we might expect from Season 5.

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Jun 17, 2020
Session 159: Molly's Back In Therapy
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Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST is back for another Insecure debrief this week! She and I chatted about what’s happening with Issa & Lawrence, the meet up between Molly & Issa, Molly finally going back to therapy, and our predictions for the season finale.

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Jun 10, 2020
Session 158: What's Next for Issa & Lawrence?
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Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST is back for another Insecure debrief this week! She and I chatted about the conditions that had to exist for Issa & Lawrence to be able to have that conversation, how you might know if you need to or are ready for a conversation like that with someone from your past, our thoughts on whether this was a closure conversation or a brand new start, and our predictions for the rest of the season.

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Jun 03, 2020
Session 157: 20 More Questions for 2020
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In the last podcast episode of 2019, I shared 20 questions designed to help you set the tone for this year. Undoubtedly this year looks very different than we all imagined so it felt appropriate as we head into the halfway mark of this year to encourage you to spend some time with a second set of questions. And because I know many of you love a good handout with all of the questions in one place, I’ve made one for you that you can find at therapyforblackgirls.com/20morequestions

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May 27, 2020
Session 156: Managing Loneliness
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Our favorite friendship researcher, Dr. Marisa G. Franco is back with us this week to chat about managing loneliness. Dr. Franco and I chatted about the 3 different types of loneliness, how to tell if we’re struggling with loneliness, and tips for overcoming loneliness. 

 

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May 20, 2020
Session 155: Can Issa & Molly Recover?
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

By popular demand, Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST is back to chat about the latest episode of Insecure. She and I chatted about the continuing tension in Molly and Issa’s relationship, steps you can try to be less defensive when someone calls you out or in, questions to ask yourself about the health of your friendships, and our thoughts about where Molly & Issa go from this point forward.

 

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May 13, 2020
Session 154: When Friendships Change
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

If you're in a friendship long enough, undoubtedly there will be shifts. In this week's episode I'm sharing some tips on how to manage some of the more typical transitions that shift friendships. 

 

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May 06, 2020
Session 153: Q&A with Dr. Oni Blackstock
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Dr. Oni Blackstock, the assistant commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control for the NYC Health Department shared all the facts you need to know about what we currently know about COVID-19, tips on how to keep you and your loved ones safe, what vaccine development looks like for the virus, and how it would work once we have one.

 

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Apr 29, 2020
Session 152: Building Your Coping Kit
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

When we feel overwhelmed by our emotions, it can be helpful to have some things on hand to assist us in letting the emotions pass. In this episode I'm sharing 5 items you might want to include in your coping kit and how to use it effectively. 

 

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Apr 22, 2020
Session 151: Lowkey Unaware
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST joins us on the podcast this week to chat all about the season premiere of HBO's Insecure. She and I chatted about all the opportunities that were missed to have some difficult but necessary conversations, how Molly's lack of self-awareness impacts her relationships, why brutal honesty doesn’t work, why it’s important to have tough conversations even if they’re super awkward, and she gives us a beautiful script for anyone who needs to have the “what are we” convers

 

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Apr 15, 2020
Session 150: All About Virtual Therapy
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week we're rewinding with an interview I did with Melissa Douglas, LCSW in June 2018 all about virtual therapy. As many of you may be working with a therapist virtually for the first time, it felt important to revisit this conversation. Melissa and I discussed some of the differences between traditional and virtual therapy, how you can decide if it’s right for you, how to find a virtual therapist, and she shared all of her favorite apps for mental wellness.

 

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Apr 08, 2020
Session 149: Your Questions Answered
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week I'm answering some of the questions you sent in about how your mental health is currently being impacted. 

 

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Apr 01, 2020
Session 148: Talking to Kids About Race
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

As many of us have now found ourselves home educating the kids in our lives, I wanted to bring you a great book that you might want to add to your library called Daddy Why Am I Brown? by Dr. Bedford Palmer. Dr. Palmer and I chatted about how to talk with kids about race in a way that’s developmentally appropriate, the work we need to do as adults to have these conversations in a way that’s healthy, and he shares some of his favorite resources including 6 free lesson plans in case you need them.

 

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Mar 25, 2020
Session 147: How Are You Doing?
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

A lot has changed in just a few days and lots of things feel very unknown and uncertain as it relates to the coronavirus or COVID-19. This week I'm sharing a few thoughts  to perhaps give you some context for how you might be feeling and to some tips that might help you out in the coming weeks.

 

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Mar 18, 2020
Session 146: The Challenges of Black Women Physicians
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week we're digging into some of the challenges of being a Black woman physician. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Tosin Odunsi.  Dr. Odunsi and I discussed her experiences in medical school, some of the microagressions she’s experienced as a physician, how she takes care of her mental health, and she shared tips for other sisters considering medical school. 

 

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Mar 11, 2020
Session 145: Managing Anxiety About the Coronavirus
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode I'm sharing 7 tips to help manage your anxiety related to the coronavirus. 

 

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Mar 04, 2020
Bonus: Longevity in Business
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In the finale of this series, you’ll hear my conversation with Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall who serves as Senior Medical Advisor at Pfizer. Dr. Freda and I chatted about the work that she’s done around health disparities, the factors she believes have led to her success, her tips for being a good mentee, and she shared the 4 groups of people she thinks we all need to have in our lives to continue to grow. 

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Feb 28, 2020
Session 144: 10 Tips for Taking Up Space
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode I'm sharing 10 tips to help you take up more space. 

 

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Feb 26, 2020
Bonus: Resilience in Business
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In part 2 of the series, you’ll hear my conversation with Melissa Butler of The Lip Bar. Melissa and I chatted about her journey in starting the lip bar, the grief that comes with scaling a business, what she’s learned from disappointments and rejections, and how she takes care of her mental health while also taking care of her business. 

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Feb 21, 2020
Session 143: All About Phobias
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This week, Mandisa Jones, LCSW,  joins us to discuss phobias. Mandisa and I chatted about what phobias are and how they’re different from our everyday fears, some common misconceptions about phobias, how they impact multiple areas of a person’s life and how phobias are treated. 

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Feb 19, 2020
Bonus: Sisterhood in Business
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In this bonus episode brought to you with the support of Pfizer, Dr. Key Hallmon and I chatted about what sisterhood can look like in business, her definition of the modern village, practical ways we can create community with other sisters, how to truly embrace a spirit of collaboration over competition, and she shares how she tends to her mental health while also tending to her business.

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Feb 14, 2020
Session 142: Can you heal in the environment that hurt you?
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

A few week's ago, a question was asked about healing in the environment that hurt you and we definitely had to bring it to the podcast to dig in deeper. For this conversation we're joined again by Melissa Ifill, LCSW. Melissa and I chatted about whether it is possible to heal in an environment that hurt you, what boundaries might look like with someone who’s hurt you, the importance of having difficult conversations, and what forgiveness really means when you’ve been hurt.

 

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Feb 12, 2020
Session 141: Considerations In Situationships
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode we're chatting about situationships! What you need to know if you're considering one and how to deal with them ending. 

 

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Feb 05, 2020
Session 140: Healing After An Abortion
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today’s session covers another topic requested by several community members and that is how to heal after an abortion. For this conversation I was joined by Keisha Wells, LPC. Keisha and I chatted about some of the common experiences women may struggle with after an abortion, how to support a friend who’s had an abortion, how support systems may change after an abortion, and she shares her favorite resources for anyone wanting additional support or information. 

 

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Jan 29, 2020
Session 139: Journaling Exercise for Self Reflection
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode I want you to join me for a journaling exercise. I'm sharing 10 questions to help you reflect on yourself. Grab your journal and let's get started.

 

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Jan 22, 2020
Session 138: Being Introverted vs. Social Anxiety
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today, Janaya Sadler, LCSW joins us to chat about the distinct differences between someone who is introverted vs someone struggling with social anxiety. Janaya and I chatted about the differences between being introverted and social anxiety, how you might know if you’re introverted, how social anxiety impacts people’s lives and what kinds of treatments are used to help those who struggle with social anxiety.

 

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Jan 15, 2020
Session 137: Protect Your Dream
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Inspired by a recent episode of the Masters of Scale podcast, I'm sharing my thoughts about why we can't always count on those closest to us to meet us in the space of our dreams and how we can get support otherwise. 

 

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Jan 08, 2020
Session 136: 20 Questions for 2020
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In today's episode I'm sharing 20 questions to help you set the tone for your 2020.

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Dec 18, 2019
Session 135: Is It A Full Body Yes?
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today we're joined by Dr. Crystal Jones. She and I chatted about what sound therapy is and how she uses it with clients, how she has been able to cultivate stillness in her life, the importance of radical vulnerability, and what it means to experience a full body yes and how this can be a great gauge for decision making.

 

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Dec 11, 2019
Session 134: The Impact of Racial Trauma
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today we're joined by Licensed Psychologist Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons for a discussion about the work she has done and continues to do to arm Black people with incredible resources to work through racial trauma, how we can advocate for ourselves and how that might look differently for each of us, and she offered tips for dealing with racism at work and school. 

 

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Dec 04, 2019
Session 133: Communicating with Your Teen Daughter
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today we’re chatting about how to keep the lines of communication with your teen daughter. For this conversation I was joined by Gretchen Campbell, LPC. Gretchen and I chatted about some of the common concerns she hears working with teens and their moms, how moms can take care of themselves while parenting their teen daughter, how to support your daughter in making healthy decisions about things like friends and social media, and of course she shared her favorite resources for moms of teens.

 

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Nov 20, 2019
Session 132: Reimagining Single Life
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Today we’ll be digging into what it might look life to reimagine our image of the single Black woman and for this conversation we are joined by Dr. Jessica D. Moorman. Dr. Moorman and I discussed the messages we get about dating and relationships from the media, how we can challenge and recreate some of these narratives for ourselves, what it looks like to embrace the freedom and potential that comes with being a single woman, and how you can begin to develop your single woman action plan.

 

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Nov 13, 2019
Session 131: Living Well In Order to Die Well
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week I’m sharing a conversation I had with Ashley McGirt, a clinical social worker based in Seattle Washington, about living well based on her experiences as a hospice therapist. Ashley and I chatted about the kinds of concerns her clients discuss while in hospice, how family members of those in hospice can take care of themselves, the impact that race related stress is having on the mortality rate of Black people, and her tips for living a life without regret.

 

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Nov 06, 2019
Session 130: The Challenges of Black Women in Leadership
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

This week, we’re digging into some of the particular challenges that come with being a Black woman in a leadership role. For this conversation I was joined by Yunetta Smith, LPC-MHSP, NCC. Yunetta and I chatted about how to manage perfectionism and burnout as a leader, concerns related to connecting authentically with others, and the importance of crafting a self care routine as a leader.

 

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Oct 30, 2019
Session 129: What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Shanita Brown. Dr. Brown and I chatted about how you can recognize the signs of domestic violence, why it’s important to understand domestic violence in the context of power and control as opposed to anger management, how you can support a loved one who may be in a relationship with an abusive partner, and she shared tons of incredible resources for anyone who would like additional help.

 

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Oct 23, 2019
Session 128: Why Do We Procrastinate?
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For today's episode, I wanted to chat with someone to help us try to figure out what might actually be behind all the procrastinating we do in our lives. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Mahlet Endale. We chatted about the different ways we procrastinate, how to get a better understanding of what’s driving our procrastination, some tips for getting a little bit better at not procrastinating, and she shared some of her favorite resources to help you out if you’re still looking for more informat

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Oct 16, 2019
Session 127: Your Questions About Therapy Answered
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today's episode I'm answering your questions about therapy, including concerns about your therapist being frustrated with you, what to do if your therapist talks too much about themselves, and how to know if you need a psychiatrist. 

 

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Oct 09, 2019
Session 126: Dealing with a Fear of Rejection
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today's episode we're digging into the fear of rejection that often stops us from putting ourselves out there. 

 

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Oct 02, 2019
Session 125: Maintaining Freedom While in Relationships
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Maria Dominguez, LMFT, also known as Dr. D. Dr. D and I chatted about what it looks like to explore this idea of freedom while in relationships, how you can begin to define what freedom looks like to you, conversations to have while dating that help you gain clarity about this, and establishing a culture in your relationship that can support the many changes you and your partner are likely to experience. 

 

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Sep 25, 2019
Session 124: Play Therapy Isn't Just for Kids
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Did you know that there’s a form of therapy called play therapy where things like toys and games are incorporated into the work. And it’s not just for kids! For this conversation, I was joined by Althea Simpson, LCSW, MBA who shared how she uses play therapy with her clients. Althea and I chatted about how play therapy works, why it’s not just playing with toys in session, how it can be used with people of all ages, and the qualifications one should have to conduct play therapy. 

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Session 123: Aunt Vi's Evolution
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

I had a chance to chat with the one and only Tina Lifford who portrays Aunt Vi on the show and we had an amazing conversation. We chatted about the evolution of Aunt Vi's character and how her journey mimics that of so many of us. We also chatted about giving ourselves space and time to tap into our deepest desires and she shared more about the internal work she's done to allow her to really connect with Aunt Vi's story.

 

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Sep 11, 2019
Session 122: A Deep Dive on Queen Sugar
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

For this conversation I was joined by Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Mishelle Rodriguez. Dr. Mishelle and I chatted about what kinds of things we might address if Nova came into therapy following the release of her book, the way that we have seen many of the characters deal with big emotions this season, our thoughts about Darla and Ralph Angel seemingly reconnecting and what we’d love to see as this season wraps up. 

 

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Sep 04, 2019
Session 121: Healing Comes In Many Forms
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Dr. Shena Young joins us again this week and this time we're discussing healing holistically. Dr. Young and I chatted about what it means to approach our healing holistically, how this vantage point is a part of our history, what it means to decolonize our healing, different pathways to healing, and questions to ask when working with someone in a healing practice. 

 

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Aug 28, 2019
Session 120: Helping Children Regulate Their Emotions
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about how we can work to better regulate our own emotions so that we can help our kids regulate theirs. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart and we discussed what co-regulation is, how it can be useful in strengthening your relationship with your kids, how we can make sure we have enough reserves to manage our own emotions, and the important distinction between discipline and punishment.

 

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Aug 21, 2019
Session 119: When You're Ghosted
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today's episode we're digging into what motivates people to ghost and how to take care of yourself if you've been ghosted. 

 

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Aug 14, 2019
Session 118: Making Friends As An Adult
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

We've spent much of this summer engaging in conversations about our friendships with other sisters, and one of the main questions many of you had was "How do I make friends as an adult," so that's what we're digging into today. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Marisa Franco. Dr. Franco and I chatted about the most important aspects of making friends, the characteristics of a good friend, and what’s needed to really sustain friendships.

 

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Aug 07, 2019
Session 117: Jealousy in Friendships
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Earlier this month we asked you what you thought the largest threat to friendships with other Black women was, and many of you said jealousy. So I wanted to dig a little deeper into where jealousy comes from and what we can do about it when it pops up in a friendship.

 

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Jul 31, 2019
Session 116: Using Therapy to Craft Your Hot Girl Summer
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In today's episode, we'll be digging into how you can create your own definition of a hot girl summer and how therapy might be able to help you in this process. For this conversation, I was joined by Moraya Seeger DeGeare, LMFT and we chatted about what it means to be having a hot girl summer, why it’s so important to embrace and cultivate joy in your life, why so many people feel threatened by things that bring Black women joy, and she shared some books for you to add to your hot girl summer reading list

 

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Jul 24, 2019
Session 115: What to Expect at Your First Session
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode I'm chatting about what you can expect in your first therapy session. 

 

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Jul 17, 2019
Session 114: Things to Consider As a Stepparent
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode, I am joined by Shelly Ware, LMFT to dig into life as a stepparent. Shelly and I chatted about some of the common challenges that may come up when dating someone with children, some common misconceptions about stepfamilies, how to engage with the kids, and she shared her favorite resources about stepfamilies.

 

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Jul 10, 2019
Session 113: Recognizing & Managing Trauma
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

In this week's episode, I am joined by Cha’Ke’Sha Spencer, LPC, CPCS. Cha'Ke'Sha and I discussed how experiences can be traumatic even when we don’t think they are, some of the common symptoms of trauma, how working with a therapist can help manage trauma, and she shared her favorite resources.

 

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Jun 26, 2019
Let's Revisit Your 2019 Goals
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In this week's episode I want to check in with you about the goals you set for yourself for 2019. How's your progress? Are you stuck anywhere and need a reset? Let's chat.  Did you miss the episode from last year about setting new year goals? Check out Session 88.

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Jun 19, 2019
Considerations When Coparenting
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Dr. Audrey Townsel is back with us this week to discuss coparenting. She and I chatted about the different possibilities for coparenting relationships, some of the main concerns that get in the way of being able to coparent, how therapy can be helpful in developing a healthy coparenting relationship, and the importance of making sure you’re clear in your communication with your children about what the coparenting relationship will look like.

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Jun 12, 2019
On the Couch with Aunt Vi of Queen Sugar
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The 4th season of Queen Sugar premieres on June 12, 2019 and we're celebrating by digging a little deeper into one of my favorite characters on the show, Aunt Vi. For this conversation, I was joined by LaShasta Bell, LPC. LaShasta and I chatted about the role Aunt Vi plays in her family, the dynamic between Aunt Vi & her fiancée Hollywood, why Aunt Vi might seek therapy, and she shared some of her favorite resources. 

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Jun 05, 2019
Teen Girls & Bullying
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In today’s episode, we're digging into the impact that bullying can have on teenage girls. For this conversation I was joined by De'Asia Thompson, LISW-S, LCSW. De’Asia and I chatted about what bullying looks like for teenage girls today, what therapy might look like for both teens and parents of either a teen being bullied or the one bullying others, and how to interact with school officials if your teen is being bullied.

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May 29, 2019
Finding Your People
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In this week's episode I'm sharing my suggestions for places you can look to find your tribe!

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May 22, 2019
Am I Doing This Right? And 5 Other Questions About Therapy
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In this week's episode I'm sharing my thoughts about some of the most common questions I get about therapy and the therapeutic process. 

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May 15, 2019
When Mother's Day Is Painful
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In this week's episode I'm sharing tips to take care of yourself if Mother's Day is painful for you due to a complicated relationship with your mother. I also answered a few listener questions about dealing with a partner who's uncertain about the relationship and managing social anxiety.

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May 08, 2019
Living Single
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For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Mel and I chatted about how hard and frustrating it can be to be single when you don’t really want to be, why she thinks dating apps are a blessing and a curse, and the self assessment she helps her clients complete to figure out if they’re approaching dating from a healthy place.

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May 01, 2019
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
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In today’s episode, we’re digging into Prolonged Exposure Therapy. For this conversation I was joined by Jason Phillips, LCSW. Jason and I chatted about what prolonged exposure therapy is, what it’s used for, how to find a therapist who practices it, and he shared some of his favorite resources. 

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Apr 24, 2019
Partnering With Your PCP
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For this conversation I was joined by Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Magdala Chery. Dr. Chery and I discussed how primary care physicians are involved in screening for mental health concerns, how they collaborate and refer to mental health professionals, how you can better advocate for yourself with physicians, and she shared her thoughts on what PCPs need to do to ensure better health outcomes for Black women. 

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Apr 17, 2019
Why Am I Grieving Someone I Didn't Know?
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In this week's episode I'm sharing my thoughts about the intense level of grief many seem to be experiencing following the death of Nipsey Hussle and the factors that may lead us to grieve someone even though we didn't personally know them. I also answered listener questions about dealing with a breakup when kids are involved and how to get experience as a therapist when you've been out of the field for a while. 

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Apr 10, 2019
Increasing Sexual Confidence
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Dr. Holec and I discussed some of the issues that can chip away at our confidence related to sexuality, some of the concerns that lead to sex being less pleasurable or even painful, how you can talk with your partner about getting your needs met, and she shared how she uses sensate focused therapy with couples in her practice. 

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Apr 03, 2019
5 Lessons I've Learned From Podcasting
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It's a celebration y'all! We're celebrating 100 episodes of the podcast and I shared 5 lessons I've learned from podcasting that just might help you too. 

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Mar 27, 2019
Taking Care of Yourself After A Breakup
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In this week's episode I share 5 tips to help you take care of yourself after a breakup. 

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Mar 20, 2019
Showing Up When You Want to Lay Down
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In this week's episode, Melissa Ifill, LCSW is back with us to share tips on how to show up in your life even when things get tough. Melissa shared the 4 steps she uses with her clients to help them show up during the difficult times we all face, how you know when it’s time to push through vs take a step back, and of course she shared more of her favorite resources.

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Mar 13, 2019
Chakras for Beginners
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In this week's episode, Eliza Boquin, MA, LMFT, joins us to give us an introduction to chakras. Eliza and I talked about what chakras are, how you can tell if one of yours is blocked, what this means, how our chakras can impact what our relationships look like, and she shared how she uses this in her clinical work when requested. And of course she shared all of her favorite resources for anyone who wants to learn more. 

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Mar 06, 2019
Exploring Vulnerability
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n this week's episode we're digging into vulnerability. For this conversation I was joined by Chasity Chandler, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST, CDWF. Chasity and I chatted about what makes it so difficult for us to be vulnerable, how to be more vulnerable when you have no idea where to start, vulnerability in the workplace, and what vulnerability might look like in romantic relationships. 

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Feb 27, 2019
Unpacking Toxic Masculinity
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In this week's episode we're unpacking toxic masculinity. For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Alduan Tartt, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Tartt and I discussed what is meant by the term toxic masculinity,  how it shows up in our lives, and how we can stop perpetuating it, especially in raising our sons. 

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Feb 20, 2019
Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper
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In this week's episode I shared my thoughts about something that seems to be coming up more and more in conversation, comparing ourselves to others. I shared several reasons this is dangerous and some tips to help you do a better job of keeping your focus on you!

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Feb 13, 2019
Managing Valentine's Day Stress
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In this week's episode I shared a few tips to help you manage Valentine' Day stress whether you're single or in a relationship. 

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Feb 06, 2019
Life With A Bipolar Disorder
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In this week's episode we are exploring life with a bipolar disorder diagnosis. For this conversation, I was joined by Melissa Ifill, LCSW. Melissa and I chatted about what it means to be diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, what treatment looks like, how bipolar disorder impacts relationships, how family and friends can support someone with a bipolar disorder, and she shared her favorite resources in case you want to learn more.

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Jan 30, 2019
The Importance of Physical Activity
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In this week's episode we dig into the importance of physical activity. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Jacque Strait. Dr. Jacque and I chatted about some of the benefits we can experience from physical activity, how to increase motivation towards physical activity, and how to address some of the common barriers that might get in our way. 

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Jan 23, 2019
What Every Parent Should Know About Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse
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For this conversation I was joined by Spirit, LPC. Spirit and I chatted about some of the tactics used by perpetrators to prey on children, what we mean we talk about “the grooming process," how we can talk with our kids about boundaries and consent related to their bodies, and the best ways to respond to your child if they share that they’ve been violated. 

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Jan 16, 2019
Making Peace with Your Body
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For today’s episode, we're exploring how we can be more in sync with our bodies. Our guest for this episode is Ivy Felicia. Ivy and I chatted about some of the issues that get in the way of us being at peace with our bodies, some of the cultural pieces that are important when we’re discussing Black women’s bodies, tips for helping you to focus more on health than weight, the way that diet culture pervades our society, and she shares all of her favorite resources in case you want to dig in more. 

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Jan 09, 2019
New Year, New Me
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2019 is almost here and I'm sure many of your are busy thinking about upgrades and changes you'd like to make in your life. In this episode I shared 7 tips to help you as you go about making your list. 

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Dec 19, 2018
Entrepreneurship & Mental Health
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For today’s episode, we’re digging into some of the common challenges that come up for entrepreneurs that can impact our mental health. For this conversation, I was joined by Samara Stone, LCSW-C. Samara and I chatted about some of the mental health challenges that are common for entrepreneurs, the importance of a healthy support system, and how to get in touch with your real why for wanting to start a business. 

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Dec 12, 2018
The Gift of Boundaries
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For today’s episode, we’re digging a little deeper into the importance of boundaries and how they protect us. For this conversation I was joined by Kim Knight. LMHC. Kim and I chatted about why it’s so important to set boundaries, how to get beyond the idea that boundary setting means hurting someone’s feelings, how to teach boundaries to kids, and how setting boundaries can result in more fulfilling relationships. 

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Dec 05, 2018
Managing Our Many Roles
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For this week's episode, we're looking at the multiple roles we might have as women and how these roles can impact how we see ourselves. For this conversation I was joined by Sara Elysée, LMHC and we chatted about some of the ways our multiple roles as women impact our identity, how to hold on to who we are after life transitions, mommy guilt, and how to manage all of these roles while making sure to take care of ourselves.

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Nov 28, 2018
A Few Things to Consider
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In this week's episode I shared my thoughts about all of the unsolicited advice Black women seem to get about who we need to be to be partnered and how we should be in partnerships and offered 7 things for you to consider in making your own decisions about your relationships.

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Nov 21, 2018
Life After Divorce
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For this week's episode, we're exploring many of the transitions that occur after a divorce. For this conversation I was joined by Chautè Thompson, LMHC who is a therapist in Florida. Chautè and I discussed some of the common challenges that might come up when contemplating a divorce or after a divorce, things to be mindful about when coparenting after a divorce, tips for knowing when you’re ready to date again, and she shared some of her favorite resources about life after divorce. 

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Nov 14, 2018
Stop Shoulding On Yourself
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In this week's episode I discuss how our language impacts our mental health, specifically when it's filled with things we "should" do or be and shared 5 tips for how you can stop "shoulding" on yourself. I also announced our brand new Therapy for Black Girls community, The Yellow Couch Collective.

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Nov 07, 2018
What's Your Relationship to Substances?
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For this week's episode, we're helping you explore your relationship with substances. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Delishia Pittman. Dr. Pittman and I discussed how you can tell if your use of substances has become more than recreational, the steps you can take to get help if you think you might be struggling, how some of our cultural practices may be contributing to masking issues with substance abuse, and how to help if you think a friend may be struggling with their substance use.

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Oct 31, 2018
Sexual Freedom
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For this week's episode, we dive into some of the double standards that exist when discussing women's vs. men's sexuality. For this conversation I am joined by Shamyra Howard, LCSW. Shamyra and I discussed why this double standard exists, how Black women can be more active in exploring their sexuality, her thoughts about friends with benefits, and of course she shared her favorite resources. 

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Oct 24, 2018
Managing Struggles with Fertility
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This week I'm joined by another one of my incredible line sisters to discuss struggles with fertility. Our guest therapist this week is Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Andreka Peat. Dr. Peat and I discussed some of the cultural issues that impact the conversation around Black women and fertility, some of the alternative paths to motherhood her clients have employed, how she helps her clients manage their mental health through these processes, and she shared her favorite resources.

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Oct 17, 2018
Mindfulness
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Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSWC is back with us this week to talk all about mindfulness. Shawna and I chatted about the definition of mindfulness, she addressed some of the myths you may have heard about mindfulness, she shared some ways you can begin to incorporate it into your life, and of course she shared her favorite resources.

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Oct 10, 2018
The Truth About Self Care
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In today's episode we talk all about the truth about self-care.  For this conversation I was joined by Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC. Maria and I chatted all about what self care actually is, how self care has been commercialized, why it’s so important for us to practice self care as Black women, and of course she shared her favorite resources to help you develop your own self care plan.

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Oct 03, 2018
Pregnancy & Postpartum Concerns
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Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway, LPC, NCC, DCC, ACS about what life can look like during pregnancy, birth and in the postpartum period.. Dr. Christopher-Holloway and I discussed the growing research around Black women’s experiences giving birth, how the process of giving birth can be traumatic, postpartum depression and how it’s different from the baby blues, and how we can be strong advocates for ourselves in medical settings.

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Sep 26, 2018
Do You Self-Sabotage?
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This week, by request, we're chatting about self-sabotage. What it is, why we do it, and how to stop!

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Sep 19, 2018
Body Image & Black Women Athletes
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Today's episode features my conversation with Natalie Graves, LCSW, CADC, all about Black women athletes and body image. Natalie and I discussed some of the common concerns Black women athletes face, how Black women’s bodies are seen and critiqued in sports, and we discussed body image issues as it relates to athletes but also to Black women generally.

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Sep 12, 2018
What Was Your U.S. Open Moment
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This booster session was inspired by this weekend's U.S. Open during which Serena Williams was unfairly penalized. This happened for the world to see but all Black women have their own version of this story. In this episode I briefly share some of my thoughts about the unfair ways in which Black women are treated and then demonized for their rightful reaction to said treatment. In short, we're exhausted!

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Sep 09, 2018
When Trust is Broken
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Today's episode focuses on what happens when trust has been violated in a relationship and how to repair it. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Tanisha Sapp, LPC, CST, NCC, ACS, MAC, SAP. Dr. Sapp and I discussed the importance of actually verbalizing expectations to our partners, developing a trust bank with your partner, how violations of trust impact intimacy, and she shared some of her favorite resources. 

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Sep 05, 2018
Are You Being Honest with Your Therapist
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This booster session was inspired by HBO's Insecure, Season 3, Episode 4. In this episode we saw that Molly is still meeting with her therapist (YAY) but also see that she hasn't told her the entire truth so I wondered if maybe some of you were struggling with withholding some information from your therapist. In this episode I discussed two reasons you might be withholding and what you can do about it. 

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Sep 03, 2018
Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver
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Today's episode features my conversation with Reinette Arnold, LCSW, MAC, FVIP about taking care of your mental health as a caregiver. Reinetter and  I discussed some of the common challenges that come up for caregivers, managing your emotions as a caregiver, how to engage your support system, why self care is so important as a caregiver, and how to engage in clear and effective communication with family and friends related to caregiving.

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Aug 29, 2018
Building Intentional Relationships
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Today's episode features my conversation with Melissa Dumaz, LMFT about creating intentional relationships with our partners. Melissa and I chatted about the best ways to be more intentional in your relationship, how to fight fair, the importance of apologies and how to offer them correctly, and she shared her favorite resources, including her book, The Love Challenge.

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Aug 22, 2018
Session 71: Social Media & Mental Health
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Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Audrey Townsel, a Licensed Psychologist in Memphis, TN and my line sister. :) Dr. Townsel and I chatted about how social media platforms can impact our self esteem, why the comparisons we make between ourselves and others on social media aren’t entirely accurate, and she shared her favorite tips for helping you to have a healthier relationship with social media. 

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Aug 15, 2018
Session 70: Hella Loose Boundaries
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Today's session is a booster session because I just couldn't wait to share my thoughts about the Season 3 premiere of HBO's Insecure and why I think this season will explore one of my favorite topics, boundaries!

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Aug 13, 2018
Session 69: Healing Intergenerational Trauma
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Today's episode features my conversation with Shaketa Robinson-Bruce, a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA. Shaketa and I chatted about the definition of intergenerational trauma, what this looks like in our community, how it impacts our relationships, how therapy can help to heal from intergenerational trauma, and she shared her favorite books about this topic in case you want to read more.

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Aug 08, 2018
Session 68: Healing After Miscarriage
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Today's episode features my conversation with Jeanae Hopgood, LMFT, a couples & family therapist, clinical sexologist and sexuality educator in the Philadelphia area. Jeanae and I discussed healing after a miscarriage. We chatted about some of the common challenges experienced after a miscarriage, how miscarriages impact partnerships,  how to support a loved one who’s had a miscarriage, and of course she shared all her favorite books for you to learn more. 

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Aug 01, 2018
Session 67: On the Couch with Tasha & James St. Patrick
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Today we have an On the Couch episode featuring Tasha & James (Ghost) St. Patrick of the hit show on STARZ, Power. For this episode I was joined by Dr. QuaVandra Perry who is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas. Dr. Perry and I discussed what kinds of concerns might bring Tasha and James to therapy, how she might help them improve their communication, how she might help them work through their grief, and of course she shared all of her favorite resources for couples. This episode does contain spoilers.

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Jul 25, 2018
Session 66: All the Details About ADHD
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Today's episode gives you the rundown on everything you ever wanted to know about ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown, a double-board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in Texas. Dr. Dawn and I chatted about the symptoms of ADHD, why the diagnosis is often missed, how to know if your child might need to be evaluated, treatment for ADHD, and she clears up some common misconceptions about medication. 

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Jul 18, 2018
Session 65: Working Well
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Maintaining your mental health while working in a less than favorable environment can be tough. Fpr today's episode I chatted with Farah Harris, LCPC who specializes in helping people to be well in the workplace. Farah and I chatted about dealing with microagressions in the workplace, how improving your emotional intelligence and setting boundaries can help you to deal with work stress, how employers can provide perks that actually help their employees, and her thoughts on the myth of work-life balance.

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Jul 11, 2018
Session 64: Managing Social Anxiety
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This episodes shares strategies that can help anyone who may be struggling with social anxiety disorder. 

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Jul 04, 2018
Session 63: Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse
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Some studies suggest that as many as 60% of Black girls experience a sexual assault by the age of 18 so sadly many of us and our loved ones have been touched in some way by childhood sexual abuse. Today, I am joined by Jessica Lang, LMFT.  Jessica and I chatted about some of the common concerns that come up for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, what treatment might look like, how to deal if your child comes to you with a report of abuse, and she shared her favorite resources.

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Jun 27, 2018
Session 62: Lessons from the Red Table
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My favorite episode of Red Table Talk so far has been the one that featured a conversation between Jada and Gabrielle Union about this weird tension that existed between them for years. This conversation highlighted an issue that I think comes up for a lot of us, what happens when we're intimidated in some way? I shared 3 questions to help you figure this out for yourself and also answered a couple of On the Porch questions.

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Jun 20, 2018
Session 61: Is Virtual Therapy for Me?
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For this episode I’m joined by Melissa Douglass, LCSW who has an entirely virtual practice in St Louis. Melissa and I discussed some of the differences between traditional and virtual therapy, how you can decide if it’s right for you, how to find a virtual therapist, and she shared all of her favorite apps for mental wellness.

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Jun 13, 2018
Session 60: Colorism & Texturism
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