Therapy for Black Girls

By Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D. and iHeartRadio

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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 230: Surrogacy & Egg Donation
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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. 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 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
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 Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Session 78 on Mindfulness 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
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 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
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 Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! https://www.inculturedco.org/ Bag Ladiez podcast Ilia Calderón Where to Find Dr. Bonifacio https://www.drluisabonifacio.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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Vote for the podcast in the Webby Awards! 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: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Stay Connected Is there a topic you'd like covered or a question you'd like answered 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 06, 2021
Session 188: Wrapping Up 2020
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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'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 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Listen to Session 94 of the podcast, Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper Where to Find Jordan https://www.therapyismyjam.com/ Instagram: @therapyismyjam Facebook: @therapyismyjam Twitter: @therapyismyjam Stay Connected Text TBG to 504-499-0663 to stay connected to the community. 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsors Get the best sleep of your life by going to helixsleep.com/therapyforblackgirls to get up to 200 dollars off your mattress order and two free pillows. Where to Find Dr. Moorman Listen to Dr. Moorman discuss reimagining single life on Session 132 of the podcast. Instagram: @dr.jdmoorman Twitter: @JDMoorman 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Resources Mentioned Join us for Feeling Myself Friday Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! 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 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Ally https://www.allycinhicks.com/ Instagram: @allycinhicks Twitter: @allycinhicks 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Multiamory podcast Poly Weekly podcast Normalizing Nonmonogamy podcast Monogamish podcast Wanderlust Poly Love Documentary Support Our Sponsors Get the Gen 4 Theragun at theragun.com/tbg Get 20% off a copy of The Little Book of Big Lies at harpercollins.com by using the code THERAPYFORBLACKGIRLS at checkout. Where to Find Ruby https://www.inamorata.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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsors Get the best sleep of your life by going to helixsleep.com/therapyforblackgirls to get up to 200 dollars off your mattress order and two free pillows. Where to Find Dr. Abrams https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth.com/ Instagram: @dr_ayanna_a Facebook: @ascensionbehavioralhealth Where to Find Dr. Beckwith Instagram: @askdrjoy 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsors Get a 30 day free trial of Curology at curology.com/tbg Grab a Quip toothbrush and get your first refill free at getquip.com/tbg Where to Find Princess-India Powell https://www.thewoketherapist.com/ Twitter: @woketherapist Instagram: @thewoketherapist Join us for a live Q&A with Princess-India on Nov. 13 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Shoulda Sharonda & Friends Thinking Styles Support Our Sponsors Make a plan to cast your vote and support voting rights at andstillivote.org Get free shipping on your variety pack of cereal at magicspoon.com/therapyforblackgirls Be sure to enter THERAPYFORBLACKGIRLS at checkout.  Where to Find Dr. Hodge Listen to Dr. Hodge on Session 38 of the podcast discussing anxiety. slayyouranxiety.com Twitter: @helpmehodge Instagram: @helpmehodge 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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 08, 2020
Session 162: Processing Our Collective Grief
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2020
Session 161: Parenting In A Pandemic
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 27, 2020
Session 156: Managing Loneliness
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 20, 2020
Session 155: Can Issa & Molly Recover?
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 13, 2020
Session 154: When Friendships Change
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 06, 2020
Session 153: Q&A with Dr. Oni Blackstock
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 29, 2020
Session 152: Building Your Coping Kit
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 22, 2020
Session 151: Lowkey Unaware
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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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 15, 2020
Session 150: All About Virtual Therapy
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 08, 2020
Session 149: Your Questions Answered
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This week I'm answering some of the questions you sent in about how your mental health is currently being impacted.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 01, 2020
Session 148: Talking to Kids About Race
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 25, 2020
Session 147: How Are You Doing?
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 18, 2020
Session 146: The Challenges of Black Women Physicians
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 11, 2020
Session 145: Managing Anxiety About the Coronavirus
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In this week's episode I'm sharing 7 tips to help manage your anxiety related to the coronavirus.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 28, 2020
Session 144: 10 Tips for Taking Up Space
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In this week's episode I'm sharing 10 tips to help you take up more space.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 14, 2020
Session 142: Can you heal in the environment that hurt you?
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 12, 2020
Session 141: Considerations In Situationships
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 05, 2020
Session 140: Healing After An Abortion
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 29, 2020
Session 139: Journaling Exercise for Self Reflection
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 22, 2020
Session 138: Being Introverted Vs. Social Anxiety
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 15, 2020
Session 137: Protect Your Dream
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 18, 2019
Session 135: Is It A Full Body Yes?
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 11, 2019
Session 134: The Impact of Racial Trauma
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 04, 2019
Session 133: Communicating With Your Teen Daughter
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 20, 2019
Session 132: Reimagining Single Life
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 13, 2019
Session 131: Living Well In Order to Die Well
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 06, 2019
Session 130: The Challenges of Black Women in Leadership
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 30, 2019
Session 129: What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 16, 2019
Session 127: Your Questions About Therapy Answered
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 09, 2019
Session 126: Dealing with a Fear of Rejection
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In today's episode we're digging into the fear of rejection that often stops us from putting ourselves out there.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 02, 2019
Session 125: Maintaining Freedom While in Relationships
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 25, 2019
Session 124: Play Therapy Isn't Just for Kids
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 18, 2019
Session 123: Aunt Vi's Evolution
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 11, 2019
Session 122: A Deep Dive On Queen Sugar
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 04, 2019
Session 121: Healing Comes In Many Forms
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 28, 2019
Session 120: Helping Children Regulate Their Emotions
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 21, 2019
Session 119: When You're Ghosted
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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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 14, 2019
Session 118: Making Friends As An Adult
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 07, 2019
Session 117: Jealousy in Friendships
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 31, 2019
Session 116: Using Therapy to Craft Your Hot Girl Summer
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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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 24, 2019
Session 115: What to Expect at Your First Session
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In this week's episode I'm chatting about what you can expect in your first therapy session.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 17, 2019
Session 114: Things to Consider as a Stepparent
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 10, 2019
Session 113: Recognizing & Managing Trauma
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 26, 2019
Session 112: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 19, 2019
Session 111: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 12, 2019
Session 110: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 05, 2019
Session 109: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 29, 2019
Session 108: 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! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 22, 2019
Session 107: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 15, 2019
Session 106: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 08, 2019
Session 105: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 01, 2019
Session 104: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 24, 2019
Session 103: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 17, 2019
Session 102: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 10, 2019
Session 101: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 03, 2019
Session 100: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 27, 2019
Session 99: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 20, 2019
Session 98: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 13, 2019
Session 97: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 06, 2019
Session 96: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 27, 2019
Session 95: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 20, 2019
Session 94: 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! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 13, 2019
Session 93: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 06, 2019
Session 92: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 30, 2019
Session 91: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 23, 2019
Session 90: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 16, 2019
Session 89: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 09, 2019
Session 88: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 19, 2018
Session 87: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 12, 2018
Session 86: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 05, 2018
Session 85: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 28, 2018
Session 84: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 21, 2018
Session 83: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 14, 2018
Session 82: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 07, 2018
Session 81: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 31, 2018
Session 80: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 24, 2018
Session 79: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 17, 2018
Session 78: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 10, 2018
Session 77: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 03, 2018
Session 76: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 26, 2018
Session 75: 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! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 19, 2018
Session 74: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 12, 2018
Booster Session: 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! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2018
Session 73: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 05, 2018
Booster Session: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 03, 2018
Session 72: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 29, 2018
Session 71: 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 22, 2018
Session 70: 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 15, 2018
Booster Session: 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! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 13, 2018
Session 60: Colorism & Texturism
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Unpacking the issues in our community related to skin color and hair texture can be difficult, but it's necessary. Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Donna Oriowo, LICSW, M.Ed. Dr. Donna and I discussed the definitions of colorism and texturism, ideas about having more effective conversations about these issues, how these issues impact our mental health as Black women, and strategies for working through some of these concerns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 06, 2018
Session 59: On the Couch with Nova Bordelon
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Today's episode is an On the Couch Session with Nova Bordelon from the hit OWN show, Queen Sugar. For this episode I am joined by Shena Tubbs, LPC. Shena and I chatted about some of the concerns that might bring Nova to therapy, how the Bordelon family history adds perspective to Nova's concerns, some of the techniques she might use with her in therapy, and she shared some of her favorite resources in case you might have similar concerns.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 30, 2018
Session 58: GLBTQ Affirmative Spaces
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For today's episode I am joined by Adrienne Michelle, LMFT. Adrienne is a QPOC therapist specializing in working with youth, adults, families and couples. Adrienne and I chatted about the fears that members of the GLBTQ community may have in reaching out for therapy, tips on how to find a therapist who is affirming, the work that still needs to be done in the Black community to be more affirmative, and some common vocabulary we should all know to create more affirmative spaces and relationships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 23, 2018
Session 57: The Do's of Dating
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Today I am joined by the millennial dating coach Marquita Johnson. Marquita is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and distance credentialed counselor. Her specialties include women issues, career, dating, divorce, step-families, and grief counseling.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 16, 2018
Session 56: Degrees & Depression
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This week's episode is dedicated to all the college grads! Right now you may be more ecstatic and thrilled than you've ever been in your life, but you might also be feeling apprehensive and depressed. In this episode I share 8 concerns that might come up around college graduation that could impact your mental health and ways to deal with them.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 09, 2018
Session 55: Getting Rid of Sexual Shame
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For today's episode I am joined by Dr. Lexx Brown James, LMFT. She enjoys educating people on building intimacy, getting to pleasure, and training professionals on how to work with sexuality based topics in trauma informed ways.  Dr. Lexx and I discussed how to get in touch with the idea that we deserve pleasure as Black women, common types of sexual disorders, how trauma can impact our ability to enjoy sex, getting rid of sexual shame, and the importance of masturbation.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 02, 2018
Session 54: Shedding Your Superwoman Status
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For this episode I am joined by Licensed Professional Counselor & Nationally Certified Counselor, Spirit. Spirit and I discussed the key characteristics of the Black Superwoman, how this construct was developed, how buying into this narrative impacts our mental health, and strategies for how you can gradually take that cape off.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 25, 2018
Session 53: The Truth About Narcissism
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Today's episode features my conversation with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Postdoctoral Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Jones. Dr. Jones and I discussed why narcissism is much more than just being selfish, the criteria someone would have to meet to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ways to take care of yourself if their is someone with narcissism in you Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 18, 2018
Session 52: Nice for What?
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Today's episode marks the one year anniversary since the podcast debuted and we're in full celebration mode, complete with a soundtrack from none other than Drake. Drake's most recent release is not just a feel good song, it also made me stop to think about our need for niceness and why we get so invested in it. In this episode I discussed how the need for niceness develops, how you can tell if it's showing up in your life, and tips for managing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 11, 2018
Session 51: Autism Awareness
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Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Cindy Graham, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Cindy and I discussed some of the research surrounding the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what parents should be on the lookout for in terms of symptoms, strategies used to help children and adults with ASD, and her thoughts about the depiction of ACD in pop culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 04, 2018
Session 50: This Isn't What I Imagined
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Recently I've observed several conversations related to sisters not feeling like they're where they want to be in their lives. So in today's episode I'm offering 3 questions for anyone who thought their life would look much differently than it currently does. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 28, 2018
Session 49: Angry Black Women
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This week's episode features Patrice N. Douglas, LMFT. Patrice and I discussed where the stereotype of the angry black woman came from, how you can tell if you have an issue with anger, strategies for using anger productively, and how you can get better at talking about your emotions before you become angry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 21, 2018
Session 48: Career Questions Answered
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This week's episode features Dr. Marian Higgins, Licensed Professional Counselor & Career Counselor. Dr. Higgins and I discussed how you can find a career that’s a good fit for you, managing stress and microagressions in the workplace, some of the common mistakes you may be making in your career, and she shared all of her favorite career resources. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 14, 2018
Session 47: The Psychology Behind Black Panther
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This week's episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Parent Coach, Mercedes Samudio. Mercedes and I did a deep dive into the Psychology behind Black Panther. We discussed the importance of representation and how that impacts our mental health, the messages we received about Black womanhood, the strong attachment we all have seemed to develop to the characters, and why so many of us have had to see it over and over again. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 07, 2018
Session 46: Mental Health Needs of Activists
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This week's episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Shawna Murray-Browne. Shawna and I discussed some of the unique mental health concerns related to activism and advocacy, the importance of self care and boundaries for activists, and her work with other therapists to create spaces that are anti-racist and liberation focused. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 28, 2018
Session 45: What Happens in Hypnotherapy?
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This week's episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Gena Golden. Gena and I discussed some of the common misconceptions about hypnotherapy, what kinds of concerns it’s useful for, and she shares the details about what actually happens in a hypnotherapy session. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 21, 2018
Session 44: Perfectionism
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This week's episode features Bianca Hughes, Associate Professional Counselor. Bianca and I discussed what perfectionism is, where it comes from, and tips and strategies you can use to create more realistic expectations and feel more comfortable being your authentic self. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 14, 2018
Session 43: Mental Health for Mama
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This week's episode features Alece Chanel Coleman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Alece and I discussed some of the unique mental health challenges Black moms face, the importance of having someone to advocate for you in the postpartum period, how to deal with mommy guilt, putting an end to mommy wars, and strategies for managing your mental health while raising children. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 07, 2018
Session 42: Race-Related Stress
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This week's episode features Crystal Joseph, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, & Board-Certified Case Manager. Crystal and I discussed what race-related stressors look like, stages of Wokeness, and how she works with her clients to manage some of these stressors including her use of music and pop culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 31, 2018
Session 41: What in the World is DBT?
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This week's episode features Seida Hood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Seida and I discussed what DBT is, who can benefit from it, and how you can find a DBT group that might work for you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 24, 2018
Session 40: Do I Need a New Therapist?
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Have you ever wondered if you need to break up with your therapist? In today's episode I share 3 ways to tell if it may be time to move on. I also answered an On the Porch Question from a listener looking for her first significant relationship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 17, 2018
Session 39: Self-Worth
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In today's episode I discussed misconceptions about self-worth and the importance of self-compassion. I also answered an On the Porch Question about being too "nice." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 10, 2018
Session 38: Slaying Your Anxiety
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This week's episode features Dr. Alicia Little Hodge, Registered Psychology Associate. Dr. Hodge and I chatted about how we can recognize signs of anxiety, where they come from and what we can do about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 03, 2018
Session 37: 10 Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health
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In the last episode of 2017, I share 10 Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health to give you something to reflect on as you are setting your goals and intentions for the new year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 20, 2017
Session 36: Does Couples Counseling Work?
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This week's episode features Dr. Ayanna Abrams, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Abrams and I chatted all about couples counseling! She shared how she works with couples using EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, gave some insight about how the fights we have with our partners are typically not at all about the thing we're fighting about, and shared what it might look like if she worked with some of your favorite TV couples. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 13, 2017
Session 35: Am I Codependent?
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This week's episode features Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW. Nedra and I chatted about the definition of codependency, how to know if the definition fits you, how someone becomes codependent, and strategies you can use to become less codependent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 06, 2017
Session 34: Emotional Eating
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This week's episode features Lisa R. Savage, LCSW. Lisa and I chatted about why Black women often engage in emotional eating, how it's connected to trauma, and strategies you can use if emotional eating is something you struggle with. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 29, 2017
Session 33: Steadying Yourself for the Holidays
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The holidays are upon us and this likely means different things for all of us. Some of us have positive associations with the holiday season and some of our associations are not so positive. In today's episode I discussed the Holiday Blues, factors that contribute to it, and how Holiday Blues is different from Major Depression. I also shared 6 tips to help you steady yourself for the holiday season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 15, 2017
Session 32: On the Porch with Dr. Joy
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In today's episode I answer a couple of questions sent in by listeners. Topics discussed include growing up without a dad, having a partner who might be immature, and getting what you need in a relationship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 08, 2017
Session 31: Managing Grief
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Dr. Ajita Robinson joins us to discuss how therapy can be helpful in working through grief, how we can have grief reactions to lots of different changes in our lives, and why the stages of grief you may have learned about may not be the best way to help you conceptualize grief. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 01, 2017
Session 30: Red Flags in Relationships
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Every October we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of this, today's episode focuses on red flags that may present themselves in new relationships that we should be paying attention to that may alert us that someone may be abusive. I also discussed the 6 different types of abuse that perpetrators engage in and provide feedback to a listener struggling with a possessive ex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 25, 2017
Session 29: Respectability & Sexuality
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Courtney Watson, LMFT and I discussed how respectability politics impacts Black women's and femmes' sexuality, how you can reclaim your sexual freedom, and discussed ways you can find like- minded individuals to affirm your sexuality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 18, 2017
Session 28: Do You Believe in Sisterhood?
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Marline Francois Madden joins us for a discussion about the myth that Black women can't get along and offers suggestions to help you manage feelings of jealousy and to avoid the desire to compare. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 11, 2017
Session 27: Mental Health & Terrorism
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A discussion about managing your emotions in the wake of the Las Vegas Terrorist attack. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 04, 2017
Session 26: Five Myths About Suicide
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I discuss warning signs and risks associated with someone who may be suicidal. Additionally I addressed the top 5 myths I hear about suicide. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 27, 2017
Session 25: What in the World is EMDR?
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In today's episode I chatted with Kelli Davis, LPC in Memphis, TN about EMDR. We discussed what it is, how she uses it, and how it's different from traditional talk therapy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 20, 2017
Session 24: Hella Thoughts
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In this episode I share my thoughts about the Season 2 Finale of HBO's Insecure Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 13, 2017
Session 23: Let's Talk Teens
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Dr. Joy chats with Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Teen Expert, Jaynay Johnson, about better understanding and communicating with the teenage Black girl in your life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 06, 2017
Session 22: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
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Defining the imposter syndrome and developing strategies to deal with it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 30, 2017
Session 21: How Racism Impacts Our Mental Health
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This episode discussed the impact racism has on our mental health and ways to continue to take care of yourself despite it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 16, 2017
Session 20: On the Couch with Monica from Love & Basketball
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On today's episode I am joined by special guest therapist, Dr. Kensa Gunter for an On the Couch episode about Monica from Love & Basketball. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 09, 2017
Session 19: Sometimes You Gotta Feel the Feels
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By request, in today's episode I share information about some of the self-destructive and unhealthy ways we cope when our emotions feel too difficult to deal with. I also share 7 Tools for Managing Overwhelming Emotions by Katie Brooks, LCSW and answer your listener questions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 02, 2017
Session 18: Healing After A Sexual Assault
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In today's episode, Dr. Young and I discussed terminology relevant to sexual assault, misunderstanding about consent, historical implications that shape reporting and treating sexual assaults, and the need for culturally specific and trauma-informed practices. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 26, 2017
Booster Session: Sex with the Ex
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In today's booster session I'm chatting all about Sex with the Ex and this was inspired by the season premiere of HBO's Insecure starring the amazing Issa Rae. This episode does contain spoilers so if you haven't watched it yet, you probably want to wait. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 25, 2017
Session 17: Black Girls Get Eating Disorders?
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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. On today's episode, I chatted with special guest therapist, Dr. Judi-Lee Webb, a licensed Pscyhologist in Atlanta, GA all about eating disorders. We discussed the misconception that Black women don't struggle with eating disorders, discussed symptoms of eating disorders, and how you can have a healthier relationship with food.   Where to Find Dr. Webb newdirectionsatlanta.com   Resources Mentioned Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat- Stephanie Covington Armstrong gurzebooks.com myedin.org iaedp.com   To join the Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe To find a therapist in your area, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/directory For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com. To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 19, 2017
Session 16: Still Holding On to Your Ex?
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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. On today's episode, I share my musings on 4:44, discuss the top 3 reasons you're having trouble letting go of your ex, and answer a listener question. To join the Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com. To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 12, 2017
Session 15: Healthy Relationships Need Effective Communication
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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. On today's episode, I chatted with guest therapist Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT all about healthy relationships. We discussed how we can have healthy relationships even if we've never seen that modeled for us, the importance of truly listening to our partners, and the key elements of effective communication. Resources Mentioned The Do's and Don'ts of Effective Communication The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by Gottman & Silver   Where to find Kiaundra kwcouplestherapy.com Facebook Instagram   To join the Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com. To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com If you're interested in working with Dr. Joy as a therapist, you can find out more about the services offered here: 1. If you're in Georgia and would like to schedule an individual therapy session therapyforblackgirls.com/schedule 2. If you're in the Atlanta area and would like to join Dr. Joy's therapy group therapyforblackgirls.com/shift 3. To schedule a Jump Start Session to map out your road to success for your 1st year of college therapyforblackgirls.com/startstrong 4. To schedule a Breakup Support Session therapyforblackgirls.com/breakups Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 05, 2017
Session 14: What are Boundaries & Why Do I Need Them?
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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 probably often hear people say that we need healthy boundaries, but do you know what that means? In today's episode we define boundaries, discuss why they are important, and discuss 10 ways that we can build and preserve better boundaries.   Resources 10 Ways to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries Boundaries by Townsend & Cloud   If you're interested in working with Dr. Joy as a therapist, you can find out more about the services offered here: 1. If you're in Georgia and would like to schedule an individual therapy session therapyforblackgirls.com/schedule 2. If you're in the Atlanta area and would like to join Dr. Joy's therapy group therapyforblackgirls.com/shift 3. To schedule a Jump Start Session to map out your road to success for your 1st year of college therapyforblackgirls.com/startstrong 4. To schedule a Breakup Support Session therapyforblackgirls.com/breakups   For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com. To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 28, 2017
Session 13: Recovering from an Affair
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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. In this week's episode we are joined by Renelle E. Nelson, LMFT, CST to discuss how a couple can recover from an affair. We discussed the 7 types of affairs, the hard work involved in recovering from an affair, and why it's important to talk about attractions to other people even before an affair happens.   Where to Find Renelle Kaleidoscopeservicesllc.org Affairaftercare.com Facebook Twitter Instagram   Resources Mentioned infidelityrecoveryinstitute.com The 7 Types of Affairs   The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 21, 2017
Session 12: On the Couch with Molly from 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 version of ourselves. This week's episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Molly from HBO's hit show, Insecure. My special guest therapist is Esther Boykin, LMFT from Group Therapy Associates in Washington, DC. We discussed the reluctance that Black women sometimes have to beginning therapy, dating dilemmas that often drive one's desire to begin therapy, and how to ask for the difficult feedback you may need to hear to help you truly have an honest assessment of yourself.   Resources Mentioned The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff 55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself   Where to Find Esther estherboykin.com Twitter Facebook Instagram   The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 14, 2017
Session 11: On the Couch with Olivia Pope
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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. This week's episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Olivia Pope from the hit show Scandal. My special guest therapist is Leslie Garcia, LCSW, who has a private practice called Counseling Space in Forest Hills, New York. We discussed the multitude of traumas Olivia has experienced and what it might look like to help her work through trauma. We discussed Olivia's tendency to cope with red wine, and how her relationship with Fitz is very similar to the relationship she has with her father. Resources Mentioned The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown Mind Over Mood by Drs. Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky Calm App Lavender Oil   Where to Find Leslie Leslie's Website Twitter Facebook Instagram   To sign up for a therapy group in Atlanta, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 07, 2017
Session 10: Showing Up for Yourself
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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 are wrapping up our celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month with an episode that focuses on our relationship with our self. How do you show up in your own life? I discuss self esteem and confidence, how they are damaged, and how they can be improved. If you are in the Atlanta area and interested in signing up for The Shift Sessions, the therapy groups in my practice, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift for more information and to put your name on the list. For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com. To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 31, 2017
Session 9: Parenting without Shame
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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. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on relationships! This week’s episode focuses on the relationships with our children and parenting. Our special guest therapist for this episode is Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a parent coach, speaker, and bestselling author of Shame-Proof Parenting. We discussed her ideas about how shame often impacts the way we parent, how we can change the culture around parenting to be more supportive, and strategies for shame-proofing your relationship with your child.   Where to Find Mercedes Mercedes' Website shameproofparenting.com Get the Book! Shame-Proof Parenting   Resources Mentioned Dr. Asadah Kirkland's Work Beating Black Kids Dr. Stacey Patton's Work Spare the Kids The Conscious Parent- book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary   For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 24, 2017
Session 8: Getting What You Need 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. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on Relationships! This week's episode focuses on romantic relationships. I discuss the top 7 reasons why you're not getting what you need and want in relationships: 1. You're afraid to ask for it. 2. You're being passive in the process. 3. You're too busy listening to others or comparing yourself to others. 4. You've convinced yourself you don't need or want love. 5. You're not clear about what you need and want. 6. You're not being flexible. 7. You haven't healed from past hurts. For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have questions or inquiries, email us podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 17, 2017
Session 7: Surviving Mama
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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. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on relationships! This week's episode focuses on the mother-daughter relationship and some of the factors that lead to it being strained. Our special guest therapist for this episode is Dr. Pamela Thompson, a licensed Psychologist and Life Coach, and the author of Surviving Mama. We discussed some of the cultural pieces that may lead to strained mother-daughter relationships, how to manage these relationships, and when it may be time to put some distance between yourself and mama. Where to Find Dr. Thompson Dr. Thompson's Website Surviving Mama Website Dr. Thompson's Groups Be on the lookout for her podcast, Intentionally Free Be on the lookout for her new book, Surviving Church   Resources Mentioned Surviving Mama by Dr. Pamela Thompson Boundaries by Townsend & Cloud The Mom Factor by Townsend & Cloud New Life Ministries   For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 10, 2017
Session 6: Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?
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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.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts thus month will focus on Relationships! This week's episode focuses on friendships. The benefits of healthy friendships, how to find new friends, how to recognize an unhealthy friendship, and how to end a toxic friendship.  Resources Mentioned 11 Surprising Things Good Friendships Do For You Meetup.com Twitter Chats #citeasista #hermovement #blkcreatives To find podcasts by hosts of color #podsincolor   podcastsincolor.com   For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 03, 2017
Session 5: On the Couch with Joan Carol Clayton
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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.  This week's episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Joan Carol Clayton from the syndicated show, Girlfriends. My special guest therapist is Jihan Madyun, LICSW, from The Fulfillment Project in Washington, DC. We discussed the expectations we have for our lives as women and how these can sometimes be unrealistic, the use of art in therapy, showing grace and compassion for ourselves, dealing with FOMO in relationships, and the pressure we have to have our lives look a certain way by the age of 30.   Resources Mentioned The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown Rising Strong by Dr. Brene Brown Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach tarabrach.com Watch Girlfriends episodes here   Where to Find Jihan Twitter Facebook Instagram   The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 26, 2017
Session 4: Am I Really Depressed?
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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. This week's episode focuses on recognizing the symptoms of depression and exploring reasons why Black women may sometimes have difficulty recognizing these symptoms. Read about the symptoms of depression here.  Think you might be depressed? Take this quiz! The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. You can find us on Twitter @therapy4bgirls. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com Questions or inquiries? Please email podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 19, 2017
Session 3: On the Couch with Mary Jane Paul
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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. This week's episode is an On the Couch episode all about Mary Jane Paul from BET’s Being Mary Jane. I chat with Shivonne Odom of Akoma Counseling Concepts about some of the issues Mary Jane struggles with and how this is similar to those of some of her clients. We discuss boundary setting, grief, self sabotage in relationships, and healthy vs. unhealthy coping strategies.   Resources Mentioned: Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst Shivonne’s Blog Post about Being Mary Jane Dr. Joy’s Blog Post about Being Mary Jane   Where you can find Shivonne: Akoma Counseling Concepts Twitter Facebook Instagram     The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. You can find us on Twitter @therapy4bgirls. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. If you have questions or inquiries for Dr. Joy, email them to podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 07, 2017
Session 2: How to Find a Therapist
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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. This week's episode focuses on helping you to find a therapist. There are 5 questions you should consider when looking for a therapist, find them here therapyforblackgirls.com/choosing-a-therapist/   Resources Mentioned: Open Path Collective - openpathcollective.org   Other options for finding a therapist: Community Mental Health Clinics College/University Training Clinics Therapy Groups in your city   The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. You can find us on Twitter @therapy4bgirls. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @therapyforblackgirls. For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 04, 2017
Session 1: Introduction: Hey Y'all!
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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. This week's episode is an Introduction to the podcast. I explain the segments you can expect to see including: No Copay Needed: Practical tips and strategies to help improve your mental health On the Porch with Dr. Joy: I answer your questions about therapy, mental health, and just about anything else. On the Couch Episodes: Some of the episodes will be dedicated to pulling the curtain back on therapy and helping you to get a better understanding of what happens in therapy and how it might be useful in your life. I will be chatting with some very special guest therapists who will shed light on what it looks like to be in therapy with them. Some episodes will even feature us talking about what it would look like for some of your favorite Black female characters to be in therapy. The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession You can find us on Twitter @therapy4bgirls You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @therapyforblackgirls For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 03, 2017