Therapy for Black Girls

Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.

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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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. Last week we talked about some of the incredible benefits we experience from being connected to nature and you heard a little about how this connection has often been damaged in our community for lots of different reasons. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Outdoor Afro Get 15% off your first Aurate purchase at auratenewyork.com/therapyforblackgirls by using promo code therapyforblackgirls Get 15% off your order at The Sill by using promo code TherapyForBlackGirls15! Where to Find Phoenix http://www.ecosoulwisdom.org/ ecosoulwisdom@gmail.com Register for the workshops 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

Sep 16

45 min

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. 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.   Beth Collier is in private practice as a Nature Allied Psychotherapist and writes on nature, health and race. She specializes in working with relational trauma in our connections with people and nature. Dr. Jennifer Roberts, an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park joined me to discuss her research which focuses primarily on the impact of our built environments and some of the ways programs are being developed to improve our access to nature within our city environments, including Medical prescriptions for Nature and other outdoor activities. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Outdoor Afro GirlTrek Get 15% off your order at The Sill by using promo code TherapyForBlackGirls15! Where to Find Beth http://www.bethcollier.co.uk/ http://www.naturetherapyschool.com/ Twitter: @WildintheCity1 Where to Find Dr. Roberts http://www.jenniferdeniseroberts.com/ Twitter: @ActiveRoberts 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  

Sep 9

59 min

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. 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. Resources Mentioned Use the Crisis Text Line by texting TRIBE to 741-741. Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Check out Session 26 of the podcast to hear more about the most common myths about suicide.  Check out Session 152 of the podcast to learn more about building your coping kit.  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

Sep 2

12 min

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. 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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Check out Dr. Hodge discussing anxiety on Session 38 of the podcast.  Check out Cha’Ke’Sha Spencer, LPC, CPCS discussing trauma on Session 113 of the podcast.  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

Aug 26

12 min

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. 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. Mychelle and I chatted about what it might look like to explore your sexuality, some of the challenges Queer Black women experience in relationships, and how to find or cultivate spaces that are affirming of your identity. One theme that was consistent in our conversation was the impact that media can have on developing a healthy sense of self and of relationships as a queer person, so we also wanted to hear from an artist who is intentional about creating affirmative images of the Queer community. TV/Film Writer & Director, Felicia Pride also joined me to discuss her new short film, Tender.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! queeringpsychology.com http://www.thepartynoire.com/ IG accounts: @mrsandmrs_ @meandsomebodyqueerkin Where to Find Mychelle https://www.therapytoatea.com/ Instagram: @queerblacktherapist Where to Find Felicia Instagram: @feliciapride Twitter: @feliciapride Watch Tender   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  

Aug 19

65 min

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. By now you've likely seen and heard Cardi B & Meg the Stallion's newest release, WAP. Of course there's lots of commentary so we had to chat about it on the podcast so Dr. Lexx Brown-James is back to join the conversation. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Lexx https://www.lexxsexdoc.com/ Instagram: @lexxsexdoc Twitter: @lexxsexdoc Facebook: @lexxsexdoc Grab a copy of Dr. Lexx's children's book. Check out Dr. Lexx's upcoming event. Listen to Dr. Lexx dispel the myth that relationships have to be hard work on Session 164 of the podcast.  Listen to Dr. Lexx discuss getting rid of sexual shame on Session 55 of the podcast. 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

Aug 12

45 min

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. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Neff https://self-compassion.org/ 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

Aug 5

47 min

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. Am I the only one who's turned to video games to soothe myself the past couple of months? I have to admit I am enjoying the cool breezes and relaxing scenery of my island in Animal Crossing. While I'm new to gaming, I know that lots of other Black women have found a real sense of community in this space and wanted to learn more about it. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Melissa Boone. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Boone Twitter: @TheRubyValkyrie 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    

Jul 29

38 min

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. By now, you’ve likely heard the jokes about gaining the quarantine 15 but what you might not have heard, is why jokes and messages like this can be harmful. So today we’re gonna chat about it. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Gayle Brooks, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for The Renfrew Center. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! National Eating Disorders Association COVID-19 Eating Support IG Where to Find Dr. Brooks https://renfrewcenter.com/ Instagram: @renfrewcenter Twitter: @renfrewcenter Facebook: @renfrewcenter 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  

Jul 22

40 min

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. I often hear comments about how laborious being in relationships is and wanted to dig into where this message might be coming from and why it seems to be so persistent. So of course I had to bring in one of my incredible colleagues to chat about it. Today we’re joined by Dr. Lexx Brown-James. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Use Your Mouth Conversation Cards Where to Find Dr. Lexx https://www.lexxsexdoc.com/ Instagram: @lexxsexdoc Twitter: @lexxsexdoc Facebook: @lexxsexdoc Grab a copy of Dr. Lexx's children's book Listen to Dr. Lexx discuss getting rid of sexual shame on Session 55 of the podcast 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

Jul 15

48 min

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. 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. 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

Jul 8

10 min

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. Much of what we’ve been experiencing in various ways over the past couple of months is grief. Grief related to the loss of loved ones, our previous way of life, and our ideas about what 2020 would look like. 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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Robinson https://ajitarobinson.com/ Instagram: @dr.ajitarobinson Twitter: @msajita Facebook: @drajita Listen to Dr. Robinson discuss grief on Session 31 of the podcast 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

Jul 1

39 min

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. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Lockhart https://www.anewdaysa.com/ Dr. Lockhart's Course on Racism, Prejudice, & Microagressions Instagram: @dr.annlouise.lockhart Facebook: @dr.annlouise.lockhart Listen to Dr.  Lockhart discuss helping children regulate their emotions on Session 120 of the podcast. 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

Jun 24

46 min

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. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsors Check out HBO's new show I May Destroy You at 9pm EST  Where to Find Dr. Oriowo www.annodright.com Grab a copy of the Relationship Goals worksheet Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease Instagram: @annodright Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo 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. Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism.  Session 92 of the podcast, Life with a Bipolar Disorder 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

Jun 17

74 min

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. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsors Freedom At the Mat Youtube Channel StoryWorth Where to Find Dr. Oriowo www.annodright.com Grab a copy of the Relationship Goals worksheet Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease Instagram: @annodright Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo 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. Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism.  Session 92 of the podcast, Life with a Bipolar Disorder 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

Jun 10

83 min

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. 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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Oriowo www.annodright.com Grab a copy of the Relationship Goals worksheet Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease Instagram: @annodright Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo 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. Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism.  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

Jun 3

51 min

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 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 Did you miss the first set of questions? Catch up on that episode here.    Every Thursday in May we'll be having a virtual holding space for you to share with and support others through these difficult times. Register at therapyforblackgirls.com/gtt   If you need some extra support or just want an opportunity to connect with other sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.   Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track 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

May 27

7 min

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. 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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsor Don’t forget to show our sponsor some love by going to helixsleep.com/therapyforblackgirls to get up to 200 dollars off your mattress orders and two free pillows. Where to Find Dr. Franco www.drmarisagfranco.com Instagram: @drmarisagfranco Twitter: @drmarisagfranco Subscribe to Dr. Franco's Youtube Page Check out Dr. Franco on Session 118 of the podcast discussing Making Friends As an Adult 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  

May 20

38 min

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. By popular demand, Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST is back to chat about the latest episode of HBO's 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.   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Oriowo www.annodright.com Grab a copy of the Relationship Goals worksheet Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease Instagram: @annodright Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 151 of the podcast discussing the Season 4 premiere of Insecure. Listen to Dr. Oriowo here on Session 60 of the podcast discussing colorism and texturism.    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  

May 13

64 min

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.   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.    Every Thursday in May at 7pm EST, we'll be having a virtual holding space for you to share with and support others through these difficult times. Register at therapyforblackgirls.com/gtt   If you need some extra support or just want an opportunity to connect with other sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.   Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track 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

May 6

9 min

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. Last week, through the generous sponsorship and support of Med-IQ, I was able to have a conversation with Dr. Oni Blackstock who is the assistant commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control for the NYC Health Department. She 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. 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  

Apr 29

52 min

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. 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.    Don't forget to show some love to our sponsor by grabbing 30% off your first CauseBox at causebox.com/therapyforblackgirls. Enter code therapyforblackgirls at checkout.   If you need some extra support or just want an opportunity to connect with other sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.   Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track 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

Apr 22

9 min

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. Our faves from HBO's Insecure are back for Season 4 and they're already giving us so much to to talk about so I had to grab my friend and colleague Dr. Donna Oriowo, M.Ed, MSW, CST to chat about what we saw in the season premiere. 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” conversation. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsor Get up to 200 dollars off your mattress orders and two free pillows at helixsleep.com/therapyforblackgirls Where to Find Dr. Oriowo www.annodright.com Grab a copy of the Relationship Goals worksheet Grab a copy of Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease Instagram: @annodright Twitter: @drdonnaoriowo 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

Apr 15

48 min

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 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. Support Our Sponsor Get 30% off your first CAUSEBOX by going to causebox.com/therapyforblackgirls and entering promo code therapyforblackgirls.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!  Moment app Relax melodies app Pacifica app Breathe app Where to Find Melissa http://www.goaldrivencounseling.com/ Twitter: @goaldrvncounsel Facebook: @GoalDrivenCounseling Instagram: @GoalDrivenCounseling   If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. 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

Apr 8

31 min

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 I'm answering some of the questions you sent in about how your mental health is currently being impacted.    If you have a question you'd like answered, share it with us at therapyforblackgirls.com/cvsupport   If you need some extra support or just want an opportunity to connect with other sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.   Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track 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

Apr 1

12 min

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. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support Our Sponsor Get 20% off your first order of socks at bombas.com/tbg Where to Find Dr. Palmer https://www.drbfpalmer.com/ Grab a copy of the book! Instagram: @drbfpalmer Twitter: @drbfpalmer Facebook: @drbfpalmer 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

Mar 25

30 min

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. 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.   RESOURCES   Netflix Party Peloton App Info for Kids Text TRIBE to 741-741 to connect to the Crisis Text Line   If you have questions or other topics you'd like covered related to how the coronavirus is impacting your mental health, share them here.    If you need some extra support or just want an opportunity to connect with other sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.   Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track 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

Mar 18

12 min

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 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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Dr. Odunsi https://www.lifebytosin.com Instagram: @lifebytosin Twitter: @lifebytosin 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

Mar 11

34 min

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 I'm sharing 7 tips to help manage your anxiety related to the coronavirus.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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

Mar 4

6 min

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 is a special bonus episode of the podcast brought to you with the support of Pfizer. I am thrilled to be partnering with Pfizer on this series as we countdown to this year's Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. I’ll be speaking in the Pfizer booth during the summit about how our mental health is impacted by our experiences in the workplace, in entrepreneurship, in leadership roles, and in relationships with others and wanted to kick these conversations off here on the podcast talking to a few women about their experiences. 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.     

Feb 28

36 min

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 I'm sharing 10 tips to help you take up more space.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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

Feb 26

8 min

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 is a special bonus episode of the podcast brought to you with the support of Pfizer. I am thrilled to be partnering with Pfizer on this series as we countdown to this year's Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. I’ll be speaking in the Pfizer booth during the summit about how our mental health is impacted by our experiences in the workplace, in entrepreneurship, in leadership roles, and in relationships with others and wanted to kick these conversations off here on the podcast talking to a few women about their experiences. 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.  Grab your Lip Bar goodies at thelipbar.com

Feb 21

29 min

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, 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.    Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!   Where to Find Mandisa https://www.ashecc.com/ Instagram: @ashecounseling Facebook : @ashecounseling   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  

Feb 19

32 min

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 is a special bonus episode of the podcast brought to you with the support of Pfizer. I am thrilled to be partnering with Pfizer on this series as we countdown to this year's Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. I’ll be speaking in the Pfizer booth during the summit about how our mental health is impacted by our experiences in the workplace, in entrepreneurship, in leadership roles, and in relationships with others and wanted to kick these conversations off here on the podcast talking to a few women about their experiences. In part 1 of the series, you’ll hear my conversation with Dr. Lakeysha "Key" Hallmon. Dr. Key is the visionary behind The Village Market ATL and one of the dopest sisters I’ve ever met. She 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 Dr. Key & The Village Market ATL Connect with Dr. Key  Instagram : @drkeyhallmon Twitter: @drkeyhallmon  

Feb 14

36 min

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. We’re back this week with another episode inspired by a Help a Sister Out question submitted by a community member. 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. Support Our Sponsor Listen to the Meet Cute podcast Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Melissa https://www.melissaifill.com/ Listen to Melissa on Session 92 of the podcast discussing life with a bipolar disorder Listen to Melissa on Session 98 of the podcast discussing how to show up when you want to lay down Instagram: @melissaifilllcsw Twitter : @ifillmelissa   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  

Feb 12

41 min

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're chatting about situationships! What you need to know if you're considering one and how to deal with them ending.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track at https://therapy-for-black-girls.myshopify.com/. To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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

Feb 5

9 min

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. 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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Where to Find Keisha https://www.keishawells.com/ Grab a copy of Keisha's Book! Instagram: @kwellslpc   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  

Jan 29

23 min

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 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. If you want your own copy of the questions, you can download them here.    Support Our Sponsor Grab your Bombas socks TODAY! Go to bombas.com/tbg to get 20% off your first purchase.      If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track at https://therapy-for-black-girls.myshopify.com/. To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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  

Jan 22

7 min

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. 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.   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Susan Cain Ted Talk The Quiet Revolution   Where to Find Janaya http://www.urbanhealingcounseling.com/ http://www.janayasadlerlcsw.com/ https://www.introvertedgirlfriends.com/ Instagram: @janayasadlerlcsw Facebook: @janayasadlerlcsw 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

Jan 15

32 min

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. 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.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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

Jan 8

10 min

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 today's episode I'm sharing 20 questions to help you set the tone for your 2020.   Resources Mentioned   Session 91: The Importance of Physical Activity Podcast About Estate Planning with Art Steele Journey to Launch Podcast My Fab Finance The Budgetnista The Finance Bar   If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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

Dec 2019

14 min

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. 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. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Black Girl in Om Podcast Hey, Girl. Podcast National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network Where to Find Dr. Jones https://www.drcrystaljones.com/ Instagram: @drcrystaljones Facebook: @drcrystaljones 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  

Dec 2019

46 min

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. 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.  Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Dr. Helen Neville Dr. Jioni Lewis Where to Find Dr. Hargons http://drcandicenicole.com/ Black Lives Matter Meditation Instagram: @dr.candicenicole Facebook: @drcandicenicole 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  

Dec 2019

39 min

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. Today we’re chatting all about how to keep the lines of communication open between you and 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.   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Parents Magazine Moms Magazine   Where to Find Gretchen https://www.growencourageempower.com/ Buy Gretchen's Book Twitter: @growencourage Instagram: @grow_encourage_empower Facebook: @growencourageempower   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

Nov 2019

41 min

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. 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 lucky enough to be 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.   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!   Where to Find Dr. Moorman Twitter: @jdmoorman Instagram: @professor_jdm   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

Nov 2019

43 min

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 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.   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!   Where to Find Ashley https://ashleymcgirt.com/ Facebook: @mcgirtcounselingservices Instagram: @therapywithash   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  

Nov 2019

26 min

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, 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.   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Elevation Church podcast Woman Evolve podcast   Where to Find Yunetta  https://springforthcounseling.org/ Twitter: @springforthcounseling Facebook: @springforthcounseling Instagram: @springforthcounseling   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  

Oct 2019

35 min

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.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I thought it was important for us to revisit this topic as Black women continue to be disproportionately impacted by domestic violence. 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.   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! The Power & Control Wheel The Equality Wheel https://ujimacommunity.org/ http://www.acalltomen.org/ A Date with Darkness podcast   Where to Find Dr. Brown http://www.drshanitabrown.com Twitter: @drsbrown Facebook: @dr.shanitabrown Instagram: @drshanitabrown   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  

Oct 2019

34 min

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. Are you someone who is constantly putting things off until the last minute? I know this is something I’m guilty of. 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. Dr. Endale and I 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 information. Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Why You Procrastinate- NY Times Article Procrastination Quiz https://solvingprocrastination.com/   Where to Find Dr. Endale https://www.atlantamentalhealthcounseling.com/ Twitter: @CMWS6   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  

Oct 2019

34 min

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 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.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, our breakup workbook, or a copy of our guided affirmation track at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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

Oct 2019

9 min

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