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Therapy for Black Girls

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

Session 264: Mental Health In The Music Industry
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Session 264: Mental Health In The Music Industry
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. To close out our celebration of Black Music Month, this week I’m joined by Los Angeles based Psychotherapist, Syreeta Butler. In her work Syreeta has partnered with renowned music label - LVRN, introducing the first-ever Mental Health and Wellness department and program within a music label. During our conversation we explored the stressors that are unique to the music industry, the importance of music labels investing in the emotional well-being of their staff, and the ways that music labels and the music industry can do more to protect Black women.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.  Check out Yamani Hernandez discuss the fight for reproductive rights in Session 228 of the podcast.  Support the National Network of Abortion Funds Support SisterSong  Check out Whole Futures Where to Find Syreeta Website Instagram 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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 263: Children & The COVID-19 Vaccine
Jun 22 2022
Session 263: Children & The COVID-19 Vaccine
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Although restrictions related to COVID 19 may have lessened around the country, the risk has not gone away. Vaccines have been an important part of protecting our health throughout the pandemic but so far they haven’t been available to children under the age of 5 which has left parents and caregivers in a very difficult position. Last week, the FDA authorized use of the vaccine in this age group so we can expect administration in this group to start soon but if you’re a parent or caregiver, you probably have lots of questions. Joining me this week to help answer some of these questions is board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Nina Ford Johnson.  Dr. Johnson has been serving the families of the Mobile, Alabama area for 10 years. With her expertise in serving children of all ages Dr. Ford has been a  go to voice for Black children’s health during the pandemic. Her recent national campaign “I’m a Mom First”  is by moms and for moms who have concerns about vaccinating their children. Our conversation explores what’s in the COVID vaccine and how it works, breaking down common concerns and debunking myths around the vaccine, how to identify covid symptoms at home, and she shares advice to caregivers who might be struggling with the decision to have their children vaccinated.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.  Where to Find Dr. Johnson I’m A Mom First Campaign Facebook LinkedIn 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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 262: Exploring Asexuality & Aromanticism
Jun 15 2022
Session 262: Exploring Asexuality & Aromanticism
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. In honor and celebration of Pride Month, today we’re focusing on the experiences of those in the LGBTQIA community that identify as asexual or aromantic. This week I’m joined by Yasmin Benoit, the award-winning aromantic-asexual activist and founder of the #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike movement. Our conversation explores what asexuality is and how it differs from aromanticism, some common misconceptions about the asexuality community, and the intersection of being both a Black woman and an ace-aro woman.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.    Where to Find Yasmin Website Instagram Twitter   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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 261: Shining Bright with Danyel Smith
Jun 8 2022
Session 261: Shining Bright with Danyel Smith
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. In celebration of Black Music Month, this week I’m joined by Danyel Smith, the former editor-in-chief of Vibe Magazine, R&B Editor at Billboard, award-winning journalist, and host of the mega-hit podcast, Black Girl Songbook. Danyel is also the author of the new and highly celebrated book Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women and Pop. The book is a literary mashup, part biography, part memoir, all while weaving in the history of Black women’s contributions to the genre of American pop music. During our conversation we explored the music that has meant the most to Danyel in her lifetime and chatted about how she prioritized her mental health while writing the book.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.    Where to Find Danyel Grab your copy of Shine Bright Black Girl Songbook Podcast Instagram Twitter   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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BONUS: Saying Goodbye to This Is Us
Jun 3 2022
BONUS: Saying Goodbye to This Is Us
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Last week marked the series finale of This Is Us. After 6 seasons, we’ve said goodbye to the Pearsons. Joining me again this week to say goodbye to one of our favorite show is Beverly Andre. Beverley is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, relationship coach, and the founder of BeHeart Counseling Services. She and I chatted about our expectations for this season, some of our favorite Beth & Randall moments, and the absolute beauty of The Train episode.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Check out Beverley on Session 193 of the podcast discussing Married At First Sight & This Is Us. Check out Beverley on Session 208 of the podcast discussing the Season 12 finale of Married At First Sight. Check out Beverley on Session 251 of the podcast discussing Season 2 of Love Is Blind.    Where to Find Beverley      Facebook: @BeverleyAndreLMFT Instagram: @BeverleyAndre_ Twitter: @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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis, & Cindy Okereke   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 260: Black Women & Online Dating
Jun 1 2022
Session 260: Black Women & Online Dating
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Similar to our other methods of communication, dating has also gone digital. and whether we like it or not, this new space requires some new skills like picking a great profile picture and crafting a short, but impactful bio. So, how can Black women use dating apps successfully? This week I'm joined by OK Cupid dating expert & host of the popular Dates & Mates podcast, Damona Hoffman. During our conversation we chatted about the steps you can take to optimize your dating profile to find quality matches, assess what you want in a romantic partner, and how dating apps can be used to find the kind of romance you desire.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.    Where to Find Damona Website Dates & Mates Website  Profile Starter Kit  Instagram Twitter     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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Holding Space For You
May 25 2022
Holding Space For You
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. The past few weeks have been a lot! The stress and grief of the past few years is compounding with what feels like weekly tragedies and it makes complete sense that your feelings might be all over the place. I wanted to symbolically create a space to hold them for you.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.    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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis, & Cindy Okereke   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 259: Black Women & Digital Communities
May 18 2022
Session 259: Black Women & Digital Communities
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. What would the internet and social media be without Black women? Without the labor, brilliance, and talent of Black women, the Twitters and Tik Toks of the world wouldn’t hold the same cultural weight. Despite our continuous contributions to these sites, these same platforms are often disproportionately more harmful for us. Joining me today to discuss the ways we can build spaces that center our humanity is Bridget Todd, digital activist and host/creator of the There Are No Girls On the Internet podcast.  Bridget and I chatted about what it looks like to create change online, the importance of Black women sharing their online experiences, how misinformation and conspiracy theories online negatively impact marginalized communities and creating a safer online ecosystem for everyone to participate in.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.  Social Media Report Card  UltraViolet's Website UltraViolet's Twitter   Where to Find Bridget There Are No Girls on The Internet Podcast Twitter   Instagram    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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TBG Library: Patriarchy Blues
May 11 2022
TBG Library: Patriarchy Blues
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Are you looking for something new and insightful to add to your bookshelf? Well, the Therapy for Black Girls Library is open for business, and you don’t even need a library card. This week we’re reading Patriarchy Blues. Patriarchy Blues is a thought-provoking collection of essays, poems, and short reflections, that explores issues of masculinity and patriarchy from both a personal and cultural standpoint. This week I’m joined by the New York Times bestseller author of the book, Frederick Joseph. Our conversation explores why it is important for Black men to proactively do the work to dismantle patriarchy and the toxic tropes tied to it. Where to Find Frederick Grab your copy of Patriarchy Blues Website  Instagram Twitter   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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis, & Cindy Okereke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bonus: Producers' Chat On Season 1 of Bel-Air
May 6 2022
Bonus: Producers' Chat On Season 1 of Bel-Air
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. A couple of weeks ago Bel-Air wrapped its first season and the Therapy for Black Girls production team has reconvened once again to reflect on the final episodes of the season. Producers Fredia Lucas and Ellice Ellis joined me for this conversation and we chatted about some of the final plot lines of the season, where the characters' dynamics ultimately landed, and our predictions for season two. This episode does contain spoilers.  Resources Check out the discussion about Episodes 1-4 of Bel-Air in Session 248 of the podcast. Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.    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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 258: The Importance of Black Joy
May 4 2022
Session 258: The Importance of Black Joy
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Where in your body do you carry joy? Isn’t that a profoundly beautiful but maybe also difficult to answer question? But it’s an important one and one I want you to spend some time thinking about. To help us dig a little deeper into what Black joy is and why it’s important, this weel I’m joined by Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggets, the author of Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration. Tracey and I chatted about how to get in touch with joy, why joy can sometimes be hard to access, the importance of Black joy, particularly when things are difficult, and she shares a beautiful excerpt from her book. Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.    Where to Find Tracey Grab a copy of Black Joy Twitter  Instagram    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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TBG Library: Truth's Table
Apr 29 2022
TBG Library: Truth's Table
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Are you looking for something new and insightful to add to your bookshelf? The Therapy for Black Girls Library has got you covered. Since so many of our community members love a good book, we'll be sharing interviews with the authors of some books we think you'll enjoy in these TBG Library episodes.  This week we’re reading Truth's Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation. Truth’s Table is a collection of essays and stories documenting the lived theology and spirituality we need to hear in order to lean into a more freeing, loving, and liberating faith—from the hosts of the beloved Truth’s Table podcast. For this conversation I was joined by co-authors Dr. Christina Edmondson and Ms. Ekemini Uwan. We chatted about the creation story behind the book, how they managed the vulnerability required to write, their expansive ideas about faith and sprituality, and how they want this book to impact readers.  Where to Find Truth's Table Grab your copy of Truth's Table Website Facebook Instagram Twitter   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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 257: Navigating Career Growth
Apr 27 2022
Session 257: Navigating Career Growth
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. When you reflect on your career, do you feel like you’re soaring or stumbling in your day-to-day life? For women working in the corporate sector or 9-5 structure, it’s essential to know that there are strategic steps you can take to course-correct your footing and take your career to new heights. This week I'm joined by Certified Career Coach & C-Suite Advisor, Latesha Byrd. Latesha and I chatted about what it means to win in the workplace, how to have successful conversations with management about your career, including how to ask for a promotion, and how we can advocate for ourselves in our work settings.  Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.    Where to Find Latesha Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Career Chasers Instagram Website   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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 256: Black Women In Competitive Sports
Apr 20 2022
Session 256: Black Women In Competitive Sports
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. In the world of competitive sports, an athlete’s mentality can be their best or worst friend. While we may perceive the athletes in our lives, or on our screens, as superhuman, it’s important to remember that they are more human than super. As athletes like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles take public steps to address and protect their mental health, it’s imperative that we continue to create a space for athletes to feel seen and heard. This week I’m joined by Olympic, World, and US National Champion Track and Field Sprinter Natasha Hastings. During our conversation we explored the types of pressures competitive athletes are up against and how coaches and family members can aid the athletes in their lives to suit up not just for their sport but also for their mental health.   Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.  Where to Find Natasha Website Instagram  Twitter 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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 255: Honoring Black Maternal Health Week with NATAL
Apr 13 2022
Session 255: Honoring Black Maternal Health Week with NATAL
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, we’ve collaborated with NATAL, an award-winning audio docuseries about having a baby while Black. This week we’re passing the mic to Black parents to share their own stories on their own terms and highlighting those caring for and advocating on behalf of Black rural families at every stage of pregnancy, and beyond. In this crossover with NATAL, parent storytellers Shayla and Erick Brown, Anasia Sturdivant and Ciara Hunter adjust to life postpartum and the powerful transformations they've undergone. This episode also explores ancestral care practices passed down generations, postpartum mental health, the push for a national paid family leave program, and Crystal Starr Flowers, a Georgia-based lactation practitioner on her journey to birthwork. Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals. Learn More About NATAL Website Instagram Twitter Stay Connected Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox. If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 254: Black Women In the Workplace
Apr 6 2022
Session 254: Black Women In the Workplace
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. So much of our adult lives are impacted by our work. For some, it can determine where we live, where our children go to school, and even what times we eat dinner. Additionally, the quality of our lives depends largely on who we work with, which is why our work experiences should be improving our lives and not dampening them. In this week’s session, I speak with one of my former professors, Dr. Kecia M. Thomas, Dean, professor, and expert in the psychology of workplace diversity. Our conversation explores the complexities of color blindness in the workplace, overt and covert signs of workplace discrimination, and the critical research on diversity resistance in the workplace.  🎉 This episode marks 5 years of the Therapy for Black Girls podcast! Thank you so much for your support and engagement. Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Get updates about Sisterhood Heals.  Where to Find Dr. Thomas Twitter LinkedIN 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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 253: Common Cannabis Misconceptions
Mar 30 2022
Session 253: Common Cannabis Misconceptions
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. As cannabis consumption continues to be prevalent, it’s imperative that we understand the science behind the plant. What is cannabis and how does it interact with our minds and bodies? And, what do we need to be mindful of when using cannabis to protect ourselves and those around us? This week I was joined by Neuroscientist and Professor Dr. Yasmin Hurd. During our conversation we explored the different properties in cannabis, the difference between CBD & THC, and what new important research is being done today centered around cannabis usage. Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.   Where to Find Dr. Hurd Website Twitter   Stay Connected 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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 252: The Relationship Between Happiness & Minimalism
Mar 23 2022
Session 252: The Relationship Between Happiness & Minimalism
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. What is your version of happy? Sure, we don’t all have the same things in mind, but we do have something in mind when we think of personal happiness. Joining us this week to discuss how we work toward obtaining our vision of happiness is Rosetta Thurman, the Founder of Happy Black Woman. Rosetta and I chatted about how happiness is not about having stuff but instead about doing the stuff that you care the most about, how minimalism amplifies what we deem the most important, and how a minimalist approach to life can lead to us accomplishing dreams we’d never thought we’d see in this lifetime. Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.   Where to Find Rosetta Website Instagram   Stay Connected Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox. If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Session 251: What We're Watching, Love Is Blind
Mar 16 2022
Session 251: What We're Watching, Love Is Blind
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Netflix just wrapped up season 2 of its' hit reality show Love is Blind and y’all know we had to discuss. Joining me again today to chat about what we saw this season is Beverley Andre, LMFT. Beverley and I chatted about how this season compared to Season 1, the impact of having your relationship chronicled so publicly, and whether a relationship can survive if there is not an instant attraction. Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Check out Beverley on Session 193 of the podcast discussing Married At First Sight & This Is Us. Check out Beverley on Session 208 of the podcast discussing the Season 12 finale of Married At First Sight.   Where to Find Beverley     Facebook: @BeverleyAndreLMFT Instagram: @BeverleyAndre_ Twitter: @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  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bonus: Test Anxiety & Kids
Mar 11 2022
Bonus: Test Anxiety & Kids
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. For the young people in our lives, test-taking can evoke feelings of stress and anxiety. As their guardians, teachers, and loved ones, many of us wonder how we can aid them to push past test anxiety and excel in their academic pursuits? Joining me for this conversation is Diane Placide, LPC, NCC, M.Ed. During our conversation we discussed what test anxiety is and what it might look like in a learning environment, how we can prepare our students to feel confident in a classroom or test taking setting, and what resources are available for youth dealing with test anxiety.   Resources Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.   Where to Find Diane Website Instagram   Stay Connected Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox. If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at  the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.   Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls   Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas & Cindy Okereke Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.