Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
 Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford developed the space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Dr. Joy is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Georgia. She specializes in working with Black women in both individual and couples counseling. Primary areas of interest include break up and divorce recovery, depression, work-life balance, relationship skills, and self esteem improvement. She also has a wealth of knowledge in working with undergraduate and graduate students in areas including procrastination, stress management, dissertation/thesis support, and career development.

Her approach toward counseling is heavily focused on the therapeutic relationship and she places a strong emphasis on co-creating an environment where clients feel safe, supported, and challenged to become the best possible versions of themselves.

Dr. Joy completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling at Arkansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The University of Georgia. She has worked for the State of Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation as well as in the counseling centers of Virginia Commonwealth University, Georgia Southern University, The University of Georgia, Emory University Oxford College, and Clark Atlanta University.