Month: June 2017

Session 14: What are Boundaries & Why Do I Need Them?

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

You probably often hear people say that we need healthy boundaries, but do you know what that means? In today’s episode we define boundaries, discuss why they are important, and discuss 10 ways that we can build and preserve better boundaries.

 

Resources

10 Ways to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries

Boundaries by Townsend & Cloud

 

If you’re interested in working with Dr. Joy as a therapist, you can find out more about the services offered here:

1. If you’re in Georgia and would like to schedule an individual therapy session therapyforblackgirls.com/schedule

2. If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to join Dr. Joy’s therapy group therapyforblackgirls.com/shift

3. To schedule a Jump Start Session to map out your road to success for your 1st year of college therapyforblackgirls.com/startstrong

4. To schedule a Breakup Support Session therapyforblackgirls.com/breakups

 

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Session 13: Recovering from an Affair

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

In this week’s episode we are joined by Renelle E. Nelson, LMFT, CST to discuss how a couple can recover from an affair. We discussed the 7 types of affairs, the hard work involved in recovering from an affair, and why it’s important to talk about attractions to other people even before an affair happens.

 

Where to Find Renelle

Kaleidoscopeservicesllc.org

Affairaftercare.com

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

 

Resources Mentioned

infidelityrecoveryinstitute.com

The 7 Types of Affairs

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 12: On the Couch with Molly from Insecure

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

This week’s episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Molly from HBO’s hit show, Insecure. My special guest therapist is Esther Boykin, LMFT from Group Therapy Associates in Washington, DC. We discussed the reluctance that Black women sometimes have to beginning therapy, dating dilemmas that often drive one’s desire to begin therapy, and how to ask for the difficult feedback you may need to hear to help you truly have an honest assessment of yourself.

 

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself

 

Where to Find Esther

estherboykin.com

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

There is no moving on after a breakup

Often after a breakup (usually around the 1 month mark), you begin getting the mostly unsolicited advice from friends and family that you just need to move on. And while people’s intentions are often good and kind-hearted, this advice really sucks. The truth is that there is no moving on after a breakup. There is only moving through!

The idea of moving on gives you the impression that there are specific steps you can take and that if followed precisely, one day you’ll be all better. Moving through allows you the space to go two steps forward and ten steps back, because honestly that’s often what happens after a breakup. Moving through does not force you to rush and feel better. It allows for the days that are not so bad and the days that are terrible. It would be great if you could move on from the pain but the only way to heal from a breakup is to move through the pain until it’s done. Need some help moving through? Try this: (more…)

Session 11: On the Couch with Olivia Pope

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

This week’s episode is an On the Couch Episode all about Olivia Pope from the hit show Scandal. My special guest therapist is Leslie Garcia, LCSW, who has a private practice called Counseling Space in Forest Hills, New York. We discussed the multitude of traumas Olivia has experienced and what it might look like to help her work through trauma. We discussed Olivia’s tendency to cope with red wine, and how her relationship with Fitz is very similar to the relationship she has with her father.

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Mind Over Mood by Drs. Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

Calm App

Lavender Oil

 

Where to Find Leslie

Leslie’s Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

To sign up for a therapy group in Atlanta, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

If you have questions or inquiries, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com