Month: July 2017

Session 18: Healing After A Sexual Assault

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 today’s session I am joined by guest therapist, Dr. Shena Young, a Body Inclusive Clinical Psychologist, in California. We discussed terminology relevant to sexual assault, misunderstanding about consent, historical implications that shape reporting and treating sexual assaults, and the need for culturally specific and trauma-informed practices.

Where to Find Dr. Young

http://www.embodiedtruthhealing.com

Instagram: @embodiedtruthhealing

 

Resources

The Courage to Heal Book

The Courage to Heal Workbook

 

The Body Keeps the Score 

Overcoming trauma through yoga 

 

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization; website provides information about sexual assault, safety & prevention, what to do after being assaulted, provides resources and operates the national sexual assault hotline. https://www.rainn.org/

 

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE

 

Establishing a relationship with an individual therapist is an encouraged and supported option; if personal resources don’t allow that community agencies/centers often offer free to low fee services to survivors including individual/group counseling, advocacy/accompaniment to appointments/ER, legal consultation depending on the center; survivors can find a directory of centers here https://centers.rainn.org/

 

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Booster Session: Sex with the Ex

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

This is a booster session! Sometimes after a client has finished working with us in therapy, they may schedule periodic sessions to problem solve around a particular issue or to get a little extra reinforcement around a certain topic. We call these booster sessions. I’ll be using our booster sessions to chat with you about things that just can’t wait until the next full episode.

In today’s booster session I’m chatting all about Sex with the Ex and this was inspired by the season premiere of HBO’s Insecure starring the amazing Issa Rae. This episode does contain spoilers so if you haven’t watched it yet, you probably want to wait.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the season premiere and about this booster session. You can find me on Twitter (@therapy4bgirls) and on Facebook & Instagram (@therapyforblackgirls). Make sure to use the hashtag #TBGinSession to join the conversation.

To catch up on previous episodes of the podcast and to get more resources, head on over to therapyforblackgirls.com.

Session 17: Black Girls Get Eating Disorders?

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

On today’s episode, I chatted with special guest therapist, Dr. Judi-Lee Webb, a licensed Pscyhologist in Atlanta, GA all about eating disorders. We discussed the misconception that Black women don’t struggle with eating disorders, discussed symptoms of eating disorders, and how you can have a healthier relationship with food.

 

Where to Find Dr. Webb

newdirectionsatlanta.com

 

Resources Mentioned

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat– Stephanie Covington Armstrong

gurzebooks.com

myedin.org

iaedp.com

 

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To find a therapist in your area, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/directory

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You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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

Session 16: Still Holding On to Your Ex?

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

On today’s episode, I share my musings on [4:44], discuss the top 3 reasons you’re having trouble letting go of your ex, and answer a listener question.

To join the Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com.

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession.

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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

Session 15: Healthy Relationships Need Effective Communication

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

On today’s episode, I chatted with guest therapist Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT all about healthy relationships. We discussed how we can have healthy relationships even if we’ve never seen that modeled for us, the importance of truly listening to our partners, and the key elements of effective communication.

Resources Mentioned

The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Communication

The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by Gottman & Silver

 

Where to find Kiaundra

kwcouplestherapy.com

Facebook

Instagram

 

To join the Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe

For more information and resources, visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com.

To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #TBGinSession.

You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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

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

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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