Month: September 2017

Session 26: Five Myths About Suicide

The Therapy for Black GirlsTM 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 September being National Suicide Prevention Month, I discussed the warning signs and risk factors that may help you assess whether a friend is suicidal and also addressed the top 5 myths I hear about suicide.

 

Resources Mentioned

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Why Are So Many Black Kids Dying by Suicide?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line¬†Text “HOME” to 741741

 

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Session 25: What in the World is EMDR?

The Therapy for Black GirlsTM 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 this week’s episode I chatted with Kelli Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Memphis, TN about EMDR, which is a treatment method designed to help people work through trauma. Kelli and I discussed what EMDR is, how she uses it with her clients, what concerns it is useful for, and how it differs from traditional talk therapy.

Where to Find Kelli

mercimemphis.org

Kelli’s YouTube Channel

 

Resources Mentioned

The Body Keeps the Score

In an Unspoken Voice

EMDR International Association

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, make sure to check out the new & improved directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory

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

 

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Session 24: Hella Thoughts

The Therapy for Black GirlsTM 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 this week’s episode I share my thoughts about the Season 2 Finale of HBO’s Insecure. I discuss four different areas covered in the finale that might lead us to reflect and think about our own lives including. I discussed what it meant for Molly to return to therapy, how Molly & Issa’s friendship may offer strategies for our own, the lies we tell ourselves about closure, and how that flash forward sequence was a breathing representation of what I discussed in Session 16 of the podcast.

Resources Mentioned

Two Tools to Stop Shoulding on Yourself

Why It’s Important to Show Black Female Friendships on Television

For Young Black Women Insecure Feels Hella Good Right Now

 

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

 

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

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Session 23: Let’s Talk Teens

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 features Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Teen Expert, Jaynay Johnson. Jaynay and I chatted about some of the common struggles Black teenage girls struggle with today, how pop culture and social media influences her work with them, and shares tips and strategies to help you better understand and communicate with the teen in your life.

Resources Mentioned

Dear Teen Self Book

Jaynay’s Handout:

Exploring reasons your teen doesn’t listen & how to end that for good

 

Where to Find Jaynay

teentherapytalk.com

Twitter: @dearteenself_

Facebook: @teentalktherapy

Instagram: @teentalktherapy

 

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

 

If you’re a therapist and would like your information added to the directory, check out therapyforblackgirls.com/beinglisted.

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

 

Make sure to follow us:

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