Month: October 2017

Session 31: Managing Grief

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 Dr. Ajita Robinson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Robinson and I chatted about how therapy can be helpful in working through grief, how we can have grief reactions to lots of different changes in our lives, and why the stages of grief you may have learned about may not be the best way to help you conceptualize grief.

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Grief (Tappouni)

Out of the darkness (Amato)

The Four Tasks of Mourning (Worden)

 

Where to Find Dr. Robinson

fit-counseling.com

Facebook: @Friendsintransition

Twitter: @FIT_Counseling

 

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Session 30: Red Flags in Relationships

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.

Every October we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of this, today’s episode focuses on red flags that may present themselves in new relationships that we should be paying attention to that may alert us that someone may be abusive. I also discussed the 6 different types of abuse that perpetrators engage in and provide feedback to a listener struggling with a possessive ex.

 

Resources Mentioned

Red Flags to Consider When Beginning a New Relationship

Types of Abuse

A Date with Darkness Podcast

 

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Session 29: Respectability & Sexuality

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, Courtney Watson. Courtney and I discussed how respectability politics impacts Black women’s and femmes’ sexuality, how you can reclaim your sexual freedom, and discussed ways you can find like- minded individuals to affirm your sexuality.

Resources Mentioned

You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (Walker)

Black People Kink Podcast

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists aasect.org

 

Where to Find Courtney

doorwaytherapeutics.com

Facebook: @doorwaytherapeutics

Instagram: @doorwaytherapeutics

Pinterest: @doorwaytherapy

To receive Courtney’s 21 Days of Affirmations to Boost Your Sexual Self Confidence, text “Sexual Confidence” to 44222

 

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.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 28: Do You Believe in Sisterhood?

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 Clinical Social Worker, Marline Francois Madden. Marline and I chatted about the myth that Black women can’t get along, how to combat feelings of jealousy and avoid falling into the comparison trap, and what sisterhood looks like in practice.

 

Resources Mentioned

Girls Trip

Set it Off

Waiting to Exhale

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Maxwell)

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth (Maxwell)

The 5 Levels of Leadership (Maxwell)

How Great Women Lead (St. John)

Black Girl Bosses Podcast

 

Where to Find Marline

marlinefrancois.com

Pre-order Marline’s Therapist Planner

Find out about Marline’s next Therapist Mixer at thetherapistmixer.com

 

Twitter: @marlinefrancois

Facebook: @farmoreprecious

Instagram: @marlinefrancois

 

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.

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us:

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Session 27: Mental Health & Terrorism

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 week we witnessed yet another senseless and horrific terrorist attack in our country in Las Vegas. These violent occurrences happen way too often and absolutely have an impact on our mental health. In this episode, I share ways to manage your emotions in the wake of Las Vegas.

 

Resources Mentioned

Crisis Stabiliazation Sessions for Children in Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Call for Trauma Therapists

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

 

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

If you are a therapist and would like to list your practice information in the directory, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/beinglisted.

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

 

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

Please follow us:

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If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com