Month: April 2018

Session 54: Shedding Your Superwoman Status

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.

Have you heard about the Black Superwoman Complex? It’s the idea that Black women are invincible,  indestructible, and can save all the ills of the world in one fell swoop. Our guest for today’s episode shares why this is so damaging and exhausting for sisters and why we should do our best to opt out of this story. For this episode I am joined by Licensed Professional Counselor & Nationally Certified Counselor, Spirit. Spirit and I discussed the key characteristics of the Black Superwoman, how this construct was developed, how buying into this narrative impacts our mental health, and strategies for how you can gradually take that cape off. 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Bright Pink, a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers. To receive your personalized risk management plan, text PREVENT to 59277 or visit therapyforblackgirls.com/brightpink

Resources 

Is the Strong Black Woman Stereotype Hurting Black Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlYSzI8fX9o

 

Where to Find Spirit

Join her every Friday for Free Advice Friday on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Talk2Spirit/

Twitter: @Talk2Spirit

Instagram: @Talk2Spirit

 

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

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

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 on social media:

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Session 53: The Truth About Narcissism

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.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Postdoctoral Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Jones. Dr. Jones and I discussed why narcissism is much more than just being selfish, the criteria someone would have to meet to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ways to take care of yourself if their is someone with narcissism in your life, and she shared all of her favorite resources. 

Resources Mentioned

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? – Dr. Karyl McBride

HG Tudor’s Books

Why Does He Do That? – Lundy Bancroft

Beverly Engel’s Books

Dr. Susan Forward’s Books

The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis & Treatment

Dr. Harriet Lerner’s Books

 

Where to Find Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones’ Website

https://www.drnataliejones.com

A Date with Darkness Podcast

https://www.adatewithdarkness.com

A Date with Darkness Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/196036654267594/

 

Twitter: @Dr_NatalieJones

Facebook: @drnataliejones

Instagram: @dr.nataliejones

 

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

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

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 on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

 

 

Session 52: Nice for What?

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.

Today’s episode marks the one year anniversary since the podcast debuted and we’re in full celebration mode, complete with a soundtrack from none other than Drake. Drake’s most recent release is not just a feel good song, it also made me stop to think about our need for niceness and why we get so invested in it. In this episode I discussed how the need for niceness develops, how you can tell if it’s showing up in your life, and tips for managing.

To help us celebrate 1 year, enter the giveaway at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/giveaway.

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

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

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 on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

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Session 51: Autism Awareness

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.

Today’s episode features my conversation with Dr. Cindy Graham, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Cindy and I discussed some of the research surrounding the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what parents should be on the lookout for in terms of symptoms, strategies used to help children and adults with ASD, and her thoughts about the depiction of ASD in pop culture.

Resources Mentioned

Autism Society of America http://www.autism-society.org/

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Dr. Tony Atwood

Parenting the Strong Willed Child by Dr. Rex Forehand

SOS Help for Parents by Lynn Clark

 

Where to Find Dr. Cindy

https://www.brighterhopewellness.com/

https://www.brighterpodcast.com

Twitter: @brighterhopewc

Facebook: @brighterhopewc

Instagram: @brighterhopewc

 

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

To keep digging into today’s topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe.

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 on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls