Month: May 2018

Session 59: On the Couch with Nova Bordelon

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 is an On the Couch Session with Nova Bordelon from the hit OWN show, Queen Sugar. For this episode I am joined by Shena Tubbs. Shena is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate in Houston, TX. She specializes in treating women with intimacy disorders, trauma, and sexually compulsive behaviors or addictions. Shena and I chatted about some of the concerns that might bring Nova to therapy, how the Bordelon family history adds perspective to Nova’s concerns, some of the techniques she might use with her in therapy, and she shared some of her favorite resources in case you might have similar concerns.

 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books Shena mentioned!

Suddenly Celibate

Where to Find Shena

http://www.shenathetherapist.com/

http://www.blackgirlsheal.org/

Twitter: @shenatherapy

Facebook: @shenatubbs

Instagram: @shenathetherapist@_blackgirlsheal

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

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The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

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Session 58: GLBTQ Affirmative Spaces

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.

 

For today’s episode I am joined by Adrienne Michelle, LMFT. Adrienne is a QPOC therapist specializing in working with youth, adults, families and couples. Adrienne and I chatted about the fears that members of the GLBTQ community may have in reaching out for therapy, tips on how to find a therapist who is affirming, the work that still needs to be done in the Black community to be more affirmative, and some common vocabulary we should all know to create more affirmative spaces and relationships.

 

 

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books Adrienne mentioned!

Tiq Milan & Kim Milan TED Talk 

Adrienne’s Handout- Nosey or Necessary

 

Where to Find Adrienne

http://adriennemichelletherapy.com/

http://www.gsdiversity.com

Instagram: @adriennemichelletherapy

 

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.

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Session 57: The Do’s of Dating

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 I am joined by the millennial dating coach Marquita Johnson. Marquita is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and distance credentialed counselor. Her specialties include women issues, career, dating, divorce, step-families, and grief counseling.

Marquita and I chatted about some of the common challenges Black women have in dating, ideas for where to meet new people, how therapy can help you date better, and dating with a mental health diagnosis. 

 

Resources Mentioned

In Luck Experience Planning

Middle Class Matchmaker

Dr. Ryeal Simms, The Relationship Scientist

The Hard & Soft Sides of Love

Five Love Languages

 

Where to Find Marquita

http://millennialdatingcoach.com/

Twitter: @datingcoachatl

Instagram: @millennialdatingcoach

Facebook: @millennialdatingcoach

 

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.

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Session 56: Degrees & Depression

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 dedicated to all the college grads! Right now you may be more ecstatic and thrilled than you’ve ever been in your life, but you might also be feeling apprehensive and depressed. In this episode I share 8 concerns that might come up around college graduation that could impact your mental health and ways to deal with them. 

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.

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Session 55: Getting Rid of Sexual Shame

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 I am joined by Dr. Lexx Brown James. Dr. Lexx is a sex educating licensed marriage and family therapist and the Owner of The institute for Sexuality & Therapy, LLC in St. Louis, MO. She enjoys educating people on building intimacy, getting to pleasure, and training professionals on how to work with sexuality based topics in trauma informed ways.

Dr. Lexx and I discussed how to get in touch with the idea that we deserve pleasure as Black women, common types of sexual disorders, how trauma can impact our ability to enjoy sex, getting rid of sexual shame, and the importance of masturbation.

 

Resources Mentioned

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists https://www.aasect.org/

Pleasure Mechanics

Afrosexology

Scarleteen

Bedsider

Advocates for Youth

She Comes First

Come As You Are

Nancy Friday Book

 

Where to Find Dr. Lexx

lexxsexdoc.com

Twitter: @lexxsexdoc

Instagram: @lexxsexdoc

Facebook: @lexxsexdoc

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