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Session 12: On the Couch with Molly from Insecure

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 an On the Couch Episode all about Molly from HBO’s hit show, Insecure. My special guest therapist is Esther Boykin, LMFT from Group Therapy Associates in Washington, DC. We discussed the reluctance that Black women sometimes have to beginning therapy, dating dilemmas that often drive one’s desire to begin therapy, and how to ask for the difficult feedback you may need to hear to help you truly have an honest assessment of yourself.

 

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself

 

Where to Find Esther

estherboykin.com

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

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

Session 11: On the Couch with Olivia Pope

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 an On the Couch Episode all about Olivia Pope from the hit show Scandal. My special guest therapist is Leslie Garcia, LCSW, who has a private practice called Counseling Space in Forest Hills, New York. We discussed the multitude of traumas Olivia has experienced and what it might look like to help her work through trauma. We discussed Olivia’s tendency to cope with red wine, and how her relationship with Fitz is very similar to the relationship she has with her father.

Resources Mentioned

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Mind Over Mood by Drs. Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

Calm App

Lavender Oil

 

Where to Find Leslie

Leslie’s Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

To sign up for a therapy group in Atlanta, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

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

Session 10: Showing Up for Yourself

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.

We are wrapping up our celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month with an episode that focuses on our relationship with our self. How do you show up in your own life? I discuss self esteem and confidence, how they are damaged, and how they can be improved.

If you are in the Atlanta area and interested in signing up for The Shift Sessions, the therapy groups in my practice, visit therapyforblackgirls.com/shift for more information and to put your name on the list.

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 9: Parenting without 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 versions of ourselves.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on relationships! This week’s episode focuses on the relationships with our children and parenting. Our special guest therapist for this episode is Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a parent coach, speaker, and bestselling author of Shame-Proof Parenting. We discussed her ideas about how shame often impacts the way we parent, how we can change the culture around parenting to be more supportive, and strategies for shame-proofing your relationship with your child.

 

Where to Find Mercedes

Mercedes’ Website shameproofparenting.com

Get the Book! Shame-Proof Parenting

 

Resources Mentioned

Dr. Asadah Kirkland’s Work Beating Black Kids

Dr. Stacey Patton’s Work Spare the Kids

The Conscious Parent– book by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 

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 8: Getting What You Need 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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on Relationships! This week’s episode focuses on romantic relationships. I discuss the top 7 reasons why you’re not getting what you need and want in relationships:

1. You’re afraid to ask for it.

2. You’re being passive in the process.

3. You’re too busy listening to others or comparing yourself to others.

4. You’ve convinced yourself you don’t need or want love.

5. You’re not clear about what you need and want.

6. You’re not being flexible.

7. You haven’t healed from past hurts.

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 podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 7: Surviving Mama

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on relationships! This week’s episode focuses on the mother-daughter relationship and some of the factors that lead to it being strained. Our special guest therapist for this episode is Dr. Pamela Thompson, a licensed Psychologist and Life Coach, and the author of Surviving Mama. We discussed some of the cultural pieces that may lead to strained mother-daughter relationships, how to manage these relationships, and when it may be time to put some distance between yourself and mama.

Where to Find Dr. Thompson

Dr. Thompson’s Website

Surviving Mama Website

Dr. Thompson’s Groups

Be on the lookout for her podcast, Intentionally Free

Be on the lookout for her new book, Surviving Church

 

Resources Mentioned

Surviving Mama by Dr. Pamela Thompson

Boundaries by Townsend & Cloud

The Mom Factor by Townsend & Cloud

New Life Ministries

 

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 6: Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in honor of this, all of the podcasts this month will focus on Relationships! This week’s episode focuses on friendships. The benefits of healthy friendships, how to find new friends, how to recognize an unhealthy friendship, and how to end a toxic friendship.

Resources Mentioned

11 Surprising Things Good Friendships Do For You

Meetup.com

Twitter Chats #citeasista #hermovement #blkcreatives

To find podcasts by hosts of color #podsincolor   podcastsincolor.com

 

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 5: On the Couch with Joan Carol Clayton

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 an On the Couch Episode all about Joan Carol Clayton from the syndicated show, Girlfriends. My special guest therapist is Jihan Madyun, LICSW, from The Fulfillment Project in Washington, DC. We discussed the expectations we have for our lives as women and how these can sometimes be unrealistic, the use of art in therapy, showing grace and compassion for ourselves, dealing with FOMO in relationships, and the pressure we have to have our lives look a certain way by the age of 30.

 

Resources Mentioned

Watch Girlfriends episodes here

The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

Rising Strong by Dr. Brene Brown

Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

tarabrach.com

Relationship Alive podcast

Women In-Depth  podcast

Black Girl in Om podcast

 

Where to Find Jihan

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

 

The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find more information and resources at therapyforblackgirls.com

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

Session 4: Am I Really Depressed?

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 focuses on recognizing the symptoms of depression and exploring reasons why Black women may sometimes have difficulty recognizing these symptoms.

Read about the symptoms of depression here.

Think you might be depressed? Take this quiz!

The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. You can find us on Twitter @therapy4bgirls. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com

Questions or inquiries? Please email podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com

Session 3: On the Couch with Mary Jane Paul

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. (more…)

Session 2: How to Find a Therapist

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Session 1: Introduction: Hey Y’all!

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

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