Rank #1: Session 38: Slaying Your Anxiety
This week's episode features Dr. Alicia Little Hodge, Registered Psychology Associate. Dr. Hodge and I chatted about how we can recognize signs of anxiety, where they come from and what we can do about it.
Rank #2: Session 89: Making Peace with Your Body
For today’s episode, we're exploring how we can be more in sync with our bodies. Our guest for this episode is Ivy Felicia. Ivy and I chatted about some of the issues that get in the way of us being at peace with our bodies, some of the cultural pieces that are important when we’re discussing Black women’s bodies, tips for helping you to focus more on health than weight, the way that diet culture pervades our society, and she shares all of her favorite resources in case you want to dig in more.
Rank #3: Session 54: Shedding Your Superwoman Status
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.
Rank #4: Session 39: Self-Worth
In today's episode I discussed misconceptions about self-worth and the importance of self-compassion. I also answered an On the Porch Question about being too "nice."
Rank #5: 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. This week's episode is an On the Couch episode all about Mary Jane Paul from BET’s Being Mary Jane. I chat with Shivonne Odom of Akoma Counseling Concepts about some of the issues Mary Jane struggles with and how this is similar to those of some of her clients. We discuss boundary setting, grief, self sabotage in relationships, and healthy vs. unhealthy coping strategies. Resources Mentioned: Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst Shivonne’s Blog Post about Being Mary Jane Dr. Joy’s Blog Post about Being Mary Jane Where you can find Shivonne: Akoma Counseling Concepts Twitter Facebook Instagram The hashtag for the podcast is #tbginsession. You can find us on Twitter @therapy4bgirls. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. If you have questions or inquiries for Dr. Joy, email them to email@example.com For more information and other valuable resources, make sure to visit the website at therapyforblackgirls.com.
Rank #6: Session 57: The Do's of Dating
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.
Rank #7: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #8: Session 75: Do You Self-Sabotage?
This week, by request, we're chatting about self-sabotage. What it is, why we do it, and how to stop!
Rank #9: Session 15: Healthy Relationships Need Effective Communication
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. On today's episode, I chatted with guest therapist Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT all about healthy relationships. We discussed how we can have healthy relationships even if we've never seen that modeled for us, the importance of truly listening to our partners, and the key elements of effective communication. Resources Mentioned The Do's and Don'ts of Effective Communication The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by Gottman & Silver Where to find Kiaundra kwcouplestherapy.com Facebook Instagram To join the Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe 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 email@example.com If you're interested in working with Dr. Joy as a therapist, you can find out more about the services offered here: 1. If you're in Georgia and would like to schedule an individual therapy session therapyforblackgirls.com/schedule 2. If you're in the Atlanta area and would like to join Dr. Joy's therapy group therapyforblackgirls.com/shift 3. To schedule a Jump Start Session to map out your road to success for your 1st year of college therapyforblackgirls.com/startstrong 4. To schedule a Breakup Support Session therapyforblackgirls.com/breakups
Rank #10: Booster Session: Sex with the Ex
In today's booster session I'm chatting all about Sex with the Ex and this was inspired by the season premiere of HBO's Insecure starring the amazing Issa Rae. This episode does contain spoilers so if you haven't watched it yet, you probably want to wait.
Rank #11: Session 77: The Truth About Self Care
In today's episode we talk all about the truth about self-care. For this conversation I was joined by Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC. Maria and I chatted all about what self care actually is, how self care has been commercialized, why it’s so important for us to practice self care as Black women, and of course she shared her favorite resources to help you develop your own self care plan.
Rank #12: Session 30: Red Flags in Relationships
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.
Rank #13: Session 70: Social Media & Mental Health
Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Audrey Townsel, a Licensed Psychologist in Memphis, TN and my line sister. :) Dr. Townsel and I chatted about how social media platforms can impact our self esteem, why the comparisons we make between ourselves and others on social media aren’t entirely accurate, and she shared her favorite tips for helping you to have a healthier relationship with social media.
Rank #14: Session 71: Building Intentional Relationships
Today's episode features my conversation with Melissa Dumaz, LMFT about creating intentional relationships with our partners. Melissa and I chatted about the best ways to be more intentional in your relationship, how to fight fair, the importance of apologies and how to offer them correctly, and she shared her favorite resources, including her book, The Love Challenge.
Rank #15: Session 65: Working Well
Maintaining your mental health while working in a less than favorable environment can be tough. Fpr today's episode I chatted with Farah Harris, LCPC who specializes in helping people to be well in the workplace. Farah and I chatted about dealing with microagressions in the workplace, how improving your emotional intelligence and setting boundaries can help you to deal with work stress, how employers can provide perks that actually help their employees, and her thoughts on the myth of work-life balance.
Rank #16: Session 53: The Truth About Narcissism
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 you
Rank #17: Session 73: When Trust is Broken
Today's episode focuses on what happens when trust has been violated in a relationship and how to repair it. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Tanisha Sapp, LPC, CST, NCC, ACS, MAC, SAP. Dr. Sapp and I discussed the importance of actually verbalizing expectations to our partners, developing a trust bank with your partner, how violations of trust impact intimacy, and she shared some of her favorite resources.
Rank #18: Session 87: Entrepreneurship & Mental Health
For today’s episode, we’re digging into some of the common challenges that come up for entrepreneurs that can impact our mental health. For this conversation, I was joined by Samara Stone, LCSW-C. Samara and I chatted about some of the mental health challenges that are common for entrepreneurs, the importance of a healthy support system, and how to get in touch with your real why for wanting to start a business.
Rank #19: Session 86: The Gift of Boundaries
For today’s episode, we’re digging a little deeper into the importance of boundaries and how they protect us. For this conversation I was joined by Kim Knight. LMHC. Kim and I chatted about why it’s so important to set boundaries, how to get beyond the idea that boundary setting means hurting someone’s feelings, how to teach boundaries to kids, and how setting boundaries can result in more fulfilling relationships.
Rank #20: Session 22: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
Defining the imposter syndrome and developing strategies to deal with it.