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Author: Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.

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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Join your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.
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Session 103: Partnering With Your PCP
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. In today’s episode, we’re chatting about developing a partnership with your primary care physician (PCP) for better health outcomes. For this conversation I was joined by Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Magdala Chery. Dr. Chery and I discussed how primary care physicians are involved in screening for mental health concerns, how they collaborate and refer to mental health professionals, how you can better advocate for yourself with physicians, and she shared her thoughts on what PCPs need to do to ensure better health outcomes for Black women.    Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Support our Sponsor Get 10% off your order at Naturalicious by using the promo code JOY at checkout.  Where to Find Dr. Chery https://www.drmagdalachery.com/ Facebook: @drmchery Instagram: @drmagdalachery   If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. 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 102: Why Am I Grieving Someone I Didn't Know?
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.   In this week's episode I'm sharing my thoughts about the intense level of grief many seem to be experiencing following the death of Nipsey Hussle and the factors that may lead us to grieve someone even though we didn't personally know them. I also answered listener questions about dealing with a breakup when kids are involved and how to get experience as a therapist when you've been out of the field for a while.    Support our sponsor and grab your products from Naturalicious and don't forget to enter promo code JOY for 10% off your order.    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Don't forget to grab a sweatshirt, mug, or a copy of our guided affirmation at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. To take the concepts from the podcast to the next level in a community of supportive sisters, join us in The Yellow Couch Collective.  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 101: Increasing Sexual Confidence
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. In today’s episode, we’re chatting about how you can increase your confidence related to sexuality and how a lack of confidence sometimes leads to us feeling less aroused. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Pia Holec. Dr. Holec and I discussed some of the issues that can chip away at our confidence related to sexuality, some of the concerns that lead to sex being less pleasurable or even painful, how you can talk with your partner about getting your needs met, and she shared how she uses sensate focused therapy with couples in her practice.    Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!   Where to Find Dr. Holec https://www.resiliencechicago.com/pia-holec Instagram: @sexdrpia   If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. 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 98: Showing Up When You Want to Lay Down
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. In this week's episode, Melissa Ifill, LCSW is back with us to share tips on how to show up in your life even when things get tough. Melissa shared the 4 steps she uses with her clients to help them show up during the difficult times we all face, how you know when it’s time to push through vs take a step back, and of course she shared more of her favorite resources.   Support Our Sponsor Naturalicious   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!   Where to Find Melissa https://www.melissaifill.com/ Facebook: @melissaifilllcsw Instagram: @melissaifilllcsw   If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc To keep digging into today's topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe. Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. Join me for this week's Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET. 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 97: Chakras for Beginners
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. In this week's episode, Eliza Boquin, MA, LMFT, joins us to give us an introduction to chakras. Eliza and I talked about what chakras are, how you can tell if one of yours is blocked, what this means, how our chakras can impact what our relationships look like, and she shared how she uses this in her clinical work when requested. And of course she shared all of her favorite resources for anyone who wants to learn more.    Support Our Sponsor Naturalicious   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Institute for Integrated Healing    Where to Find Eliza https://flowandeasehealing.com Facebook: @flowandeasewithe Twitter: @elizagboquin Instagram: @flowandeasewithe If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc To keep digging into today's topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe. Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. Join me for this week's Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET. 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 96: Exploring Vulnerability
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. In this week's episode we're digging into vulnerability. For this conversation I was joined by Chasity Chandler, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST, CDWF. Chasity and I chatted about what makes it so difficult for us to be vulnerable, how to be more vulnerable when you have no idea where to start, vulnerability in the workplace, and what vulnerability might look like in romantic relationships.    Support Our Sponsor Naturalicious   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!   Where to Find Chasity https://centerforsexualhealthandwellness.com/ Facebook: @catalystforchange2016 Twitter: @chasforchange Instagram: @chasforchange   If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc To keep digging into today's topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe. Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. Join me for this week's Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET. 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 95: Unpacking Toxic Masculinity
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. In this week's episode we're unpacking toxic masculinity. For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Alduan Tartt, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Tartt and I discussed what is meant by the term toxic masculinity,  how it shows up in our lives, and how we can stop perpetuating it, especially in raising our sons.    Support Our Sponsor Naturalicious   Resources Mentioned Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast! Soul City Research Project Red Table Talk NBA Mental Health Campaign   Where to Find Dr. Tartt https://www.drtartt.com/ Facebook: @dralduantartt Twitter: @drtartt Instagram: @drtartt To get updates from Dr. Tartt, text "TARTT" to 22828 If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc To keep digging into today's topic and other topics discussed on the podcast, join the Facebook group at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/tribe. Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. Join me for this week's Three for Thursday chat on FB & IG Live, Thursday at 12 noon ET. 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
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Regina Rose

This is great info. Thank so much.

Apr 12th
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Regina Rose

This is a really insightful and great conversation! Thank you!

Apr 12th
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Makena Makandi

This is good information and helpful; the question remaining is how can one find a solution to depression

Mar 12th
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Mbithe Beatngii

Makena Makandi Fighting depression one needs to let go the things that are dragging and causing you pain and guilt in your heart accepting who you are and believing in your self. Remain positive

Apr 13th
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Carissa Brown

Makena Makandi I think there is no specific solution to depression. I think it's more of a personalize solution based on what coping mechanism works best for you.

Apr 8th
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Kay Day

This is me. So very true. I'm glad I can identify this problem now. The "natural genius" is me. It's so easy to do things it feels like I didn't earn it.

Mar 3rd
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Joseph Midkiff

I have a hard time believing a white person could create a show in which therapy for for white girls is the title

Feb 20th
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Breonna Wagner

I really needed to hear this!!! I'm a single parent with a Toddler and her advice gave me peace!!! Thanks

Jan 22nd
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Kandis Draw

I recently started this. So helpful!

Dec 12th
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Tonie Galloway

I truly think that the competition and urge to be the perfect mom comes from 1. seeing our mothers do it all but never truly seeing the negative aspects of keeping up with doing it all, because you know we love to put in a front and break down in a closet/car or 2. If our mothers didn't do what we felt needed to be done as a parent we decide we are going to get it right, not realizing that what our parents did was the best They CLD do and in turn we overcompensate. And put on a Front. And break down in the closet/car lmao

Dec 7th
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J S

First time listening and already loving your advice as a black male keep the great advice listening

Dec 6th
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Ellen OJ

Oh my gosh I was so overwhelmed with breastfeeding! Everything she said was spot on for me..stressed because the milk was not coming in, thinking my child was not getting enough and feeling like a complete and total failure. Thankfully the lactation nurse at my child's pediatrician offered suggestions and within a day of following her suggestion I got results. It was SUCH a relief. Thank you for sharing ALL of these thoughts that were very real for me. #representationmatters #weMUSTshareourstories

Nov 23rd
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Lindsay Anderson

Binge Listening!

Nov 7th
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Ayanna A.

I believe the book you're both referencing is Drama of the Gifted Child

Nov 2nd
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Chantel Crockett

Friendships

Oct 19th
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Shemicka Simpson

12 years ago I gave birth to my daughter 3 weeks early, due to preeclampsia, which later developed into congestive heart failure. I had a bout of "baby blues" that almost took a toll on me. This podcast was really informative. Black women are dying and suffering in silence at an alarming rate.

Oct 1st
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justmarla724

great episode. ✊🖤👑🔥

Sep 26th
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Lucretia Robertson

Thank you. Your voice, your presence is calming and reassuring. You are giving voice to very important wellness issues that are historically not talked about in the black community. I’m grateful that I “bumped into” your podcast. I been saying hey y’all for so long but still ain’t seen a coffee cup! Love it.

Sep 24th
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Taylor J.

Thank yiu

Sep 24th
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Kacey Johnson

Also thanks for the google part. I have that bad habit!

Sep 11th
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Kacey Johnson

Thanks for this episode! I feel like my partner and I have lost trust and listening to this podcast made me realized that the signs were earlier. We are in the midst of dealing with this!

Sep 11th
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Samantha Edu

"We are creating real emotions based on false images!" Love this!

Sep 11th
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Tiffany Warren

Samantha Edu That was such a powerful statement. I found this episode enlightening an very educational.

Apr 4th
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