71 episodes

A Date with Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland, CA who specializes in working with those who have suffered from relationship trauma as a result of being involved with narcissists. This podcast provides education, tips, intimate discussion, and information on topics pertaining to those who have been hurt by love and abuse who want to heal and desire to create healthy relationships.
Dr. Jones will also speak about her expertise in forensics, as well domestic violence to provide further insight into abusive relationships, safety, and learning how to recognize and protect yourself from dangerous and manipulative people.

A Date With Darkness Podcast Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD., LPCC

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A Date with Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland, CA who specializes in working with those who have suffered from relationship trauma as a result of being involved with narcissists. This podcast provides education, tips, intimate discussion, and information on topics pertaining to those who have been hurt by love and abuse who want to heal and desire to create healthy relationships.
Dr. Jones will also speak about her expertise in forensics, as well domestic violence to provide further insight into abusive relationships, safety, and learning how to recognize and protect yourself from dangerous and manipulative people.

    Exploring the Gifts of Grief; Featuring Dr. Ajita Robinson, PhD, LCPC

    Exploring the Gifts of Grief; Featuring Dr. Ajita Robinson, PhD, LCPC

    Dr. Ajita Robinson, PhD, LCPC joins us today to talk about different types of grief, how to honor our own grief, and how to respect those who have experienced loss. She shares the difficulty with loss in relationships through breakups, divorce, incarceration, and even death. She also shares how difficult grief can be when society deems you to be unworthy of grieving such as those who experience disenfranchised loss. She discussed why we grief for those who have hurt us, and how to heal.

    • 55 min
    Understanding Character Disturbances, Featuring Dr. George Simon, PhD.

    Understanding Character Disturbances, Featuring Dr. George Simon, PhD.

    Dr. George Simon, PhD. joins us today to help us understand what character disturbances are and how we should treat those who are extremely dangerous and manipulative. According to Dr. Simon, PhD, those who have character disturbances should be held accountable for their behavior and strict boundaries need to be maintained. He discussed why society has come to accept those with character disturbances and his personal challenges with educating people who are involved with manipulative personalities. 

    • 59 min
    Fighting for Divorce and Custody With the Narcissist, Featuring Steven Peskind, JD

    Fighting for Divorce and Custody With the Narcissist, Featuring Steven Peskind, JD

    Steven Peskind, Esq. owner of Peskind Law Firm in IL, joins us today for a candid conversation on his expertise in divorce law. Mr. Peskind shares how complicated things get when trying to divorce a narcissistic spouse. He explains how toxic spouses would rather spend more money engaging in high conflict battles over assets, custody, and visitation rights rather than coming to a peaceful resolution. Lastly, Mr. Peskind discusses red flags of divorces that have the potential to have grave consequences.

    • 1 hr
    The Darker the Berry, The Deeper The Hurt: Featuring Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, PhD. and Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.

    The Darker the Berry, The Deeper The Hurt: Featuring Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, PhD. and Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.

    Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. a sex therapist and owner of A Nod In the Right Direction psychotherapy. Dr. Donna Oriowo and I discuss the overt abuse that darker-skinned people face in our society. Specifically, we talk about colorism, texturism, and the privileges that lighter skinned people have in their relationships and the workforce because of the standards of beauty. There is also a special introductory reading of a clip of my dissertation by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, founder of Therapy for Black Girls.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Fighting the Energy Vampires, Featuring Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD

    Fighting the Energy Vampires, Featuring Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD

    Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD OB/GYN and author of Dodging Energy Vampires joins us today to help us understand why we feel drained by the energy that certain people bring to relationships. According to Dr. Northrup, stress from those who continue to challenge our boundaries and drain our emotional health, also cause us to be physically sick. She also shares her personal story of having energy vampires in her life, and how she utilizes coping strategies and screenings to keep them away.

    • 1 hr
    Stop the Fatness: How Fat Phobia, Fat Shaming, and Societal Narcissism Cause Body Image Hatred, Featuring Sonalee Rashatwar, LCSW, MEd.

    Stop the Fatness: How Fat Phobia, Fat Shaming, and Societal Narcissism Cause Body Image Hatred, Featuring Sonalee Rashatwar, LCSW, MEd.

    Joining us on the couch today, is Sonalee Rashatwar, LCSW, MEd who is also known as the ever popular Fat Sex Therapist on Instagram. Sonalee and I discuss how society's narcissistic views on body image developed and how it has an impact on what we view as healthy, how we feel about ourselves, and how this shows up in our bedroom. Sonalee also shared her battle with loving the skin that she's in and the impact that this has had on her life.

    • 57 min

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