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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.

Therapy for Black Girls Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

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.

    Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature

    Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature

    Today we’ll be chatting about the ways the Black community has been disconnected from nature and the impact it has. For this conversation I was joined by J. Phoenix Smith, MSW. She and I chatted about her practice of liberation ecotherapy, how she combines all of her experiences in working with clients, how the trauma to the land shows up in our experiences, and of course she shared some of her favorite resources if you want to dig in more.

    • 44 min
    Plant Parenthood Is More Than A Trend

    Plant Parenthood Is More Than A Trend

    If your Instagram feed looks anything like mine, for months you’ve probably been seeing tons of beautiful sisters in their homes surrounded by lots of luscious green plants. It seems like many of us have found solace in plants and other connections to nature recently. We wanted to dig into what’s driving this for us so we found two experts to share about their work and how we can heal through nature.  

    • 58 min
    Managing Suicidal Thoughts

    Managing Suicidal Thoughts

    We started this conversation last week when I shared a few questions for you to check in with yourself about your mental health. Given that September is National Suicide Prevention Month, I thought it was important to continue the conversation by discussing how you can cope and manage if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts.

    • 11 min
    Community Check In

    Community Check In

    I thought it was time for us to do another community check in given that there continue to be so many threats to our mental health. If you are not ok right now, it is totally understandable why you would not be. In this episode I share 5 questions to help you check in with yourself. 

    • 11 min
    Affirming Your Queer Identity

    Affirming Your Queer Identity

    We know that our experiences of sexuality are as varied as we are and wanted to spend some time today digging into what it means to affirm your identity as a Queer person. For this conversation I was joined by Mychelle Williams, LPC & TV/Film Writer & Director, Felicia Pride.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Women, Agency, & Pleasure

    Women, Agency, & Pleasure

    Dr. Lexx Brown-James is back with us this week to chat about Cardi B & Meg the Stallion's newest release, WAP. Dr. Lexx and I chatted about the stereotypes that are often invoked in commentary about Black women’s sexuality, the importance of agency in sexual liberation, how respectability politics are used to shame Black women, and how we can unpack our own shame around sexuality to encourage healthier attitudes towards sexuality for our children.

    • 44 min

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