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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.

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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.

    Session 143: All About Phobias

    Session 143: All About Phobias

    This week, Mandisa Jones, LCSW,  joins us to discuss phobias. Mandisa and I chatted about what phobias are and how they’re different from our everyday fears, some common misconceptions about phobias, how they impact multiple areas of a person’s life and how phobias are treated. 

    • 31 min
    BONUS: Sisterhood in Business

    BONUS: Sisterhood in Business

    In this bonus episode brought to you with the support of Pfizer, Dr. Key Hallmon and I chatted about what sisterhood can look like in business, her definition of the modern village, practical ways we can create community with other sisters, how to truly embrace a spirit of collaboration over competition, and she shares how she tends to her mental health while also tending to her business.

    • 35 min
    Session 142: Can you heal in the environment that hurt you?

    Session 142: Can you heal in the environment that hurt you?

    A few week's ago, a question was asked about healing in the environment that hurt you and we definitely had to bring it to the podcast to dig in deeper. For this conversation we're joined again by Melissa Ifill, LCSW. Melissa and I chatted about whether it is possible to heal in an environment that hurt you, what boundaries might look like with someone who’s hurt you, the importance of having difficult conversations, and what forgiveness really means when you’ve been hurt.

    • 40 min
    Session 141: Considerations In Situationships

    Session 141: Considerations In Situationships

    In this week's episode we're chatting about situationships! What you need to know if you're considering one and how to deal with them ending. 

    • 8 min
    Session 140: Healing After An Abortion

    Session 140: Healing After An Abortion

    Today’s session covers another topic requested by several community members and that is how to heal after an abortion. For this conversation I was joined by Keisha Wells, LPC. Keisha and I chatted about some of the common experiences women may struggle with after an abortion, how to support a friend who’s had an abortion, how support systems may change after an abortion, and she shares her favorite resources for anyone wanting additional support or information. 

    • 22 min
    Session 139: Journaling Exercise for Self Reflection

    Session 139: Journaling Exercise for Self Reflection

    In this week's episode I want you to join me for a journaling exercise. I'm sharing 10 questions to help you reflect on yourself. Grab your journal and let's get started.

    • 6 min

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