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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.

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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.

    Exploring Father Daughter Relationships

    Exploring Father Daughter Relationships

    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.
    We’ve talked here on the podcast about Black women’s relationships with their mothers and many of you have asked us for an expansion of that conversation to discuss relationships with fathers. The term daddy issues is often thrown around, usually callously, to depict the difficulties some believe women have in romantic relationships as a result of the relationship they’ve had with their fathers. Today, we wanted to dig deeper into this to explore how Black women’s relationships with their fathers can impact us. For this conversation we're joined by Nic Hardy. LCSW. Nic and I discussed whether there is an impact on romantic relationships related to our relationship with our fathers, what kinds of qualities lead to healthy father and daughter relationships, healing from a damaged relationship with your father, and he answers some of the questions submitted by community members.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

    Where to Find Nic
    https://www.nichardy.com/

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    Our Production Team
    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 49 min
    How Music & Dance Impact Our Mental Health

    How Music & Dance Impact Our Mental Health

    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.
    What’s the song that reminds you of the best night you had out with your girls? Or the one that brings the tears as soon as you hear the beat drop? There is no denying the power that music and dance has on our mood. Well did you know it can be useful in therapy too? In honor of Black Music Month, this week we're chatting all about how music and dance impact our mental health. For this conversation I was joined by Jennifer Sterling, a registered Dance & Movement psychotherapist and holistic nutritionist. Jennifer and I chatted about how she uses dance and movement in her work as a therapist, the concerns it can be useful for, and why dance and music are powerful in helping us heal. 
    I’m also super excited to share a conversation I had with one of my favorite musical artists, Carmen Rodgers, about her experience as an artist and her thoughts on why investing in your mental health is important as an artist.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon
    American Dance Therapy Association https://www.adta.org/

    Where to Find Jennifer
    https://jennifersterling.com/

    Where to Find Carmen
    https://www.iamcarmenrodgers.com/

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    Our Production Team
    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Exploring African Traditional Religions

    Exploring African Traditional Religions

    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.
    Our relationships with religion and spirituality is a long and storied one. As of late, I’ve been seeing more references from sisters exploring African Traditional Religions as a means of reconnecting to parts of our history and wanted to learn more about it. To help us dig a little deeper into this area, today I’m joined by Dr. Dianne Stewart. Dr. Stewart and I chatted about some of the major tenets of African Traditional Religions, some of the common misconceptions, and she shares some of her favorite resources for anyone wanting to learn more.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

    Where to Find Dr. Stewart
    https://www.diannemstewart.com/

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 44 min
    Checking In with Michelle Williams

    Checking In with Michelle Williams

    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.
    You may know Michelle Williams as 1/3 of the superstar group Destiny’s Child, but this week she is embarking on a brand new identity as an author with her brand new book, Checking In. In the past couple of years, Michelle has been more open in sharing about the mental health concerns she’s experienced and she is now using her platform to help others to have these conversations to check in with themselves and others. Michelle and I chatted about the various parts of her identity she’s had to navigate throughout her life, the experience of managing depression while being in the spotlight, and keeping some things for yourself as a public figure.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon
    Where to Find Michelle
    http://www.checkinginbook.com
    Instagram: @michellewilliams

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 42 min
    Married at First Sight

    Married at First Sight

    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.
    If you’ve been watching this season of Married at First Sight, you know that last week was decision day, and what a decision day it was! Joining me again to debrief on everything that’s happened this season is Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Beverley Andre. Beverley is back with us to chat about which of the couples decided to stay together and which of them have separated, her suggestions for those remaining together, our thoughts on where the couples seemed to struggle, and our predictions for what we’ll see at the reunion. This episode does contain spoilers.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon

    Where to Find Beverley
    https://beheartcounseling.com/
    Twitter: @BeverleyAndre_
    Instagram: @BeverleyAndre_

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 50 min
    Angela Tucker On Transracial Adoptions

    Angela Tucker On Transracial Adoptions

    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.
    As a follow up to our conversation earlier this week about transracial adoption, we wanted to chat with someone who has lived this experience. Angela Tucker is a Black woman who was adopted from foster care to a white family. During our conversation, Angela shared more about her experiences as an adoptee, the challenges she’s had related to identity, the process of reuniting with her biological family, and about the work she does to help other transracial adoptees.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon
    http://www.adopteeson.com/
    https://www.pactadopt.org/app/servlet/HomePage

    Where to Find Angela
    https://www.angelatucker.com/

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 41 min

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