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15 Minutes on the Couch focuses on giving you bite-size advice, guidance, and knowledge about topics that interest you. Each week, BFT will talk about a host of topics that YOU (the audience) have suggested. Join us as we laugh, learn, and push you outside your comfort zone for your ultimate growth. If you have suggestions or just want to give feedback, please send to hello@blackfemaletherapists.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @BlackFemaleTherapists and www.blackfemaletherapists.com

15 Minutes on the Couc‪h‬ Black Female Therapists

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

15 Minutes on the Couch focuses on giving you bite-size advice, guidance, and knowledge about topics that interest you. Each week, BFT will talk about a host of topics that YOU (the audience) have suggested. Join us as we laugh, learn, and push you outside your comfort zone for your ultimate growth. If you have suggestions or just want to give feedback, please send to hello@blackfemaletherapists.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @BlackFemaleTherapists and www.blackfemaletherapists.com

    Infertility in Black Women

    Infertility in Black Women

    Today in the guest chair, we have Dr. Loree Johnson, Psychotherapist and Coach
    Dr. Loree Johnson has combined 20 years of clinical work to help women navigate their mental health and reproductive health and heal from the trauma of infertility. She also help couples navigate uncertainty in their relationships so they can overcome their fertility challenges with their relationship still intact.
    “It’s something that our families really didn’t talked to us about…the research is telling us that Black women are twice as likely to struggle with infertility.”
    Dr. Johnson live in Hermosa Beach, CA with her husband, and in my spare time, she enjoy salsa dancing, traveling, reading, and riding her motorcycle.. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
     

    • 22 min
    Overcoming Fear + Living in the Present with Bea Dixon, CEO of HoneyPot

    Overcoming Fear + Living in the Present with Bea Dixon, CEO of HoneyPot

    Today in the guest chair, we have Beatrice Dixon, Founder and CEO of HoneyPot
    Beatrice Dixon is a true believer about living in the present and not having fear. The Atlanta-based CEO and founder has a varied background, including work in pharmacy, natural foods, and retail. She combined her business acumen with her experience, and a little help from her ancestors to launch The Honey Pot Company.
    “Be relentless about your life. Any moment you have, live it”
    Dixon is the epitome of what visualization, chasing your dreams, never giving up, and overcoming adversity, looks like. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
     Resources from this episode:
    Osho

    • 27 min
    Mommying, Managing, and Meditating

    Mommying, Managing, and Meditating

    Today in the guest chair, we have Lauren Williams
    Lauren Williams was born in the heart of the city Atlanta, into the renowned Williams family, highly regarded for their work in community service, civil rights and philanthropy.
    As part of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Lauren has used her platform to share her health and wellness journey through her social media following while advocating for the elimination hunger and homelessness, assistance for single mothers, mental health, activism for civil justice and speaking at the March of Dimes.
    “There’s no possible way you are able to give 100% to everything so counterbalance is what it is.”
    As co-owner of Go Naked Hair, a beauty & lifestyle company and Real Life Snacks, Lauren's aim is to provide everyone with ways to make their life a little bit better. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
     Resources from this episode:
    The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
    The One Thing: The Surprising Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

    • 28 min
    Eating Disorders with Dr. Kelli Rugless

    Eating Disorders with Dr. Kelli Rugless

    Today in the guest chair, we have Dr. Kelli Rugless, Psy.D.
    Dr. Kelli Rugless is a Licensed Psychologist and the owner of Flourish Psychology, a private psychological practice dedicated to meeting the unique needs of women. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Master’s degree and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Health Psychology, from Loma Linda University. 
    Dr. Kelli is a Board Member at Breaking the Chains Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on using creative arts as tools for healing eating disorders, disordered eating and negative body image. Her work focuses on delivering evidenced-based services in a culturally-sensitive manner to the women in her practice as well as making psychological concepts more relevant and accessible to the general population.
    “This idea that it doesn’t impact Black women actually hurts us when we are struggling.”
    She has participated in a number of panels, podcasts, magazine articles, and speaking engagements and is in production of her own podcast “The Hangup” which focuses specifically on uplifting women by discussing our unique strengths and how to capitalize on them in our everyday lives.  Dr. Kelli is a member of several professional associations including the American Psychological Association, The Academy for Eating Disorders, and the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Kelli lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and two sons. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
     Resources from this episode:
    National Eating Disorders Association
    Academy of Eating Disorders

    • 25 min
    The Strong Black Woman with Dr. Ayanna Abrams

    The Strong Black Woman with Dr. Ayanna Abrams

    Today in the guest chair, we have Dr. Ayanna Abrams, Psy.D.
    Dr. Ayanna Abrams is a licensed clinical psychologist in Atlanta and Founder of Ascension Behavioral Health, LLC. Her specialties include working with black women with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders that affect functioning, and clients who struggle to get their needs met in personal and professional relationships.
    “Because that is ingrained in our community, it feels innate, it feels hereditary but it is a learned behavior”
    She has extensive experience with black couples addressing emotional disconnection and dissatisfaction. Dr. Abrams has been featured on several global platforms including Essence, AfroPunk, Therapy for Black Girls, Silence the Shame and WeWork as a podcast guest, article contributor or mental health speaker.
    She is the co-founder of Not So Strong, an initiative to improve the mental health and relationship functioning of black women through vulnerable storytelling. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
     Resources from this episode:
    Liberate
    Headspace
    Calm

    Insight Timer
    Burn Out
    Codependent No More
    *Disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you. BFT will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

    • 22 min
    How to Practice Self-Care with a Busy Schedule with Andromeda Peters, LICSW

    How to Practice Self-Care with a Busy Schedule with Andromeda Peters, LICSW

    Today in the guest chair, we have Miss United States 2018 Andromeda Peters, LICSW
    Miss United States 2018 Andromeda Peters is a licensed therapist, spokeperson, and model. 
    Andromeda's childhood has provided her with a  journey filled with many circumstances that Andromeda has risen above, but she says she was given a gift that led her to being such an open-minded and welcoming person of diversity.Coming from an LGBTQ family and having a transgendered father, she is taking her love of prose one step further and writing a book with her dad about diversity. 
    Her movement: “Your Mind Matters” promotes mental health support self-care and self-love. Proclaimed health nut, Andromeda loves taking care of her health-mind, body, soul and helping others to do the same. She is a lover of life who gives thanks for every single blessing. 
    Social Media InfoAndromeda Peters: @andromedapeters
    Website: https://www.andromedapeters.com
    Black Female Therapists – @blackfemaletherapists

    • 32 min

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