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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.

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

    • Mental Health
    • 4.7 • 87 Ratings

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.

    BDSM, Kink, Sexual Fantasies, and Trauma; Featuring Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, CSE

    BDSM, Kink, Sexual Fantasies, and Trauma; Featuring Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, CSE

    Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, CSE joins us today to discuss BDSM, kink, sexual fantasies, and trauma. Quandra and discuss the difference between a healthy sex-based lifestyle vs a life-style based in trauma. Quandra also discussed how to determine if a partner is abusive and not respectful of boundaries. She also shares why it's important to explore therapy if you are a trauma survivor and how trauma/abuse may show up for you in the bedroom. 

    • 54 min
    Surviving Toxic Families, Featuring Marina Williams, LMHC

    Surviving Toxic Families, Featuring Marina Williams, LMHC

    Marina Williams, LMHC and author of Surviving the Toxic Family joins us on the couch today to discuss toxic family dynamics and how to overcome them. Marina offers solid tips and suggestions on managing boundaries with family toxicity. She also shares her personal struggles in managing unhealthy family dynamics.  

    • 53 min
    Exploring Troubled Relationships Between Mothers and Daughters, Featuring Ann Dillard LMFT

    Exploring Troubled Relationships Between Mothers and Daughters, Featuring Ann Dillard LMFT

    Ann Dillard, LMFT and owner of KIP Consulting Services, LLC joins us today to have a candid conversation about painful wounds in the mother-daughter relationship. Ann shares her experience with her own mother, and how it motivates her to hold positive space for her own daughter. Ann provides tips and suggestions on how mothers can provide a safer and more nurturing environment for their daughters. She further offers insight on how to nurture yourself if the relationship does not meet your expectations. 

    • 47 min
    Part 2: Continuing to Explore Deceptiveness and Red Flags in Relationships; Featuring Anna Stowe Certified Mitigation Specialist

    Part 2: Continuing to Explore Deceptiveness and Red Flags in Relationships; Featuring Anna Stowe Certified Mitigation Specialist

    Part 2: Anna Stowe, certified mitigation specialist and owner of Stowe Investigations joins us today to talk about her experience as being a private investigator. Anna described how women seek out her services when they are distrustful of their spouses actions. Anna discussed how despite the evidence that she provides, people still choose to stay in troubling relationships. Lastly, Anna discusses the dark side of her work, and how she handles it when people get seriously hurt. 

    • 57 min
    Investigating the Red Flags in Relationships, Featuring Certified Mitigation Specialist Anna Stowe

    Investigating the Red Flags in Relationships, Featuring Certified Mitigation Specialist Anna Stowe

    Anna Stowe, certified mitigation specialist and owner of Stowe Investigations joins us today to talk about her experience as being a private investigator. Anna describe how women seek out her services when they are distrustful of their spouses actions. Suspicions of cheating, hiding alimony, dating/internet/fraud scams, having a secret lover tucked away somewhere can be just the beginning of what she uncovers. Lastly, Anna discusses when it is appropriate for someone to contact a private investigator.  

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Addressing the Pain of Those Who are Hurting on Valentine's Day

    Addressing the Pain of Those Who are Hurting on Valentine's Day

    Today's episode addresses those who may be hurting or resentful of Valentine's Day. In this solocast, I discuss why we may be hurting on Valentine's Day and how we can cope with the hurt that we feel on this day. 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

DJ Dan De Leon ,

Amazing!

I’m a gay male, narcissistic abuse survivor from my last relationship and this show has been a lifeline to recover thank you.

DeBoraMRicks ,

Spot Ok Interview with HG Tudor

One of my sisters is a narcissist. I dated one years ago. And a many decade long friendship with a narcissist is coming to an end now that I finally accept the truth about him. This interview with a narcissist was particularly brilliant. You’re a great interviewer. Thank you.

Twerkswell ,

Helpful Content but Distracting Voice

Helpful content for one of the most difficult kinds of human beings to deal with. Overuse of the word “absolutely” though, and host has a very sleepy, bored, detached sounding voice which can be distracting and annoying.

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