130 episodes

A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 103 Ratings

A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

    The God Complex and Emotional Dysregulation, Featuring Erika Simone

    The God Complex and Emotional Dysregulation, Featuring Erika Simone

    Relationship coach Erika Simone joins us today to discuss how the relationship with God and our fathers impact our romantic relationships with others. Erika and further discuss lessons of spiritual teachings, and how some of the underlying tones to those messages can be oppressive to women. Erika and I chat about emotional dyregulation and the role that plays in how we show up for others and ourselves. Visit Erika Simone at: https://www.itserikasimone.com/ https://www.itserikasimone.com/receiv... https://www.tiktok.com/@erikasimone_ https://www.instagram.com/erikasimone_/
    *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.
    The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC. 
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red  Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 50 min
    Underestimating the Narcissist

    Underestimating the Narcissist

    When dealing with a narcissist, we often underestimate the level of dangerousness of a person or situation. This episode explores behaviors and actions that should never be minimized, ignored, or dismissed.
    *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.
    The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC. 
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red  Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 23 min
    Becoming Confident, Featuring Deandra Kanu

    Becoming Confident, Featuring Deandra Kanu

    Deandra Kanu, fashion and beauty influencer and former contestant from The Bachelor, joins us today to discuss steps to building confidence. If you have ever been in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, then you know it does a number on your self-esteem and confidence. Deandra walks us through her steps and journey of regaining confidence.
    Connect with Deandra Kanu here:
    Deandra's YouTube
    Deandra's Instagram
    Deandra's Storefront
    Deandra's TikTok
    *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.
    The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC. 
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red  Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 57 min
    Parental Alienation, Featuring Dr. Amy Baker, PhD.

    Parental Alienation, Featuring Dr. Amy Baker, PhD.

    Dr. Amy Baker, PhD. author, researcher, and court expert joins us today to talk about parental alienation. There is nothing more hurtful than a parent turning their child against the other parent. This can go on for years when children are forced to align with one parent, and are subjected to endless smear campaigns about the other parent. Dr. Baker discusses why parents do this, the likelihood of a parent who engages in this behavior having a personality disorder, and the consequences of the parents behavior on their child long-term. 
    Visit Dr. Amy Baker, PhD here: Dr. Amy Baker's website
    Dr. Amy Baker's Books:
    Surviving Parental Alienation
    Co-Parenting With the Toxic Ex
    Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome
    The High-Conflict Custody Battle
    Getting Through My Parents Divorce
    *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.
    The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC. 
    *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.*
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red  Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 54 min
    Connecting with Quality Men, Featuring Bob Grant, PLC

    Connecting with Quality Men, Featuring Bob Grant, PLC

    If you have ever been in a relationship with a narcissistic, abusive, or emotionally unavailable man; you may find that you feel negatively about men or you have trouble connecting with them. Bob Grant, PLC and I discuss what a quality man looks like in a relationship, who he surrounds himself with, and how he approaches problem-solving in a relationship. Further, Bob and I discuss how you can have a corrective emotional experience with a quality man. 
    Visit Bob Grant, PLC here: Bob Grant's website
    *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.
    The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC. 
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red  Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 1 hr
    Self-Compassion, Featuring Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD.

    Self-Compassion, Featuring Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD.

    Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD. joins the podcast today to discuss the art of self-compassion. When struggling with an abusive or dysfunctional relationship, it's important to treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Dr. Neff explains how to be self-compassionate, ways you can make space in your life to be compassionate, and how self-compassion improves your quality of life overall.
    Connect with Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD here: www.self-compassion.org For Dr. Kristen Neff's books:
    Self-Compassion 
    Fierce Self-Compassion
    The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook 
    *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.
    The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC. 
    *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.*
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red  Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Creative Allotment ,

Woweeeee!!!

I’m listening to the Misogynoir podcast with Dr. Donna and 🤯 She is such. A. Truth. Teller. Incredible podcast and discussions Dr. Natalie. I’m so excited about your possible participation in the ICCC…

earbpr ,

Difficult topics with kind discussion

I really enjoy the show. It's usually informative and structured in a way that is easy to follow. The show touches upon very difficult subjects in an artfully thoughtful and understanding way. I'm currently using this in conjunction with therapy to help navigate toxic family dynamics.

Alanae131 ,

Love this show

So insightful and always give great advice on relevant topics.

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