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[dope therapists + dope conversations]
Two brown chicks changing the face of therapy on both sides of the couch.

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[dope therapists + dope conversations]
Two brown chicks changing the face of therapy on both sides of the couch.

    Session 134: The Mental Health Challenges of Being First Generation

    Session 134: The Mental Health Challenges of Being First Generation

    Growing up first generation American has it’s unique set of challenges.

    From language barriers to cultural differences, the stress of the “immigrant paradox” can leave one feeling anxious, depressed, and isolated.

    This week, licensed psychotherapist, Alejandra Restrepo of @shayapsychotherapy highlights what we need to know about the mental health of first generation individuals & the support they need.

    • 41 min
    Session 133: Men to Heal

    Session 133: Men to Heal

    In this week's episode, James Harris, licensed mental health professional, founder of Men to Heal®️ and creator of Cheesy Dates Board Game©️ chats with us about the challenges men face due to societal pressure & gender stereotypes. Listen in as he encourages everyone to check our privileges and limiting views as a path to healing.

    • 38 min
    Session 132: Stop Stressing & Embrace Your Cultural Foods with a Positive Approach to Nutrition

    Session 132: Stop Stressing & Embrace Your Cultural Foods with a Positive Approach to Nutrition

    What if the nutrition & wellness standards we pressure ourselves to meet in order to be "healthy" are actually rooted in anti-blackness and white supremacy? How would that impact your approach to health?

    Maybe you've already experienced this at your yearly physical exam when all your lab work came back normal, but your doctor expressed "concern" that your weight wasn't within the "healthy" BMI range. The solution? Stay away from the cultural foods you were raised on and focus on shrinking your body.

    This shared experienced amongst many Black/Brown folx can leave us feeling defeated, shamed, and stressed and we struggle to meet standards that don't embrace who we are, where we come from, and what we look like. Rarely are factors like the stress of everyday discrimination, lack of access to food variety, lack of healthcare access, and medical systemic racism are rarely taken into consideration as health threats.

    In this week's episode, Dalina Soto, Your Latina Nutritionist, breaks down common myths about nutrition and health and shares with us how to begin taking a more positive approach to wellness. You might be surprised how much we have to unlearn.

    If you're ready to feel more empowered on your health journey then tune in NOW to Session #132: Stop Stressing & Embrace Your Cultural Foods with a Positive Approach to Nutrition.

    Guest: Dalina Soto
    https://yourlatinanutritionist.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/your.latina.nutritionist/

    • 42 min
    Session 131: Sexual Liberation For Black/Brown Folx

    Session 131: Sexual Liberation For Black/Brown Folx

    Respectability politics, gender stereotypes, and $ exual shame can take a toll on our mental health & relationships.

    In this week’s Between Sessions episode, Dr. Nikki Coleman shares with us how Black/Brown folx can begin to liberate ourselves and begin creating a life that is authentic to ourselves and filled with healthy pleasure.

    Guest: Dr. Nikki Coleman
    https://www.drnikkiknows.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/drnikkiknows/
    https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiKnows/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@drnikkisextherapist

    • 38 min
    Session 130: Imposter Syndrome In Black + Brown Men

    Session 130: Imposter Syndrome In Black + Brown Men

    Who can Black & Brown men turn to when they doubt their worthiness and competence?

    In a world that tells our boys to “man up,” “boys don’t cry,” and “never let them see you sweat, how can Black/Brown process the insecurities that show up with imposter syndrome?

    In this week’s Between Sessions episode, Stevon Lewis, MFT shares with us why Black/Brown men are more susceptible to experiencing imposter syndrome, how it manifests, and how they can begin to overcome it.

    Guest: Stevon Lewis
    https://www.stevonlewis.com/
    https://www.talktohighachievers.com/
    @stevonlewismft

    • 34 min
    Session 129: Maternal Mental Health for Black/Brown Women

    Session 129: Maternal Mental Health for Black/Brown Women

    Did you know that black women are 3-4 times more likely to die during childbirth than white women?

    Black women are also at a higher risk of having premature births and encountering life-threatening complications during childbirth.

    You might think this is solely about healthcare access, but research shows that these conditions span across education and income levels.

    The issue is undoubtedly one of race.

    And what happens when everyone makes it home?

    For those who are able to give birth safely, postpartum mental health issues such as depression or anxiety may be an additional factor that may go untreated.

    Black women deserve better.

    In this week's episode, Eliza & Eboni sit down with Shivonne Odom, LPC of @akoma_counseling who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington DC, a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and a National Certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist.
    Find out what else Shivonne has to say about the vulnerabilities Black women face pre-and post-pregnancy, how they can advocate for themselves, and what resources are available during this critical time.

    Guest: Shivonne Odom
    akomacounselingconcepts.com/
    @akoma_counseling

    Check out her upcoming training on Black Maternal Mental Health & the Black Maternal Health Crisis: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd8VWMKumXe/

    • 34 min

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