190 episodes

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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    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 3.8K Ratings

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.

    Seasonal Depression During the Pandemic

    Seasonal Depression During the Pandemic

    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 the days get shorter and the wind gets colder, you might be moving a little slower and feeling a little less motivated. And given the multiple stressors we’ve experienced this year, that’s not at all a surprise. Today we’re joined by Dr. Allycin Powell-Hicks to talk about seasonal affective disorder and how that might be heightening depressive symptoms you might have experienced in the past. Dr. Ally and I discussed tips for managing depressive symptoms, how we can tell if symptoms are something we should be concerned about, how to support ourselves in this very different holiday season, and some of the relationship challenges that have arisen during the pandemic and how to manage them.

    Resources Mentioned
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

    Where to Find Dr. Ally
    https://www.allycinhicks.com/
    Instagram: @allycinhicks
    Twitter: @allycinhicks

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    • 44 min
    Consensual Non-Monogamy

    Consensual Non-Monogamy

    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.
    Today we’re digging into the topic of consensual non-monogamy. While monogamous relationships may be the relationship types we hear about most often, they’re not the only relationships types that exist. To break it all down for us, I was joined by Ruby B. Johnson, LCSW, LCDC. Ruby and I discussed some of the most common misconceptions about consensual non-monogamy, how to determine whether a polyamorous relationship is a good fit for you, some considerations in a polyamorous relationship, how to unpack some of the stigma related to consensual non-monogamy, and of course she shares some of her favorite resources.

    Resources Mentioned
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Multiamory podcast
    Poly Weekly podcast
    Normalizing Nonmonogamy podcast
    Monogamish podcast
    Wanderlust
    Poly Love Documentary

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    Where to Find Ruby
    https://www.inamorata.me/

    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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
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    • 49 min
    Post-Election Reflections

    Post-Election Reflections

    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.
    Whew! This has been a week. There is lots to unpack following last week's Presidential election so I invited two of my friends and colleagues to join me for the discussion. This week I am joined by Dr. Joy D. Beckwith and Dr. Ayanna Abrams, both Psychologists in Atlanta, GA. We chatted about how we’re feeling post-election, how many of the feelings we’re experiencing are the result of the trauma we’ve endured at the hands of our government, these ideas around Black women saving the world, and we discussed the power of representation and what it means to have VP-Elect Kamala Harris preparing to take office.

    Resources Mentioned
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Support Our Sponsors
    Get the best sleep of your life by going to helixsleep.com/therapyforblackgirls to get up to 200 dollars off your mattress order and two free pillows.
    Where to Find Dr. Abrams
    https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth.com/
    Instagram: @dr_ayanna_a
    Facebook: @ascensionbehavioralhealth
    Where to Find Dr. Beckwith
    Instagram: @askdrjoy
    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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    • 50 min
    All About Tarot

    All About Tarot

    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.
    Have you ever used tarot cards or had some read for you? Have you heard others talk about using them and been curious for yourself? Well we’ve got you covered. To answer all of our questions about tarot, we’re joined this week by Princess-India Powell, LPC. Princess-India and I discussed what tarot is and how it can be useful, how she incorporates tarot into therapy when requested, how you can get started incorporating tarot into your life, and she shared some of her favorite resources. 
    Resources Mentioned
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
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    Where to Find Princess-India Powell
    https://www.thewoketherapist.com/
    Twitter: @woketherapist
    Instagram: @thewoketherapist
    Join us for a live Q&A with Princess-India on Nov. 13
    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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    • 48 min
    The Role of Nostalgia in Managing Anxiety

    The Role of Nostalgia in Managing Anxiety

    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’re anything like me, you’ve probably been spending much of your time watching or re-watching some of your favorite shows from the past like Girlfriends, Living Single, or One on One. But did you know that there’s a very good reason why so many of us are turning to old favorites right now to help soothe ourselves? Joining us again this week to dig into why, is Dr. Alicia Little Hodge. She and I chatted about how nostalgia works to calm anxiety, how anxiety looks different since the pandemic, and she offers her perspective on managing our anxiety around the election season.

    Resources Mentioned
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Shoulda Sharonda & Friends Thinking Styles

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    Where to Find Dr. Hodge
    Listen to Dr. Hodge on Session 38 of the podcast discussing anxiety.
    slayyouranxiety.com
    Twitter: @helpmehodge
    Instagram: @helpmehodge

    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 Yellow Couch Collective, therapyforblackgirls.com/ycc
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at podcast@therapyforblackgirls.com.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    • 45 min
    Session 178: Taking Action & Taking Care of Ourselves

    Session 178: Taking Action & Taking Care of Ourselves

    To help try and make sense of what’s been happening for the past couple of months, I’m joined today by my colleague and soror, Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson. Dr. Anderson and I discussed the impact the stress of the past couple of months has had on us, offered some perspective about why many of us may feel exhausted with the current political climate, and offers some tips on how to take care of ourselves so that we can keep going.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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3.8K Ratings

LA52 ,

Superb!

Magnificent on so many levels. Thank You.

Charlotte in Seattle ,

Educational and Enlightening

I am not the intended audience for this wonderful podcast, but I find it very valuable to hear these various Black women share their advice, experiences, and professional expertise. I feel more clued into my own mental health as well more sensitive to the particulars of mental well being as it relates to Black women. Thank you!

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Worth a listen!

I’ve only listened to one episode, but I’m a big fan already! I’m sure this will become a staple in my podcast library after today 🤓

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