12 episodes

Hello everyone and welcome to The Unorthodox Therapist. I am your host and Licensed Professional Counselor, Dante Duval Barfield. I am a fully established clinician in the city of Philadelphia, PA. I will be introducing to you all my unorthodox perspective of all things related to mental health and therapy. I’m hoping to bring humor and joy and continue my mission to defeat the stigma of mental health and open your minds to other ways you can become your truest and best self.

The Unorthodox Therapist Dante Duval

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Hello everyone and welcome to The Unorthodox Therapist. I am your host and Licensed Professional Counselor, Dante Duval Barfield. I am a fully established clinician in the city of Philadelphia, PA. I will be introducing to you all my unorthodox perspective of all things related to mental health and therapy. I’m hoping to bring humor and joy and continue my mission to defeat the stigma of mental health and open your minds to other ways you can become your truest and best self.

    The Unorthodox Therapist Session 11: The Intersection of Anxiety and Identity

    The Unorthodox Therapist Session 11: The Intersection of Anxiety and Identity

    Simply put this session opens up the space to begin exploring Generalized Anxiety Disorder beyond the DSM 5. My therapy is grounded in the soil of identity and learning more about how our true selves intersect within society, work, home, and our communities.

    This is not the last session on anxiety. I hope this episode opens your minds to more than a book of symptoms. I hope you allow yourself to enter and into a world of culture. 

    Follow on instagram for more updates on all future episodes and remixing adventures into mental health.

    • 23 min
    The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 10: "Breonna Taylor: We Should Have Loved You First"

    The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 10: "Breonna Taylor: We Should Have Loved You First"

    Breonna Taylor, why did we not say your name? In the episode I explore many social and therapeutic dynamics of the death and murder of Breonna Taylor. This is episode is an opportunity for accountability within the vision of progress for Black America. I only ask how do you see the liberation of black people and people of color? I see it through the eyes and souls of black women. 

    Women like my mother. Black Trans women like Dominique Fells and Riah Milton. 

    And women like Breonna Taylor.

    Follow, subscribe, and share so people can continue to say her name.

    • 31 min
    The Unorthodox Therapist Session 9 feat. Marquise Davon: "We Are George Philadelphia"

    The Unorthodox Therapist Session 9 feat. Marquise Davon: "We Are George Philadelphia"

    We Are George: Philly

    What's good everybody. Welcome to my first bonus session featuring Marquise Davon. Marquise is a Black male educator in the Philadelphia area that primarily focuses on bringing Hip Hop Culture into the classroom. He graduated from Susquehanna University in 2018 with a Dual Degree in Digital Multimedia - Broadcasting and Theatre Studies. His professional background is in edtech, social media management, and equity work. Marquise is also the host of This American Negro and co-host of the DearRDG Podcast, where he aims to bring Black culture to the forefront of conversation. His mission to ensure that future generations of Black people have an equitable world to come into.


    And our mission together is We Are George Philly. We Are George is a weekly virtual discussion open to all all.. The spirit of George Floyd can either become a hashtag on an instagram page or a forever burning ember of change. We Are George is a weekly talk will be provide a safe space to discuss the structural racism and oppression that impacts black and brown communities, engage in tools for action and change, and focus on how people of color can heal and sustain Our mission is to give people who suffer from the binds of systemic oppression and racism, the space to keep a breathe of fresh air on
    the embers, so his flame, and America’s need for change, never goes out again.

    When and How and What?

    We are George will be held each week via Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We will break
    down and discuss all things related to social justice education, reform, and maintenance of self. The mission to provide a safe safe for black and brown people to not only discuss topics of structural racism, identify tools for social justice and reform, and focus on how we as black people must maintain our selves and provide tools for healing.

    A promotional will be posted on our Instagram page @wearegeorgephilly which will highlight each weeks discussion, topic, and guest speaker.

    • 50 min
    The Unorthodox Therapist Session 8: "George Floyd, I Never Met You, But I Love You"

    The Unorthodox Therapist Session 8: "George Floyd, I Never Met You, But I Love You"

    The unjust murder of George Floyd is a shared collective trauma for the black community. His murder is highlighting countless of years of systemic oppression, racism, and police brutality. 

    In this episode I do my best to highlight how George Floyd's murder by the knee cap of a white on duty police officer is impacting our nation. There are two sides this episode. The black side, and the white side.

    Race and identity intersect through all walks of life. Identity is how I see mental health. To stop end of pathology for the life experiences of black people, one must first understand the difference between anxiety, and managing how your identity intersects within you life and social connections.

    Are you nervous because your identity could get you killed today? 

    It brings me joy to see people of color come in diagnosed with generalied anxiety, and leave being proud to be black and the "anxiety" symptoms related to being black, become a part of yourself. You learn how to not only be aware of your identity, but how to navigate difficult nd traumatic moments where your identity, and another person's interaction and perception of your identity, becomes the reason you could die.

    George Floyd will forever be a beacon of hope for my mission to defeat the stigma of mental health. Grieving his loss with millions has brought me joy, being invalidated by people I love, haas brought me pain. Let me share with you all my personal and unorthodox perspective of why George Floyd is my brother, not by blood, but by breathe.

    Disclaimer: This is a raw, very raw episode. I have been emotionally incapacitated since his loss and I do what I tell my clients. Be your true self. So don't mind the crying, lack of edits, and possible lack of structure. My grief at a this moment has no structure. 

    • 55 min
    The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 7: "Dear Mom: Thank You for Dying"

    The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 7: "Dear Mom: Thank You for Dying"

    Hello everyone. Session 7 is where I introduce parents grief and loss through my therapeutic golden gun: self-disclosure. Throughout this episode I will explore the loss and death of my mother through my only memories of her life and focus solely on acceptance: the final stage of grief, of what I like to call my stomping grounds to life.

    I am also releasing this episode on May 2, 2020. My mother's name is Cleaverland Fontella  Barfield. She was born May 2, 1965 and took her final breath September 15th, 1994. I hope this episode shines light on on the darkness of death. I hope it brings you warmth, maybe a tear, but most of all, a smiles and a reminder as to why I chose to become a therapist and use my voice, and also why you choose to listen.  

    • 49 min
    The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 6: "Who Is Your Lord Voldemort?"

    The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 6: "Who Is Your Lord Voldemort?"

    Getting over an ex girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, or partner can be tough. Throughout my years as a therapist I'd say break ups are leading trigger that gets people into therapy. In this episode I explore the power of a break up, how it impacts your sense of self and belief system, and was to better understand how you can move forward and find love again. But not by jumping into another relationship and slamming yourself into Bumble, but learning how to accept,  not forget, and validate your true self. Kelsey! Thank you for the unspirtion.Please Email me at anytime unorthodoxtherapist@gmail.com

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Justus Jermaine ,

Who knew I needed this?

Thank you for sharing this with us. The feeling of being overwhelmed is so heavy. It is great to have someone who looks like me speaking on it.

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Refreshing

Keep the episodes coming. This perspective is refreshing and relatable. Intro in the beginning is 🔥🔥.

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