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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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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.

    Session 360: What We're Watching

    Session 360: What We're Watching

    It’s been a while since we had some time on the podcast to catch up on all things TV, Music, and Pop Culture and there is a lot to unpack. From the well-documented rap beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, to our queen Beyonce’s latest release of Cowboy Carter, not to mention the recent Met Gala, it was time to sit down and have another one of our fan-favorite producer chats.

    Joining me for today’s pop culture rundown is our Senior Producer, Ellice Ellis and Production Assistant, Zariah Taylor. We discuss all of the aforementioned topics, plus dive into some of my recent obsessions like the CW drama All American and this year’s WNBA boom.

    About the Podcast

    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.

    Resources & Announcements

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Our Guests

    Ellice Ellis

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

     

    Zariah Taylor

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

     

    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

     

    Make sure to follow us on social media:

    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

     

    Our Production Team

    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

    Producer: Ellice Ellis

    Production Assistant: Zariah Taylor
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Session 359: Unpacking Black Women's Humor

    Session 359: Unpacking Black Women's Humor

    When I think about Black women’s humor, I think about the subtle glances we share when something ridiculous happens in public, the physicality of slapping each other on the back after a really good joke, or the ways in which you can always tell just how a girlfriend is feeling by looking at the expression on her face. Even when meeting a Black woman who is a complete stranger, we still find ways to connect over our shared sense of humor.

    To talk a little more about the subtle nuances of Black women’s humor, and why humor is so sacred to us, today we're joined by professor, researcher, and Black humor scholar, Dr. Erica-Brittany Horhn. During our conversation, we chat about what makes Black women so funny, how Black women have historically used humor to combat the psychological impacts of oppression, and the ways in which Black women’s humor is passed down generationally.

    About the Podcast

    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.

    Resources & Announcements

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Dr. Horhn

    Instagram

     

    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

     

    Make sure to follow us on social media:

    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

     

    Our Production Team

    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

    Producer: Ellice Ellis

    Production Assistant: Zariah Taylor
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    Session 358: Tending to Youth Mental Health

    Session 358: Tending to Youth Mental Health

    After living through a global pandemic, missing years of in-person interaction, and dealing with the constant onslaught of violence displayed on social media, I think it’s safe to say that our kids are far from alright. 

    Joining me today to talk about some of the top concerns youth are facing when it comes to their mental health is fellow psychologist, Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble. A thought leader in her field, Dr. Alfiee focuses on mental health and suicide prevention for intersectional Youth and Young Adults of Color. She is a regular media contributor for outlets like The Grio, Today Show, The Breakfast Club, the New York Times, and others. During our conversation, we discuss the impact of racial trauma on youth mental health, how parents can monitor their child’s activity without invading their privacy, and strategies for cultivating an environment in which a child can express themselves freely.

    About the Podcast

    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.

    Resources & Announcements

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Dr. Alfiee

    Dr. Alfiee’s Website

    AAKOMA Project Tiktok

    AAKOMA Project Instagram

    AAKOMA Project Facebook

    AAKOMA Project Website

    AAKOMA Project LinkedIn

     

    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

     

    Make sure to follow us on social media:

    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

     

    Our Production Team

    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

    Producer: Ellice Ellis

    Production Assistant: Zariah Taylor
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    Session 357: Shedding the Shoulds

    Session 357: Shedding the Shoulds

    Take a second to think of all the things in your life you’ve been told you “should” do. I should eat more healthy. I should be a better mom. I should have a partner. Now, imagine how much freer you could be by transforming those shoulds into cans, allowing you the ability to pursue your desires without shame.

    To talk with me today about why women should stop should-ing themselves is returning guest Dr. Melissa Robinson Brown. Dr. Mel is a licensed clinical psychologist, health & wellness enthusiast, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. During our conversation, we discussed how to notice when you’ve developed a pattern of should-ing on yourself or others, the importance of having a strong group of friends who can help you combat negative self-talk, and how parents can stop the cycle of “should-ing” by embracing grace and compassion.

    About the Podcast

    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.

    Resources & Announcements

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Dr. Mel

    Website

    Instagram

    TikTok

    Coaching Waitlist

     

    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

     

    Make sure to follow us on social media:

    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

     

    Our Production Team

    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

    Producer: Ellice Ellis

    Production Assistant: Zariah Taylor
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Session 356: Black People & Hospital Neglect

    Session 356: Black People & Hospital Neglect

    It’s no secret that the relationship between Black people and the healthcare system is a fraught one. And as medical racism continues to go unaddressed, we’re seeing more and more negative health outcomes for Black patients, including the perpetuation of harmful conspiracy theories and hesitance to seek medical help when in need. 

    Joining me this week to talk about the history and statistics behind some of these outcomes is health advocate and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Uché Blackstock. Dr. Blackstock is the founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, an organization created with the mission of partnering with healthcare organizations to dismantle racism in healthcare and to close the gap in racial health inequities. During our conversation, we discuss some of the most prevalent examples of hospital neglect experienced by Black patients, how healthcare systems can better engage with Black communities in order to engender trust, and how Black medical students can find support while studying to become physicians.

    About the Podcast

    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.

    Resources & Announcements

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Dr. Blackstock

    Advancing Health Equity Website

    Instagram

    Twitter

    Website

    LinkedIn

    Read ‘Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine’

     

    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 Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com

    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.

    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

     

    Make sure to follow us on social media:

    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

     

    Our Production Team

    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

    Producer: Ellice Ellis

    Production Intern: Zariah Taylor
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    TBG U: Sisterhood in the Divine 9

    TBG U: Sisterhood in the Divine 9

    Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into the inaugural class of Therapy for Black Girls University. Whether packing for a new year on campus, thinking through your gap year, enrolling in a community college, or grabbing your stoles for graduation, TBG U is here to help you thrive at this stage of your life and beyond.

    One of the most alluring parts of the college experience is Greek Life, but many people don’t know the ins and outs of sorority life. For those of you who don’t know, I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, so I decided to gather my fellow Divine 9 sisters for a conversation about sorority life and the impact of the Divine 9 at large. 

    Joining me for this roundtable are 4 impactful college-aged women who represent each of the D9 sororities. Their names are Ryann Phillips, Valesha Rhodes, Trinity Perkins, and Tumi Adeyoju (UH-DAY-JEW). They are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, respectively. 

    In our conversation today, we dispel some common misconceptions about sorority life, bond over the joys of sisterhood, and discuss how we’ve balanced our mental wellness with our sorority responsibilities.

    Where to Find Our Guests

    Ryann

    Instagram

    TikTok

    Tumi

    Instagram

    TikTok

    YouTube

    Pinterest

    Valesha

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

    Listen to ‘The Venuisan Vault’ Podcast

    Trinity

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

     

    AFFIRMATIONS


    I am surrounded by sisters who uplift and support me in all aspects of my life
    I am a reflection of a strong legacy of black sisterhood within my community
    I am deserving of the sisterhood, mentorship, and lifelong connections that are ahead of me.

     

    Make sure to follow us on social media:

    Instagram

    TikTok

     

    Interested in being a part of a future TBG U episode or suggesting a topic for us to discuss, send us a note HERE. 

    Order a copy of Sisterhood Heals for you and your girls HERE. 

     

    Our Production Team

    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard

    Producers: Fredia Lucas & Ellice Ellis

    Production Intern: Zariah Taylor

    TBG University Host & Coordinator: Jayna Ellis
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

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Big & Small

I love the big topics + the deep work done here. & this morning had a good cry to the small episode breaking down Megs sentiments around her new project Cobra. Such a powerful small episode. The intersection of pop culture hits hard, Dr. Joy. Love TFBG- thank yu!

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I can’t recommend this to any woman. It is alienating and not helpful. Seek out your own therapist, Ladies.

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