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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.

    Getting Better Sleep

    Getting Better Sleep

    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.
    One factor that is critical to our mental health is proper sleep! But getting a good night’s rest sometimes seems easier said than done so to help us hopefully sleep a little better, this week we’re joined by Ibinye Osibodu-Onyali, LMFT. Ibinye and I chatted about some of the primary causes of insomnia, lifestyle choices that might make it difficult to sleep, how our sleep has changed during the pandemic, and she shares tips for how to improve sleep hygiene.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

    Where to Find Ibinye
    https://www.thezinniapractice.com/
    Twitter: @IOnyali
    Instagram: @thezinniapractice

    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
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 51 min
    ICYMI: Slaying Your Anxiety

    ICYMI: Slaying Your 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.
    Over the first 58 days of the COVID-19 pandemic there were an estimated 3.4 million google searches related to anxiety in the United States. The past 17 months have indeed given us lots to be anxious about. In case you missed it, I thought it would be great to re-share my conversation with Dr. Alicia Hodge all about anxiety. During our conversation, we chatted about what anxiety looks like, where it comes from, and helpful tips and strategies to help manage anxiety. 
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

    Where to Find Dr. Hodge
    Listen to Dr. Hodge chat about the role anxiety plays in managing anxiety here.
    slayyouranxiety.com
    Twitter: @helpmehodge
    Instagram: @helpmehodge

    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
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 48 min
    Finding Support in Recovery

    Finding Support in Recovery

    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.
    Each September is the observance of National Recovery Month. The journey to recovery after substance abuse looks different for everyone and it’s important to find spaces and communities that can support you along the way. Joining us today to chat about what the recovery journey might look like throughout the lifespan is Kristen Feemster, LMFT. Kristen and I chatted about what kinds of things you should pay attention to in your relationship with alcohol to indicate whether there may be a concern, the importance of recovery options that are culturally responsive, and how we can support friends and loved ones in their recovery.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Sober Black Girls Club
    She Recovers
    #SoberBlackWomen on IG

    Where to Find Kristen
    https://www.believebefreebewell.com/
    IG: @kristenfeemster

    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
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 52 min
    How Horror Films Help Us Process Life

    How Horror Films Help Us Process Life

    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 therapists, much of how we work with clients is informed by our own interests and the things that help us make sense of the world. Today Dr. Lana Holmes joins us to talk about how her interest in horror movies informs her work and what the horror genre can teach us about trauma and survival. Dr. Holmes and I chatted about how she uses themes from horror films in therapy with some of her clients, how horror films might help us process issues like trauma and racism, and how to process triggering images you might see in a film.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Join us for the Last Days of Summer Book Club chat on Aug. 26 @ 7pm EST. therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.

    Where to Find Dr. Holmes
    https://www.inclusivetherapywellness.com/lana
    Facebook: @onwardtherapy

    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
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 52 min
    A Conversation About Psychiatric Medications

    A Conversation About Psychiatric Medications

    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.
    Last month, psychiatrist Dr. Karinn Glover, joined us in the Sister Circle for a conversation all about psychiatric medications and shared such valuable information that I wanted to share it with as many of you as possible. Our community manager, Jasmine Jones, joined her for this conversation and they chatted about when you might consider talking with a prescriber about medications, some common side effects of psychiatric medications, what kinds of information you should share with your prescriber to get the best medication for you, and general timelines for how long someone might take medication. It’s important to note that all of the information Dr. Glover shared was generally speaking. You should talk to your healthcare providers about any specific concerns.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Join us for the Last Days of Summer Book Club chat on Aug. 26 @ 7pm EST. therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.

    Where to Find Dr. Glover
    Twitter: @drkarinn
    Instagram: @drkarinn

    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
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 53 min
    Black Women Athletes Reimagining Sports

    Black Women Athletes Reimagining Sports

    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.
    Earlier this week marked the ending of the Tokyo Olympics and there was no shortage of stories about Black women athletes both leading up to and during the games. To help us dig a little deeper into some of the ways that gender and race intersected during the Olympics and through sports history, today I’m joined by Dr. Leeja Carter, an Associate Professor of Exercise Psychology at the intersection of racial and gender equity at Temple University. Dr. Carter and I chatted about the ways that gendered racism shows up in sports, how the strong black woman trope impacts athletes, how athletes are using platforms like social media to tell more of their story, and how athletes like Simone Biles & Naomi Osaka are ushering in a change about how athletes take care of themselves.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Join us for the Last Days of Summer Book Club chat on Aug. 26 @ 7pm EST. therapyforblackgirls.com/bookclub.

    Where to Find Dr. Carter
    https://www.leejacarter.com/
    http://www.coalitionequity.org
    Instagram: @drleeja

    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
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

Moolit Betty ,

I wish I could give more stars...

I don’t know why I haven’t written a review yet...but this podcast has been essential to my growth as an individual. The conversations are insightful, to-the-point, and really hones in on the dynamic you can find in therapy. I have had so many validating experiences while listening to this show and every episode seems to center me. Started listening during quarantine when I didn’t have the words to explain why things weren’t coming together when I had all this time to finally think and utilize what I thought were tools to improve my mental state. I have recommended this to all my sisters...because generational trauma is real ...and continue to share it with others.

Spency1993 ,

Educational

I love this show. I found a safe space as a Black women with this amazing podcast.

KamaraKya ,

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I just started listening to Podcasts this year and this podcast has become an absolutely need in my life. I am so appreciative of the information provided, the honesty and perspectives given and the space for me to be able to be honest and learn from these podcasts. I feel supported.

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