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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 270: What You Need to Know About Enneagrams

    Session 270: What You Need to Know About Enneagrams

    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 someone who enjoys taking personality tests you might have heard of enneagrams. If you’re not familiar, enneagrams are models of the human psyche that are based around nine intertwining personality archetypes. This week I’m joined by Chichi Agorom, a Certified Enneagram Teacher & Practitioner and the Author of The Enneagram for Black Liberation to chat all about it. During our conversation we chatted about the history of the enneagram, differentiating between the nine personality types, and how the enneagram can be used as a tool for black resistance and liberation. 

    Resources

    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

    Get updates about Sisterhood Heals. 

     

    Where to Find Chichi

    Website

    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

    Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

    Production Intern: Gabby Gladney
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    • 52 min
    Session 269: Digging Deeper Into Our Relationship to Food & Nutrition

    Session 269: Digging Deeper Into Our Relationship to Food & Nutrition

    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.

    It can be hard to know where to start to get solid information about food and nutrition as so many sources share information that is incorrect and can be damaging to both our health and our relationship to food. Joining me this week to share their insights and expertise about all things food and nutrition are Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones. Wendy and Jessica are also the hosts of the popular podcast Food Heaven. During our conversation they provided definitions to some important terms like intuitive eating and diet culture, we discussed the cultural nuances that impact our relationships to food, and we discussed how our relationship to food impacts our mental health. 

    Resources

    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

    Get updates about Sisterhood Heals. 

    Resource List from Wendy & Jessica

     

    Where to Find Wendy & Jessica

    Website

    Twitter

    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

    Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke

    Production Intern: Gabby Gladney

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    Session 268: Red Lip Theology with Candice Benbow

    Session 268: Red Lip Theology with Candice Benbow

    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 part of our programming efforts for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month we’re closing out this July with a special episode featuring author and theologian Candice Benbow. Candice is a multi-genre theologian reimagining how faith can be a tool of liberation and transformation for Black women and girls. In her work Candice challenges Black women to think critically about how they see God, themselves, and the world around them. Our conversation explores processing church hurt, finding your identity within a church community, and Candice’s new book Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who've Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn't Enough. 

    Resources

    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

    Get updates about Sisterhood Heals. 

    Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

     

    Where to Find Candice

    Grab a copy of Red Lip Theology

    Instagram 

    Twitter

     

    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

    Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    BONUS: Mantras to Help Hang Up Your Cape

    BONUS: Mantras to Help Hang Up Your Cape

    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.

    This Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we've been exploring how we as Black women can free ourselves from the external and internal pressures of showing up as “superwomen.” For this bite-sized bonus episode, we've tapped a member of our Sister Circle community to share her experience of playing the superwoman role, We've also enlisted the help of past guest therapists LeNaya Smith Crawford, LMFT and Kristen Feemster, LMFT  to provide mantras and words of encouragement for her but they just may help you as well.

    Resources

    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

    Get updates about Sisterhood Heals. 

    Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

     

    Where to Find LeNaya

    https://www.theholisticmft.com/

    https://www.seviinyoga.com/

    The Holistic Therapy Academy

    IG: @lenayascrawford

    Twitter: @lenayascrawford

    Receive a sound bath and breathwork practice HERE

     

    Where to Find Kristen 

    Website

    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

    Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min
    Session 267: A Deep Dive Into Cults

    Session 267: A Deep Dive Into Cults

    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.

    In recent years there’s been no shortage of documentaries, podcasts and articles about cults and the people who lead them. I’ve been very curious about the psychology behind cults and how members become part of them and wanted to talk with someone to help shed some light on how it tends to happen. Joining me this week is Dr. Ashley Tisdale,  a Postdoctoral Fellow at American University researching the intersection of disability, race, and horror. Dr. Ash is also the author of Cult Community, a newsletter for cult fanatics. She and I chatted about the history of cults, cult leaders, survivors, and victims, the similarities between cults and abusive relationships, and things that may alert you to something being a cult. 

    Resources

    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

    Get updates about Sisterhood Heals. 

    Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

     

    Where to Find Dr. Ash

    Newsletter

    Instagram

    Twitter

     

    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

    Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Session 266: Am I My Therapist's Favorite Client? And Other Things You Might Be Wondering

    Session 266: Am I My Therapist's Favorite Client? And Other Things You Might Be Wondering

    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.

    The relationship we have with our therapists is unlike any other we have in our lives. They typically know lots about us while we usually only know a little about them. This is designed so that our emotional safety and needs are prioritized in the space but it can also lead to lots of questions that sometimes go unanswered. Joining me today for another one of our group chat conversations are my friends and colleagues Dr. Ayanna Abrams and Dr. Joy Beckwith, both psychologists in Atlanta, to answer some of the questions you might have about your therapist that you didn’t want to ask. During our conversation we chatted about whether we actually have favorite or funniest clients, how we handle seeing clients out publicly, what it means if you find yourself attracted to your therapist, and whether or not it’s ok to be friends with your therapist after you’re done with therapy. 

    Resources

    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast.

    Get updates about Sisterhood Heals. 

    Join us for our Minority Mental Health Month programming at therapyforblackgirls.com/capes.

    Check out the group chat conversation where we discussed the dynamics of Black women working with Black women therapists. 

    Check out the group chat conversation where we discussed post 2020 election reflections. 

     

    Where to Find Dr. Abrams

    Website

    Instagram

     

    Where to Find Dr. Beckwith

    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

    Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

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Favorite podcast

I recently started listening to this podcast for about a month or so but I can honestly say I absolutely love it, whenever I can manage to have a moment to myself this is my go-to. Dr.Joy is amazing and she is enlightening and well-informed on situations that matter to women of color.

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Intro long!

Great conversations though.

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