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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 355: The Work of Death Doulas

    Session 355: The Work of Death Doulas

    It is guaranteed that everyone on this Earth will eventually die, and yet, the process is made difficult with considerations such as appointing an authorized representative, leaving dependents behind, and other bureaucratic formalities that can be outright cruel to deal with when you’re already experiencing grief. Stepping in to help with these considerations are death doulas, who work to make this monumental transition as smooth as possible for both the dying and their families.

    To talk with us today about what it means to be a death doula, this week we're joined by death doula and newly-published author of the memoir ‘Briefly Perfect Human,’ Alua Arthur. Alua is the founder of Going with Grace, a death doula training and end-of-life planning organization that exists to support people as they answer the question, “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully?” During our conversation we discussed the training and certifications required to become a death doula, how death doulas assist both the dying and their families in making end-of-life decisions, and how dying means becoming comfortable with the idea of leaning on our community for support. 

    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 Alua

    Website

    Instagram

    Read ‘Briefly Perfect Human’

     

    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

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

    • 41 min
    Session 354: ICYMI, Pregnancy & Postpartum Concerns

    Session 354: ICYMI, Pregnancy & Postpartum Concerns

    In honor of Black Maternal Health Week we’re circling back to one of our inventory episodes that so many of you enjoyed. For our new listeners, you’re in for a treat.

    This episode features Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) here in the state of Georgia. In our conversation Dr. Kristy and I discuss what life can look like during pregnancy, birth and in the postpartum period. Plus we explored the growing research around Black women’s experiences giving birth, how the process of giving birth can be traumatic, the difference between postpartum depression and “the baby blues”, and how Black women can be strong advocates for ourselves in medical settings.

    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

    We're having our 1st Live Podcast Event on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at therapyforblackgirls.com/liveshow. 

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

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway

    Website

    Facebook

    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

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

    • 36 min
    Session 353: Art Therapy 101

    Session 353: Art Therapy 101

    Playing with markers, clay, and stencils is something we may recall fondly from our youth, but today dismiss as childish. Art Therapy, however, is a very legitimate and relaxing form of therapy for all ages that challenges us to think through our emotions by putting pen to paper. To tell us more, today we're joined by Chicago based artist and registered art therapist, Pierra D. Brown. Since graduating with her Master’s from the School of the Art Institute, she’s worked both in communities, schools, and hospitals to provide clinical services to people of all ages.

    During our conversation, Pierra and I discuss the training needed to become an art therapist, how art therapy can be used as an alternative or in supplement with traditional talk therapy, and what art therapy can teach us about shedding our perfectionist habits.

    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

    We're having our 1st Live Podcast Event on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at therapyforblackgirls.com/liveshow. 

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

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Pierra

    Instagram

    TikTok

     

    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

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

    • 38 min
    TBG U: Celebrating One Year!

    TBG U: Celebrating One Year!

    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.

    Can you believe it’s been one year since the launch of TBG University? It feels like just yesterday when the TBG team first conceptualized the idea of a platform that provided support and community for college-aged Black women. Today, we’re celebrating by reflecting on the genesis of TBG U and sharing some behind-the-scenes insights. Zariah Taylor, our Podcast Production Intern joins Jayna Ellis, TBG U Coordinator & Podcast Host to share a little bit about themselves and their journey working at TBG, their hopes for TBG U’s future, and a sneak peek of some of the exciting things you can look forward to in the next year.  

    Where to Find Zariah

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

    Where to Find Jayna

    Instagram 

    LinkedIn

    Make sure to follow us on social media:

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    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.

    • 39 min
    Session 352: Becoming A Widow

    Session 352: Becoming A Widow

    One of life’s most profound and devastating experiences can be losing a spouse. It’s a journey that can be marked by sorrow and the reshaping of one's identity, but it’s not one you have to go on alone. For today’s conversation, I’m joined by author, veteran journalist, and speaker Leslie Streeter. Leslie is the author of the memoir, “Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like "Journey" in the Title.” A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she and her work have been featured in The Washington Post, CNN, the Atlantic, and more.

    During our conversation today, Leslie and I discuss the shifting stages of grief in the aftermath of losing a spouse, how having a village aided her through the death of her spouse, and what our society gets wrong about helping loved-ones through a grief experience.

    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

    We're having our 1st Live Podcast Event on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at therapyforblackgirls.com/liveshow. 

    I am guest hosting the Radio Headspace podcast this week! Check it out here. 

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

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Leslie

    Website

    Twitter/X

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Buy “Black Widow”

    Column

    Podcast

     

    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

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

    • 43 min
    Session 351: Navigating A Career Change

    Session 351: Navigating A Career Change

    One consequence of the pandemic was that it forced us to take inventory of all of the things in our life that we may be unsatisfied with, and for many of us, career is at the top of that list. Maybe you want to try on some new hats in the same field, or even pivot to a new industry entirely, but the question often is, how do I get started? Joining me today to answer that question is author and career coach, Janice Sutherland. Having successfully navigated multiple mid-career transitions herself, Janice specializes in helping mature Black women seek meaningful career and life transformations in their midlife. 

    During our conversation, Janice and I discussed some workplace red flags that may indicate it’s time for a career change, overcoming the financial and personal fears that stop us from making a necessary pivot, and how to set yourself up for success once a change has been made.

    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

    We're having our 1st Live Podcast Event on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at therapyforblackgirls.com/liveshow. 

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

    Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals.

     

    Where to Find Janice

    Website

    ‘This Woman Can’ Podcast

    LinkedIn

    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

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

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

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Lessons I never knew I needed

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This is an amazing, life filling podcast! Thank you Dr Joy!

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