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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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    • 4.6 • 61 Ratings

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.

    BONUS: Angela Tucker On Transracial Adoptions

    BONUS: Angela Tucker On Transracial Adoptions

    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 a follow up to our conversation earlier this week about transracial adoption, we wanted to chat with someone who has lived this experience. Angela Tucker is a Black woman who was adopted from foster care to a white family. During our conversation, Angela shared more about her experiences as an adoptee, the challenges she’s had related to identity, the process of reuniting with her biological family, and about the work she does to help other transracial adoptees.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon
    http://www.adopteeson.com/
    https://www.pactadopt.org/app/servlet/HomePage

    Where to Find Angela
    https://www.angelatucker.com/

    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
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 41 min
    Session 207: Transracial Adoptions

    Session 207: Transracial Adoptions

    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.
    Joining us today to discuss the impact transracial adoption can have on one’s mental health is Judith Sadora, LMFT. Judith and I chatted about identity formation and what this might look like for a child who is a transracial adoptee, what it might look like to hold space for both gratitude and grief as it relates to adoption, things to consider about reuniting with biological family, and she shares some of her favorite resources for anyone wanting to learn more. 
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon
    https://www.angelatucker.com/

    Where to Find Judith
    https://triunehealthandwellness.com/
    Transracial Adoption and Racial Socialization Masterclass https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transracial-adoption-and-racial-socialization-tickets-138027928249

    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
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 43 min
    Session 206: Your Questions Answered

    Session 206: Your Questions Answered

    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 week I'm answering community questions from our mailbox. If you have a question you'd like to have answered in a future episode, please share it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox

    Stories Mentioned
    Don't forget to vote for us in The Webby Awards!
    Functional Neurological Disorder Tweets
    TikTok Trend Stolen from Black Creator
    JaBria McCullum
    Elle Interview with Audie Cornish

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Sign up for our Sweet Tea Sunday Newsletter
    Session 119: When You've Been Ghosted
    Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship with Nature
    Session 203: Exploring Gender

    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
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 34 min
    Session 205: The Connection Between Menstrual Health & Mental Health

    Session 205: The Connection Between Menstrual Health & Mental Health

    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.
    Do you remember the conversation you had with your parents, aunties, grandma or friends when you started your menstrual cycle? Whether you’ve realized it or not, the tone and content of that conversation has likely shaped your relationship to your cycle all these years later. To help us dig into how our menstrual cycles may impact our mental health, today I’m joined by Sara Flowers, DrPH, MPH. Dr. Flowers and I chatted about how our cycle changes throughout our lives, the ways that shame often shows up related to our cycles, the importance of having conversations with one another about how our bodies change throughout life, and she shared some great suggestions for how we can talk to the younger people in our lives differently about their cycles. 

    Vote for the podcast in the Webby Awards!

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Spot On Period Tracker
    Amaze
    Sex Positive Families

    Where to Find Dr. Flowers
    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
    Instagram: @plannedparenthood
    Twitter: @PPFA
    Facebook: @plannedparenthood

    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
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 44 min
    Session 204: Some Thoughts On Body Image

    Session 204: Some Thoughts On Body Image

    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.
    Our relationships to our bodies can often be complicated. Messages we get from society, family, and the media often leave us frustrated with our bodies and can lead to unrealistic expectations. To help us get a little clarity in this area, today we’re joined by Paula Edwards-Gayfield, MA, LPCS, LPC, NCC, CEDS-S. Paula and I chatted about how our perceptions of our bodies are formed, how those perceptions have been shaped during the pandemic, what it looks like to have a more connected relationship to our bodies, developing healthy ideas about nutrition, and she shares some of her favorite resources.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    National Eating Disorders Association
    Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
    Culina Health

    Where to Find Paula
    https://renfrewcenter.com/
    Instagram: @renfrewcenter
    Twitter: @renfrewcenter
    Facebook: @renfrewcenter

    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
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 47 min
    Session 203: Exploring Gender

    Session 203: Exploring Gender

    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.
    Today I’m joined by Dr. g for an important conversation to help us dig a little deeper into gender and gender expression. Dr. g and I chatted about the differences between sex and gender identity, destigmatizing gender expression in the Black community, some of the common misconceptions about non-binary people, and strategies for supporting kids in their gender expression.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    The Genderbread Person
    Human Rights Campaign
    National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
    PFLAG
    Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

    Where to Find Dr. g
    http://www.claudelleglasgow.com/
    Twitter: @fearlesscrg
    Instagram: @garudagrin

    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
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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Lessons I never knew I needed

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