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Therapy for Black Girls

Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.

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Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls

Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.

497
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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Join your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.

Latest Episodes

Session 174: Sex Positivity Throughout the Lifespan

Grab your tickets for our Sex Positive September Celebration at sexpositiveseptember.com. Today, Tanya Bass, also known as the Southern Sexologist joins us to talk about how we can engage in more sex positive thinking throughout our lives. She and I discussed some of the lesser known areas of sex we should be exploring, what it means to be asexual or aromantic, how to discuss your sexual health history with a partner and she shares some of her favorite resources for any one who wants to learn more.

48 min1 d ago
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Session 174: Sex Positivity Throughout the Lifespan

Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature

Today we’ll be chatting about the ways the Black community has been disconnected from nature and the impact it has. For this conversation I was joined by J. Phoenix Smith, MSW. She and I chatted about her practice of liberation ecotherapy, how she combines all of her experiences in working with clients, how the trauma to the land shows up in our experiences, and of course she shared some of her favorite resources if you want to dig in more.

44 min1 w ago
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Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature

Plant Parenthood Is More Than A Trend

If your Instagram feed looks anything like mine, for months you’ve probably been seeing tons of beautiful sisters in their homes surrounded by lots of luscious green plants. It seems like many of us have found solace in plants and other connections to nature recently. We wanted to dig into what’s driving this for us so we found two experts to share about their work and how we can heal through nature.

58 min2 w ago
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Plant Parenthood Is More Than A Trend

Managing Suicidal Thoughts

We started this conversation last week when I shared a few questions for you to check in with yourself about your mental health. Given that September is National Suicide Prevention Month, I thought it was important to continue the conversation by discussing how you can cope and manage if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts.

11 min3 w ago
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Managing Suicidal Thoughts

Community Check In

I thought it was time for us to do another community check in given that there continue to be so many threats to our mental health. If you are not ok right now, it is totally understandable why you would not be. In this episode I share 5 questions to help you check in with yourself.

11 minAUG 26
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Community Check In

Affirming Your Queer Identity

We know that our experiences of sexuality are as varied as we are and wanted to spend some time today digging into what it means to affirm your identity as a Queer person. For this conversation I was joined by Mychelle Williams, LPC & TV/Film Writer & Director, Felicia Pride.

63 minAUG 19
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Affirming Your Queer Identity

Women, Agency, & Pleasure

Dr. Lexx Brown-James is back with us this week to chat about Cardi B & Meg the Stallion's newest release, WAP. Dr. Lexx and I chatted about the stereotypes that are often invoked in commentary about Black women’s sexuality, the importance of agency in sexual liberation, how respectability politics are used to shame Black women, and how we can unpack our own shame around sexuality to encourage healthier attitudes towards sexuality for our children.

44 minAUG 12
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Women, Agency, & Pleasure

The Importance of Self Compassion

If there’s anything we can use right now and in the coming months, it’s self compassion! Today I’m joined by Dr. Kristin Neff to chat about the many ways self compassion can be a helpful tool to help us get through difficult times. Dr. Neff and I chatted about what self compassion is, how it’s different from self esteem, how it can be helpful in mediating difficult emotions, and her favorite activity for practicing self compassion.

45 minAUG 5
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The Importance of Self Compassion

Black Girls In Gaming

Dr. Boone and I chatted about why so many of us have turned to games like Animal Crossing during the pandemic, the evolution she’s seen in terms of making gaming a more inclusive space, tips for parenting your young gamers and she shared how her experiences as a Social Psychologist have made her uniquely suited for the work she does currently.

37 minJUL 29
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Black Girls In Gaming

Let's Chill With the Quarantine 15 Jokes

Dr. Brooks and I discussed the link between trauma and eating disorders, why there has been a spike in disordered eating during the pandemic, how to recognize if your relationship with food has become unhealthy, and the role that social media plays in eating disorders.

39 minJUL 22
Comments
Let's Chill With the Quarantine 15 Jokes

Latest Episodes

Session 174: Sex Positivity Throughout the Lifespan

Grab your tickets for our Sex Positive September Celebration at sexpositiveseptember.com. Today, Tanya Bass, also known as the Southern Sexologist joins us to talk about how we can engage in more sex positive thinking throughout our lives. She and I discussed some of the lesser known areas of sex we should be exploring, what it means to be asexual or aromantic, how to discuss your sexual health history with a partner and she shares some of her favorite resources for any one who wants to learn more.

48 min1 d ago
Comments
Session 174: Sex Positivity Throughout the Lifespan

Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature

Today we’ll be chatting about the ways the Black community has been disconnected from nature and the impact it has. For this conversation I was joined by J. Phoenix Smith, MSW. She and I chatted about her practice of liberation ecotherapy, how she combines all of her experiences in working with clients, how the trauma to the land shows up in our experiences, and of course she shared some of her favorite resources if you want to dig in more.

44 min1 w ago
Comments
Session 173: Repairing Our Relationship to Nature

Plant Parenthood Is More Than A Trend

If your Instagram feed looks anything like mine, for months you’ve probably been seeing tons of beautiful sisters in their homes surrounded by lots of luscious green plants. It seems like many of us have found solace in plants and other connections to nature recently. We wanted to dig into what’s driving this for us so we found two experts to share about their work and how we can heal through nature.

58 min2 w ago
Comments
Plant Parenthood Is More Than A Trend

Managing Suicidal Thoughts

We started this conversation last week when I shared a few questions for you to check in with yourself about your mental health. Given that September is National Suicide Prevention Month, I thought it was important to continue the conversation by discussing how you can cope and manage if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts.

11 min3 w ago
Comments
Managing Suicidal Thoughts

Community Check In

I thought it was time for us to do another community check in given that there continue to be so many threats to our mental health. If you are not ok right now, it is totally understandable why you would not be. In this episode I share 5 questions to help you check in with yourself.

11 minAUG 26
Comments
Community Check In

Affirming Your Queer Identity

We know that our experiences of sexuality are as varied as we are and wanted to spend some time today digging into what it means to affirm your identity as a Queer person. For this conversation I was joined by Mychelle Williams, LPC & TV/Film Writer & Director, Felicia Pride.

63 minAUG 19
Comments
Affirming Your Queer Identity

Women, Agency, & Pleasure

Dr. Lexx Brown-James is back with us this week to chat about Cardi B & Meg the Stallion's newest release, WAP. Dr. Lexx and I chatted about the stereotypes that are often invoked in commentary about Black women’s sexuality, the importance of agency in sexual liberation, how respectability politics are used to shame Black women, and how we can unpack our own shame around sexuality to encourage healthier attitudes towards sexuality for our children.

44 minAUG 12
Comments
Women, Agency, & Pleasure

The Importance of Self Compassion

If there’s anything we can use right now and in the coming months, it’s self compassion! Today I’m joined by Dr. Kristin Neff to chat about the many ways self compassion can be a helpful tool to help us get through difficult times. Dr. Neff and I chatted about what self compassion is, how it’s different from self esteem, how it can be helpful in mediating difficult emotions, and her favorite activity for practicing self compassion.

45 minAUG 5
Comments
The Importance of Self Compassion

Black Girls In Gaming

Dr. Boone and I chatted about why so many of us have turned to games like Animal Crossing during the pandemic, the evolution she’s seen in terms of making gaming a more inclusive space, tips for parenting your young gamers and she shared how her experiences as a Social Psychologist have made her uniquely suited for the work she does currently.

37 minJUL 29
Comments
Black Girls In Gaming

Let's Chill With the Quarantine 15 Jokes

Dr. Brooks and I discussed the link between trauma and eating disorders, why there has been a spike in disordered eating during the pandemic, how to recognize if your relationship with food has become unhealthy, and the role that social media plays in eating disorders.

39 minJUL 22
Comments
Let's Chill With the Quarantine 15 Jokes

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