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Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D. & iHeartRadio

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Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls

Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D. & iHeartRadio

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1.1K
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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.

Latest Episodes

Session 178: Taking Action & Taking Care of Ourselves

To help try and make sense of what’s been happening for the past couple of months, I’m joined today by my colleague and soror, Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson. Dr. Anderson and I discussed the impact the stress of the past couple of months has had on us, offered some perspective about why many of us may feel exhausted with the current political climate, and offers some tips on how to take care of ourselves so that we can keep going.

39 min4 d ago
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Session 178: Taking Action & Taking Care of Ourselves

Black Women & Intimate Partner Violence

Today we’re digging into why there continues to be such a disparity in the way intimate partner violence is regarded when it involves Black women. Dr. Carolyn West joins us to discuss the role race plays in navigating intimate partner violence, the idea of the perfect victim, and suggestions for supporting women in your life who may be suffering abuse.

35 min1 w ago
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Black Women & Intimate Partner Violence

Exploring Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar disorders are among the most commonly misunderstood disorders when it comes to mental illness. There is still a lot of confusion about how this disorder presents and it’s also very often misdiagnosed. Psychiatrist Dr. Valdesha DeJean joins us to talk about the symptoms of Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorder, some of the treatment options typically suggested, the concerns related to creativity and medication, how to support a family member who’s been diagnosed, and she answers some community questi

39 min2 w ago
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Exploring Bipolar Disorders

Homeschooling Considerations

Schooling likely looks very different for many families these days and there are many options to consider. We've heard from many members of our community that they've considered homeschooling but have been uncertain about where to start. So today we are joined again by Dr Kristy Christopher-Holloway, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CPCS, ACS, PMH-C. She's back this time to talk about her journey homeschooling her twins and sharing some information for you to consider.

53 min3 w ago
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Homeschooling Considerations

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 minSEP 23
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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 minSEP 16
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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 minSEP 9
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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 minSEP 2
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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

Latest Episodes

Session 178: Taking Action & Taking Care of Ourselves

To help try and make sense of what’s been happening for the past couple of months, I’m joined today by my colleague and soror, Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson. Dr. Anderson and I discussed the impact the stress of the past couple of months has had on us, offered some perspective about why many of us may feel exhausted with the current political climate, and offers some tips on how to take care of ourselves so that we can keep going.

39 min4 d ago
Comments
Session 178: Taking Action & Taking Care of Ourselves

Black Women & Intimate Partner Violence

Today we’re digging into why there continues to be such a disparity in the way intimate partner violence is regarded when it involves Black women. Dr. Carolyn West joins us to discuss the role race plays in navigating intimate partner violence, the idea of the perfect victim, and suggestions for supporting women in your life who may be suffering abuse.

35 min1 w ago
Comments
Black Women & Intimate Partner Violence

Exploring Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar disorders are among the most commonly misunderstood disorders when it comes to mental illness. There is still a lot of confusion about how this disorder presents and it’s also very often misdiagnosed. Psychiatrist Dr. Valdesha DeJean joins us to talk about the symptoms of Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorder, some of the treatment options typically suggested, the concerns related to creativity and medication, how to support a family member who’s been diagnosed, and she answers some community questi

39 min2 w ago
Comments
Exploring Bipolar Disorders

Homeschooling Considerations

Schooling likely looks very different for many families these days and there are many options to consider. We've heard from many members of our community that they've considered homeschooling but have been uncertain about where to start. So today we are joined again by Dr Kristy Christopher-Holloway, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CPCS, ACS, PMH-C. She's back this time to talk about her journey homeschooling her twins and sharing some information for you to consider.

53 min3 w ago
Comments
Homeschooling Considerations

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 minSEP 23
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 minSEP 16
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 minSEP 9
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 minSEP 2
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

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