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May 6, 2019
On this episode we discuss the pathway to mastering your mind. Our host Nikita Banks, LCSW is at a panel discussion about mental health and wellness and how to find your own best life through passion, freedom and autonomy!
April 29, 2019
Also on this episode: how to get free and low cost therapy session. Why money shouldn’t be a barrier to treatment. With many modalities and treatment options available what will work for you?
April 15, 2019
You asked we answered! On this episode I pick two questions posed to be at random of our listeners. Have questions and want answers send us and email or dm us so we can get you the information you need.
April 8, 2019
On this episode we discuss the myths that surround self care and the difference between, self love and self care. Also on this episode we discuss the need to renegotiate roles in families that no longer serve us and not acting like “moral martyr” in your relationships. 
April 1, 2019
New Monday New Show! On this episode we talk about the death of Rapper Nipsey Hustle and how we all mourn a collective trauma when we lose someone to a televised tragedy. Also on the episode: We discuss the effects vicarious trauma and how to avoid it. Vicarious trauma is caused by repeated exposure to violent events, it is thought to only be experienced by caregivers but Ms Banks provides a unique perspective on the situation in this episode.
March 25, 2019
On this episode we talk the end of social work month! Shout out to all the Dope social workers! We also talk about the new box office smash, Jordan Peele's US! We break down all the symbolism we uncovered in the movie and processed the many many social take aways! Join us in the discussion. 
March 18, 2019
On this episode we talk about being honored by the Congressional research for institute for social work policy awarded Black Therapist Podcast Host Nikita Banks, LCSW with the Outstanding social worker in business for her work on Black Therapist Podcast. Also on this episode we broadcast an unpublished interview With Dr Frances Richards where she interviews our host about why you need to invest in your mental wellness. 
March 4, 2019
Ever wonder how you break the cycle? On this episode we discuss trans-generational/Intergenerational trauma. What it is, how we identify it and how we can fix it, for good.
February 18, 2019
Do you know the five personality types to avoid if you're looking for a love connection? ⁣⁣⁣⁣Well we tell you on this week’s episode of @blacktherapistpodcast where our host @msnikibanks talks about the reasons you may not be getting the emotional closeness you seek and it’s because we may be trying to connect someone with these personality traits… ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Also in this episode we defines the difference between a personality type and disorder. ⁣⁣⁣⁣And why personality types are so hard to change. ⁣⁣⁣⁣#mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #mentalhealthmatters #ptsd #depression #psychology #recovery #bipolar #selfcare #suicide #anorexia #suicideprevention #bulimia #eatingdisorder #mindfulness #bpd #depressionrecovery #bodypositivity #edrecovery #mentaldisorders #mentalhealthrecovery #selflove #bewell #ocd #nobodyshaming #intersectionalfeminist #eatingdisorderrecovery #stress ⁣⁣
February 11, 2019
Ever felt like you have a fck boy finder? Like you are a bum magnet? Does your significant other remind you or someone? Someone that knew you before you knew you? Yep your parents. Did you know how we were parented has a direct bearing on the types of parents we become and our “attraction style” let’s discuss!  New Monday New Show! On this episode of the @blacktherapistpodcast we talk about why you love who you love. So you can start to figure out what we can do to make the necessary changes to Heal That Ish!! Have you joined our new challenge yet? Healthy Relationship Building for Boss Chicks. Relationship cheat codes…20 minutes a day to a love (life) you love.⁣⁣⁣. (link in the bio) You have two weeks to get in and get your coupon code for our new premium course Finding Happy Seven Steps To Relationships That Will Not Steal Your Joy!! Inside the course we actually give you an attachment disorder quiz! So you can find our you attachment style! 
January 28, 2019
In This Episode we talk about what is available in our upcoming free course starting February 1, 2019 "Healthy Relationship Building for Boss Chicks. Learn relationship cheat codes in 20 minutes a day to get the love (life) you love." Our Paid Premium course "Finding Happy Academy" open for enrollment again on February 10, 2019 and Our past collaborations with @thebudgenista and her Live Richer Academy. 
January 21, 2019
On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we are invite to be on the Oprah Rose Podcast with Tiara and Gina. On this episode we discuss the relationships, watching surviving R Kelly and more. To listen to the full episode check out @Oprah Rose Podcast Show.
January 7, 2019
Surviving surviving R Kelly.. Why we were able to over look the behavior of sexual exploitation of women of color for so long. In our first episode of the season our host psychotherapist @msnikibanks discusses the documentary “Surviving R Kelly” and the culture that creates men like him. 
December 17, 2018
Last Show Of The Year…. On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we discuss what it’s like to end a friendship follow up. In this episode we weigh the pros and the cons to ending a friendship that you really value. We talk about Cardi and Offset and why it's important to keep your word when building boundaries and the consequence of crossing the line. 
December 10, 2018
New Monday New Show. Sometimes even good things have to come to an end. When it’s time to part ways as friends what are you supposed to do. ⁣⁣⁣On this episode of the of @blacktherapistpodcast our host Psychotherapist @msnikibanks we discuss what it’s like to end a friendship. ⁣⁣⁣It can be a hard decision to figure out when you need to let go of a relationship that no longer serves you. In this episode we weigh the pros and the cons to ending a friendship that you really value. ⁣⁣⁣Tune in to this week’s episode listen 👂🏽share 🔁 like 👍🏽 subscribe 🤞🏾check us wherever podcasts can be found.⁣ ⁣⁣#mind #health #depression #blackmentalhealth #psychology #socialwork #therapy #wellness #blackgirlmagic #coaching #leadership #motivation #psychotherapy #inspiration #podcast #entrepenuer #anxietydisorder #purpose #happiness #podcastincolor #podsincolor #socialworkmonth #psychiatrist #psychiatry ⁣⁣
December 3, 2018
On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast with psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW, we talk about gratitude; ending the year on a high note and planning for 2019 and beyond. We also discuss the importance of making choices and utilizing your free will to make the best decisions for you.
November 26, 2018
Having a family member who is mentally ill is hard. It effects the whole family. Having a parent who is mentally ill permeates every part of your life, and eventually your spouse or partner in the future. On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast your host psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discuss growing up the up the child or a narcissistic parent. Also on the pod: How to deal with problematic family members, the best way to diffuse and approach an argument and how to navigate problematic family relationships. 
November 19, 2018
Wish your family was normal? Yea you and everyone else. Going home and dealing with less than ideal family dynamics or worse toxic family situations. Is trying but you can do so in a way that will not steal your joy. If you don’t allow it. With the necessary skills and boundaries in place we can help you survive this holiday season. In this episode we discuss how to mentally prepare to gather with family for the holidays and move forward from hurt to heal hearts this holiday season. 
November 11, 2018
Want to raise healthy happy children? Invest in their mental health. In our conversation with Pyschotherapist Lisa Savage; on this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast your host psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW who has built the largest psychotherapy practice in Delaware serving Children. Also on this episode spare the rod and other parenting myths, the link between corporal punishment and child rebellion. The need for culturally competent care and why therapist of color need to build a network of other therapist of color. 
November 5, 2018
Find Your Happy! On this episode of Black Therapist Podcast I read my favorite chapter of my new book Finding Happy Seven Steps To Relationships That Will Not Steal Your Joy Available Now On Amazon! Link in Bio for my new book. But If you want to her an excerpt listen to this week’s episode now!
October 22, 2018
On this week’s episode we chat with Psychotherapist and Doula Shanna M Williams LCSW. Of S.W. Doulas. We discuss the necessity for the resurgence of Doula’s for women of color. We also discuss the role doula’s play into reducing anxiety and providing emotional support for new mothers. We also discuss some of the challenges of breast feeding. The need for cultural community support to help us through the rough early days of motherhood and how having a village is a more natural way of navigating new motherhood.
October 15, 2018
In this week’s episode of @blacktherapistpodcast our host Psychotherapist @msnikibanks talk about treating trauma with Dr. Angela Clack a psychologist and author of "Women of Color Talk: Psychological Narratives on Trauma and Depression." Also in this episode: Treating people of color who experience complex trauma; changing the face of psychological practice; working with women and the challenge of family practice. 
October 8, 2018
New Monday New Episode on this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we discuss the interdisciplinary discipline approach to combining yoga and other ancient African practices into the therapeutic process. This week we interview therapist and yogi James Woods MFT, aka @datyogadude where he tells us about his Second annual @10000000manmeditation October 13th 2018 in Riverside CA. Also on this episode we discuss The difference between mindfulness and yoga, Why stillness is so important to being present, how yoga helps therapist to meet you where you are,what counting sheep and meditation have in common, and how mental health care for black people is more important in the age of trump, Resist and me too movements. 
October 1, 2018
***TRIGGER WARNING***In this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we go all the way there. We talk about the lack of safety for women, Bill Cosby, The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces his accuser and how this impacts victims. Also on this episode being politically active, men creating spaces of safety for women and shout out to the homie @chrisclassic and his insight on why men should take responsibility for the state of mistrust between young women and men. 
September 24, 2018
Dr Henry and our host discuss: Relationships, Happiness, Uncoupling, polyamorous relationships, black men’s desire to marry, holding men accountable and giving them the space to do their work. 
September 16, 2018
WE ARE BACK— The Season Three Premiere- of Black Therapist Podcast is live. In this episode our host Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discuss the release of her new book “Finding Happy, Seven Steps to Relationships That Will Not Steal Your Joy." We take you inside an exclusive sneak peak of our book is available for pre-order now in the amazon store. Also we discuss our companion mental health course, discuss regulating your emotions, mastering anger, pushing past self sabotage, and achieving your goals. And we discuss ways to get access to our free mental health courses available on our platform. Tune in to this week’s episode listen 👂🏽share 🔁 like 👍🏽 subscribe 🤞🏾check us wherever podcasts can be found
June 11, 2018
With the recent high profile suicides last week it's more important than ever to discuss how to support the people in our lives we think need it the least, as well as to provide help to those we know are struggling. It is important that these conversations include the role of therapy and how to get people of color to start to think of therapy as a normal part of self care.
June 4, 2018
In this episode, we discuss how to parent children for their mental and emotional development in an ever-changing world. School social worker Jeanette Oaks, LMSW, Dr. Byron Young MD, the evening's host Helen Williams Nurse and Nikita Banks, LCSW discuss the ways to raise mentally well-adjusted youth. Also in this episode: parenting a child who is interested in the same sex, how to navigate challenges with your children when you have your own challenges, mom guilt and how to advocate/navigate the school system to get help for your children.
May 28, 2018
In this episode, we discuss how to parent children for their mental and emotional development in an ever-changing world. School social worker Jeanette Oakes, LMSW, Dr. Byron Young MD, the evening's host Helen Williams Nurse and Nikita Banks, LCSW discuss the ways to raise mentally well-adjusted youth. Also in this episode: parenting a child with special needs, what to do when your child has a mental health diagnosis, how to deal with your children when you have your own issues.
May 14, 2018
Single Mother's are not exactly unsung heroes. They are often seen as super She-roes- often lauded without regard to their struggles. We make it look easy and as such a lot of the pain, struggle, trauma, and challenges we go through are often unseen and acknowleged. In this episode we discuss: my imperfect parenting style; How to support other women in the struggle; Why it's necessary to create spaces for us to sit in our feelings.
April 29, 2018
Admitting you’re wrong is not always easy but it is critical to maintaining healthy relationships. Texts can be taken out of context is not always a great way to communicate effectively. In this episode Nikita Banks, discusses the dangers of some form of online counseling, who it is and isn't appropriate for, how to positively resolve social media disagreements, and admitting when you're wrong.
April 23, 2018
Faith Over Fear - Kick Fear's Ass- In this episode we discuss how important it is for us to push back on fear if we are to have the life we deserve. Also In this episode: active listening, taking each day as an opportunity to learn a life lesson. Motivation provided by Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW
April 16, 2018
In this episode we discuss how "I don't see color" negates people of color and makes us feel invisible. Ways to become an Ally without forcing your "fake equality" on POC safe spaces. Also on this episode: Thank A Black Woman, Students of Color Collective at NYU and how to move in spaces that aren't very POC friendly.
April 9, 2018
In this episode we discuss the response to the allegations rapper Fabolous physically assaulted his girlfriend Emily B and what we can learn to do differently to keep women who are victims of domestic abuse safe.
April 1, 2018
Religion has a way of making mental health challenges feel like moral failure. It is important for us to be able to get the tools to satisfy the development of all parts of us as a member of the human race. We are spiritual beings in physical bodies so why wouldn't we go to people who can help us develop to our fullest capacity. One doesn't take away from the other. In this episode Brooklyn New York Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW starts the discussion.
March 26, 2018
In this episode we have a discussion about the difference between, what we see of "tv therapy" and what the real process is. In this episode psychotherapist Nikita Banks, discusses the difference, between what Iyanla VanZant does, Dr Phil and the therapeutic process. We also discuss the value of the work they do as well as the danger.
March 19, 2018
We continue our conversation with psychiatrist Dr Karinn Glover and we discuss the future of psychiatry, integrative practice methods with social work and psychiatry, the necessity for culturally competent care and the importance of representation. We also discuss the myths and biases people of color have to fight through in order to maintain their mental health when it comes to medication.
March 12, 2018
On this episode we discuss our Free Mental Heath Course and how you can get it available NOW; and Our interview with psychiatrist Dr Karinn Glover, MD MPH where we chat about meds, the importance of culturally competent psychiatric care. The role street drugs play in the treatment of some mental health symptoms and if weed is should be used for anxiety. Check us out NOW.
March 5, 2018
Ever wonder what a trained social worker does? Well on this episode we celebrate social work month with Noni Taylor founder of The Social Work Connect an organization that provides support to social work students and connects them with clinicians in the field so they know the number of ways they can utilize their skills to find their place in the field, along with your host of the Black Therapist Podcast Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW Brooklyn based Clinical Social worker.
February 19, 2018
In this Episode you will learn about the Wonderful world of Wakanda. Black Therapist Podcast host Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW and Film Critic Tim Gordon of "Film Gordon" discusses the hidden messages, how representation matters, the importance of positive media, and the effects of fatherless sons left behind to deal with trauma. no spoilers just concepts.
February 12, 2018
Learn how to improve the quality of your loving relationships and the quality of your life. On this episode Brooklyn NY based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses what you can do today to fix the loves in your life with Relationship Recipes author Kim L. Knight, LMHC.
February 5, 2018
Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to get over being an entrepreneur in isolation by being vulnerable, learning to ask for help, how you find your tribe and gain success.
January 29, 2018
Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses another Bed Stuy Native Shawn "Jay Z" carter his fight for his marriage, his emotional and mental health, reforming the criminal justice system and erasing the stigma in the Black Community of getting mental health care and normalizing the therapeutic experience.
January 22, 2018
Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses the importance of social workers advocating for themselves and their profession; Also in this episode the need for grass root organizers, advocating for advancement of the field of social work on the whole. 
January 15, 2018
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy 's host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses the importance of community organizing; social work advocacy and being politically active.
January 2, 2018
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy 's host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to Crush those 2018 .. New Year New You?? Goals with the help of a therapist or coach to help get you started? Do you know which one you need? Let us help you figure it out.
December 11, 2017
In this episode we discuss how to approach the holiday seasons without a family member; dealing with an anniversary of a death of a loved one or a birthday of someone you have loss. Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy's host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses mental health issues from the perspectives of a woman of color.
December 4, 2017
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy 's host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to build boundaries with families to improve healthyy relationships.
November 20, 2017
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy's host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to mentally prepare to gather with family for the holidays when you have strained family relationships and move forward from hurt to heal hearts this holiday season.
November 13, 2017
Black in Therapy Podcast Is a podcast hosted by NYC Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW; in this show we interview author and psychotherapist Kim Knight on the need for safe spaces of clinicians of color, tips for marketing a private practice, and her new book relationship recipes.. https://www.amazon.com/Relationship-Recipes-Creating-Healthy-Relationships-ebook/dp/B075ZN8BMW
November 6, 2017
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black in Therapy Brooklyn New York based psychotherapist host Nikita Banks interviews Content Creator and Film maker Theron "Tee Smif" Smith discussing the latest with Tyrese Gibson, gaining custody of his son, navigating the court system and his experience as a single father.
October 30, 2017
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black in therapy is a podcast hosted by Brooklyn New York Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks LCSW. In this episode we discuss how to deal with racist white therapist. Power and privilege of therapists and the importance of the use of "SELF" and being introspective is in our practice.
October 23, 2017
Psychotherapist Nikita Banks discusses her experience with financial abuse; how to protect yourself from financial abuse and working with her in her new Feelings and Finance workshop. Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy: Season 2 Episode 5
October 17, 2017
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy: Brooklyn based Licensed Psychotherapist Clinical Social Worker Nikita Banks discusses examining her privilege, discussing racial bias with a colleague and the need for culturally competent care and safe spaces for people of color.
October 10, 2017
You want to go into Private Practice Now What? My journey to LCSW from Employee to Private Practice and what I wish I would've done differently.
September 11, 2017
In this episode psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses the most recent incidents of violence in this country and we discuss the effects vicarious trauma and how to avoid it. Vicarious trauma is caused by repeated exposure to violent events, it is thought to only be experienced by caregivers but Ms Banks provides a unique perspective on the situation in this episode.
September 5, 2017
Black in Therapy Podcast Is a podcast hosted by NYC/Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW -In this Episode Ms Banks discusses the death of her father; individualized grieving and how to heal after the passing of a parent or a loved one.
March 6, 2017
Psychotherapist Nikita Banks decompresses after watching the number one movie in the country "Get Out" The themes of Racism, Microagression, and how to navigate a white world in brown bodies. And why the reality of living in a world where this is possible makes this the scariest of all scary movies.
February 27, 2017
Black therapist podcast formerly black in therapy In this episode Brooklyn New York Based Pyschotherapist Nikita Banks leads a discussion about the lessons we can use from social media sensation "hurt bae" and we can use it as a teaching tool to discuss relationships with our tweens and teens.
October 11, 2016
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy host New York Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses her triggers surrounding one special day of the year and the cause--Birthday and Daddy issues.
October 11, 2016
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black in Therapy Brooklyn New York Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW Discusses the difference in social media support for rapper Kid Cudi's battle with Depression and Addiction, and how singer Kehlani was treated when she discussed her battle with mental health issues. And how Sexism plays a large role in how we view and react to people in Mental Health distress. We also discuss how to support family with mental health issues.
October 1, 2016
Black In therapy Host Nikita Banks, LCSW is a New York Based Psychotherapist. In this episode she discusses How she became a therapist.
September 14, 2016
Black Therapist formerly Black in Therapy is a Podcast that discusses the unique issues people of color face when getting mental health care. Host Nikita Banks, LCSW is a New York / Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist. In this episode she discusses her journey from patient to practitioner.
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