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.
Did you know that there’s a form of therapy called play therapy where things like toys and games are incorporated into the work. And it’s not just for kids! For this conversation, I was joined by Althea Simpson, LCSW, MBA who shared how she uses play therapy with her clients. Althea and I chatted about how play therapy works, why it’s not just playing with toys in session, how it can be used with people of all ages, and the qualifications one should have to conduct play therapy.
I had a chance to chat with the one and only Tina Lifford who portrays Aunt Vi on the show and we had an amazing conversation. We chatted about the evolution of Aunt Vi's character and how her journey mimics that of so many of us. We also chatted about giving ourselves space and time to tap into our deepest desires and she shared more about the internal work she's done to allow her to really connect with Aunt Vi's story.
For this conversation I was joined by Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Mishelle Rodriguez. Dr. Mishelle and I chatted about what kinds of things we might address if Nova came into therapy following the release of her book, the way that we have seen many of the characters deal with big emotions this season, our thoughts about Darla and Ralph Angel seemingly reconnecting and what we’d love to see as this season wraps up.
Dr. Shena Young joins us again this week and this time we're discussing healing holistically. Dr. Young and I chatted about what it means to approach our healing holistically, how this vantage point is a part of our history, what it means to decolonize our healing, different pathways to healing, and questions to ask when working with someone in a healing practice.
In today’s episode, we’re talking about how we can work to better regulate our own emotions so that we can help our kids regulate theirs. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart and we discussed what co-regulation is, how it can be useful in strengthening your relationship with your kids, how we can make sure we have enough reserves to manage our own emotions, and the important distinction between discipline and punishment.
We've spent much of this summer engaging in conversations about our friendships with other sisters, and one of the main questions many of you had was "How do I make friends as an adult," so that's what we're digging into today. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Marisa Franco. Dr. Franco and I chatted about the most important aspects of making friends, the characteristics of a good friend, and what’s needed to really sustain friendships.
Earlier this month we asked you what you thought the largest threat to friendships with other Black women was, and many of you said jealousy. So I wanted to dig a little deeper into where jealousy comes from and what we can do about it when it pops up in a friendship.
On the Secret Lives of Black Women, join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the BS. They connect with guests over shared experiences by wading through everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. Each conversation centers on creating a space for joy with some newfound besties while asking: how do the black women we admire stay incredibly phenomenal?
In today's episode, we'll be digging into how you can create your own definition of a hot girl summer and how therapy might be able to help you in this process. For this conversation, I was joined by Moraya Seeger DeGeare, LMFT and we chatted about what it means to be having a hot girl summer, why it’s so important to embrace and cultivate joy in your life, why so many people feel threatened by things that bring Black women joy, and she shared some books for you to add to your hot girl summer reading list
In this week's episode, I am joined by Shelly Ware, LMFT to dig into life as a stepparent. Shelly and I chatted about some of the common challenges that may come up when dating someone with children, some common misconceptions about stepfamilies, how to engage with the kids, and she shared her favorite resources about stepfamilies.
In this week's episode, I am joined by Cha’Ke’Sha Spencer, LPC, CPCS. Cha'Ke'Sha and I discussed how experiences can be traumatic even when we don’t think they are, some of the common symptoms of trauma, how working with a therapist can help manage trauma, and she shared her favorite resources.
In this week's episode I want to check in with you about the goals you set for yourself for 2019. How's your progress? Are you stuck anywhere and need a reset? Let's chat.
Did you miss the episode from last year about setting new year goals? Check out Session 88.
Dr. Audrey Townsel is back with us this week to discuss coparenting. She and I chatted about the different possibilities for coparenting relationships, some of the main concerns that get in the way of being able to coparent, how therapy can be helpful in developing a healthy coparenting relationship, and the importance of making sure you’re clear in your communication with your children about what the coparenting relationship will look like.
The 4th season of Queen Sugar premieres on June 12, 2019 and we're celebrating by digging a little deeper into one of my favorite characters on the show, Aunt Vi. For this conversation, I was joined by LaShasta Bell, LPC. LaShasta and I chatted about the role Aunt Vi plays in her family, the dynamic between Aunt Vi & her fiancée Hollywood, why Aunt Vi might seek therapy, and she shared some of her favorite resources.
In today’s episode, we're digging into the impact that bullying can have on teenage girls. For this conversation I was joined by De'Asia Thompson, LISW-S, LCSW. De’Asia and I chatted about what bullying looks like for teenage girls today, what therapy might look like for both teens and parents of either a teen being bullied or the one bullying others, and how to interact with school officials if your teen is being bullied.
In this week's episode I'm sharing tips to take care of yourself if Mother's Day is painful for you due to a complicated relationship with your mother. I also answered a few listener questions about dealing with a partner who's uncertain about the relationship and managing social anxiety.
For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Mel and I chatted about how hard and frustrating it can be to be single when you don’t really want to be, why she thinks dating apps are a blessing and a curse, and the self assessment she helps her clients complete to figure out if they’re approaching dating from a healthy place.
In today’s episode, we’re digging into Prolonged Exposure Therapy. For this conversation I was joined by Jason Phillips, LCSW. Jason and I chatted about what prolonged exposure therapy is, what it’s used for, how to find a therapist who practices it, and he shared some of his favorite resources.
For this conversation I was joined by Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Magdala Chery. Dr. Chery and I discussed how primary care physicians are involved in screening for mental health concerns, how they collaborate and refer to mental health professionals, how you can better advocate for yourself with physicians, and she shared her thoughts on what PCPs need to do to ensure better health outcomes for Black women.
In this week's episode I'm sharing my thoughts about the intense level of grief many seem to be experiencing following the death of Nipsey Hussle and the factors that may lead us to grieve someone even though we didn't personally know them. I also answered listener questions about dealing with a breakup when kids are involved and how to get experience as a therapist when you've been out of the field for a while.
Dr. Holec and I discussed some of the issues that can chip away at our confidence related to sexuality, some of the concerns that lead to sex being less pleasurable or even painful, how you can talk with your partner about getting your needs met, and she shared how she uses sensate focused therapy with couples in her practice.
In this week's episode, Melissa Ifill, LCSW is back with us to share tips on how to show up in your life even when things get tough. Melissa shared the 4 steps she uses with her clients to help them show up during the difficult times we all face, how you know when it’s time to push through vs take a step back, and of course she shared more of her favorite resources.
In this week's episode, Eliza Boquin, MA, LMFT, joins us to give us an introduction to chakras. Eliza and I talked about what chakras are, how you can tell if one of yours is blocked, what this means, how our chakras can impact what our relationships look like, and she shared how she uses this in her clinical work when requested. And of course she shared all of her favorite resources for anyone who wants to learn more.
n this week's episode we're digging into vulnerability. For this conversation I was joined by Chasity Chandler, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST, CDWF. Chasity and I chatted about what makes it so difficult for us to be vulnerable, how to be more vulnerable when you have no idea where to start, vulnerability in the workplace, and what vulnerability might look like in romantic relationships.
In this week's episode we're unpacking toxic masculinity. For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Alduan Tartt, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Tartt and I discussed what is meant by the term toxic masculinity, how it shows up in our lives, and how we can stop perpetuating it, especially in raising our sons.
In this week's episode I shared my thoughts about something that seems to be coming up more and more in conversation, comparing ourselves to others. I shared several reasons this is dangerous and some tips to help you do a better job of keeping your focus on you!
In this week's episode we are exploring life with a bipolar disorder diagnosis. For this conversation, I was joined by Melissa Ifill, LCSW. Melissa and I chatted about what it means to be diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, what treatment looks like, how bipolar disorder impacts relationships, how family and friends can support someone with a bipolar disorder, and she shared her favorite resources in case you want to learn more.
In this week's episode we dig into the importance of physical activity. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Jacque Strait. Dr. Jacque and I chatted about some of the benefits we can experience from physical activity, how to increase motivation towards physical activity, and how to address some of the common barriers that might get in our way.
For this conversation I was joined by Spirit, LPC. Spirit and I chatted about some of the tactics used by perpetrators to prey on children, what we mean we talk about “the grooming process," how we can talk with our kids about boundaries and consent related to their bodies, and the best ways to respond to your child if they share that they’ve been violated.
For today’s episode, we're exploring how we can be more in sync with our bodies. Our guest for this episode is Ivy Felicia. Ivy and I chatted about some of the issues that get in the way of us being at peace with our bodies, some of the cultural pieces that are important when we’re discussing Black women’s bodies, tips for helping you to focus more on health than weight, the way that diet culture pervades our society, and she shares all of her favorite resources in case you want to dig in more.
2019 is almost here and I'm sure many of your are busy thinking about upgrades and changes you'd like to make in your life. In this episode I shared 7 tips to help you as you go about making your list.
For today’s episode, we’re digging into some of the common challenges that come up for entrepreneurs that can impact our mental health. For this conversation, I was joined by Samara Stone, LCSW-C. Samara and I chatted about some of the mental health challenges that are common for entrepreneurs, the importance of a healthy support system, and how to get in touch with your real why for wanting to start a business.
For today’s episode, we’re digging a little deeper into the importance of boundaries and how they protect us. For this conversation I was joined by Kim Knight. LMHC. Kim and I chatted about why it’s so important to set boundaries, how to get beyond the idea that boundary setting means hurting someone’s feelings, how to teach boundaries to kids, and how setting boundaries can result in more fulfilling relationships.
For this week's episode, we're looking at the multiple roles we might have as women and how these roles can impact how we see ourselves. For this conversation I was joined by Sara Elysée, LMHC and we chatted about some of the ways our multiple roles as women impact our identity, how to hold on to who we are after life transitions, mommy guilt, and how to manage all of these roles while making sure to take care of ourselves.
In this week's episode I shared my thoughts about all of the unsolicited advice Black women seem to get about who we need to be to be partnered and how we should be in partnerships and offered 7 things for you to consider in making your own decisions about your relationships.
For this week's episode, we're exploring many of the transitions that occur after a divorce. For this conversation I was joined by Chautè Thompson, LMHC who is a therapist in Florida. Chautè and I discussed some of the common challenges that might come up when contemplating a divorce or after a divorce, things to be mindful about when coparenting after a divorce, tips for knowing when you’re ready to date again, and she shared some of her favorite resources about life after divorce.
In this week's episode I discuss how our language impacts our mental health, specifically when it's filled with things we "should" do or be and shared 5 tips for how you can stop "shoulding" on yourself. I also announced our brand new Therapy for Black Girls community, The Yellow Couch Collective.
For this week's episode, we're helping you explore your relationship with substances. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Delishia Pittman. Dr. Pittman and I discussed how you can tell if your use of substances has become more than recreational, the steps you can take to get help if you think you might be struggling, how some of our cultural practices may be contributing to masking issues with substance abuse, and how to help if you think a friend may be struggling with their substance use.
For this week's episode, we dive into some of the double standards that exist when discussing women's vs. men's sexuality. For this conversation I am joined by Shamyra Howard, LCSW. Shamyra and I discussed why this double standard exists, how Black women can be more active in exploring their sexuality, her thoughts about friends with benefits, and of course she shared her favorite resources.
This week I'm joined by another one of my incredible line sisters to discuss struggles with fertility. Our guest therapist this week is Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Andreka Peat. Dr. Peat and I discussed some of the cultural issues that impact the conversation around Black women and fertility, some of the alternative paths to motherhood her clients have employed, how she helps her clients manage their mental health through these processes, and she shared her favorite resources.
Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSWC is back with us this week to talk all about mindfulness. Shawna and I chatted about the definition of mindfulness, she addressed some of the myths you may have heard about mindfulness, she shared some ways you can begin to incorporate it into your life, and of course she shared her favorite resources.
In today's episode we talk all about the truth about self-care. For this conversation I was joined by Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC. Maria and I chatted all about what self care actually is, how self care has been commercialized, why it’s so important for us to practice self care as Black women, and of course she shared her favorite resources to help you develop your own self care plan.
Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway, LPC, NCC, DCC, ACS about what life can look like during pregnancy, birth and in the postpartum period.. Dr. Christopher-Holloway and I discussed the growing research around Black women’s experiences giving birth, how the process of giving birth can be traumatic, postpartum depression and how it’s different from the baby blues, and how we can be strong advocates for ourselves in medical settings.
Today's episode features my conversation with Natalie Graves, LCSW, CADC, all about Black women athletes and body image. Natalie and I discussed some of the common concerns Black women athletes face, how Black women’s bodies are seen and critiqued in sports, and we discussed body image issues as it relates to athletes but also to Black women generally.
This booster session was inspired by this weekend's U.S. Open during which Serena Williams was unfairly penalized. This happened for the world to see but all Black women have their own version of this story. In this episode I briefly share some of my thoughts about the unfair ways in which Black women are treated and then demonized for their rightful reaction to said treatment. In short, we're exhausted!
Today's episode focuses on what happens when trust has been violated in a relationship and how to repair it. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Tanisha Sapp, LPC, CST, NCC, ACS, MAC, SAP. Dr. Sapp and I discussed the importance of actually verbalizing expectations to our partners, developing a trust bank with your partner, how violations of trust impact intimacy, and she shared some of her favorite resources.
This booster session was inspired by HBO's Insecure, Season 3, Episode 4. In this episode we saw that Molly is still meeting with her therapist (YAY) but also see that she hasn't told her the entire truth so I wondered if maybe some of you were struggling with withholding some information from your therapist. In this episode I discussed two reasons you might be withholding and what you can do about it.
Today's episode features my conversation with Reinette Arnold, LCSW, MAC, FVIP about taking care of your mental health as a caregiver. Reinetter and I discussed some of the common challenges that come up for caregivers, managing your emotions as a caregiver, how to engage your support system, why self care is so important as a caregiver, and how to engage in clear and effective communication with family and friends related to caregiving.
Today's episode features my conversation with Melissa Dumaz, LMFT about creating intentional relationships with our partners. Melissa and I chatted about the best ways to be more intentional in your relationship, how to fight fair, the importance of apologies and how to offer them correctly, and she shared her favorite resources, including her book, The Love Challenge.
Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Audrey Townsel, a Licensed Psychologist in Memphis, TN and my line sister. :) Dr. Townsel and I chatted about how social media platforms can impact our self esteem, why the comparisons we make between ourselves and others on social media aren’t entirely accurate, and she shared her favorite tips for helping you to have a healthier relationship with social media.
Today's session is a booster session because I just couldn't wait to share my thoughts about the Season 3 premiere of HBO's Insecure and why I think this season will explore one of my favorite topics, boundaries!
Today's episode features my conversation with Shaketa Robinson-Bruce, a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA. Shaketa and I chatted about the definition of intergenerational trauma, what this looks like in our community, how it impacts our relationships, how therapy can help to heal from intergenerational trauma, and she shared her favorite books about this topic in case you want to read more.
Today's episode features my conversation with Jeanae Hopgood, LMFT, a couples & family therapist, clinical sexologist and sexuality educator in the Philadelphia area. Jeanae and I discussed healing after a miscarriage. We chatted about some of the common challenges experienced after a miscarriage, how miscarriages impact partnerships, how to support a loved one who’s had a miscarriage, and of course she shared all her favorite books for you to learn more.
Today we have an On the Couch episode featuring Tasha & James (Ghost) St. Patrick of the hit show on STARZ, Power. For this episode I was joined by Dr. QuaVandra Perry who is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas. Dr. Perry and I discussed what kinds of concerns might bring Tasha and James to therapy, how she might help them improve their communication, how she might help them work through their grief, and of course she shared all of her favorite resources for couples. This episode does contain spoilers.
Today's episode gives you the rundown on everything you ever wanted to know about ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For this conversation, I was joined by Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown, a double-board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in Texas. Dr. Dawn and I chatted about the symptoms of ADHD, why the diagnosis is often missed, how to know if your child might need to be evaluated, treatment for ADHD, and she clears up some common misconceptions about medication.
Maintaining your mental health while working in a less than favorable environment can be tough. Fpr today's episode I chatted with Farah Harris, LCPC who specializes in helping people to be well in the workplace. Farah and I chatted about dealing with microagressions in the workplace, how improving your emotional intelligence and setting boundaries can help you to deal with work stress, how employers can provide perks that actually help their employees, and her thoughts on the myth of work-life balance.
Some studies suggest that as many as 60% of Black girls experience a sexual assault by the age of 18 so sadly many of us and our loved ones have been touched in some way by childhood sexual abuse. Today, I am joined by Jessica Lang, LMFT. Jessica and I chatted about some of the common concerns that come up for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, what treatment might look like, how to deal if your child comes to you with a report of abuse, and she shared her favorite resources.
My favorite episode of Red Table Talk so far has been the one that featured a conversation between Jada and Gabrielle Union about this weird tension that existed between them for years. This conversation highlighted an issue that I think comes up for a lot of us, what happens when we're intimidated in some way? I shared 3 questions to help you figure this out for yourself and also answered a couple of On the Porch questions.
For this episode I’m joined by Melissa Douglass, LCSW who has an entirely virtual practice in St Louis. Melissa and I discussed some of the differences between traditional and virtual therapy, how you can decide if it’s right for you, how to find a virtual therapist, and she shared all of her favorite apps for mental wellness.
Unpacking the issues in our community related to skin color and hair texture can be difficult, but it's necessary. Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Donna Oriowo, LICSW, M.Ed. Dr. Donna and I discussed the definitions of colorism and texturism, ideas about having more effective conversations about these issues, how these issues impact our mental health as Black women, and strategies for working through some of these concerns.
Today's episode is an On the Couch Session with Nova Bordelon from the hit OWN show, Queen Sugar. For this episode I am joined by Shena Tubbs, LPC. Shena and I chatted about some of the concerns that might bring Nova to therapy, how the Bordelon family history adds perspective to Nova's concerns, some of the techniques she might use with her in therapy, and she shared some of her favorite resources in case you might have similar concerns.
For today's episode I am joined by Adrienne Michelle, LMFT. Adrienne is a QPOC therapist specializing in working with youth, adults, families and couples. Adrienne and I chatted about the fears that members of the GLBTQ community may have in reaching out for therapy, tips on how to find a therapist who is affirming, the work that still needs to be done in the Black community to be more affirmative, and some common vocabulary we should all know to create more affirmative spaces and relationships.
Today I am joined by the millennial dating coach Marquita Johnson. Marquita is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and distance credentialed counselor. Her specialties include women issues, career, dating, divorce, step-families, and grief counseling.
This week's episode is dedicated to all the college grads! Right now you may be more ecstatic and thrilled than you've ever been in your life, but you might also be feeling apprehensive and depressed. In this episode I share 8 concerns that might come up around college graduation that could impact your mental health and ways to deal with them.
For today's episode I am joined by Dr. Lexx Brown James, LMFT. She enjoys educating people on building intimacy, getting to pleasure, and training professionals on how to work with sexuality based topics in trauma informed ways. Dr. Lexx and I discussed how to get in touch with the idea that we deserve pleasure as Black women, common types of sexual disorders, how trauma can impact our ability to enjoy sex, getting rid of sexual shame, and the importance of masturbation.
For this episode I am joined by Licensed Professional Counselor & Nationally Certified Counselor, Spirit. Spirit and I discussed the key characteristics of the Black Superwoman, how this construct was developed, how buying into this narrative impacts our mental health, and strategies for how you can gradually take that cape off.
Today's episode features my conversation with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Postdoctoral Psychologist, Dr. Natalie Jones. Dr. Jones and I discussed why narcissism is much more than just being selfish, the criteria someone would have to meet to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ways to take care of yourself if their is someone with narcissism in you
Today's episode marks the one year anniversary since the podcast debuted and we're in full celebration mode, complete with a soundtrack from none other than Drake. Drake's most recent release is not just a feel good song, it also made me stop to think about our need for niceness and why we get so invested in it. In this episode I discussed how the need for niceness develops, how you can tell if it's showing up in your life, and tips for managing.
Today's episode features my conversation with Dr. Cindy Graham, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Cindy and I discussed some of the research surrounding the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what parents should be on the lookout for in terms of symptoms, strategies used to help children and adults with ASD, and her thoughts about the depiction of ACD in pop culture.
Recently I've observed several conversations related to sisters not feeling like they're where they want to be in their lives. So in today's episode I'm offering 3 questions for anyone who thought their life would look much differently than it currently does.
This week's episode features Patrice N. Douglas, LMFT. Patrice and I discussed where the stereotype of the angry black woman came from, how you can tell if you have an issue with anger, strategies for using anger productively, and how you can get better at talking about your emotions before you become angry.
This week's episode features Dr. Marian Higgins, Licensed Professional Counselor & Career Counselor. Dr. Higgins and I discussed how you can find a career that’s a good fit for you, managing stress and microagressions in the workplace, some of the common mistakes you may be making in your career, and she shared all of her favorite career resources.
This week's episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Parent Coach, Mercedes Samudio. Mercedes and I did a deep dive into the Psychology behind Black Panther. We discussed the importance of representation and how that impacts our mental health, the messages we received about Black womanhood, the strong attachment we all have seemed to develop to the characters, and why so many of us have had to see it over and over again.
This week's episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Shawna Murray-Browne. Shawna and I discussed some of the unique mental health concerns related to activism and advocacy, the importance of self care and boundaries for activists, and her work with other therapists to create spaces that are anti-racist and liberation focused.
This week's episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Gena Golden. Gena and I discussed some of the common misconceptions about hypnotherapy, what kinds of concerns it’s useful for, and she shares the details about what actually happens in a hypnotherapy session.
This week's episode features Bianca Hughes, Associate Professional Counselor. Bianca and I discussed what perfectionism is, where it comes from, and tips and strategies you can use to create more realistic expectations and feel more comfortable being your authentic self.
This week's episode features Alece Chanel Coleman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Alece and I discussed some of the unique mental health challenges Black moms face, the importance of having someone to advocate for you in the postpartum period, how to deal with mommy guilt, putting an end to mommy wars, and strategies for managing your mental health while raising children.
This week's episode features Crystal Joseph, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, & Board-Certified Case Manager. Crystal and I discussed what race-related stressors look like, stages of Wokeness, and how she works with her clients to manage some of these stressors including her use of music and pop culture.
Have you ever wondered if you need to break up with your therapist? In today's episode I share 3 ways to tell if it may be time to move on. I also answered an On the Porch Question from a listener looking for her first significant relationship.
This week's episode features Dr. Alicia Little Hodge, Registered Psychology Associate. Dr. Hodge and I chatted about how we can recognize signs of anxiety, where they come from and what we can do about it.
This week's episode features Dr. Ayanna Abrams, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Abrams and I chatted all about couples counseling! She shared how she works with couples using EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, gave some insight about how the fights we have with our partners are typically not at all about the thing we're fighting about, and shared what it might look like if she worked with some of your favorite TV couples.
This week's episode features Nedra Glover Tawwab, LCSW. Nedra and I chatted about the definition of codependency, how to know if the definition fits you, how someone becomes codependent, and strategies you can use to become less codependent.
This week's episode features Lisa R. Savage, LCSW. Lisa and I chatted about why Black women often engage in emotional eating, how it's connected to trauma, and strategies you can use if emotional eating is something you struggle with.
The holidays are upon us and this likely means different things for all of us. Some of us have positive associations with the holiday season and some of our associations are not so positive. In today's episode I discussed the Holiday Blues, factors that contribute to it, and how Holiday Blues is different from Major Depression. I also shared 6 tips to help you steady yourself for the holiday season.
In today's episode I answer a couple of questions sent in by listeners. Topics discussed include growing up without a dad, having a partner who might be immature, and getting what you need in a relationship.
Dr. Ajita Robinson joins us to discuss how therapy can be helpful in working through grief, how we can have grief reactions to lots of different changes in our lives, and why the stages of grief you may have learned about may not be the best way to help you conceptualize grief.
Every October we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of this, today's episode focuses on red flags that may present themselves in new relationships that we should be paying attention to that may alert us that someone may be abusive. I also discussed the 6 different types of abuse that perpetrators engage in and provide feedback to a listener struggling with a possessive ex.
Courtney Watson, LMFT and I discussed how respectability politics impacts Black women's and femmes' sexuality, how you can reclaim your sexual freedom, and discussed ways you can find like- minded individuals to affirm your sexuality.