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December 4, 2019
Today we're joined by Licensed Psychologist Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons for a discussion about the work she has done and continues to do to arm Black people with incredible resources to work through racial trauma, how we can advocate for ourselves and how that might look differently for each of us, and she offered tips for dealing with racism at work and school.
November 20, 2019
Today we’re chatting about how to keep the lines of communication with your teen daughter. For this conversation I was joined by Gretchen Campbell, LPC. Gretchen and I chatted about some of the common concerns she hears working with teens and their moms, how moms can take care of themselves while parenting their teen daughter, how to support your daughter in making healthy decisions about things like friends and social media, and of course she shared her favorite resources for moms of teens.
November 13, 2019
Today we’ll be digging into what it might look life to reimagine our image of the single Black woman and for this conversation we are joined by Dr. Jessica D. Moorman. Dr. Moorman and I discussed the messages we get about dating and relationships from the media, how we can challenge and recreate some of these narratives for ourselves, what it looks like to embrace the freedom and potential that comes with being a single woman, and how you can begin to develop your single woman action plan.
November 6, 2019
This week I’m sharing a conversation I had with Ashley McGirt, a clinical social worker based in Seattle Washington, about living well based on her experiences as a hospice therapist. Ashley and I chatted about the kinds of concerns her clients discuss while in hospice, how family members of those in hospice can take care of themselves, the impact that race related stress is having on the mortality rate of Black people, and her tips for living a life without regret.
October 30, 2019
This week, we’re digging into some of the particular challenges that come with being a Black woman in a leadership role. For this conversation I was joined by Yunetta Smith, LPC-MHSP, NCC. Yunetta and I chatted about how to manage perfectionism and burnout as a leader, concerns related to connecting authentically with others, and the importance of crafting a self care routine as a leader.
October 23, 2019
For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Shanita Brown. Dr. Brown and I chatted about how you can recognize the signs of domestic violence, why it’s important to understand domestic violence in the context of power and control as opposed to anger management, how you can support a loved one who may be in a relationship with an abusive partner, and she shared tons of incredible resources for anyone who would like additional help.
October 16, 2019
For today's episode, I wanted to chat with someone to help us try to figure out what might actually be behind all the procrastinating we do in our lives. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Mahlet Endale. We chatted about the different ways we procrastinate, how to get a better understanding of what’s driving our procrastination, some tips for getting a little bit better at not procrastinating, and she shared some of her favorite resources to help you out if you’re still looking for more informat
October 9, 2019
In today's episode I'm answering your questions about therapy, including concerns about your therapist being frustrated with you, what to do if your therapist talks too much about themselves, and how to know if you need a psychiatrist.
October 2, 2019
In today's episode we're digging into the fear of rejection that often stops us from putting ourselves out there.
September 25, 2019
For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Maria Dominguez, LMFT, also known as Dr. D. Dr. D and I chatted about what it looks like to explore this idea of freedom while in relationships, how you can begin to define what freedom looks like to you, conversations to have while dating that help you gain clarity about this, and establishing a culture in your relationship that can support the many changes you and your partner are likely to experience.
September 18, 2019
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.
September 11, 2019
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.
September 4, 2019
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.
August 28, 2019
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.
August 21, 2019
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.
August 14, 2019
In today's episode we're digging into what motivates people to ghost and how to take care of yourself if you've been ghosted.
August 7, 2019
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.
July 31, 2019
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.
July 25, 2019
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?
July 24, 2019
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
July 17, 2019
In this week's episode I'm chatting about what you can expect in your first therapy session.
July 10, 2019
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.
June 26, 2019
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.
June 19, 2019
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.
June 12, 2019
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.
June 5, 2019
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.
May 29, 2019
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.
May 22, 2019
In this week's episode I'm sharing my suggestions for places you can look to find your tribe!
May 15, 2019
In this week's episode I'm sharing my thoughts about some of the most common questions I get about therapy and the therapeutic process.
May 8, 2019
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.
May 1, 2019
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.
April 24, 2019
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.
April 17, 2019
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.
April 10, 2019
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.
April 3, 2019
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.
March 27, 2019
It's a celebration y'all! We're celebrating 100 episodes of the podcast and I shared 5 lessons I've learned from podcasting that just might help you too.
March 20, 2019
In this week's episode I share 5 tips to help you take care of yourself after a breakup.
March 13, 2019
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.
March 6, 2019
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.
February 27, 2019
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.
February 20, 2019
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.
February 13, 2019
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!
February 6, 2019
In this week's episode I shared a few tips to help you manage Valentine' Day stress whether you're single or in a relationship.
January 30, 2019
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.
January 23, 2019
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.
January 16, 2019
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.
January 9, 2019
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.
December 19, 2018
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.
December 12, 2018
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.
December 5, 2018
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.
November 28, 2018
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.
November 21, 2018
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.
November 14, 2018
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.
November 7, 2018
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.
October 31, 2018
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.
October 24, 2018
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.
October 17, 2018
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.
October 10, 2018
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.
October 3, 2018
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.
September 26, 2018
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.
September 19, 2018
This week, by request, we're chatting about self-sabotage. What it is, why we do it, and how to stop!
September 12, 2018
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.
September 9, 2018
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!
September 5, 2018
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.
September 3, 2018
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.
August 29, 2018
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.
August 22, 2018
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.
August 15, 2018
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.
August 13, 2018
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!
August 8, 2018
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.
August 1, 2018
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.
July 25, 2018
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.
July 18, 2018
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.
July 11, 2018
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.
July 4, 2018
This episodes shares strategies that can help anyone who may be struggling with social anxiety disorder.
June 27, 2018
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.
June 20, 2018
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.
June 13, 2018
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.
June 6, 2018
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.
May 30, 2018
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.
May 23, 2018
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.
May 16, 2018
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.
May 9, 2018
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.
May 2, 2018
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.
April 25, 2018
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.
April 18, 2018
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
April 11, 2018
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.
April 4, 2018
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.
March 28, 2018
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.
March 21, 2018
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.
March 14, 2018
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.
March 7, 2018
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.
February 28, 2018
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.
February 21, 2018
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.
February 14, 2018
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.
February 7, 2018
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.
January 31, 2018
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.
January 24, 2018
This week's episode features Seida Hood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Seida and I discussed what DBT is, who can benefit from it, and how you can find a DBT group that might work for you.
January 17, 2018
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.
January 10, 2018
In today's episode I discussed misconceptions about self-worth and the importance of self-compassion. I also answered an On the Porch Question about being too "nice."
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