iHeartPodcasts presents “Therapy for Black Girls,” a mental health and wellness podcast hosted by psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Episodes focus on personal development tips, mental health tools, and advice for becoming the greatest version of yourself.
Since 2017, “Therapy for Black Girls” has released over 250 episodes and counting. Weekly episodes can be streamed in any order and run less than an hour on average. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is joined by doctors and experts for not-to-miss conversations on topics like anxiety, music and dance’s impact on mental health, the TV show Insecure, gender, body image, transracial adoptions, business, and phobias – just to name a few.
This series is one of Podsauce’s favorites, and was recently highlighted by our host Alesha in a Health is Wealth segment. Alesha is a mental health advocate and is thrilled about podcasts that create space for important conversations, by and for Black women and anyone who can relate. Alesha considers this podcast to be a valuable resource, especially when the topics sync with what she’s currently talking about with friends.
Alesha listened to the 54-minute “Egg Freezing & Fertility” episode with Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey. She explored concerns that could impact fertility and discussed egg freezing. Alesha found this episode informative, as this was a convo topic when she hung with friends recently. On this podcast’s episode, Dr. Jackson-Bey and Dr. Harden Bradford discussed patients’ options for infertility, the IVF and egg-freezing processes, and some of the hoops Black women have to jump through in the fertility process. Alesha also recommended the episode about finding your authentic voice.
There are episodes on gynecologic health, egg donation, surrogacy, fighting for reproductive justice, and how sex lives changed during the pandemic. Past episodes covered healing, procrastination, establishing new routines, finding support in recovery, making new friends as an adult, effective communication skills, and more. In January, there were episodes on finding your personal style and home beautification projects. Dr. Racquel Gates joined an episode to discuss Black women on reality TV shows, how they’re portrayed, and how audiences react to Black casts.
“For Colored Nerds” and “The Nod” podcast host Brittany Luse joined Dr. Joy Harden Bradford for a discussion on creator burnout for 9-5ers with creative side hustles and full-time creatives. They unpacked how to identify burnout, set online boundaries, and how therapy helped Brittany.
Dr. Lana Holmes stopped by an episode to discuss how horror movies help people process life, trauma, and survival. Dr. Holmes uses horror film themes with some of her therapy clients, and she explores how these concepts can help us understand trauma, racism, and triggering imagery.
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