Episode #147: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist, How to Find One, and Options If Money and Location Is an Issue + Tips on how to deal with Racism with Therapist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

April 1, 2020

Therapy is something that many people are either ashamed about or joke about. Yet the need to speak to someone about what is going on in your life is neither shameful or funny. For many people, therapy is something that helps them deal with the vagaries of modern life, and may even be a matter of life or death.

In this episode I speak with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, world-renown speaker and host of the popular podcast Therapy for Black Girls on why we should all see someone, how to find the right therapist, how to get access if money and location is an issue, how to navigate the stigma of therapy, and more. Dr. Joy also shares some great tips on how to protect your mental health when faced with racism and discrimination. 


Podcast Time Stamps

-2:11 Why Dr. Joy chose therapy over teaching  

-5:30 Why many people fear therapy 

-12:02 Why therapy is about helping you, not helping the therapist 

-14:21 We are all “crazy” 

-16:04 How to find the perfect therapist 

-20:05 What if you can’t afford a therapist?

-21:31 Discrimination, racism and mental health 

-27:43, 33:45 Dealing with toxic environments

-31:57 Phobias 

-40:30 Rejection 

-44:00 Toxic energy and what to do about it

-49:00 Wellness trends to be careful of 



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