‘Therapy for Black Girls’ Online Community Connects Black Women with the Help They Seek
Stereotypically, black women are seen as the strongest humans on the planet and have to remain strong at all times in order take care of their family members, friends, and partners. But black women need a place where they can release their stress and worries and heal from the hurt they’ve experienced in life and that is where “Therapy for Black Girls” steps in and provides much-needed assistance. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist located in Atlanta, Georgia and developed
Therapy for Black Girls.
She began her journey to remove the stigma surrounding mental health care by encouraging the mental wellness of black women and to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant. Therapy for Black Girls includes Dr. Bradford’s private practice, an online national directory of mental health professionals licensed to provide services to black women and girls and a widely popular weekly podcast.
Dr. Bradford’s area of expertise includes break up and divorce recovery, depression, work-life balance, relationship skills, and self-esteem improvement all catered to help black women become the best versions of themselves.
In 2014, Dr. Bradford says she was so inspired by the BET premiere of “Black Girls Rock” that she wanted to recreate that same empowerment for black girls and women in the mental health space. She began with blog posts and her national directory but her obsession