There’s no doubt that mental health is highly stigmatized in communities of color. Thankfully, stigma hasn’t deterred these therapists from spreading awareness through their mental health podcasts. Take a look at 5 great podcasts produced by psychologists of color.
A Different Perspective
HOSTED BY DR. AMBER THORNTON
Dr. Thornton uses her expertise to deliver lectures and workshops on the topics of self-actualization, hopes and aspirations in the black community, and racial identity development for individuals of color.
Therapy for Black Girls
HOSTED BY DR. JOY HARDEN BRADFORD
Dr. Joy’s southern charm and lovely voice are impossible to resist. Dr. Joy, a licensed psychologist with an office in Atlanta, focuses on all things mental health, personal development, and the tiny decisions we can make to be our best selves!
HOSTED BY LICENSED THERAPIST, DAVIA ROBERTS
You didn’t think I’d write a whole blog post about mental health podcasts but leave out my own, did you? That’s ridiculous! AFFIRM is the podcast for you if you’re a woman of color who enjoys affirmations and wants to learn more about mental health.
Excerpt from the “Like Listening to a Friend” review
Davia is such a genuine and funny personality that it makes me feel like I’m just sitting and hearing a friend encourage me. She encourages her listeners to take care of themselves by reconsidering how women of color view mental health and how we get there through our own experiences with mental health and wellness. Her guests are really intelligent and admirable
Black In Therapy
HOSTED BY NIKITA BANKS, LCSW
Nikita doesn’t hold anything back. When talking about and educating people about mental health, she doesn’t mince her words. She discusses the different therapy as a person of color experience and assures listeners that they’re not alone.
With that being said…
HOSTED BY ESTHER BOYKIN, LMFT & ERICA TURNER, MS
Listening in on the two fantastic therapists as they converse in private about love, motherhood, and LIFE is like overhearing them have a fascinating discussion about it. Their openness to discuss that being a therapist does not imply that they have everything figured out… Give it a listen!