113: Therapy for Black Girls’ Dr. Joy Harden Bradford on How Founders Can Take Care of Their Mental Health

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113: Therapy for Black Girls’ Dr. Joy Harden Bradford on How Founders Can Take Care of Their Mental Health

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Therapy for Black Girls' Dr. Joy Harden Bradford on How Founders Can Take Care of Their Mental Health

Today in the guest chair is the one and only, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist, Speaker, and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia.

Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she specializes in creating spaces for Black women to have fuller and healthier relationships with themselves and others.

She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and Essence.

This episode is so important to me because I am passionate about breaking the stigma of mental health. Like any other part of our body, we need to take care of our mind. And as Founders, sometimes we think what we are experiencing is unique to us, so we go through a lot of internal torment trying to figure things out on our own. As I talk about with Dr. Joy, sometimes I have felt like, I don’t need to speak to anyone, it’s not that serious.

But on today’s episode we get into:

  • Why you shouldn’t wait to reach a breaking point before seeking support
  • The truth about self care and why you can’t “self-care” yourself into not going to therapy
  • What self sabotage looks like and how to overcome it
  • How to thrive as a black founder

As a reminder, this episode is in no way a substitute to seeking help from a licensed therapist in your state.

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Meet the host:

Nicaila Matthews-Okome

Hi! I’m Nicaila, the Creator and Host of the Side Hustle Pro Podcast. I started Side Hustle Pro when I was a side hustler myself. I was a digital marketer at NPR by day, side hustler by night. Through the powerful stories shared on this show and the courage to launch my own initiatives, I was able to quit my own job and go full time with Side Hustle Pro.

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