Between Sessions Podcast

Between Sessions Podcast

[dope therapists + dope conversations] Two brown chicks changing the face of therapy on both sides of the couch.

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August 3, 2022 51 min
This is an IG live. Enjoy! It's BIPOC Mental Health Month & your favorite mental health shared information about how to know if your mental health is struggling. Follow us across social media @melaninandmentalhealth or @melaninhealth on Twitter.
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This is an IG live. Enjoy! It's BIPOC Mental Health Month & your favorite mental health shared information about how racism impacts your mental health. Follow us across social media @melaninandmentalhealth or @melaninhealth on Twitter.
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This is an IG live we did a couple weeks ago to kickoff BIPOC Mental Health Month. Enjoy! It's BIPOC Mental Health Month & your favorite mental health shared tips on how you can begin to care for your mental health today if you don't currently have access to therapy. What are your favorite ways to care for your mental health? Follow us across social media @melaninandmentalhealth or @melaninhealth on Twitter.
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Are men emotional? Do men only want sex? Are they afraid of commitment? In this week's episode your favorite mental health duo sit down to talk with Dr. Nic Hardy and try to debunk some of the most common myths we hear about men in relationships. Some of his answers may surprise you and some of them may inspire some conversations with the men in your life. Check it out. Podcast Guest: Dr. Nic Hardy https://www.nichardy.com/ h...
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Not all spaces are safe spaces and one of the most harmful spaces we often find ourselves in are toxic work environments. Microaggressions, racial gaslighting, and traumatic experiences are way too familiar for us. So what can we do about it? How do we care for our mental health when you work in one of these organizations? In this week's episode Dr. Lawanda Hill shares with us her own experience of being "Courted, Boo&...
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Growing up first generation American has it’s unique set of challenges. From language barriers to cultural differences, the stress of the “immigrant paradox” can leave one feeling anxious, depressed, and isolated. This week, licensed psychotherapist, Alejandra Restrepo of @shayapsychotherapy highlights what we need to know about the mental health of first generation individuals & the support they need.
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June 22, 2022 38 min
In this week's episode, James Harris, licensed mental health professional, founder of Men to Heal®️ and creator of Cheesy Dates Board Game©️ chats with us about the challenges men face due to societal pressure & gender stereotypes. Listen in as he encourages everyone to check our privileges and limiting views as a path to healing.
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What if the nutrition & wellness standards we pressure ourselves to meet in order to be "healthy" are actually rooted in anti-blackness and white supremacy? How would that impact your approach to health? Maybe you've already experienced this at your yearly physical exam when all your lab work came back normal, but your doctor expressed "concern" that your weight wasn't within the "healthy" BMI r...
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Respectability politics, gender stereotypes, and $ exual shame can take a toll on our mental health & relationships. In this week’s Between Sessions episode, Dr. Nikki Coleman shares with us how Black/Brown folx can begin to liberate ourselves and begin creating a life that is authentic to ourselves and filled with healthy pleasure. Guest: Dr. Nikki Coleman https://www.drnikkiknows.com/ https://www.instagram.com/drnikkiknows/...
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Who can Black & Brown men turn to when they doubt their worthiness and competence? In a world that tells our boys to “man up,” “boys don’t cry,” and “never let them see you sweat, how can Black/Brown process the insecurities that show up with imposter syndrome? In this week’s Between Sessions episode, Stevon Lewis, MFT shares with us why Black/Brown men are more susceptible to experiencing imposter syndrome, how it manifests,...
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Did you know that black women are 3-4 times more likely to die during childbirth than white women? Black women are also at a higher risk of having premature births and encountering life-threatening complications during childbirth. You might think this is solely about healthcare access, but research shows that these conditions span across education and income levels. The issue is undoubtedly one of race. And what happens when ev...
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Are you able to eat a piece of pizza without feeling guilt? Have you been told that you're obese because your BMI is too high? Are you regularly restricting calories out of fear of being "fat & unhealthy"? If you answered "yes" to any of these then you may have that struggle love type of relationship with food. In this week's episode Dr. Ebony Butler, PhD, Licensed Psychologist & Food Relations...
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Imposter Syndrome can impact high achieving Black/Brown women in several areas of their lives. Eboni and Eliza talk with Kisha Walwyn-Duquesnay about overcoming imposter syndrome. Guest: Kisha Walwyn-Duquesnay Links https://linktr.ee/optimisticcounseling
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Do you often feel like people take advantage of you or find yourself feeling resentful that you're everyone's go-to? These might be clues that you're someone who struggles with boundaries. Knowing how to identify, set, and enforce boundaries is the foundation for healthy relationships. In this week's Between Sessions episode, Eliza & Eboni go over some common indicators that your boundaries aren't working...
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In this episode of Between Sessions, Eboni and Eliza discuss advice they wish they had gotten earlier in life. Check out melaninandmentalhealth.com
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Eboni and Elza did an IG live about Meghan Markle and how her mental health was ignored by the royal family. www.melaninandmentalhealth.com
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March 9, 2021 21 min
Eboni and Eliza discuss how love nor sex can change the person you care about and how to focus your energy on self instead of your partner. Check out melaninandmentalhealth.com
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The most common goal people have when starting Couples Therapy is to save their relationship. The most common *unspoken* goal is to have the therapist help them change their partner. Whoops! In this week's episode of Between Sessions, we chat about an alternative approach to couples therapy that will leave you feeling empowered, grounded, and clear about what steps to take next. Check it out today by listening to it...
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February 23, 2021 19 min
Humans are not meant to stay in crisis mode, but since 2020 it's become our default state of being. The problem is...that's not how we're designed to be! After last week's winter storm in Texas that left millions of us without electricity, we noticed the impact crisis fatigue is having on our bodies. In this week's episode, we share with you the insights we gained from this experience & what you can do to ...
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In this episode, Eboni and Eliza discuss how self-care includes untangling negative messages about our hair. Also discussed why and how these messages are ingrained. Check out melaninandmentalhealth.com.
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