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Come join us as we strip away the taboo of talking about mental health and anxiety. Hear from mental health professionals, organizations and black women sharing their experiences as we break down the complexities and explore ways to heal and support each other. Tune in, stay for a while and heal. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/black-girls-have-anxiety-too/support
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Host, Ashley sits down with Alisha Chelsea Jones as she shares her journey growing up in the church and the way that it impacted her view on religion, acceptance, and spirituality. We get into different paths to healing from therapy and medication to tarot, psychedelics and Ayahuasca. ------- Podcast Guest: Alisha Chelsea Jones aka “Tricky Vibes”, …
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*Trigger Warning*- Eating Disorders Host, Ashley sits down with Registered Dietitian and Nurse, Whitney Trotter to have a candid conversation about eating disorders and the misconceptions within the Black community. Ashley shares about her struggles with an eating disorder and how it shaped the way she viewed her relationship with her body and with…
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Host, Ashley catches up with Dr. Chandra Smallwood to talk about how she's managing this unexpected new chapter of motherhood. Dr. Chandra also shares how she is dealing with her own relationship anxiety while co-parenting and looking after her own mental health. ---------Dr. Chandra Smallwood, Pharmacist & Anxiety Coach If you'd like to reach out …
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Host, Ashley sits down with social worker and BGHA2 listener, Stacy Brice to talk about how she navigates life with Bipolar Disorder Type 2. We talk about life looked differently life before and after her diagnosis. She also shares how she uses boundaries, medication and communication to prioritize her mental health while also helping those in her …
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Host, Ashley sits down with Software Engineer and BGHA2 Listener, Taylor "Tay" Fortune. We dive into how events throughout her childhood affected her mental health. Tay also opens up and shares her coming out story and how reactions of her loved ones affected her both positively and negatively. --------Podcast Guest: Taylor Fortune, Software Engine…
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Host Ashley sits down with fellow podcaster, Kelley Bonner (Host of Black Girl Burnout) to talk about what to do when life starts to burn you out. Kelley and Ashley discuss a little compassion and the small moments of joy can shift your mindset. -------- Podcast Guest: Kelley Bonner, Licensed Therapist & Host of the Black Girl Burnout Podcast If yo…
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Host, Ashley is joined by singer/songwriter and fellow yogi, Solana "Sol" Blu. Sol talks about the journey to finally becoming her truest self. She talks about the ebb and flow of her healing journey and how she finds peace in the turbulence of life. ---------Podcast Guest: Solana “Sol” Blu If you'd like to reach out to our guest, you can contact t…
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Host, Ashley does a mental health check-in, has a moment of gratitude and shares some life updates. She also announces some upcoming changes to the podcast. -------- Follow BGHA2 to stay up to date! Instagram: @blackgirlshaveanxietytoo Twitter: @anxiousblkgirls Tiktok: @blackgirlshaveanxietytoo Email: blackgirlshaveanxietytoo@gmail.com -------- Ref…
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Host, Ashley is joined by Chynna Miley, Founder of Motivate Your Mind. Chynna shares how she manages her mental health as an entrepreneur and a mental health advocate. ------- Podcast Guest: Chynna Miley, Founder of Motivate Your Mind If you'd like to reach out to our guest, you can contact them using the information below. Instagram: @eventsbyccm …
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This week, I sat down with Morgan SanDiego, Psych Nurse Practitioner (NP) to talk about her own personal experience being diagnosed with ADHD and Major Depressive Disorder. We also get into why she chose to become a Psych NP and how she curated a work environment that she can thrive in and encourages other Nurses to do the same. Morgan educates us …
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Today, I sit down with Camila Smith, licensed therapist and Chief Clinical Officer at Bekome to talk about the relationship between your brain, your gut and your mental health. ----------- Camila Smith, DHsc, LCSW , Mindfulness Faciltator & Chief Clinical Officer of Bekome If you'd like to reach out to our guest, you can contact them using the info…
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Host, Ashley is joined by licensed psychologist and BGHA2 regular, Dr. Xuan Stevens. We sit down for a much-needed conversation about Christianity, church, and mental health. Dr. Stevens talks about what it looks like to be a mental health advocate within your church community and the importance of seeing value in professional mental help. -------S…
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Today, I'm joined by a VERY, VERY special guest, my Mom! My Mother, Trish, jumped on the mic with me for an intimate conversation that started off about her outlook on the link between fitness and mental health. It morphed into my Mom sharing about her experience dealing with abandonment caused by the ripple effects of our family immigrating from J…
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Host, Ashley is joined Anxiety coach and Pharmacist Dr. Chandra Smallwood. Dr. Chandra returns to the pod to take us through a step-by-step walk-thru of breathing exercises that you can use in your everyday life! We also talk about how anxiety affects your nervous system and how breathing techniques can help bring your hormones back in balance. Mak…
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I had the pleasure of sitting down with Akeya Fortson-Brown, content creator, young entrepreneur and owner of The Hustle Lab. She recalls her experience learning how to exist in 2 different worlds while navigating predominately white institutions (PWI) and trying to overcome Imposter Syndrome. We also get into the pressures of always having to "mea…
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Today, host Ashley sits down with Pharmacist & Anxiety Coach, Dr. Chandra Smallwood. We learn about Dr. Chandra's career as a Pharmacist and the pressures of working managing a Pharmacy while working with underserved communities. She shares her experience having panic attacks and how she deals with them. She shares breathing techniques, cold water …
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With Valentines Day around the corner, we sit down with Shamaree Brissett, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist turned Intimacy Coach & Relationship Expert. As a sexual assault survivor, a modern Black woman, millennial wife, and a therapist Shamaree talks about how she combines her personal and professional experience to help women gain confidence…
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Today, host, Ashley sits down with Certified Holistic Health Practitioner known as the “Endo Educator,” Samantha Denäe. Samantha and Ashley talk about their personal journeys with Endometriosis. Samantha discusses navigating the Western medical system and what inspired her to study holistic health and herbs. We also talk about her health advocacy w…
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Guess who's back! Licensed Psychologist and Black Girls Have Anxiety Too Regular, Dr. Xuan Stevens returns to the pod to talk about Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. We get into the symptoms, the misconceptions and the genetic link between the two. -------Special Guest: Dr. Xuan Stevens Dr. Xuan Stevens is a board-certified licensed psychologist …
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Today, we are talking about the big, scary "D" word. No, not that one. We're talking about Divorce! Host, Ashley is joined by Janine Bell, Writer, Entrepreneur, and Mother. Janine tells us about the untraditional and refreshing views that she has about divorce and gets into how she navigated her own divorce. She tells us why it's important for Blac…
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Guess who's on the pod this week? Entrepreneur, Singer, Mother, Fashion Show Producer, Runner-up for America's Next Model and my sister from another mother, Kiara Belen! Join us for a transformative episode about mental health, internal validation, and growth. Kiara gives us insight into how she is choosing to show up in relationships, in motherhoo…
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We are kicking of the new year with a new coping tool, Art Therapy! Pierra D.B., Certified Art Therapist sits down with host, Ashley to talk about different settings Art Therapists work in, who they work with and how to find one in your area. We also get into the benefits of Art Therapy for your mental health. Stick around, there's a little surpris…
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Today, we get in our bag with the "Cookie", Host of The Dirty Bag Podcast. We chat about being content creators, social media breaks and balancing the pressure to "keep up." We also get into raising kids, conquering your fears and starting a podcast in the middle of a pandemic. -------- Podcast Guest: Auriel "Cookie" Brown, Host of The Dirty Bag Po…
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Today, host Ashley is joined by Domonique Louis MSN, APRN-C, PMHNP-BC. Domonique gives us an inside look at the headway that a Psychedelic called "Ketamine" is making in the mental health industry. What was once taboo (and illegal!), is now being touted for its treatment benefits for some of the most prevalent mental health conditions. -------- Pod…
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Today, we talk to Ashley Farrish, a therapist based in Ohio who specializes in treating trauma with EMDR. We learn about EMDR, the different ways that it's used in sessions and how it can be used as a tool for healing from trauma. -------- Podcast Guest: Ashley Farrish If you'd like to reach out to our guest, you can contact them using the informat…
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Today, Ashley sits down with Master Your Mindset Coach, Ryane LeCesne to talk about mindfulness and how it can be used to conquer perfectionism and distractionism. We talk about the ebb and flow of life and how to manage the chaos without losing yourself. Ryane describes what a "high-achieving woman" is and gives us permission to claim that title a…
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Today, we are joined by one of my favorite guests, Dr. Xuan Stevens (licensed Psychologist.) We sit down to talk about the different types of family environments and dynamics during the holidays. We discuss how to navigate dysfunctional families, how to maintain your boundaries and knowing when to take some "me-time." -------Special Guest: Dr. Xuan…
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Today, we sit down with Kurtis Lee Thomas, a corporate mindfulness trainer, best-selling author and founder of Breathwork Detox. We get into the power of our breath and Host, Ashley, recalls her own personal experience during her Breathwork Detox session. Kurtis explains how this intense form of diaphragmatic breathing can help induce a cathartic r…
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My good friend and former co-host, Alluria, is back! Okay, she's just back for one episode but join us as we catch-up on life and talk about dealing with anxiety when we were kids. We also get into how we deal with social anxiety, navigating big crowds and understanding our triggers. -------- Podcast Guest: Alluria Nixon, Loctitian & Entrepreneur I…
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*TRIGGER WARNING: Domestic Violence and Assault* Today, I sit down with Chantelle Branch, Certified Domestic Violence and Abuse Specialist, Survivor, Mentor and Author. Chantelle shares her story of how she redefined love after her transformation and how she made the shift from from victim to survivor and thriver. We discuss the importance of commu…
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This episode, we sit down with Lounise "Lou" Blaise to learn more about her career as a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). She talks about what inspired her to choose this path and how she uses her creativity to connect with children with Autism. She also talks about the importance of tapping into her community of BCBAs and how behavioral h…
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Today, we sit down with Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Wife, Mother, & Author, Dr. Jennifer Morgan. We talk about parent training, what anxiety looks like in children and the best time to take your child to therapy. Dr. Morgan also talks about how she entered motherhood and became a psychologist at the same time and how it has helped her connect w…
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Today, we welcome back writer, storyteller, cannapreneur and teacher, Hannah Eko joins us for another episode. This time, we get into how "Writer's Anxiety" can interrupt the creative process ad how we can reshape our relationship with anxiety. Hannah talks about how to "move" through the shame that can come with anxiety and reclaim it as a source …
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Today, we spend some time with Dr. Claire Ellerbrock, a Doctorally-trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PsychNP.) She breaks down how a PsychNP can play an integral part in your mental health treatment plan. She also gives us a peak into what questions may be asked during an appointment and what high-quality adjunct therapy looks like. -------- …
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Join us for a conversation with Ashley Johnson L.A.P.C. about identities, how they are shaped and how they can be tied to our self-worth. We also talk about tackling your subconscious fears, building a relationship with your inner-child and peeling back the layers to your authentic self. -------- Podcast Guest: If you'd like to reach out to our gue…
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Join us for a special sit-down with returning self-love enthusiast and PMDD warrior, Deyjianna. This time, she's accompanied by a circle of women that she is closest too. Deyjia, Nakita, Kim, Shardae and "Honey" cuddle up on couches and giant bean bags with glasses of wine, surrounded by tall white candles. We start off with a Bucket of Questions a…
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This episode, we chat with student therapist, recent graduate and entrepreneur, Abigale "Abby" Thomas. Abby dives into how she choose her graduate program and what inspired her to become a therapist. She also opens up about her journey with her own mental health and how her experiences in grad school have helped shape her into the therapist that sh…
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Today, we sit down in-person with corporate professional, mother and wife, Nickee Taylor and learn about how she navigated 10 years of depression, loss and a lifetime of ups and downs. She talks about how and why she is committed to waking up with peace every single day. -------- Podcast Guest: If you'd like to reach out to our guest, you can conta…
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Guess who's back?! Sex Therapist and Relationship Expert Amber Johnson, returns to the pod to talk all things attachment styles. Amber and BGHA2 host, Ashley discuss how your attachment style are connected to your childhood and how your navigate relationships as an adult. We also get into the latest dating shows and the attachment styles of our fav…
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Ever wondered if your therapist has anxiety too? Well today, we are getting to know Melissa M.L., LMHC & Content Creator. She shares how she manages her anxiety and talks about the importance of keeping your own mental health in balance while helping those in your community. We get into the nuances of being a mental health professional and get some…
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Have you ever felt rejected or neglected at work? In your relationships? By your parents? This episode, we dig into how rejection and neglect and examine how it affects our mental health and how we perceive the world around us. -------- Dr. Xuan Stevens is a board-certified licensed psychologist and the Program Director and founder for Ultimate Thi…
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If you've ever struggled to find a therapist or maybe you didn't know where to start, this is the episode for you! We sit down with our favorite psychologist and podcast regular, Dr. Xuan Stevens, to get a step-by-step guide on how to find a therapist. -------- Dr. Xuan Stevens is a board certified licensed psychologist and the Program Director and…
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Dr. Stevens joins us again for a candid conversation about setting boundaries, using silence as a tool and the negotiated "YES." -------- Dr. Xuan Stevens is a board certified licensed psychologist and the Program Director and founder for Ultimate Thinking Psychological Consultants. Dr. Stevens appears frequently on the podcast and is our invaluabl…
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Our favorite sex therapist is back! Amber Johnson, APC, MAMFT joins us for a conversation about relationships, couples therapy, and a whole lot of red flags! ------- Amber Johnson is a therapist whose expertise includes couples therapy, sex therapy, post-affair recovery, and relationship conflict. She also works with individuals struggling with dep…
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This episode, we're talking all things sex with Amber Johnson APC, MAMFT! She talks about her work as a Sex Therapist and how anxiety can show up in in the bedroom. -------- Amber Johnson is a therapist whose expertise includes couples therapy, sex therapy, post-affair recovery, and relationship conflict. She also works with individuals struggling …
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This time, we chat with Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Denise M. Williams who is also the Founder of Well-Play Counseling and Wellbeing Center. Denise talks about how she combines social wellness, psychotherapy and the concept of play at her Wellness Center and in her own life. -------- Denise M. Williams, is an Licensed Marriage & Family Th…
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This episode, we chat with Professor and Spiritual Coach, Akua T.J. Robinson about her journey to exploring Africana-based Psychology. She talks about how African-centered traditions can help provide a new road to healing and how her retreats help create safe spaces for that healing to flourish. -------- Akua T.J. Robinson is a Professor and Certif…
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Our in-house Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Xuan Stevens joins us again! This time, we sit down for a conversation about Psychotropic Medication. We learn about the physiological affects it has on our brain, possible side effects and some tips on how to use medication safely. -------- Dr. Xuan Stevens is a board certified licensed psychologist and the …
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This episode is Part 2 of the 2-part series, Living With PMDD. This time, we sit down with Deyjianna Turner, poet, Light Worker, and Patient Advocate for The International Association For Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD.) Deyjia talks about living with Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), managing her mental health and relentlessly advocating for…
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This episode is Part 1 of the 2-part series, Living With PMDD. This time, we chat with Laura, Director of Education and Awareness at The International Association For Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD.) We talk about Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), it's symptoms and it's effects on mental health. Laura dives into why the work at IAPMD is so im…
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