New York- November 10, 2020 – Licensed Psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford announced today that her wildly popular mental health podcast, “Therapy for Black Girls,” will join the iHeartPodcast Network. The podcast, which has amassed more than 12 million downloads and has listeners in 196 countries, is a favorite among Black women committed to mental health and personal development. “Therapy for Black Girls” will join the network, airing new episodes every Wednesday. Listen to the official trailer now on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are available.
Each week, a new episode of the podcast will explore topics that help Black women prioritize their mental health, tap into invaluable resources and break down the many stigmas related to mental health. Dr. Joy is often joined by expert guests to discuss topics like dealing with grief, managing anxiety, making friends as an adult and setting boundaries in relationships. Listeners have frequently commented that the podcast has been helpful during the pandemic. “Therapy for Black Girls” offers an opportunity for listeners to realize they are not alone in their struggles and helps them learn strategies to better understand their emotions during difficult times. Fans of the podcast also enjoy episodes dedicated to breaking down what’s happening in some of their favorite television shows or films. Listeners can tune in to iHeartRadio to binge classic episodes from the show’s archives including recent episodes that have covered some of the relationship difficulties portrayed in season four of HBO’s hit series “Insecure” and more.
“I am excited about the growth that will come from our partnership with the iHeartPodcast Network,” said Dr. Joy. “I want it to reach as many Black women as possible. My goal for ‘Therapy for Black Girls’ has always been to use it as a platform to have important conversations not only about mental illness, but also about mental wellness. It is critical to me that mental health content be shared in a way that is relevant and accessible to the community it is intended to serve. I think this is why the podcast has been so successful; our community really sees themselves in the content.”
Listen to “Therapy for Black Girls” now and follow the podcast on iHeartRadio to be alerted when new episodes are available.
About Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist, Speaker, Media Personality and serves as the Resident Psychologist for O, The Oprah Magazine. 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. Dr. Joy is a member of the Advisory Board for the Crisis Text Line and also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. She has worked with companies like HBO, Viacom/CBS, & Facebook developing projects and programming designed to merge entertainment with mental health and wellness.
Dr. Joy started the Therapy for Black Girls platform in 2014 with the goal of growing and sustaining an engaged community centered on the mental health needs of Black women and girls. This is done by creating resources, content, and experiences designed to present information in a way that feels relevant and accessible. The platform now includes the weekly podcast, a therapist directory of over 2400 therapists across the country and in Canada, and an active community of over 600,000 women across social media platforms.