One of the best things about engaging in therapy for yourself is having a trusting relationship with a person that can hold the mirror up for you, to help you see things that are emotionally eclipsed in your own awareness. However, if you're a client like me, you probably already have a list of things [...]
It’s Okay to Pray…AND Go to Counseling.
"It's Okay to Pray...AND Go to Counseling." It's a debate that I find myself having every few months with my (very Christian, very southern) Black family. Any conversation about mental health and healing in my family usually ends with the age-old adage, just pray about it. Or, "you can't pray and worry, so which one [...]
Therapy for *This* Black Girl
Content warning: "Profane" language, and mentions of disordered eating. It's true: I love the podcast Therapy for Black Girls created and curated by Dr. Joy. Her work is a ministry in my life. I've known her since my time as a master's student at the University of Georgia where she and another Black woman mental [...]
Check out Dr. Marvette Lacy on Finding A Dissertation Topic
February 8, 2016, I went to my counseling appointment with a nice, white lady. Nice, white lady: How was your weekend? Marvette: It was okay. Didn’t do too much. Enjoyed some much needed alone time. Nice, white lady: Oh, I thought you would’ve mentioned Beyonce’ at the Superbowl. Marvette: Oh yeah, that was a cool [...]
Your First Time: What to Expect During Your Initial Therapy Session
So, you’re thinking about seeing a therapist! Yes, girl, yes! With the emergence of podcasts like Therapy for Black Girls and A Different Perspective focused on the clinical aspects of mental health, many Black women are opening up to the possibility that therapy may be a viable option to help us live our best lives. [...]
Welcome to the Mental Health & Relationships Column!
As a Black woman, I am focused on the healing, uplifting, and empowerment of my sisters in every area of their lives, be it family, cou47f1641b7cf2a96d8493ac275b55be82.jpgple relationships, friendships, or career. I believe that we have been taught to take care of everyone but ourselves. Part of our liberation is through caring for ourselves first.