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Session 3: On the Couch with Mary Jane Paul

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode is an On the Couch episode all about Mary Jane Paul from BET’s Being Mary Jane. I chat with Shivonne Odom of Akoma Counseling Concepts about some of the issues Mary Jane struggles with and how this is similar to those of some of her clients. We discuss boundary setting, grief, self sabotage in relationships, and healthy vs. unhealthy coping strategies.


Resources Mentioned:

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst

Shivonne’s Blog Post about Being Mary Jane

Dr. Joy’s Blog Post about Being Mary Jane


Where you can find Shivonne:

Akoma Counseling Concepts






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