Black Therapist Podcast

Black Therapist Podcast

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Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy…


Is it a Midlife Crisis or What?
Feb 10 • 40 min
Is it a midlife crisis or what?Grief, Depression, Adjustment disorder oh my.. Learning to deal with your emotions while navigating life on life’s terms, is a everyday struggle.. For your therapist! A THERAPIST?!?!?Yes Your therapist too… It’s important to…
Black From Africa
Feb 3 • 33 min
Happy Black History Month and Welcome 2020 and Our first show of the year. In this episode we discuss why we took a break, and our first time visiting the continent of Africa.
Generational Choices Versus Curses
Dec 23, 2019 • 45 min
Generational curses are easy to spot and hard to break if you know what you’re looking for. In isolation we replicate family patterns without intention based solely on actions we repeatedly do. While there are some things that are predetermined, genetics…
Making space for your own grief when you are the strong one!
Dec 16, 2019 • 47 min
Making space for your own grief when you are the strong one! 7 stages of grief paying it forward and being a blessing where you are to someone this holiday season! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 6th annual toy drive! Benefiting Food First…
Big Ego
Dec 9, 2019 • 54 min
Ego defense are there to protect us from the uncomfortable feelings that are far to painful to face. But more often then not there is a battle between us and the world for external validation that just isn’t worth a damn. In this episode we discuss the…
Effective Use Of Technologies to Market Your Private Practice
Nov 25, 2019 • 64 min
Having cutting edge technology for a soloprenuer is so essential to effectively run your business and not miss a step when you are trying to market. And the truth is you don’t know what you don’t know. In this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast Lennie…
Raising Autonomous Children
Nov 18, 2019 • 28 min
Want to know how to raise autonomous children on this episode of the Black Therapist podcast we discuss. If you want to raise children who feel as if they have their own voice, can own and make their own choices and be really awesome human beings it first…
Working while black
Nov 11, 2019 • 69 min
on the most recent episode of @blacktherapistpodcast we finish our interview with Dr Holly Sawyer where we discuss Working in PWC’s (aka predominately white companies) in Brown skin. We talk about the effect it has on our mental health when we work in…
Parenting a child on the autism spectrum
Nov 4, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode we talk with Dr Holly Sawyer of life first therapy in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, about being a parent with a child on the spectrum. The need for self care and support is an integral part of fulfilling the needs of the child.
Sisterhood in the workplace
Oct 28, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode of black therapist podcast we discuss the need for sisterhood amongst women of color in the workplace. ⁣⁣Also on the episode we discuss the “what would you do….” ⁣⁣If you found out your partner was going to cheat on you. ⁣⁣Would you…
Why Having a Vent Buddy May Not Be The Answer
Oct 21, 2019 • 38 min
On this episode we discuss the reasons why having a “vent buddy” may not be the best way for you to deal with your problems when you are overwhelmed. We also cover whether or not you should get pregnant prior to marriage JUST to make sure the “equipment…
Afrocentric approaches to mental health care.
Oct 13, 2019 • 57 min
Afrocentric approaches to mental health care. In this episode we counter the narratives that all mental health care is based solely from a Eurocentric perspective. The best approach to care for people of color is to take a “generalist” approach to care…
Season 4 Episode 2
Sep 30, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode of Black Therapist Podcast We have our follow up answer to our new segment: “What would you do?” would you rekindle a friendship after a betrayal.We have the conclusion of our interview with Dontea’ MItchell Hunter, LMFT of…
Season 4 Premiere Featuring Dontea’ Mitchell Hunter
Sep 23, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode of Black Therapist Podcast season premiere we unveil our new segment “What would you do?” would you rekindle a friendship after a betrayal.We also interview Dontea’ MItchell Hunter, LMFT. Working with families as a family and marriage…
Master Your Mind
May 6, 2019 • 36 min
On this episode we discuss the pathway to mastering your mind. Our host Nikita Banks, LCSW is at a panel discussion about mental health and wellness and how to find your own best life through passion, freedom and autonomy!
What to do when you’re dealing with inadequacy
Apr 29, 2019 • 29 min
Also on this episode: how to get free and low cost therapy session. Why money shouldn’t be a barrier to treatment. With many modalities and treatment options available what will work for you?
Ask A Therapist
Apr 15, 2019 • 27 min
You asked we answered! On this episode I pick two questions posed to be at random of our listeners. Have questions and want answers send us and email or dm us so we can get you the information you need.
Myths Surrounding Self Care
Apr 8, 2019 • 31 min
On this episode we discuss the myths that surround self care and the difference between, self love and self care. Also on this episode we discuss the need to renegotiate roles in families that no longer serve us and not acting like “moral martyr” in your…
Gun Violence and Vicarious Trauma
Apr 1, 2019 • 30 min
New Monday New Show! On this episode we talk about the death of Rapper Nipsey Hustle and how we all mourn a collective trauma when we lose someone to a televised tragedy. Also on the episode: We discuss the effects vicarious trauma and how to avoid it.…
Let’s Talk About The Movie Us
Mar 24, 2019 • 38 min
On this episode we talk the end of social work month! Shout out to all the Dope social workers! We also talk about the new box office smash, Jordan Peele’s US! We break down all the symbolism we uncovered in the movie and processed the many many social…
You Need To Add Mental Wellness To Your Health Routine
Mar 18, 2019 • 65 min
On this episode we talk about being honored by the Congressional research for institute for social work policy awarded Black Therapist Podcast Host Nikita Banks, LCSW with the Outstanding social worker in business for her work on Black Therapist Podcast.…
Break The Cycle
Mar 3, 2019 • 34 min
Ever wonder how you break the cycle? On this episode we discuss trans-generational/Intergenerational trauma. What it is, how we identify it and how we can fix it, for good.
How To Survive Toxic Family Members
Feb 25, 2019 • 61 min
Part II
Five Personality Types To Avoid
Feb 17, 2019 • 61 min
Do you know the five personality types to avoid if you’re looking for a love connection? ⁣⁣⁣⁣Well we tell you on this week’s episode of @blacktherapistpodcast where our host @msnikibanks talks about the reasons you may not be getting the emotional…
Find out your attachment style!
Feb 11, 2019 • 47 min
Ever felt like you have a fck boy finder? Like you are a bum magnet? Does your significant other remind you or someone? Someone that knew you before you knew you? Yep your parents. Did you know how we were parented has a direct bearing on the types of…
Healthy Relationship Building for Boss Chicks
Jan 27, 2019 • 69 min
In This Episode we talk about what is available in our upcoming free course starting February 1, 2019 “Healthy Relationship Building for Boss Chicks. Learn relationship cheat codes in 20 minutes a day to get the love (life) you love.” Our Paid Premium…
I’M ON A PODCAST
Jan 21, 2019 • 59 min
On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we are invite to be on the Oprah Rose Podcast with Tiara and Gina. On this episode we discuss the relationships, watching surviving R Kelly and more. To listen to the full episode check out @Oprah Rose…
Surviving Surviving R Kelly
Jan 6, 2019 • 52 min
Surviving surviving R Kelly.. Why we were able to over look the behavior of sexual exploitation of women of color for so long. In our first episode of the season our host psychotherapist @msnikibanks discusses the documentary “Surviving R Kelly” and the…
So Long 2018 -Welcome 2019
Dec 17, 2018 • 35 min
Last Show Of The Year…. On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we discuss what it’s like to end a friendship follow up. In this episode we weigh the pros and the cons to ending a friendship that you really value. We talk about Cardi and Offset and…
When It’s Time to End A Friendship
Dec 10, 2018 • 40 min
New Monday New Show. Sometimes even good things have to come to an end. When it’s time to part ways as friends what are you supposed to do. ⁣⁣⁣On this episode of the of @blacktherapistpodcast our host Psychotherapist @msnikibanks we discuss what it’s like…
Gratitude and Intentional Planning for 2019
Dec 3, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast with psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW, we talk about gratitude; ending the year on a high note and planning for 2019 and beyond. We also discuss the importance of making choices and utilizing your free will…
Growing Up with a Narcissist
Nov 26, 2018 • 51 min
Having a family member who is mentally ill is hard. It effects the whole family. Having a parent who is mentally ill permeates every part of your life, and eventually your spouse or partner in the future. On this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast…
Preparing To Go Home For The Holidays 2018
Nov 19, 2018 • 42 min
Wish your family was normal? Yea you and everyone else. Going home and dealing with less than ideal family dynamics or worse toxic family situations. Is trying but you can do so in a way that will not steal your joy. If you don’t allow it. With the…
Building Happy Children
Nov 11, 2018 • 56 min
Want to raise healthy happy children? Invest in their mental health. In our conversation with Pyschotherapist Lisa Savage; on this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast your host psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW who has built the largest psychotherapy…
Find Your Happy with Author Nikita Banks, LCSW
Nov 5, 2018 • 31 min
Find Your Happy! On this episode of Black Therapist Podcast I read my favorite chapter of my new book Finding Happy Seven Steps To Relationships That Will Not Steal Your Joy Available Now On Amazon! Link in Bio for my new book. But If you want to her an…
Healthy Mom Healthy Birth
Oct 21, 2018 • 63 min
On this week’s episode we chat with Psychotherapist and Doula Shanna M Williams LCSW. Of S.W. Doulas. We discuss the necessity for the resurgence of Doula’s for women of color. We also discuss the role doula’s play into reducing anxiety and providing…
Treating women of color with complex trauma
Oct 15, 2018 • 45 min
In this week’s episode of @blacktherapistpodcast our host Psychotherapist @msnikibanks talk about treating trauma with Dr. Angela Clack a psychologist and author of “Women of Color Talk: Psychological Narratives on Trauma and Depression.” Also in this…
Yoga and meditative therapeutic practice with James Woods, MFT
Oct 8, 2018 • 45 min
New Monday New Episode on this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we discuss the interdisciplinary discipline approach to combining yoga and other ancient African practices into the therapeutic process. This week we interview therapist and yogi James…
Pill Cosby, Supreme Court and the Predator Next Door
Oct 1, 2018 • 46 min
***TRIGGER WARNING***In this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we go all the way there. We talk about the lack of safety for women, Bill Cosby, The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces his accuser and how this impacts victims. Also on this…
Black Therapist Podcast with Our guest Racine Henry, PHD, LMFT
Sep 24, 2018 • 85 min
Dr Henry and our host discuss: Relationships, Happiness, Uncoupling, polyamorous relationships, black men’s desire to marry, holding men accountable and giving them the space to do their work.
I’m An Author
Sep 16, 2018 • 48 min
WE ARE BACK— The Season Three Premiere- of Black Therapist Podcast is live. In this episode our host Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discuss the release of her new book “Finding Happy, Seven Steps to Relationships That Will Not Steal Your Joy.” We take…
How to Support your Strong Friends
Jun 11, 2018 • 30 min
With the recent high profile suicides last week it’s more important than ever to discuss how to support the people in our lives we think need it the least, as well as to provide help to those we know are struggling. It is important that these…
Moms of Teens Part II
Jun 4, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, we discuss how to parent children for their mental and emotional development in an ever-changing world. School social worker Jeanette Oaks, LMSW, Dr. Byron Young MD, the evening’s host Helen Williams Nurse and Nikita Banks, LCSW discuss…
Moms of Teens Part I
May 28, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode, we discuss how to parent children for their mental and emotional development in an ever-changing world. School social worker Jeanette Oakes, LMSW, Dr. Byron Young MD, the evening’s host Helen Williams Nurse and Nikita Banks, LCSW discuss…
Shout Out To Frustrated Moms
May 14, 2018 • 35 min
Single Mother’s are not exactly unsung heroes. They are often seen as super She-roes- often lauded without regard to their struggles. We make it look easy and as such a lot of the pain, struggle, trauma, and challenges we go through are often unseen and…
Keeping Safe when Getting Online Counseling
Apr 28, 2018 • 15 min
Admitting you’re wrong is not always easy but it is critical to maintaining healthy relationships. Texts can be taken out of context is not always a great way to communicate effectively. In this episode Nikita Banks, discusses the dangers of some form of…
Faith Over Fear
Apr 22, 2018 • 26 min
Faith Over Fear - Kick Fear’s Ass- In this episode we discuss how important it is for us to push back on fear if we are to have the life we deserve. Also In this episode: active listening, taking each day as an opportunity to learn a life lesson.…
If You Don’t See Color You Can’t See Me
Apr 16, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode we discuss how “I don’t see color” negates people of color and makes us feel invisible. Ways to become an Ally without forcing your “fake equality” on POC safe spaces. Also on this episode: Thank A Black Woman, Students of Color Collective…
no fabolous life the normalization of domestic abuse.
Apr 8, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode we discuss the response to the allegations rapper Fabolous physically assaulted his girlfriend Emily B and what we can learn to do differently to keep women who are victims of domestic abuse safe.
You Can’t Pray it Away Religion and Mental Health
Apr 1, 2018 • 31 min
Religion has a way of making mental health challenges feel like moral failure. It is important for us to be able to get the tools to satisfy the development of all parts of us as a member of the human race. We are spiritual beings in physical bodies so…
Fix It Jesus Iyanla aint Therapy
Mar 26, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode we have a discussion about the difference between, what we see of “tv therapy” and what the real process is. In this episode psychotherapist Nikita Banks, discusses the difference, between what Iyanla VanZant does, Dr Phil and the…
Psychiatry and Social Work with Psychiatrist Karinn Glover, MD II
Mar 19, 2018 • 29 min
We continue our conversation with psychiatrist Dr Karinn Glover and we discuss the future of psychiatry, integrative practice methods with social work and psychiatry, the necessity for culturally competent care and the importance of representation. We…
Self Medicating with psychiatrist Karinn Glover
Mar 11, 2018 • 39 min
On this episode we discuss our Free Mental Heath Course and how you can get it available NOW; and Our interview with psychiatrist Dr Karinn Glover, MD MPH where we chat about meds, the importance of culturally competent psychiatric care. The role street…
It’s Social Work Month Celebration— What A Social Worker Really Does
Mar 5, 2018 • 44 min
Ever wonder what a trained social worker does? Well on this episode we celebrate social work month with Noni Taylor founder of The Social Work Connect an organization that provides support to social work students and connects them with clinicians in the…
Black Panther cheat codes. Break Down the Social/Mental Code of Black Panther NO SPOILERS
Feb 19, 2018 • 49 min
In this Episode you will learn about the Wonderful world of Wakanda. Black Therapist Podcast host Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW and Film Critic Tim Gordon of “Film Gordon” discusses the hidden messages, how representation matters, the importance of…
Love Recipes How to Improve the Quality of All of Your Relationships
Feb 12, 2018 • 38 min
Learn how to improve the quality of your loving relationships and the quality of your life. On this episode Brooklyn NY based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses what you can do today to fix the loves in your life with Relationship Recipes author…
Your Vibe attracts your tribe-50 Cent Me and our Key to Success
Feb 5, 2018 • 17 min
Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to get over being an entrepreneur in isolation by being vulnerable, learning to ask for help, how you find your tribe and gain success.
Find out The benefits JayZ got from his stint in therapy
Jan 29, 2018 • 31 min
Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses another Bed Stuy Native Shawn “Jay Z” carter his fight for his marriage, his emotional and mental health, reforming the criminal justice system and erasing the stigma in the Black Community of…
Social Workers Need Their Own Social Workers
Jan 21, 2018 • 14 min
Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses the importance of social workers advocating for themselves and their profession; Also in this episode the need for grass root organizers, advocating for advancement of the field of social work on the whole.
What MLK Jr, Barack Obama and Social Workers have in common
Jan 15, 2018 • 20 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy ‘s host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses the importance of community organizing; social work advocacy and being politically active.
Therapeutic Coaching Do you need Therapy, a coach or both?
Jan 2, 2018 • 23 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy ‘s host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to Crush those 2018 .. New Year New You?? Goals with the help of a therapist or coach to help get you started? Do you know which one…
Dealing with the Anniversary of a Loved One’s Death
Dec 11, 2017 • 11 min
In this episode we discuss how to approach the holiday seasons without a family member; dealing with an anniversary of a death of a loved one or a birthday of someone you have loss. Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy’s host Brooklyn Based…
Building Boundaries The Most Important Tool to build healthy relationships
Dec 4, 2017 • 25 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy ‘s host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to build boundaries with families to improve healthyy relationships.
Toxic Family Life Preparing to Go Home for the Holidays
Nov 19, 2017 • 21 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy’s host Brooklyn Based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses how to mentally prepare to gather with family for the holidays when you have strained family relationships and move forward from hurt to…
Success in Private Practice with psychotherapist/author Kim L. Knight
Nov 13, 2017 • 35 min
Black in Therapy Podcast Is a podcast hosted by NYC Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW; in this show we interview author and psychotherapist Kim Knight on the need for safe spaces of clinicians of color, tips for marketing a private practice, and…
Tyrese, child custody, and navigating the court system as a single father with Tee Smif
Nov 6, 2017 • 32 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black in Therapy Brooklyn New York based psychotherapist host Nikita Banks interviews Content Creator and Film maker Theron “Tee Smif” Smith discussing the latest with Tyrese Gibson, gaining custody of his son, navigating…
Black Therapist Aren’t as Good as White The Case for Black on Black therapy
Oct 29, 2017 • 30 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black in therapy is a podcast hosted by Brooklyn New York Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks LCSW. In this episode we discuss how to deal with racist white therapist. Power and privilege of therapists and the importance of…
What is Financial Abuse? How can you spot it and avoid it.
Oct 23, 2017 • 25 min
Psychotherapist Nikita Banks discusses her experience with financial abuse; how to protect yourself from financial abuse and working with her in her new Feelings and Finance workshop. Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy: Season 2 Episode 5
I lost my white friend to Racism/How to combat bad racial bias in good white people
Oct 17, 2017 • 13 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy: Brooklyn based Licensed Psychotherapist Clinical Social Worker Nikita Banks discusses examining her privilege, discussing racial bias with a colleague and the need for culturally competent care and safe…
Are You Ready for Private Practice? Things You Should Know Before Taking The Leap
Oct 10, 2017 • 22 min
You want to go into Private Practice Now What? My journey to LCSW from Employee to Private Practice and what I wish I would’ve done differently.
Vicarious Trauma, What is it, How to avoid it and How to know if you have it
Sep 11, 2017 • 22 min
In this episode psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses the most recent incidents of violence in this country and we discuss the effects vicarious trauma and how to avoid it. Vicarious trauma is caused by repeated exposure to violent events, it is…
My Daddy Died and I’m Not Sad - Unique perspective on the dealing with grief
Sep 5, 2017 • 31 min
Black in Therapy Podcast Is a podcast hosted by NYC/Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW -In this Episode Ms Banks discusses the death of her father; individualized grieving and how to heal after the passing of a parent or a loved one.
“Get Out” SPOILER ALERT- Racism and Microagressions Make This Movie REALLY Scary
Mar 6, 2017 • 33 min
Psychotherapist Nikita Banks decompresses after watching the number one movie in the country “Get Out” The themes of Racism, Microagression, and how to navigate a white world in brown bodies. And why the reality of living in a world where this is possible…
Parenting Tools-How to Use Viral Content as a Teaching Tool for Use with Your Teens and Tweens
Feb 27, 2017 • 25 min
Black therapist podcast formerly black in therapy In this episode Brooklyn New York Based Pyschotherapist Nikita Banks leads a discussion about the lessons we can use from social media sensation “hurt bae” and we can use it as a teaching tool to discuss…
Life as a Daddy’s Girl with Birthday and Daddy issues
Oct 11, 2016 • 12 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black In Therapy host New York Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses her triggers surrounding one special day of the year and the cause—Birthday and Daddy issues.
Kid Cudi, Kehlani, and how Sexism effects how we see and seek Mental Health
Oct 11, 2016 • 16 min
Black Therapist Podcast formerly Black in Therapy Brooklyn New York Based Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW Discusses the difference in social media support for rapper Kid Cudi’s battle with Depression and Addiction, and how singer Kehlani was treated…
How I became a Therapist-Black Therapist Podcast Formerly Black In Therapy
Oct 1, 2016 • 11 min
Black In therapy Host Nikita Banks, LCSW is a New York Based Psychotherapist. In this episode she discusses How she became a therapist.
My Journey to Mental Wellness-Black Therapist formerly Black In Therapy Podcast
Sep 13, 2016 • 16 min
Black Therapist formerly Black in Therapy is a Podcast that discusses the unique issues people of color face when getting mental health care. Host Nikita Banks, LCSW is a New York / Brooklyn Based Psychotherapist. In this episode she discusses her journey…