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The Unorthodox Therapist
24 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Session 11: The Intersection of Anxiety and Identity
Simply put this session opens up the space to begin exploring Generalized Anxiety Disorder beyond the DSM 5. My therapy is grounded in the soil of identity and learning more about how our true selves intersect within society, work, home, and our communities.This is not the last session on anxiety. I hope this episode opens your minds to more than a book of symptoms. I hope you allow yourself to enter and into a world of culture. Follow on instagram for more updates on all future episodes and remixing adventures into mental health.
31 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 10: "Breonna Taylor: We Should Have Loved You First"
Breonna Taylor, why did we not say your name? In the episode I explore many social and therapeutic dynamics of the death and murder of Breonna Taylor. This is episode is an opportunity for accountability within the vision of progress for Black America. I only ask how do you see the liberation of black people and people of color? I see it through the eyes and souls of black women. Women like my mother. Black Trans women like Dominique Fells and Riah Milton. And women like Breonna Taylor.Follow, subscribe, and share so people can continue to say her name.
51 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Session 9 feat. Marquise Davon: "We Are George Philadelphia"
We Are George: PhillyWhat's good everybody. Welcome to my first bonus session featuring Marquise Davon. Marquise is a Black male educator in the Philadelphia area that primarily focuses on bringing Hip Hop Culture into the classroom. He graduated from Susquehanna University in 2018 with a Dual Degree in Digital Multimedia - Broadcasting and Theatre Studies. His professional background is in edtech, social media management, and equity work. Marquise is also the host of This American Negro and co-host of the DearRDG Podcast, where he aims to bring Black culture to the forefront of conversation. His mission to ensure that future generations of Black people have an equitable world to come into. And our mission together is We Are George Philly. We Are George is a weekly virtual discussion open to all all.. The spirit of George Floyd can either become a hashtag on an instagram page or a forever burning ember of change. We Are George is a weekly talk will be provide a safe space to discuss the structural racism and oppression that impacts black and brown communities, engage in tools for action and change, and focus on how people of color can heal and sustain Our mission is to give people who suffer from the binds of systemic oppression and racism, the space to keep a breathe of fresh air onthe embers, so his flame, and America’s need for change, never goes out again.When and How and What?We are George will be held each week via Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We will breakdown and discuss all things related to social justice education, reform, and maintenance of self. The mission to provide a safe safe for black and brown people to not only discuss topics of structural racism, identify tools for social justice and reform, and focus on how we as black people must maintain our selves and provide tools for healing.A promotional will be posted on our Instagram page @wearegeorgephilly which will highlight each weeks discussion, topic, and guest speaker.
55 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Session 8: "George Floyd, I Never Met You, But I Love You"
The unjust murder of George Floyd is a shared collective trauma for the black community. His murder is highlighting countless of years of systemic oppression, racism, and police brutality. In this episode I do my best to highlight how George Floyd's murder by the knee cap of a white on duty police officer is impacting our nation. There are two sides this episode. The black side, and the white side.Race and identity intersect through all walks of life. Identity is how I see mental health. To stop end of pathology for the life experiences of black people, one must first understand the difference between anxiety, and managing how your identity intersects within you life and social connections.Are you nervous because your identity could get you killed today? It brings me joy to see people of color come in diagnosed with generalied anxiety, and leave being proud to be black and the "anxiety" symptoms related to being black, become a part of yourself. You learn how to not only be aware of your identity, but how to navigate difficult nd traumatic moments where your identity, and another person's interaction and perception of your identity, becomes the reason you could die.George Floyd will forever be a beacon of hope for my mission to defeat the stigma of mental health. Grieving his loss with millions has brought me joy, being invalidated by people I love, haas brought me pain. Let me share with you all my personal and unorthodox perspective of why George Floyd is my brother, not by blood, but by breathe.Disclaimer: This is a raw, very raw episode. I have been emotionally incapacitated since his loss and I do what I tell my clients. Be your true self. So don't mind the crying, lack of edits, and possible lack of structure. My grief at a this moment has no structure.
49 minutes | May 3, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 7: "Dear Mom: Thank You for Dying"
Hello everyone. Session 7 is where I introduce parents grief and loss through my therapeutic golden gun: self-disclosure. Throughout this episode I will explore the loss and death of my mother through my only memories of her life and focus solely on acceptance: the final stage of grief, of what I like to call my stomping grounds to life.I am also releasing this episode on May 2, 2020. My mother's name is Cleaverland Fontella Barfield. She was born May 2, 1965 and took her final breath September 15th, 1994. I hope this episode shines light on on the darkness of death. I hope it brings you warmth, maybe a tear, but most of all, a smiles and a reminder as to why I chose to become a therapist and use my voice, and also why you choose to listen.
31 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 6: "Who Is Your Lord Voldemort?"
Getting over an ex girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, or partner can be tough. Throughout my years as a therapist I'd say break ups are leading trigger that gets people into therapy. In this episode I explore the power of a break up, how it impacts your sense of self and belief system, and was to better understand how you can move forward and find love again. But not by jumping into another relationship and slamming yourself into Bumble, but learning how to accept, not forget, and validate your true self. Kelsey! Thank you for the unspirtion.Please Email me at anytime email@example.com
24 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist: Session 5: "Quarantine Quarrels"
If you have found yourself fighting with your loved ones, family and friends during this time over absolute NONSENSE, you are in luck, I think we all are. In today's episode explore my concept of quarantine quarrels. It's an unorthodox way to reframe the fights and arguments triggered by Covid-19. Being stuck with yourself, your boyfriend, kids, and partner in isolation, 24/7, for extended periods of time impact our mental health and ability to manage our anger and frustration. The power of normalization, identification of true feelings, and engaging in more creative ways to resolve fights and arguments. Sounds like a good time. Tune in!Email me at anytime firstname.lastname@example.org and my Instagram @unorthodoxtherapistIll be answering all therapy related questions in upcoming episodes. Thank you for your continuous support. Spread the word and don't be afraid to share and let other people learn something a little unorthodox.
25 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Session 4: “Anxiety and Panic Attacks: The Waterboarding of Mental Health”
Over 6 million people suffer from diagnosed anxiety and panic disorder. Some feel like a moment of doom, others as if they are dying. They are real valid and in this episode I explore a different ways for you to better understand panic as it relates to the body, triggers, and trauma. Sometimes it might take more than just a breathing technique or medication. How else? Take a listen and enjoy and send any comments, questions or feedback to my email or instagram!
46 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Session 3: “The Clinical Case Study of Carole Baskin”
Who is Carole Baskin and why bring her to therapy? Carole Baskin is what I'd like to call the perfect trauma case study. And what a great way to introduce a heavy topic. She was a lead in the limited documentary series The Tiger King which airs on Netflix. In episode three of The Unorthodox Therapist I clinically break down Carole Baskin's childhood, multiple marriages, and a cult formally known as the Big Cat Rescue. I will cue you in on details not mentioned in Netflix's The Tiger King about Carole's life and lightly and comically explore how trauma and a lack of safety can potentially fester into burying your husband in a septic tank.
47 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Session 2: “The Mental Health Annexation of Covid-19”
This episode I cover the coronavirus addressing how it impacts out mental health by focusing on privilege, grief and loss of your social life, and questioning whether this free time, or pandemic past time, and how to be aware of your control. If you are or have had some struggles during your quarantine I hope this episode can open your mind to how you can take over Covid-19. Or maybe background music while you work from home. Either way as reminder It's OK to not be OK. But it's also OK to push your imagination and dreams to unorthodox limits and wear pants one day a week.Disclaimer this is NOT actual therapy. If you are in need of professional help please feel free to reach out with how you can get connected with a therapist or other support in you area.
35 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Session 1: "Therapy vs. Happy Hour"
Trying to persuade someone to go to therapy is sometimes like trying to get a cat to put on a leash and take it for walks. Not impossible, but how many cats have you seen going for walks? I used to think that is how therapy was. About was common as a cat on a leash but now that I've been working in the field for 4 years that can't be true. People do go to therapy and seek mental health care, but I am NOT going to be talking to about why you should go. Instead Im going to introduce my top 15 competitors to seeking therapy. I have heard 100s of reasons as to why people don't go to therapy, so I'm going to break them down to 15 and put a fun spin on maybe some reasons you yourself or people around you also struggle to seek mental health care. Please email me any questions you would want answered in upcoming episodes. I'll be bringing in real life people problems with real life suggestions with an unorthodox perspective. Email me @ email@example.com
7 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
The Unorthodox Therapist Trailer Session
Welcome to the trailer episode for The Unorthodox Therapist. I am your host and licensed clinician and Ill be using this as my platform where I break down the theme of the podcast, some background on myself, and small sample to my unorthodox way of doing therapy. Im a 6'2 black male therapasiy with a very strong passion to inspire and help millions, and add a little flaavot too mental health care. Therapy can come off as a little boring, intense, and little too white washed. I'm aa 6'2' black male therapist and do not know how to square dance, but I can two step. Stay tuned, join my step line, and let me show you how I see the world of therapy and wellness.
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