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This psychologist is changing the face of therapy for Black women

By Locke Hughes,

Slowly but surely, mental health has moved from the sidelines to the center of our national conversation around well-being. But discussing feelings and emotions is still a touchy subject in certain communities.

After realizing that many African Americans weren’t embracing the importance of mental health, Joy Harden Bradford, an Atlanta-based therapist and founder of the mental health platform Therapy for Black Girls, made it her life’s work to encourage more people to get help, talk about it, and simply learn more about mental health.

An innate people person and a problem solver, Bradford said her career as a therapist came naturally. “I was always that person in my friend group that people came to with their problems,” she told HuffPost.


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