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Snooping On Your Ex's Social Media Account: Exploring The Need to Keep Tabs

10/14/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd., LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland and Sacramento CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse dynamics and healing from relationship trauma. Social Media Week, Episode 2. I am joined by Audrey Townsel, LP and owner of Calyx Psychological Services in Tennessee. We continue discussing reasons why folks can't let go and continue to spy on their ex's social media accounts after a breakup....

Duration:00:58:18

Spying On Your Ex on Social Media After A Break-up

10/7/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd., LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland and Sacramento CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse dynamics and healing from relationship trauma. Social Media Week, Episode #1. In this solocast, I discuss some of the reasons that one will spy on their ex on social media after a break-up. After a break-up, we are compelled to see how our ex is doing and if they have moved on, and who they...

Duration:00:40:40

Don't Ask, But We Will Tell: Uncovering the Sexual Abuse Occurring in the Military, Featuring Dr. Tanisha Ranger

6/18/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd., LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland and Sacramento CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse dynamics and healing from relationship trauma. Dr. Tanisha Ranger, Licensed Psychologist and owner of Insight to Action private practice joins us today to talk about sexually abusive behavior which occurs towards our men and women in the military. Dr. Ranger specializes in working with sexual...

Duration:00:59:33

It Takes a Village: How Reduction in Parental Shame Can Protect Our Children

6/6/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd., LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland and Sacramento CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse dynamics and healing from relationship trauma. On today's episode, Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Parent Coach, and owner of Shame Proof Parenting discusses how support and empathy can help to reduce parental frustration. She expresses concern about how our society can cause increased parental stress...

Duration:00:57:43

Confession #4: My Breakup Experience and Heartache featuring Avalaura

5/27/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd., LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland and Sacramento CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse dynamics and healing from relationship trauma. Avalaura, LGSW; owner of Avalaura's Healing Center discussed her personal experience with a painful breakup. She provided insight about signs and feelings that we should pay attention to within ourselves when our relationships are unhealthy,...

Duration:00:50:16

How to Get Past the Hurt and Pain of a Breakup

5/18/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC; a psychotherapist in Oakland and Sacramento CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse dynamics and healing from relationship trauma. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford PhD, the creator of Therapy For Black Girls podcast and private practice joins us today to discuss the Pain associated with breakups and why it can be difficult to move on. Dr. Harden Bradford offers tips on how to cope with a loss of...

Duration:00:55:56

Finding the Inner Strength to Survive Sex Work

4/18/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abused and how to heal from relationship trauma. Arnitta Holliman, LPC discusses the background and the abusive turmoil that women who are in the sex trade endure. The struggle that the women often endure includes homelessness, abuse, abandonment, as well as difficulty having their basic needs met. She describes the...

Duration:05:16:21

Confession #3: Normalizing and Using Violence As A Law Enforcement Officer

3/26/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abused and how to heal from relationship trauma. Confession #3. Kareem Puranda, LPC and owner of Self Talk Counseling and Consulting in Charlotte, NC discusses growing up in a violent environment in NY, and how that experience influenced his experience as a law enforcement officer in the Salisbury PD. Kareem also...

Duration:04:52:25

Understanding and Healing From Psychological Abuse

3/25/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abused and how to heal from relationship trauma. Psychological abuse is a component of all abusive relationships, especially relationships with a narcissist. Julie Clockston, LCSW is the owner of Julie Clockston Counseling in Aurora, CO and specializes in working with women who are healing from psychological abuse. Julie...

Duration:04:15:34

Confession #2: How Joshua Shea's Sex Addiction Got the Best of Him

3/11/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abused and how to heal from relationship trauma. This is confession #2, with Joshua Shea, a writer, who was a publisher of a lifestyle magazine, creator of a film festival in Maine, and was a politician got himself into hot water when he convinced a teenager to commit a sex act via webcam. Mr. Shea described himself as a...

Duration:05:59:07

Anxious In Love: How to Stop Our Insecurities From Ruining Our Relationships

3/7/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships and how to heal from the trauma. Dr. Alicia Hodge, PsyD who is in private practice in VA, and specializes in treating obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, and rigid thinking using cognitive behavior therapy joins us today to discuss how our...

Duration:05:01:35

Confession #1: Struggles with Substance Abuse and Abandonment in the Family

2/19/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships and how to heal from them. This is the first episode in which a guest shares their personal story about struggling and healing from abandonment and substance abuse in her family. Charnessa Pleasant, LCSW explores how her ups and downs have shaped her journey as a therapist. To connect...

Duration:00:59:47

Understanding and Dealing With Toxic Anger and Rage

2/10/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships and how to heal from them. Patrice N. Douglas, MFTI, Certified Anger Management Specialist and I sit down to have a chat about the function of anger and how it can help or hurt us. Patrice and I discuss cultural hot topics such as the angry black woman and the angry family. She also...

Duration:05:24:56

Rediscovering Your Sexual Health

2/4/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships and how to heal from them. Chasity Chandler, LMHC, ICADC, CST, CDWF, MCAP discusses the importance of understanding and having discussions about how sexual health. Her candid conversation explains why not having conversations about sexual health can lead to feelings of shame and...

Duration:05:43:34

Stop the People Pleasing and Teach People How to Respect Your Boundaries

1/21/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships and how to heal from them. In this episode, Latasha Matthews, LPC and I have a candid discussion about boundaries. Latasha is the owner of Illumination Counseling and Coaching and she explains what boundaries are, why they are needed for self-preservation, and ways to protect ourselves...

Duration:04:49:39

Mediation, Reviving, and Thriving After Divorce

1/21/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. The 1st episode of season 2! In this episode we discuss divorce and the impact that it has on the family. My guest Ms. Chaute Thompson, LMHC, wears many hats as a RESET and Divorce Mindfulness Coach, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and Parenting Coordinator....

Duration:05:55:56

Where Was The Village To Protect The Children: How We Can Prevent Child Abuse, Torture, and Death

1/18/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. In this solo episode, I review the case of Mitchelle Blair, which is where a mother murdered and tortured her children. How did this happen? I discuss how we as a community can come together and intervene when families are experiencing abuse. Resources Mentioned: Casefile...

Duration:00:40:37

Addiction and the Narcissistic Partner

1/17/2018
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. Robert Cox, LMHC at Life Recovery Consulting discusses codependency and boundaries with narcissistic partners who struggle with addiction. Addiction in narcissistic partners, if it's possible to help a narcissistic partner with an addiction, and how to know when it's time to...

Duration:00:36:42

The Lasting Impacts of Trauma and Colorism In a Narcissistic Society

12/30/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. In this episode, Jocelyn St. Cyr, LICSW, a therapist in private practice in Arlington, MA talks with us about her work with trauma survivors, and how trauma impacts people over time. Jocelyn defines trauma/PTSD, and also provides educates us on the symptoms...

Duration:00:33:24

Keep Your Snake In It's Cage: Dealing With The Sex Addicted Narcissist

12/28/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. Join me and Mari Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S and owner of Growth Counseling Services for an enlightening chat on narcissism and sex addictions. Mari educates us on what a sex addiction is, how we can tell if a partner is a narcissistic sex addict, and why it is vital...

Duration:00:43:11