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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:00:48:42

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

Stop Being a Grinch: Getting Through the Holidays After the Breakup With Your Narcissistic Partner

12/27/2017
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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. In A Date With Darkness Podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. Part 3 of holiday series. The first holiday after a breakup with an abusive partner can be tough. Join me for tips on managing awkward situations where family wants an explanation of he breakup, and the intense feelings of...

Duration:00:26:48

A Grinch is Stealing the Holidays: Dealing With a Narcissist Durng the Holidays

11/29/2017
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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. In A Date With Darkness Podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. Part 2 of the holiday series. In this episode, I discuss the woes of spending the holidays with a narcissistic family member and how you can cope. If you have questions for Dr. Jones, or if you are interested in sponsoring the...

Duration:00:22:56

Dealing with The Stress of The Holidays: My Family Drives Me Crazy

11/26/2017
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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. In A Date With Darkness Podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. Part 1 of the holiday series. The holidays are here and for many they can be stressful. Spending money, traveling, taking time off from work, and going home to visit with family can put you out of your element. On top of that,...

Duration:00:29:40

Messing With My Emotions: The Roller Coaster of Emotionally Abusive Relationships

11/20/2017
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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. In A Date With Darkness Podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships. Dr. Vanessa Abernathy, a licensed clinical psychologist explains what emotional abuse is, and how we can reset and reboot our lives after enduring the rollercoaster of emotions associated with emotional abuse. Resources...

Duration:00:36:09

Poisoned by the Snake! Learning About and Recovering From Toxic Relationships!

11/19/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a prison psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, CA. In A Date With Darkness Podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships with narcissists. In this episode, Dr. Janae Taylor, PsyD, LPC of Taylor Counseling and Consulting offers a candid conversation on toxic relationships. She educates us on the elements of destructive...

Duration:00:42:27

Signs That You Are Sleeping with A Masked Predator

11/5/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a prison psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, CA. In A Date With Darkness Podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships with narcissists. In this episode, I have a chat with you about the common sexual signs and languages of sleeping with a narcissist. References Mentioned: Signs that you are sleeping with a...

Duration:00:45:31

Keeping the Faith: The Abusive Power of God and Spirituality

10/6/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a prison psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. In this podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships with narcissists. In honor of National Domestic Violence Month, I am joined today by Camille McDaniel, LPCC for a passionate discussion about spiritual abuse. Camille is a Christian counselor in Georgia who...

Duration:00:50:36

Difficult Interventions: Helping a Loved One Who Is In An Abusive Relationship

9/28/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a prison psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. In this podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships with narcissists. We have all had an experience with a loved one or a friend who has been involved in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, which you desperately wanted them to get out of. Maybe you have been in a...

Duration:00:18:55

Tips For Leaving a Violent Relationship

9/20/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a prison psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. In this podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships with narcissists. When we are in a relationship where we are being abused, we often feel alone, powerless, embarrassed, and we may feel as though no one will understand. Thus we try to cover up what's going on, which...

Duration:00:26:56

Finding Fulfillment in Your Relationships

9/12/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a prison psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. In this podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships with narcissists. In this episode, I talk with Jihan Madyun, LCSW; owner of the The Fulfillment Project in Washington DC. In this episode, Jihan and I discuss how one's own lack of fulfillment within themselves can...

Duration:00:25:58

Dating Danger: Take Notice of the Red Flags

9/11/2017
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A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones PsyD, a prison psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. In this podcast, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about the effects of being in abusive and hurtful relationships with narcissists. In this week's episode, I discuss the red flags that are sometimes missed or ignored when we are dating a dangerous or manipulative individual. These red flags are indicators that a person is not...

Duration:00:33:59

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