Entries by Natalie Jones

Unhealthy Methods of Self-Soothing

Unhealthy Methods of Self-Soothing This year has been incredibly stressful. Between COVID19, BLM movement, political unrest, racially police killings, salary losses due to budget cuts, and so much more; we find ourselves trying to cope with trauma, stress, and manage our relationships in unique ways. We do the best we can, while trying to stay […]

Fighting for Divorce and Custody With the Narcissist, Featuring Steven Peskind, Esq.

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/14364863/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/1231481/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in California. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma.  Steven Peskind, Esq. owner of Peskind Law Firm in […]

Succeeding While Black: 11 Tips for Combatting Microaggression in the Workplace

Succeeding While Black: 11 Tips for African Women to Combat Microaggression in the Workplace As mentioned in the previous blog, microaggression against black women in the workplace is a very common occurrence. There are many African American women who are suffering in silence when they go to work due to the toxic nature of a […]

Deadly Killer of Relationships: The Inability to Ask Your Partner Questions

Deadly Killer of Relationships: The Inability to Ask Your Partner Questions When you are in a relationship, communication is essential. Part of learning about your partner is being able to talk to them about likes/dislikes, past relationship history, goals, and problems. This is part of building an emotionally and psychologically healthy relationship. Asking your partner […]

Slaying The Wicked Bitch of the West: 7 Ways of Dealing With an Abusive Mother on Mother’s Day and Beyond

Struggling to get through Mother’s Day? Was your mother abusive or neglectful towards you? Did you decide to sever the relationship because it was toxic? Do you feel out of place by everyone talking about their wonderful relationships with their mom, while your relationship was the exact opposite? Here are some ways to help you cope, and heal on a non-traditional Mother’s Day.