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Welcome to A Date With Darkness Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to those who have been hurt by love and abuse, through their relationships with narcissistic people. The purpose of the podcast is to deepen the understanding of hurtful and traumatic relationships which have been a source of unspoken pain and trauma. In the episodes, I will be chatting with various experts in various fields to provide education, tips, resources, and information for those who are survivors of abusive relationships. I will combine my expertise of forensics, domestic violence, and work in various mental health fields to have an intimate discussion with you about abusive relationships, characteristics of dangerous and manipulative people, how to move beyond the victim role, learn to love and heal from the wounds of toxic relationships. If you have a question about the podcast or you want to get in touch with me directly, please feel free to email me at [email protected] Thank you so much for listening!

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116. Exploring Parental Emotional Incest and Trauma, Featuring Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP

Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP, and I sit down today to have a candid discussion about trauma, feeling emotionally stuck, and emotional incest that adult children experience from growing up in a family with parents who don’t respect boundaries. Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP, and I discuss why adults who experience emotional incest from their parents may stay stunted in their emotional growth. Independence and learning healthy boundaries can be much more challenging to develop when your parents want to control your life as an adult.

*Please note: Information provided in this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.

The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Connect with Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP here: Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP

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115. Exploring Idealization of Men In the Family, Featuring Cameka LaSha, Behavioral Counselor

Cameka Alexander, a behavioral counselor, and owner of Fasttell non-profit joins us today. She and I have a candid conversation about misogyny and how it show’s up in the relationship dynamics between fathers and their daughters. Ms. Cameka Alexander, a behavior counselor, offers her theory on why fathers “hate” their daughters and how this affects their safety and security throughout their lives. She and I also discuss the impact of how this has affected her personally through her own relationship with her family and her personal values. Lastly, she shares her thoughts about how giving a child what they want instead of teaching values, may cause more trauma and problematic behaviors down the road.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.

The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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114. Ending The Relationship with Your Dysfunctional Family, Featuring Dr. Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you grew up in a severely narcissistic or toxic family, you may have been struggling with boundaries or communication and the dynamics of your family. If you are wondering if it’s time to let go of a family relationship that no longer serves you, but you are unsure of how to do it then be sure to listen to Dr. Sherrie Campbell’s tips. Dr. Sherrie Campbell PhD. discussed her experience with her family, and what helped her to go completely no contact.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised.

The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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To connect with Dr. Sherrie Campbell PhD, visit: https://drsherriecampbell.com/

Check out Dr. Campbell’s books here: Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members: Tools to Maintain Boundaries, Deal With Criticism, and Heal From Shame After the Ties Have Been Cut

But It’s Your Family….Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Loving Yourself In the Aftermath

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113. Avoidant and Anxious Attachment in Dating, Featuring Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT

Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT, owner of Be Here & Now Counseling and Therapy joins us today to discuss anxious and avoidant attachment in relationships. We discuss the dynamics that occur when the avoidant person starts to pull away in dating triggering the anxious person’s fear of abandonment. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Connect with Dalila Jusic-LeBerge, LMFT at Be Here & Now Counseling and Therapy

Instagram: Independent Women Rule

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112. Exploring Financial Fraud, With Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE

April is financial wellness month, and the show will be honoring financial wellness in discussing money all month long.

Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE joins us today to discuss money, and the depths that people will go to hide it. Bernadette shares her experience in forensic accounting, and the consequences that people suffer when they try to hide money in business, high conflict divorces, or other legal matters.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Connect with Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE: http://www.ByTheBookAccounting.com/

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111. Managing Shame Around Money, Featuring Emily Maclin

April is financial wellness month, and the show will be honoring financial wellness in discussing money all month long.  When you have experienced trauma or mental health issues, it’s not uncommon for that to manifest in finances. So many people burn through money because of suppressed feelings of shame. Emily Maclin, a financial coach joins the show to discuss the signs of financial shame and how that shows up in managing money.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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110. Learning to Trust Your Intuition, Featuring Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young, LCSW

Your gut feeling about a person or situation is often your first indicator of a red or green flag. Instead of paying attention to how we feel about a person or a situation, we attempt to play things safe or small by giving it the “benefit of the doubt.”

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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109. Signs That You Are Being Devalued By a Narcissist

Devaluation occurs when you are no longer being idealized by the narcissist. The narcissist may be preparing to discard you and regardless of what you do, you cannot prevent them from attempting to find fault in you or treat you poorly.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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108. Idealization in Relationships

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss what idealization of romantic partners is in relationships, and why we do it. At the beginning of a relationship, there are some of us who get caught up in the idea that this person is the “one” therefore we refuse to evaluate evidence to the contrary.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Podcast

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones [email protected]

Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com

Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.

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107. Abuse Tactics We Internalize and How to Overcome Them

Long after an abusive relationship has ended, you may continue to silently abuse yourself. I discuss ways that we continue treating ourselves poorly and how we can put a stop to it.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Podcast

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones [email protected]

Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com

Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.

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