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A Date With Darkness Podcast

A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

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The God Complex and Emotional Dysregulation, Featuring Erika Simone
Relationship coach Erika Simone joins us today to discuss how the relationship with God and our fathers impact our romantic relationships with others. Erika and further discuss lessons of spiritual teachings, and how some of the underlying tones to those messages can be oppressive to women. Erika and I chat about emotional dyregulation and the role that plays in how we show up for others and ourselves. Visit Erika Simone at: https://www.itserikasimone.com/ https://www.itserikasimone.com/receiv... https://www.tiktok.com/@erikasimone_ https://www.instagram.com/erikasimone_/ *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
50:08 09/25/2022
Underestimating the Narcissist
When dealing with a narcissist, we often underestimate the level of dangerousness of a person or situation. This episode explores behaviors and actions that should never be minimized, ignored, or dismissed. *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
23:59 09/18/2022
Becoming Confident, Featuring Deandra Kanu
Deandra Kanu, fashion and beauty influencer and former contestant from The Bachelor, joins us today to discuss steps to building confidence. If you have ever been in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, then you know it does a number on your self-esteem and confidence. Deandra walks us through her steps and journey of regaining confidence. Connect with Deandra Kanu here: Deandra's YouTube Deandra's Instagram Deandra's Storefront Deandra's TikTok *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
57:59 09/11/2022
Parental Alienation, Featuring Dr. Amy Baker, PhD.
Dr. Amy Baker, PhD. author, researcher, and court expert joins us today to talk about parental alienation. There is nothing more hurtful than a parent turning their child against the other parent. This can go on for years when children are forced to align with one parent, and are subjected to endless smear campaigns about the other parent. Dr. Baker discusses why parents do this, the likelihood of a parent who engages in this behavior having a personality disorder, and the consequences of the parents behavior on their child long-term.  Visit Dr. Amy Baker, PhD here: Dr. Amy Baker's website Dr. Amy Baker's Books: Surviving Parental Alienation Co-Parenting With the Toxic Ex Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome The High-Conflict Custody Battle Getting Through My Parents Divorce *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.  *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
54:15 09/02/2022
Connecting with Quality Men, Featuring Bob Grant, PLC
If you have ever been in a relationship with a narcissistic, abusive, or emotionally unavailable man; you may find that you feel negatively about men or you have trouble connecting with them. Bob Grant, PLC and I discuss what a quality man looks like in a relationship, who he surrounds himself with, and how he approaches problem-solving in a relationship. Further, Bob and I discuss how you can have a corrective emotional experience with a quality man.  Visit Bob Grant, PLC here: Bob Grant's website *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
60:21 08/23/2022
Self-Compassion, Featuring Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD.
Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD. joins the podcast today to discuss the art of self-compassion. When struggling with an abusive or dysfunctional relationship, it's important to treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Dr. Neff explains how to be self-compassionate, ways you can make space in your life to be compassionate, and how self-compassion improves your quality of life overall. Connect with Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD here: www.self-compassion.org For Dr. Kristen Neff's books: Self-Compassion  Fierce Self-Compassion The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook  *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.  *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
60:17 08/17/2022
Submissiveness vs Emotional Abuse, Featuring Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.
Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD, longtime friend of A Date With Darkness and owner of Annod Right and I discussed the Lovers and Friends Podcast episode titled I Baby My Man. This podcast set the internet abuzz as it was controversial. If you have not heard this podcast, be sure to check it out as it is the reference point for this episode. In it, the guest Ms. Jasmin Brown stated that her relationship is one in which she is submissive to her man all the time. Dr. Donna and I debate whether what she describes is true submission, or is it abuse.  Visit Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD here: Dr. Donna's website Short Version of Lovers and Friends Podcast: I Baby My Man Longer Version of Lovers and Friends Podcast: I Baby My Man *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
28:34 08/11/2022
Sexual Coercion and Betrayal Trauma in Marriage, Featuring Anne Blythe
Anne Blythe, host and creator of the Betrayal Trauma Recovery podcast joins the podcast to discuss sexual coercion and how it shows up in marriage. Anne discusses her experience with sexual coercion, common misperceptions about sex in the marriage, and red flags one should be on the lookout for when sex is used as a means to control your partner. Contact Anne Blythe: www.btr.org For more resources on sexual coercion visit: www.rainn.org *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
56:30 08/07/2022
Exploring Hidden Depression, Featuring Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD.
It's not uncommon to feel detached from people as we are healing after leaving an abusive relationship. Although you may go to work everyday and appear to be fine on the outside, the reality is, you are not. Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD. joins us today to talk about hidden depression, the signs, how it may be mistaken for anxiety, what happens when we overlook it, and how we can start to heal.  Connect with Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD. here: Dr. Margaret's website Book: Perfectly Hidden Depression *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. *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* 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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones hello@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
59:57 07/29/2022
Does the Narcissist Truly Move On After They Discard You, Featuring Telsha Edinburgh
Telsha Edinburgh and I have a talk today about NPD and what inspires Telsha to create her youtube channel. Telsha and discuss moving on after narcissistic abuse and whether or not the narcissist moves on despite the quick discard.  Connect with Telsha Edinburgh here: The Tea on NPD *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones hello@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group  
64:25 07/25/2022
Healing from Betrayal trauma featuring Dr. Debi Silber, PhD.
Dr. Debi Silber, PhD, a holistic psychologist and the owner of the PBT Institute, joins us today to discuss betrayal trauma. Dr. Silber and I discuss what betrayal trauma is, why we get stuck on the betrayal, and she offers tips on the best way to move through the betrayal to begin your healing journey. Connect with Dr. Debi Silber, PhD: Dr. Debi's website *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 Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
54:58 07/19/2022
Learning to Process My Anxious Attachment, Featuring Kimeka Tacklin
Kimeka Tacklin joins us today to talk about her experience in dating and attracting partners that are emotionally unavailable. Kimeka discussed how her family experience of always having to be the one to reach out to her father may have influenced her anxious attachment behavior and choices with men. *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 Kimeka Tacklin: www.theshiftnewsletter.com Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
57:57 07/09/2022
Healing From Abandonment with Susan Anderson, LCSW
Susan Anderson LCSW, therapist, author, and expert on abandonment joins the show today. Susan discusses the wounds of physical and emotional abandonment and the long-term impact of both of those unhealed wounds. Having a core wound of being abandoned can cause us to look for love in the wrong places, depression, attempt to seek out comfort in abusive relationships and so much more. Abandonment wounds can be healed, but it takes time, motivation, intention, and consistency to work through the layers.  *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 Susan Anderson, LCSW here: Susan Anderson's Website Check out Susan Anderson's books here: The Journey From Abandonment to Healing The Abandonment Recovery Workbook Taming Your Outer Child Black Swan: The Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
59:41 06/29/2022
Difficulty coping with Microaggressions, Featuring Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, LPC
Dr. Holly Sawyer, Phd, LPC, CAADC, SAP joins us today to discuss how Black women internalize microaggressions in the workplace. Dr. Sawyer and I break down the different layers of microaggressions and how Black women may develop problematic coping skills such as drinking to cope with being oppressed, invalidated, and unseen in the corporate workplace. *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 Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, LPC, CAADC, SAP here: https://www.lifefirsttherapy.com/ Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
59:09 06/27/2022
Exploring Parental Emotional Incest and Trauma, Featuring Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP
Britt Frank, 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, 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 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 with Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP here: Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP   Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
55:59 06/17/2022
Exploring Idealization of Men In the Family, Featuring Cameka Alexander, 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.  Connect with Cameka Alexander here: Cameka on TikTok Cameka's Instagram Cameka's Website Fast Tell Girl Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
64:03 06/11/2022
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.  Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Podcast 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 *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
54:21 06/03/2022
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 Watch the video podcast on Youtube: Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
60:00 05/06/2022
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/ Watch the video podcast on Youtube:  A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
54:10 04/20/2022
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.  Connect with Emily Maclin: Complimentary call: bit.ly/chatmoneywithemily Email: info@emilymaclin.com Instagram: www.Instagram.com/think_legacy_financialcoaching   Resources Mentioned: The Financial Anxiety Solution: A Step-by-Step Workbook to Stop Worrying about Money, Take Control of Your Finances, and Live a Happier Life *This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Watch the video podcast on Youtube:  A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
55:00 04/08/2022
Learning to Trust Your Intuition, Featuring Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young, LCSW
Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young, LCSW joins us today to have a candid conversation about intuition. 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.  Connect with Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young, LCSW at www.drfanike.com Watch the video podcast on Youtube:  A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
51:44 03/18/2022
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.  Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
42:09 02/24/2022
Idealization in Relationships
In this episode of the podcast, I discuss what idealization of romantic partners is in relationships, and why we do it. In the beginning of 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 adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
27:48 02/18/2022
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 adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
37:26 02/04/2022
Personal Growth Tools To Develop Healthy Relationships After Abuse
One of the most challenging things to do is to pick up the pieces of your life and start all over again after leaving a relationship with a narcissist. Where do you start? What do you work on first? Join me as I have a candid conversation on personal development tools to work on after leaving a relationship with a narcissist.  *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 adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
30:04 01/28/2022
How to Know When a Narcissist is Discarding You
On this solocast, I discuss the signs of narcissist discard. When a narcissist is done with the relationship and is on their way out the door, the signs are there. I discuss why it's important to see these signs for what they are and how you can take the steps to put yourself first and resist the urge to stay connected to an abusive person.  *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 adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
50:22 01/21/2022
Reasons Why Your Relationships Are Dysfunctional
It's not uncommon for people to have more than one narcissistic or toxic relationship in their life. If you have evaluated the relationships in your life and have come to the conclusion that most of them are toxic, here are some reasons why as well as general tips on what to do about 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.  Book Recommendations: The Better Boundaries Workbook, by Sharon Martin, LCSW Boundaries, By Henry Cloud and John Townsend  *Dr. Jones may make a small profit off of affiliate links.  Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Podcast Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
49:32 01/14/2022
Misogynoir: The Other Discrimination That Black Women Face; Featuring Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.
Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. owner of Annod Right and 3rd time guest on the podcast joins the show today. Dr. Donna and I have a candid conversation about misogynoir and how it is showing up in dating. Dr. Donna and I also discuss the common question, "what do you bring to the table?" We discuss why misogynoir behavior is abusive and why you should avoid people that display those traits.  *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.  Visit Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. at www.annodright.com Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Podcast Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
52:49 01/05/2022
Learning to Effectively Cope with The Narcissist's Behaviors During the Holidays
Last week, I discussed how narcissists can draw negative attention to themselves by acting out in a variety of ways during the holidays. This week, I provide simple tips and coping strategies that can help manage the holiday stress caused by a narcissist. *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 YouTube Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  Sign up for the free ebook on how to determine if you are a toxic person 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
31:46 12/10/2021
The Narcissist's Behaviors During the Holidays
During the holidays, it's not uncommon for the narcissist in your life to draw attention to themselves by creating havoc and animosity in the home. Anything from creating a scene to giving you a demeaning gift to demonstrate your worth to them is fair game. In this podcast, I review ways that the narcissist attempts to create unnecessary drama by attempting to ruin your holiday.  *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 adatewithdarkness@gmail.com  Sign up for the free ebook on how to determine if you are a toxic person 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. Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com Let's keep the conversation going via social media: Instagram: A Date With Darkness Twitter: @Adatewdarkness Facebook: A Date With Darkness To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group
31:32 12/02/2021