Jan. 15, 2022

S3, Track 14: Da Hood Heals Segment: Therapy

S3, Track 14: Da Hood Heals Segment: Therapy

Have you ever thought about going to therapy, but only heard horror stories from other people that went?  If so, this episode is for you.  This episode is being dual released in conjunction w/ ShaVanna Spratt, host of Da Hood Talks...

Have you ever thought about going to therapy, but only heard horror stories from other people that went?  If so, this episode is for you.  This episode is being dual released in conjunction w/ ShaVanna Spratt, host of Da Hood Talks Podcast.  Last year she reached out to me about partnering with her in her new series called “Da Hood Heals” where she brings different experts on to talk about therapy and the importance of mental health particularly in communities of color.  We agreed that while people often talk about going to therapy and seeking mental health treatment, we don’t tell you HOW to do it.  So we decided to start with the basics.  I’m going to break the episode down into two different episodes, but if you want to watch the full video, you can find it on her Youtube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNBgw_oB6UB1O6E2Mq6b6Ag.  In this episode we discuss stigmas associated with therapy, debunk some myths and explain the different types of counselors.   Next week we will talk about identifying emotions.  

Have you ever been to therapy?  Did you find it helpful or did you have your own horror story?  We’d love to hear from you. You can leave us a message at www.thetsidepodcast.com 


Theme Song: “Therapy” by Mary J. Blige (2014) 

Mary J. Blige - Therapy (1 Mic 1 Take)

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Website: www.dahoodtalks.com

Email: dahoodtalks@gmail.com 


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Music Credit:

Freestylah by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4745-freestylah 

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 


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Shavanna Spratt

Shavanna Spratt is the owner of Da Hood Talks Entertainment and also Da Hood Doula, LLC. Her show launched December 12, 2020 addresses many topics that will educate, inspire and represent the community that she has been a part of for years.

Da Hood Talks Podcast since launched has been listed as a “DOPE BLACK PODCAST” on awkwardmenage.com by Negos Nerd Society and supported by FLOURISH STL.

Shavanna has spent the majority of her early years living in the county of Saint Louis and has been a resident of Ferguson, MO since 2012. She was recently appointed to the Ferguson Human Rights Commission by the Mayor. Shavanna was also elected to serve on the St. Louis County Extension Council while also acting as an active member of the Flourish Leadership Cabinet whose mission is to work towards eliminating racial disparities in infant mortality by the year 2033.

Shavanna is a certified Doula; a great advocator for Mothers and Babies; and she has over 10-years of working in some capacity in the healthcare field.

Shavanna is a 2020 graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Fellow (NLF) and Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA). She was featured in the Saint Louis American around her experience in the NLF program, Link here , and has also been recently featured in the NLA newsletter; see the article by clicking this Link. Da Hood Talks Podcast is quickly gaining momentum and has been featured in the Saint Louis American. Shavanna uses her voice through her podcast to engage the community, educate the community, and be a constant resource to the community.

Shavanna also recognizes the importance of dismantling racial disparities; she has a passion for empowering others, advancing racial equity, and an advocate for promoting community voices first. Shavanna has stated, “Community voices are lacking when decisions are being made for our various communities and I am working efficiently to change that narrative by advancing our own and elevating those in my community. We are pushing to make sure that the community voices are celebrated, elevated, and supported.”

Shavanna has a personal stake in her community because as a dedicated mother of two beautiful girls, she wants a thriving community of representation for her daughters to flourish in.