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Dr. Kimberly: Tea and Therapy

Dr. Kimberly: Tea and Therapy

By Dr. Kimberly

Mental health and holistic care from the perspective of an African American Buddhist Psychologist. Tea and Therapy is an extension of Tea and Therapy workshops presented by Dr. Kimberly. Trained as an Adlerian Psychologist, Dr. Kimberly presents information that is designed to Teach, Empower, and Advocate while decreasing the stigma of mental health and increasing access to mental health information. Tea and Therapy provides information related to mental, physical, social, and spiritual wellness. If you're interested in overall well-being, join in for a listen with a cup of tea.
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Tea and Therapy with special guests Chanelle Lawson, Ph.D. and Dr. Sharesa McCray

Dr. Kimberly: Tea and TherapyOct 17, 2020

Family Education and the Crucial C's with Marjie Longshore
May 16, 202335:49
Tea and Therapy with Bengü Ergüner Tekinalp, Ph.D President of North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and Professor at Drake University
Apr 17, 202346:03
Dr. Kimberly Tea and Therapy with The Challenge Coach Pascale Brady

Dr. Kimberly Tea and Therapy with The Challenge Coach Pascale Brady

During this episode of Tea and Therapy, Dr. Kimberly is joined by Pascale Brady to discuss coaching. Pascale Brady is The challenge coach. She is the founder and president of Global life coaching. Pascale provides Life coaching, Work and career coaching, Parent Coaching, Group Coaching, Executive and leadership coaching, Team and Group Coaching, and Expat coaching. For additional services, visit

"She is a life and business coach, consultant, trainer, and speaker with 30 years of professional experience, both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur" (source:
Join Dr. Kimberly and Pascale as they discuss the connection between Adlerian therapy and Adlerian coaching, compare and contrast coaching and therapy, and offer insight for individuals seeking a coach and those wanting to enter the coaching field.
Please visit for more information on Pascale Brady and Coaching.

Coaching Links: (Source:

Apr 10, 202346:59
Hobbies, interest and life skills. I hope you dance!

Hobbies, interest and life skills. I hope you dance!

Hobbies and interests are important in life and can be utilized as tools for stress management, increased socialization, and connection with others.  When working with clients, I often emphasize the importance of leisure activities and socialization with others.  For many trying new things can be difficult.  In those situations, I suggest clients consider activities they participated in when they were younger and continue or engage in similar activities as adults.  Often activities that we enjoy in younger years can provide us with satisfaction as years progress and situations in life change.  

1. What activity did you enjoy in the past?  

2. How can you continue to engage in the activity now? 

During this episode of Tea and Therapy, Dr. Kimberly and her dance friends (Elaina Conrad, Jillian Godwin, Catania James) as they discuss their journey to dance and how dance has sustained them through various stages of life.

Do you dance? What have been your childhood dreams?  Have you been told that you're too much or not enough for dance?  There's still time to follow your dreams! 

Recommendations from guest Catania James: 

Daniel Catanach :

Daniel's bio from Steps on Broadway:

Louise Ruck from Coupé Dance studio in Rockland County, NY (

Teaches adult ballet in Rockland County and is very encouraging to adult students. Her corrections are great and gentle.

Dance resources: 

Social Media: Catania James: Thick Ballerina   *

Documentary: The Black Ballerina

Dance Classes: Daniel Catanach (Virtual and in-person classes)

Dance Studios in the DMV area:  

     Maryland Youth Ballet:

     Washington Ballet:


Jan 09, 202349:37
Planning and Goals for 2023

Planning and Goals for 2023

During this episode, Dr. Kimberly provides sips of tea regarding goal setting for the new year.  Bring your pen and paper to this episode as you make plans for 2023.  

Dec 28, 202225:54
Intimacy, Kink, Shame: Let's talk about sex

Intimacy, Kink, Shame: Let's talk about sex

Let's talk about sex, How important is pleasure?  What false narratives do you have regarding sex? What are your sexual boundaries? Am I kinky? How does body confidence impact your sexual identity and sexual experiences? During this edition of Tea and Therapy, Dr. Kimberly engages in a friendly conversation with Yael R. Rosenstock Gonzalez.   Listen in as they engage in conversation covering topics related to sex.  Want to learn more?  Be sure to follow Yael on her social media accounts!  Contact information for Yael R. Rosentstock Gozalez: Sexual attitude reassessment: Reading recommendations:   Nagoski, E. (2021). COME AS YOU ARE: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life. Simon & Schuster. Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree brown Speaking from the Heart: 18 Languages for Modern Love by Anne Hodder-Shipp The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor People & Organizations Sex Positive Families:      An AMAZING collection of resources Sonalee Rashatwar's      Instagram @thefatsextherapist for fat justice/liberation Dr. Donna Oriowo's instagram:      Black Sexuality, Colorism, and Texturism What was the tea: Paris by Harney and Son Black and oolong tea, vanilla and black currant flavor, bergamot oil, caramel flavor. Briskness 2  Aroma 4  Body 2 ChocoMate Chai ‌
Oct 27, 202142:56
Tea and Therapy:  Finding Yourself in Transition

Tea and Therapy: Finding Yourself in Transition

During this episode of Tea and Therapy, Dr. Kimberly revisits an in-person presentation: Finding yourself in transition: mental wellness and change.  

This episode includes a discussion on The various types of transitions, Stages of Transitions, Psychological conditions associated with transitions, Grief and Transitions, Stages of change, and the interplay between developmental stages and transitions/change.  

Questions to explore while listening to this podcast: 

  1. What type of transition are you experiencing?
  2. What is your current transition or change?
  3. Does this transition appear within or out of your control?
  4. Where were you before? Where are you now? Where are you going/where do you need to be?
  5. What is your current stage of transition? Ending, The Void, New Beginning?
  6. What needs to be done at your current stage of transition to move to or maintain a new beginning?
  7. What emotions are you experiencing as you go through this transition?
  8. What stage of grief (if any) are you experiencing during this stage of transition?
  9. What do you need to do to feel more emotionally stable/reduce stress/feel at peace?
  10. What systems of coping can aid you in your transition?
  11. What systems need to be strengthened/increased?
  12. What is your current stage of change regarding your transition?
  13. What steps do you need to take to move to the maintenance stage of transition/change?
  14. What is your current developmental stage of transition/change?
  15. What questions do you have during this developmental stage of your life?
  16. What would you like to accomplish during this developmental stage of your life?
  17. What's next?

Contacting Dr. Kimberly


•(202) 951-9942 * 317-721-9067

100 M. St. SE, Washington, DC 20003



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Jul 24, 202150:48
Tea and Therapy: Dr. Kimberly chats with Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, the founder of Be Well Sis.

Tea and Therapy: Dr. Kimberly chats with Dr. Cassandre Dunbar, the founder of Be Well Sis.

Be Well Sis!, join Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Cassandre as they have candid conversations on podcasting, community, sisterhood, acceptance, and parenting during a pandemic.  

This podcast starts as we check in with both over their cups of tea.  Dr. Kimberly describes her morning sip of Adagio Tea's FoxTrot blend.  Dr. Cassandre's favorite tea companies are Adjourn tea and Organic Spiced Ginger Yukki tea.  

Spilling the TEA with Dr. Cassandra: How do you teach, empower and advocate? 

Teaches: Self-care is a necessity. 

Empowers: Black women that self-care is your right. 

Advocates: For Black women to keep engaging in self-care. 

Follow Dr. Cassandra on her web-page and podcast:

Join Dr. Cassandra for the fourth Tea and Therapy Saturday, March 27th at Noon EST. Advance registration required, donation appreciated:

Tea and good Book;  Dr. Cassandre's book recommendations:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Four Agreements  by Don Miguel Ruiz

Adagio FoxTrot tea contains a blend of Chamomile, Rooibos, Peppermint, and Vanilla.

Vanilla: Sweet treat, curbs appetite and satisfies cravings. Natural Vanilla is an antioxidant and elevates mood.

Chamomile: More of a bitter taste, chases blues away, and aids relaxation, and quiet moments. Soothes body aches and arthritis.  Antibacterial property can treat irritable bowel syndrome, ease indigestion, and fights E. Coli.  

Peppermint: Cooling, fights nasal congestion, good for lungs, and cools inflamed joints.  

Rooibos: Antioxidant qualities. 

Mar 06, 202149:55
Kristen Swart, MSW LSW and Brainspotting

Kristen Swart, MSW LSW and Brainspotting

Join Dr. Kimberly as she welcomes Kristen Swart, MSW LSW for a discussion on Brainspotting.  Kristen will join Dr. Kimberly and Kristin Tenuta LMFT on Saturday, February 26th at Noon EST for a presentation/workshop on Brainspotting.  Spaces are still available and advanced registration is recommended.  Tea and Therapy events are free of charge, your suggested donation of $10 helps support this community endeavor.  A portion of proceeds for this month will be donated to Prevail in Noblesville Indiana.  Prevail provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse.

Contact information for Kristen Swart, MSW LSW:

Kristen Swart, MSW, LSW

Peace Counseling Group

Individual, Marital, and Family Therapist

317-966-6394 p

Additional Information on Brainspotting:

Feb 19, 202130:40
Three Persepectives: Intersecting reflections on lived experiences and current events.

Three Persepectives: Intersecting reflections on lived experiences and current events.

Following the Presidential inauguration on January 20th, 2021, Dr. Kimberly placed a call out for individuals who wanted to share their experiences of the events and the past several years.  During this podcast, Alenka Kyslik (Canadian and resident of California), and Tanisha Neely (California born and Hoosier transplant).  Together they share their lived experiences, thoughts on current events their hope, and coping strategies for the future.  Listen in as they come together for the first time for a light yet thoughtful discussion.  

Jan 26, 202145:51
2021 The start of a new year!

2021 The start of a new year!

Join Dr. Kimberly for this brief segment as she kicks off 2021. As a bonus, Dr. Kimberly adds a Buddhist teaching "Beginning Anew" to the end of the episode. 

Tea and Therapy moves to Noon EST January 23rd.  On-line schedule:

January 23rd; Dr. Sharesa McCray: Mother-Daughter Dyads

February 27th: Kristin Tenuta, LMFT Brain Spotting

March 27th: Dr. Kimberly: Self and intersectionality

April 24th: Dr. April Krowel Ph.D. HSPP: Dementia

Available Now: Sips of Tea: A Journal for self-reflection:

Shop Tea and Therapy:

Jan 01, 202125:07
Making meaning of 2020

Making meaning of 2020

In this episode Dr. Kimberly offers tidbits in making meaning of 2020 and moving forward to 2021.
Dec 23, 202019:43
Tea and Therapy: Social Justice/ Telling it like it is.
Nov 17, 202059:04
Sips of tea #3 Dr. Kimberly discusses Tea and Therapy
Nov 11, 202020:38
Tea and Therapy with special guests Chanelle Lawson, Ph.D. and Dr. Sharesa McCray
Oct 17, 202047:18
Tea and Therapy: Reconnecting with Dr. Kimberly and Joi
Sep 22, 202035:52
Tea and Therapy: Raising our children
Aug 15, 202001:02:58
Tea and Therapy: Race as a social construct: How black do you like your coffee?

Tea and Therapy: Race as a social construct: How black do you like your coffee?

Dr. Kimberly’s Tea and Therapy: Race as a social construct: How black do you like your tea? Welcome to the July Podcast for Tea and Therapy. This month Dr. Kimberly is joined by members of the community in an open discussion on Race and Community. While Tea and Therapy is dedicated to decreasing the stigma of mental health and decreasing access to mental health care for communities, this episode was created as a result of tragic situations and subsequent protests that occurred throughout America and other countries in May 2020. Those events added to the spark of century-old conversations and possible solutions regarding racial distress. This podcast brings forth a variety of discussions and hopefully the start of individual and community healing.

Dr. Kimberly’s guests for this podcast are Brandi Bennett, Danielle Gilmore, George Middleton, and Kendra Wilcox.                                                           

Brandi Bennett is the CEO of Go Off Sis, LLC a branding, marketing, and social platform that focuses on the empowerment and achievements of Women in all aspects of life. A lifestyle brand specializing in the edification of women to “Go Off” and take their dreams and aspirations to the next level. 

Danielle Gilmore is a speaker, facilitator, and wellness activist. Her commitment to community has allowed her to travel across the US and Canada promoting mindfulness and holistic health. Danielle is the founder of Activated Activists, an organization focused on equipping leaders with the tools they need to lead from a self-knowledgeable capacity. This offering is informed by her Masters in Organizational Leadership and development, and ten years of experience in community-focused wellness; she believes in holistic support for activists and change makers. Danielle’s desire to cultivate awareness and sustainable change is what fuels her continued commitment to doing the work. 

George Middleton is the CEO of George Middleton Consulting LLC. GM Consulting is a consulting-based entity whose mission is to provide human services guidance and direction in support of alignment of organizational missions with client advocacy needs. 

Kendra Wilcox is a nurse, facilitator, and activist working in Indianapolis. She organizes with Indy SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) to mobilize white people to dismantle White Supremacy in accountability with, Indy10 Black Lives Matter, IUYA, and the American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky. 

Part two of Race as a social construct, the Tea and therapy on-line workshop will be July 25th, 2020. At 9:00 am (TIME CORRECTED FROM THAT STATED IN PODCAST) Be sure to join in. During this time, Dr. Kimberly will provide a brief PowerPoint related to race and psychology.  You all are invited to attend and be part of this conversation.

Jul 21, 202001:06:17
Tea and Therapy: Sips of tea #3

Tea and Therapy: Sips of tea #3

Just a brief check-in and a reminder of their necessity to be imperfect and uncomfortable.
Jun 18, 202006:13
Tea and Therapy: Clarifying Mental Health Terminology
Apr 28, 202048:23
Tea and Therapy: Episode 3 Yoga

Tea and Therapy: Episode 3 Yoga

During this third full installment of Tea and Therapy, Dr. Kimberly discusses the third root of her practice as a psychologist and mind body practitioner. She is also joined by Joi who discusses the connection between tea and yoga.
Apr 22, 202042:03
Tea and Therapy On-line Pop Up: Community Response to Covid

Tea and Therapy On-line Pop Up: Community Response to Covid

Listen in the to Pop-up episode of Tea and Therapy.  Dr. Kimberly is joined by members of the Indianapolis/Indiana community as they discuss their experiences and provide insight and resources to help members obtain optimal mental and physical health during the COVID pandemic.   Panelists: Jeffery Burgin, Mayor's Neighborhood Advocate.,  Joi DeFrantz, Moderator and General Manager of Tea's Me Cafe., Kandace Kyere, MSW/LSW School Social Worker, and Charlie M. Reed (she/her) Owner + Creative Director of Haven yoga studio.    Resources discussed during the presentation: www.
Apr 04, 202001:02:30
Finding normal in abnormal situations.

Finding normal in abnormal situations.

Join Dr. Kimberly as she provides suggestions for creating a sense of abnormal during times of upheaval, uncertainty, and transition.    - Follow her Instagram for resources during current public health restrictions.   - Online yoga classes - On-line dance and language classes  - 90 day free trial for the app (no equipment needed for classes) 

Remember to visit the website of your local library for additional resources.  

Mar 22, 202023:40
Sips of tea #2. Thoughts on social distancing.

Sips of tea #2. Thoughts on social distancing.

Join Dr. Kimberly as she gives brief thoughts on the benefits of social distancing. Utilize this as a time of self reflection and reconnecting with community in creative ways. Now is the perfect time to respond to friends you’ve been too busy to reach out to, take some time to yourself, and really build virtual and small in person community.
Mar 16, 202007:12
Tea and Therapy: Episode 2 Buddhism

Tea and Therapy: Episode 2 Buddhism

During this episode, Dr. Kimberly continues to discuss the foundations of her philosophy and work as a Clinical Psychologist. During this episode, Joi shares her research related to tea history and traditions of Buddhist monks while Dr. Kimberly discusses her background with Buddhism and briefly discusses the Four Noble Truths, The Eight Fold Path and the three roots of suffering.
Feb 07, 202037:33
Sips of Tea #1

Sips of Tea #1

Sips of Tea is a six minute or less episode that may include community events, information, random observations or thoughts for you to swallow. Sips of Tea!
Jan 23, 202005:06
Guided progressive muscle relaxation.

Guided progressive muscle relaxation.

During today’s podcast, Dr. Kimberly guides you through progressive muscles relaxation. This episode is designed to help you release tension, relax and become another tool in your self-care kit. 

T: Teaching Progressive Muscle Relaxation 

E: Empowerment through greater ease and relaxation in the body. 

A: Advocating for relaxation as an additional tool for self care. 


Jan 18, 202016:47
Tea and Therapy: Episode 1 Adlerian/Individual Psychology
Jan 06, 202038:16
Third and final Trailer episode of Tea and Therapy.
Dec 09, 201909:27
Tea and Therapy Trailer #2
Nov 16, 201902:05
Dr. Kimberly: Tea and Therapy

Dr. Kimberly: Tea and Therapy

Welcome to the trailer introduction for Dr. Kimberly: Tea and Therapy. This podcast is an extension of monthly Tea and Therapy workshops. This podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Listening to Tea and Therapy does not establish a working professional relationship with Dr. Kimberly, and listeners are encouraged to speak with their own health provider before making any changes to their current health and wellness plans. This podcast will begin airing January 2020.
Oct 31, 201901:19