Exclusive Content:

Beyoncé Rocks Her Natural Hair: Black Women’s Struggle – The Never-Ending Quest to Prove Our Worth

There's this buzz around Beyoncé and her groundbreaking Cécred...

Gruesome Murder of Sade Robinson Unfolds in Milwaukee: Details Revealed

This story is a chilling journey into the depths...

Black Actors Unite Against Racial Abuse in Theater Against Francesca Amewudah-Rivers

Over 800 Black actors have joined forces to support Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, who has faced a torrent of racial abuse since landing the coveted role of Juliet in the upcoming production of "Romeo & Juliet."

Men’s Mental Health Matters with Phonz The Therapist

- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

The black male population is the most stigmatized when it comes to therapy. Did you know that black male suicide rates are on the rise?

Alphonso Nathan also known as “Phonz the Therapist”, is a licensed black male Therapist, speaker, author, Mental Health advocate, and business consultant residing in the Philadelphia area. Currently, he is Vice President of Brightside Counseling, LLC and Co-Owner of Brightside Medical Associates.

Alphonso’s versatile background has led to him specializing in helping individuals in a variety of areas, such as Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Structural Family Therapy, Autism Spectrum-based disorders, and Sports Psychology.

Gloria recently sat down with Alphonso to talk about all things Mental Health Matters for Men. Mental health issues affect men and women of all ages, backgrounds, races, and life circumstances. Men, and especially black men however, are the group that often need therapy the most, but seek it out the least

Alphonso talks with a lot of men, and often, men aren’t used to speaking about their feelings. There’s a generational curse that dictates that showing vulnerability or expressing your feelings is a from of weakness, or a ‘girl trait’.

However, 70% of the men Alphonoso speak to say there’s a weight lifted off of them after opening up. They understand that it’s a safe space, a comfortable space, for them to open up and share. Some of the most common things that come up in therapy with many men are trauma, depression, isolation, anger, anxiety, substance abuse, and thoughts of suicide. Any problem you may have, Phonz has probably heard it before. You are not alone, and Phonz is showing us all that there is support, and safe spaces do exist.

The importance of a ‘safe space’ cannot be underestimated, and this Mental Health Awareness month, Phonz the Therapist is ramping it up. With over 1000 clients worldwide, Alphonoso is also advocating for an increase in mental health services and awareness for the Black Male community. He is currently working on a documentary series called Healing The Culture. It’s a ‘fly on the wall’ experience of therapy. Sometimes people don’t go to therapy because they don’t know what it looks like, or they’re apprehensive about the whole process. Totally understandable. In this docuseries, Phonz sits down with individuals from influencers to sports figures to talk about problems that other people might be dealing with too. Healing The Culture allows us to peek behind the curtain of real-life therapy sessions, making therapy more accessible and open to more men. Phonz is showing all men that #CounselCulture is the new wave. “The true key to change is to recognize your behavior and work on it. Ignoring the issue and pretending it’s not there only allows it to come out in a different way.”, he says.

Watch Gloria talking with Alphonso in an episode of Self Love Conversations here.

Check out Phonz The Therapist online at phonzthetherapist.com and follow him on Instagram here. Interested in free therapy for men of color by providers of color? Check out the amazing initiate over at Black Men Heal.

Latest

Beyoncé Rocks Her Natural Hair: Black Women’s Struggle – The Never-Ending Quest to Prove Our Worth

There's this buzz around Beyoncé and her groundbreaking Cécred...

Gruesome Murder of Sade Robinson Unfolds in Milwaukee: Details Revealed

This story is a chilling journey into the depths...

Black Actors Unite Against Racial Abuse in Theater Against Francesca Amewudah-Rivers

Over 800 Black actors have joined forces to support Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, who has faced a torrent of racial abuse since landing the coveted role of Juliet in the upcoming production of "Romeo & Juliet."

Sisterhood Displayed as Teammates Help Dawn Staley Shine Amid Confetti

South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley found herself...

Newsletter

- Advertisement -spot_img

Don't miss

Women in Business: Toneka Wright

Movies empower, educate, entertain, and inspire. Romance, comedy, drama,...

Monique Rose: Cancer Survivor to Serial Entrepreneur

With a fifteen-year proven track record of increasing sales...

Being a voice for the voiceless: how a survivor wants to help victims of human trafficking

I am a 35-year-old survivor of human trafficking, and...

Women in Business Wednesday: Trina Sanchez

Izma Entertainment, founded in 2006, is a hybrid branding...

Empowered by: Atia Sherrod

Atia Sherrod is the founder of company, Lovethyself and...
Contributor
Contributor
This article written and submitted by third party.
spot_img

Look Good, Feel Good: 5 Ways to Use Style To Boost Your Confidence

When you look good, you feel good. Certified wardrobe stylist Breyana Rogers created Styled By Breyana because she recognized that confidence starts from within but people can build more confidence by choosing the wardrobe that fits their personality and needs.

Reflecting back on 2022 – What if it wasn’t that great?

With the potential of living for a whopping 100 years, having a bad year is perfectly normal. However, reflecting on the rather mediocre (or even horrible) year can bring many negative feelings and emotions.

First, You Feel Embarrassed, and Then You Have to Make a Decision

One of the most devastating feelings a woman can get is finding out her partner is cheating. Imagine investing everything you have into a relationship only to be cheated on and have your story out in public, especially in the case of Nia Long and Ime Udoka, who are both public figures.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe to Our Newslleter

Stay up-to-date with the latest news, trends, and insights by signing up for our newsletter. Join our community of informed individuals and never miss out on important information again. Sign up now!

AI FILE

JOIN GLORIA WARD FOR THIS FREE MASTERCLASS

Gloria Ward helps you strategize, innovate, grow and profit in your business. Haven’t started a business yet? No worries. Come learn how you can get your business up and running in a little as 2 hours.

Enter your email address to watch the video free

AI FILE

How to talk to your kids about Divorce
Download the E-BOOK

AI FILE

It's Not All his Fault!
Download the E-BOOK