Wellness Crown: Therapy Is a Journey, Part 2

by Shine My Crown Staff
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February is Black History Month, and this year, the theme is Black Health and Wellness.

The theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora.

Earlier this month, Candace J. Dunkley kicked off ShineMyCrown.com’s new series, “Wellness Crown,” a show which educates people on how to take care of their mind, body and soul.

Watch the second part of the series below.

During the three-part series, Candace shares advice on how to find the perfect therapist and what to do if your first therapist is not a good match.

“A lot of times people will think therapy doesn’t work. When really it’s just the therapist that you met with, wasn’t working for you. For example, when I first went to therapy, I didn’t really click with my therapist. And so I didn’t go back for years when really it’s just that, that particular person wasn’t a good match for me,” says Candace. “And that is totally, totally. Okay. So it’s important to remember that as a matter of fact, what I read is that some therapists will let you actually have a free consultation so that you two can decide before even going in.”

Photo Credit: Candace Dunkley

About Candace J. Dunkley:

Candace J. Dunkley is the host and producer of Wellness Crown, a show that educates people on how to take care of their mind, body, and soul. She is also a spoken word poet and public speaker who uses her work to educate people on the importance of self-love and ways to practice it. Candace has won numerous poetry slams, including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s legendary Friday Night Slam Competition. 

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