Is. Dr. Hardy an actual therapist?
Yes. Dr. Hardy is a Psychotherapist based in Houston, Texas. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Houston, and master’s degree from the University of Texas, Arlington. Although licensed to provide counseling in the state of Texas, this podcast is not therapy, and should not be seen as a substitute for mental health treatment.
Why this Podcast versus all the other relationship podcast on the market?
There is an abundance of relationship advice online, although most of which, lacks professional perspective. Secondly, training provided in graduate counseling programs rarely includes culturally relevant material nor do they address the nuanced complexities found in real-life, everyday relationships. Untherapeutic aims to overcome these barriers, by addressing hidden, relational road blocks in a fun and thought-provoking manner.
Is this counseling/therapy and should I take this as substitute for it?
Information, conversations, and issues explored on this podcast should not be seen as actual therapy. For those interested in professional counseling support, please contact your local mental health professional.
How do I go about scheduling an actual counseling appointment with Dr. Hardy?
To schedule a counseling appointment, please visit Dr. Hardy’s private counseling practice online at nichardy.com and select “Request Appointment” on the home page. If you are outside the state of Texas, please consider counseling options on the following websites: Therapy for Black Girls, Melanin and Mental Health, Therapy for Black Men, Psychology Today, Good Therapy, Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation.
Is this Podcast against individuals going to therapy?
Absolutely not. In fact, Dr. Hardy is a strong advocate for individuals seeking counseling and runs a private counseling practice himself. However, despite research that suggest mental health challenges are consistent across ethnicities, African Americans seek counseling at a disproportionate rate in comparison to other groups. Barriers such as adequate representation, cost, cultural acceptance, and practical relevance have contributed to these discrepancies. One of the goals of this podcast is to encourage people to seek out counseling and normalize the experiences and challenges of everyday relationships.
How can I subscribe to this podcast?
You can subscribe to the Untherapeutic Podcast by entering your information on the home page under Subscribe now.
What platforms is this podcast featured on?
The Untherapeutic podcast is featured on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher. On the home page, click any of the following logo images to listen on your favorite streaming platform.
Are you available for speaking and bookings?
Yes. To inquire about speaking and booking information, please complete the form on the Contact page.