Black Dads & Parental Stress-Jessica Reed LPC-MHSP, NCC


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Today Charles talks with Clinical Psychotherapist Jessica Reed about the impact of racism and stress on father-child relationships. While fathers are under new scrutiny as a result of changing gender norms, political ideologies, religious interpretations, and family dynamics, arguably no men are feeling the pinch and stress more than Black fathers who are often caught between the expectations of the dominant group and the mothers of their children. If talking about mental health is difficult, as an extension, discussing parental stress and racism presents dilemmas few people are prepared to address. Join Jessica and Charles as they discuss some of the difficulties Black fathers encounter.

Be sure to follow Jessica on Instagram(_readbyreed) and Reed Counseling & Consulting on Facebook and visit her website at You can also contact her if you’re in Tennessee or Mississippi at (901.610.1720) or visit her office at 190 W. South Street, Hernando, MS 38632. Please visit her new location at 1045 Church Rd. East Ste. 2, Southaven, MS 38671 in October.

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