131: When Both Parents Struggle Postpartum with Tessa Ritchie
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
In this episode I invited fellow therapist Tessa Ritchie to join me in sharing the challenges of postpartum for BOTH parents, the impact these struggles can have on our relationship, and how to feel better together! Tessa shares her own personal story of experiencing postpartum anxiety and rage, her partner's struggles with depression postpartum, and the communication tools and strategies they used to heal and feel more present with each other and in parenthood. *Become a client of Dr. Cassidy's or Tessa by visiting www.drcassidymft.com (CA residents only). *Not based in Califor ..read more
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126: How to Rely on Your Partner (and Others) with Dr. Tracy Dalgleish
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
Do you find it hard to ask for support and rely on others? Does this struggle show up in your partner relationships? Are you hoping to break this pattern and set a strong model/foundation of autonomy AND interdependence for your kids? Well, i'm so glad you're here! In this episode I share my conversation with Dr. Tracy Dalgleish all about breaking these cycles, getting the support we need from our partners, and finding the balance between intimacy and autonomy in our relationships. Dr. Tracy Dalgleish is a clinical psychologist and relationship expert who is on a mission to help couples break ..read more
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117: The Thread Between Toddlers and Tweens/Teens with Dr. Becky Kennedy
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
I've got one foot in toddler land and one foot in tween land. Yes, it feels like the splits and damn do the splits hurt sometimes. AND, it has also provided me this unique experience to see the thread between these two seasons and the push for independence and big feelings that come with both.  I'm fortunate to call New York Times Bestselling Author and founder of Good Inside, Dr. Becky Kennedy, a friend and colleague. And as I find myself looking ahead to the teen years I had to ask her..."Do you think we're all destined to have a strained relationship with ..read more
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110: How to Work Through Perfectionism and Tap Into Your Mom Intuition with Renata Cameron, LMFT
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
You're reading the parenting books, following the experts on social media, listening to the podcasts, maybe even buying the courses...and somehow in the tough moment with your child none of the "strategies" feel intuitive...can you relate? Yea, same, and I'm considered one of those "experts!" Maybe you relate to trying to hold it all together, but underneath you wonder if something is actually wrong with YOU. In this episode I invited my good friend and fellow therapist and mom Renata Cameron to unpack these experience with me. Together we discuss the role of anxiety ..read more
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106: How to Survive Sick Season with Dr. Krupa Playforth
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
The coughing, the sneezing, the snot, the sore throats...this viral season has been A LOT. I invited Dr. Krupa Playforth, board certified pediatrician and mom of 3 back on to the podcast to help us navigate the load of caring for our sick kids while navigating all the stress of being a parent (and possibly sick yourself!) We discuss: *Proactive steps we can take to boost immunity and protect our family from all the germs going around *Caring steps we can take once the illness hits our home, and the data behind some recent trends *Supporting our children in building a healthy relationship with ..read more
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104: Birth Trauma with Dr. Alexandra Shrake
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
This episode has been a long time coming. I've shared my birth stories on this podcast before, but I've wanted to do a deeper dive into birth trauma for a long time now. When planning this episode there was no better person to dive deep with than my colleague Dr. Alexandra Shrake. Her own traumatic birth was the muse for her research and her desire to hold space for others who have experienced an intense or traumatic birth, and in this episode we: *Support you in naming the parts of your birth that were traumatic *Identify the symptoms and impact of birth trauma for the birth pe ..read more
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103: The Default Parent with Libby Ward
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
You have a million tabs open in your brain, you're the one keeping track of all the family appointments, the school emails, the grocery list, each child's current preferences, and when your kids need something....they come to you first.  Can you relate? If you can, there's a word that might resonate...the default parent. In today's episode I invited mental health advocate, cycle breaker, content creator and mother of two Libby Ward (from Diary of an Honest Mom) to unpack this experience. How did we get here? What's the cost? (hint: burnout, anxiety, health issues, overstimu ..read more
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94: The Depleted, Distracted, Grumpy, Guilty Parenting Cycle with Dr. Morgan Cutlip
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
Parenting can be...A LOT, and today we're talking all about PARENTAL BURNOUT. We often hear about burnout in the context of work or career, but burnout and exhaustion can absolutely show up in parenting. If you find yourself dreading the end of naptime because there wasn't enough time, feeling depleted, struggling with the idea of attaining perfection in parenting... you're not alone. I invited my friend Dr. Morgan Cutlip to talk about her experience as a professional and a mom in navigating burnout. We're discussing what parental burnout looks like, how you can identify it in yourself, d ..read more
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86: Staying Connected Through Conflict After Baby and Beyond with Dr. Steve and Lisa Call
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
Having a baby can put a strain on partner relationships and with all the shifts in identity, sleep deprivation, and new found pressures and boundaries to navigate...new parents are at risk for increased conflict. So, how can couples stay connected while experiencing the struggles that understandably bring them conflict? This is an important question, and to support you in this new season as a couple I've invited Dr. Steve and Lisa Call from The Reconnect Institute onto the podcast and together we are unpacking conflict and finding connection again after baby and beyond. Con ..read more
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83: Addressing Prenatal Anxiety with Liesel Teen BSN-RN
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1w ago
Want to know one of the most common questions I get asked from expecting parents: Can Postpartum Anxiety show up BEFORE baby is born? Yes it totally can, and this challenging yet not discussed enough experience has its own name: PRENATAL Anxiety. In this episode I share my conversation with Liesel Teen, Labor and Delivery Nurse and founder of Mommy Labor Nurse. Together we discuss ways you can begin to identify and address Prenatal Anxiety. She offers us many helpful and actionable tips to support you in navigating the Anxiety that may pop up during pregnancy. To learn more about Mommy La ..read more
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