125: Self-Care for Skeptics with Taylor Elyse Morrison
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1M ago
In this episode we honor that self-care sounds great, but how does it realistically fit into our busy lives? I sat down with Taylor Elyse Morrison, author of the book Inner Workout, to discuss self-care for skeptics. With the wellness world booming, why are so many of us still struggling?! Tune in and walk away with a deeper understanding and practical tools you can start using today! *Become a client of Dr. Cassidy's private practice by visiting www.drcassidymft.com (CA residents only). *Not based in California but looking for more support? Click here for steps on how to f ..read more
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108: Am I Screwing up my Kids? with Dr. Sumi Raghavan
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1M ago
Am I screwing up my kids? I've laid in bed wondering this and I know I'm not alone. In this episode I invited Dr. Sumi Raghavan to help us explore the answer to this question. Together we discuss steps we can take today to begin the work of breaking generational cycles as parents, unhook from unrealistic expectations of perfection, and tap into our own intuition amidst all the noise when it comes to showing up for our kids (and ourselves). Dr. Sumi Raghavan is a clinical psychologist practicing virtually in Brooklyn, New York. She's also a mom of two and a cross-cultural sc ..read more
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105: What is EMDR? with Sarah Rosney, LCSW
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1M ago
Finally, an episode fully dedicated to EMDR! In this episode we're taking you behind closed doors to demystify this powerful and evidence-based approach to processing your trauma and triggers. We walk you through what EMDR is, who it can help, and how to find an EMDR trained therapist. I'm also thrilled to introduce you to EMDR certified therapist and consultant Sarah Rosney, LCSW. Licensed in New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts she has a special interest in supporting adults in processing their birth experiences, pregnancy loss, and attachment-based trauma. If you are based in Californi ..read more
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85: How to Get Ahead of Picky Eating with Jenny Friedman, MS, RD
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1M ago
Do you have a picky eater in your life?! I was! So this is a topic especially close to my heart. A child's relationship with food, eating, and their body can follow them into adulthood. So how do we navigate these incredibly important conversations around "pickiness"? The relationship with food is complicated. It is personal, relational, and unavoidable. We're talking all about that complicated dynamic today. I invited Jenny Friedman, MS, RD onto the podcast. Join us as we discuss how you can support your child in building a healthy and comfortable relationship with food, eating, and mealtimes ..read more
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78: Scary Thoughts in Postpartum with Dr. Alice Pickering
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
1M ago
Have you ever had a thought in postpartum that felt disturbing or distressing to you? It pops up randomly, and you're kind of like, WOAH, where did that come from? What is wrong with me?? Maybe it was something like dropping your baby, getting into a car accident, an unwanted thought about your baby while changing their diaper, or something else of that nature...bottom line, it's intrusive and distressing.  If you can resonate with this experience, chances are you may have never even mentioned them to anyone. You might feel ashamed and lonely in these thoughts. While these thoughts can be ..read more
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131: When Both Parents Struggle Postpartum with Tessa Ritchie
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by Dr. Cassidy Freitas
2M 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
2M 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
2M 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
2M 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
2M 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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