140 episodes

Hey parents, tune in as Dr. Cassidy Freitas holds space for conversations with experts from around the world and parents who have been through it. With a background in Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Cassidy offers education in topics ranging from pregnancy, fertility, postpartum, parenting, partner relationships, emotional wellness, creative living and more! This podcast is not a substitute for therapy and if you're struggling you should seek help from a licensed provider in your area. Follow for more @drcassidy and you can learn more about her California-based private practice at www.drcassidymft.com.

Holding Space Dr. Cassidy Freitas

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 266 Ratings

Hey parents, tune in as Dr. Cassidy Freitas holds space for conversations with experts from around the world and parents who have been through it. With a background in Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Cassidy offers education in topics ranging from pregnancy, fertility, postpartum, parenting, partner relationships, emotional wellness, creative living and more! This podcast is not a substitute for therapy and if you're struggling you should seek help from a licensed provider in your area. Follow for more @drcassidy and you can learn more about her California-based private practice at www.drcassidymft.com.

    140: Supporting Your Family's Gut Health From Birth to Beyond with Chery Sew Hoy

    140: Supporting Your Family's Gut Health From Birth to Beyond with Chery Sew Hoy

    Gut health...the gut microbiome...people are talking about it, but what does it all mean?!
    In my quest for answers, I connected with Cheryl Sew Hoy, founder of Tiny Health. In this episode you're invited to learn about the fascinating world of gut health right alongside with me. During our conversation Cheryl shares her personal journey as an entrepreneur and mother, highlighting how her experiences with pregnancy and childbirth led her to discover the importance of gut health. We dive into what the gut microbiome is, where it comes from, and why it’s crucial for overall health. She shares the role of probiotics and prebiotics in supporting a healthy gut microbiome for both infants and mothers and offers specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations to enhance gut health. Additionally, Cheryl walks us through the process and benefits of gut microbiome testing for the entire family.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Tiny Health Website (you can use code DRCASSIDY for $20 off!)
    Tiny Health on Instagram
    If you're a California parent and interested in learning more about working with Dr. Cassidy and her therapy services visit www.drcassidymft.com
    If you're not a California resident and interested in starting therapy, you can learn how to find a therapist in your area by visiting https://www.drcassidymft.com/blog/how-to-find-a-therapist-like-me


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    • 43 min
    139: The Decision to be One and Done with Dr. Jasmine

    139: The Decision to be One and Done with Dr. Jasmine

    In this heartfelt episode, we welcome back Dr. Jasmine, a clinical pharmacist, perinatal mental health specialist and mom to one, to discuss her journey of deciding to have only one child. Dr. Jasmine shares her personal story of battling severe postpartum depression and anxiety, the pressures and expectations from society, and how she navigated these challenges to make a decision (with support from therapy) that felt right for her and her family. We discuss the societal pressure and expectations of having more than one child as well as the stigma and stereotypes associated with only children and highlighting the joys and benefits of raising an only child. 
    Resources and Links:
    Dr. Jasmine on Instagram: @pearlsofjasmineDr. Jasmine’s Blog: pearlsofjasmine.comDr. Jasmine’s Substack Newsletter: pearlsofjasmine.substack.com"Healing the Tigress" Podcast
    If you're a California parent and interested in learning more about working with Dr. Cassidy and her therapy services visit www.drcassidymft.com
    If you're not a California resident and interested in starting therapy, you can learn how to find a therapist in your area by visiting https://www.drcassidymft.com/blog/how-to-find-a-therapist-like-me


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    • 41 min
    138: The Bluey Breakdown: Bad Mood and Perfect

    138: The Bluey Breakdown: Bad Mood and Perfect

    BLUEY! The beloved Heeler Family has touched the hearts and homes of children and adults around the world. But have you ever wondered what a therapist or parenting expert's take might be on the show and your favorite episodes? Have you ever wanted to really bring home the themes/lessons of the episode with your child or thought to yourself in a tricky parenting moment, "What would Chili or Bandit do?"
    We've got you covered! I invited fellow therapist and Bluey superfan Tessa Ritchie, LCSW to help me breakdown two of our favorite Bluey episodes: Bad Mood (Season 2) and Perfect (Season 3).
    You're going to want to take notes on the parenting strategies and connecting conversation starters shared in this episode, but no need to because we did it for you with the free Bluey Breakdown pdf you can download here or by visiting https://courses.drcassidymft.com/blueyguide!


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    137: Navigating Pregnancy During and After Complications with Emily Oster

    137: Navigating Pregnancy During and After Complications with Emily Oster

    In this episode I invite you to tune into my conversation with Emily Oster, professor of Economics, parenting data expert and NYT Bestselling Author. We dive deep into her latest release, "Unexpected," where she explores the often murky waters of pregnancy complications.
    Together we explore:
    *Understanding Pregnancy Complications: Emily shares some fascinating insights from "Unexpected," her newest book. We talk about the common threads among pregnancy complications and why it's crucial to understand why things happen during pregnancy. Hint: it's not always as straightforward as we'd like it to be.
    *Dealing with Medical Gaslighting: Ever heard of medical gaslighting? It's a real thing, and it can leave you feeling dismissed and invalidated by healthcare providers. Emily and I dive into this topic and discuss the importance of feeling supported by your medical provider.
    Guest Information:
    Emily Oster: You can connect with her on parentdata.org and Instagram @ProfEmilyOster.Preorder "Unexpected" by Emily Oster and Nathan Fox, MD here!
    If you're a California parent and interested in learning more about working with Dr. Cassidy and her therapy services visit www.drcassidymft.com
    If you're not a California resident and interested in starting therapy, you can learn how to find a therapist in your area by visiting https://www.drcassidymft.com/blog/how-to-find-a-therapist-like-me


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    • 28 min
    136: How to Carry Less While Enjoying Motherhood More with Erica Djossa

    136: How to Carry Less While Enjoying Motherhood More with Erica Djossa

    In this episode I invited Erica Djossa, Canadian based psychotherapist, founder of Momwell, and author of the book Releasing the Motherload: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More, back on to the podcast!
    Together we discuss:
    • An introduction to intensive mothering: unpacking societal expectations and the weight of invisible burdens in motherhood.
    • The role of comparison and social media in exacerbating feelings of inadequacy and overwhelm.
    • Strategies for releasing control and redistributing responsibilities to alleviate burnout and foster personal growth.
    • Embracing values over perfectionism: practical steps for identifying core values and aligning actions with your most aligned beliefs.
    • Recognizing the potential for growth and transformation when we embrace discomfort.
    • Creating space for self-care within motherhood: the importance of setting boundaries and prioritizing mental well-being.
    Resources Mentioned:
    • Releasing the Motherload book: pre-order at www.ericadjossa.com
    • The Invisible Load of Postpartum episode 48
    • Find Erica on Instagram @momwell
    To learn more about Dr. Cassidy's private practice visit https://www.drcassidymft.com/
    Enjoy this podcast? You'll also love Justine Carino's podcast "Thoughts from the Couch" learn more at www.carinocounseling.com/podcast


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    • 51 min
    135: How to Support Our Kids in a World of AI with Audrey Wisch

    135: How to Support Our Kids in a World of AI with Audrey Wisch

    AI (Artificial Intelligence) isn't going anywhere, but that didn't stop me from (at first) putting my head in the sand about it. But the truth is, it's not going anywhere and our kids are going to grow up with AI being a part of their schooling, future careers, and their life...so it was time to take my head out of the sand and learn everything I can so that I can support them too.
    This episode with Audrey Wisch, founder and CEO of Curious Cardinals was not originally planned! Our original topic (episode 134) was all about supporting kids in discovering THEIR passions and connecting those passions to their relationship to school (if you haven't checked out that episode yet, you don't want to miss it!)
    What I noticed though in my interactions with Audrey was how she seamlessly incorporated AI into her business model. I got curious about her use of AI, and discovered she was giving AI workshops to parents around the country. I had SO many questions, and thought you might too...and thus this episode was born!
    I went into this conversation with A LOT of questions, concerns, and a general sense of overwhelm, and I left feeling empowered and even EXCITED to support my kids with ethically navigating a world in which AI exists.
    To learn more about Curious Cardinals visit https://www.curiouscardinals.com/
    To learn more about Dr. Cassidy's private practice visit https://www.drcassidymft.com/


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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

gabmeiners ,

She gets it!

Dr. Cassidy is relatable, kind, healing, and so much more. She truly understands motherhood and gives such great advice for navigating through the tough stuff. She is a gem! I love listening to her.

seekingknowledgealways ,

Such a great resource!

Dr. Cassidy’s podcast is a great source of knowledge for me as a mom of toddlers. Her guests add value to my parenting, cycle-breaking and also are very relatable.

Twigakeeper ,

Perfect topics!

Every episode I listen to I take something away from it! Almost every episode that comes out I’m like, “yep, that’s relevant!” So helpful to me during me most recent postpartum phase and she helped me to feel less alone in my thoughts as I struggled to adapt to being a mom

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