By Dr. Cassidy Freitas
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Welcome to Holding Space Podcast with Dr. Cassidy Freitas, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. As a licensed therapist, it is my job to hold space for stories, questions, pain, joy, growth, and change. The following episodes will offer a space to de-mystify mental health and therapy, share stories of struggle and joy, and discover connection through our human experiences.
||CleanThe Female Cycle: Educating and Empowering Women with Dr. Christine Sterling OB/GYN||In this episode of Holding Space Podcast, I sit down with Dr. Christine Sterling, OB/GYN. You may remember Dr. Sterling from an earlier episode where we discussed preparing for motherhood during pregnancy. In this episode Dr. Sterling offers education o||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrief and Anxiety with Claire Bidwell Smith||In this episode I share my conversation with Claire Bidwell Smith, author and therapist specializing in grief. We explore the relationship between anxiety and grief and the work Claire has done that led to her most recent book Anxiety: The Missing Stage||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurner Syndrome with Brittani Ehrhorn||In this episode I sit down with Brittani Ehrhorn. Brittani is a pediatric registered nurse and advocate and activist for Turner Syndrome. Brittani shares her experience living with Turner Syndrome, and discusses the myths and importance of education. We||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFertility, Adoption, and Fatherhood with Jeff Mindell||In honor of infertility and pregnancy loss awareness month, this week's episode explores the often neglected experience of partners. I virtually sit down with Jeff Mindell, a Los Angeles based photographer and creative. Last Spring I shared an episode w||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChoosing Self-Love with Keah Brown||In this episode I virtually sit down with Keah Brown, writer, journalist and disability activist. Keah and I discuss her writing process, and how she has come to appreciate her earlier work as part of the growth that got her to where she is today. We ta||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth Narratives with Dr. Crystal Jones||In this episode I share my conversation with Dr. Crystal Jones, director of The Sanctuary, a healing institution with a mission to elevate the paradigm of healing. With her person-centered approach, Dr. Jones leads conversations around the globe, traini||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarving Your Own Path and Redefining Growth with Taylor Sterling||In this episode I virtually sit down with my very good friend Taylor Sterling, Founder and Creative Director of Glitter Guide. We start off the episode with sharing how we met (and sharing some laughs) while discussing how we maintain a long-distance fr||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSelf Compassion and Social Activism with Tim Desmond||In this episode I share my conversation with Tim Desmond, mindfulness teacher, therapist, professor, and student of Zen Master and Social Activist Thich Nhat Hanh. Tim and I discuss the bridge between showing compassion to ourselves and social activis||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPartners in Life and Business with Elle and Jared Rowley||In this episode I sit down with Elle and Jared Rowley, CEO and CFO of Solly Baby Wraps. Elle and Jared are my first couple on the podcast! Elle and Jared share how they met, their decision to go into business with each other, and how they make it all wo||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Up a Third Culture Kid, Global Citizenship, and Talking to Children About Racial Identity: A Personal Story with Anjelica Malone||In this episode I sit down with Anjelica Malone. Anjelica is a writer, educator, and birth/postpartum doula with a mission to cultivate a global tribe of women. In this episode we discuss her experience growing up a third culture kid, and how this exp||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou've Got This Mama with Andrea Faulkner Williams||In this episode I sit down with Andrea Faulkner Williams, co-founder of Tubby Todd a natural and organic product line and author of the book You've Got This Mama: Ideas for Taking Care of You While You're Taking Care of Your Little One. We discuss the||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness and Self-Compassion with Dr. Steve Hickman||In this episode I sit down with Dr. Steve Hickman, founding director of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of California, San Diego. We explore the powerful role of mindulness and self-compassion as it relates to creating change and developing||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConscious Connection with Dr. Dan Siegel||In this episode I sit down with Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for the professional||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCall to Action: Privilege, Compassion, and Talking to our Children||This week we have seen families stripped from each other at our border. This is a human crisis, but this crisis did not just start this week. If we zoom out we will see a lot of anger, and a lot of hatred, and a lot of dehumanization for those who are c||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDad's Mental Health with Dr. Dan Singley||In this episode I sit down with Clinical Psychologist and father involvement researcher Dr. Dan Singley. In honor of Father's Day and International Father's Mental Health Day, we explore dad's mental health, specifically in early fatherhood. We explor||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriendship with Miriam Kirmayer||In this episode we explore adult friendships with friendship researcher Miriam Kirmayer. Miriam and I discuss the complexities of adult friendships, why they are so important, what makes them hard, how they are different from other relationships, how to||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Climb: Bringing Awareness to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders||In this episode I'm sharing an incredible event aimed at bringing awareness to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Did you know that 1 in 5 moms and 1 in 10 dads will suffer with a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder? The Climb Out of the Darkness is t||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlay and Parenting with Dr. Kim Van Dusen, LMFT||In this episode I sit down with Dr. Kim Van Dusen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist. Together we explore the power of play as a bridge to connection with our children. We share some of our own stories of how we ha||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrutiful Partner Relationships with Janelle Nelson, LMFT||In this episode, I sit down with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Janelle Nelson. Janelle and I explore both the brutal and beautiful experiences of intimate partner relationships. We discuss the need to deconstruct the shame that is often experie||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Myth of Balance with Rachel Pally||In this episode I sit down with fashion designer Rachel Pally. Rachel shares with us how she built her business by hearing the "no's" and showing up anyway. We discuss how becoming a mother has transformed her, the myth of balance, and how she has recla||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScarcity Culture and the Daring Way with Rebecca Ching, LMFT||In this episode I sit down with Rebecca Ching, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Potentia (an integrative mental health center in San Diego). Rooted in the research and practice of Brené Brown, Rebecca has completed training to becom||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Community and Sorting Through the Noise Within Motherhood with Renata Cameron, LMFT||In this episode I sit down with Renata Cameron, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of the modernized mommy and me support group Milestones. Renata and I discuss building a support tribe, sorting through the noise of information, introver||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrief and Death||Death has no respect for the differences we have created among us; we will each be touched by it. Those left behind often report feeling disconnected from the events of the world, as if the one who died took a part of them with. For a period of time pe||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Hope with Tamara Taggart||In this episode I sit down with journalist and activist Tamara Taggart. In Tamara's ted talk "The Two Conversations that Changed My Life" she described two pivotal moments in her life, one where she was told her son has down syndrome, and the other when||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreastfeeding Support Through Every Stage with Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC||In this episode I sit down with Robin Kaplan, founder of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center and author of Latch. Robin has her Masters in Education and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In this episode Robin debunks some breastf||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreparing for Motherhood During Pregnancy with Dr. Christine Sterling, OB/GYN||In this episode I sit down with Dr. Christine Sterling, OB/GYN. Dr. Sterling discusses her approach to pregnancy care, where she supports women in preparing for life beyond birth. Dr. Sterling shares how each specific trimester offers a unique opportuni||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Work Through Creative Blocks||In this episode, we discuss how to get unstuck from creative blocks by developing a new relationship with painful experiences of Fear, Resistance, Shame, and Perfectionism. We explore how acceptance of difficult emotions can create space for us to rega||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPregnancy Loss: How to Offer Support with Rachel Rabinor, LCSW||In today's episode, I sit down with Rachel Rabinor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. Rachel specializes in working with women and families impacted by infertility and pregnancy loss, and in this episode w||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInfertility, Pregnancy Loss, and Adoption: A Personal Story with Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY||In today's episode I sit down with Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY. Kelly shares with us her personal experience with infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption. We explore the silence and isolation that is often experienced with infertility and pregnancy||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnxiety in Motherhood: A Personal Story with Chrissy Powers, LMFT||In today's episode I sat down with writer, photographer, and therapist Chrissy Powers. Chrissy opens up about her own story of trauma and anxiety in motherhood, and shares the tangible ways that she has healed through these experiences. You can follo||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting with Connection and Intention: Gender Creativity and Trans Identity with Rachel Rainbolt||In this episode I sit down with parenting coach, educator, writer, and LGBTQIA activist Rachel Rainbolt. Rachel has her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and through her coaching and writing holds space for parents to say "Yes!" to connec||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity, Joy, and Pain with Joy Cho||In this episode of the Holding Space podcast, Dr. Cassidy sits down with designer and blogger Joy Cho to explore the relationship between inspiration, creativity, joy and pain. We explore the answers to the questions, "Where does inspiration come from?||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrené Brown's Shame Resilience Theory and "Mom Guilt"||In this episode we explore how Brené Brown's foundational research on shame and shame resiliency connects to the unique experience of mothers. If you are a mom or planning to become a mother...my hope is that you walk away from this episode feeling les||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefining Your Values||In this episode of the Holding Space podcast, Dr. Cassidy unpacks the definition of values and offers a framework from which you can begin to explore your own personal values. We discuss the relationship between values and our emotions, values and g||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Holding Space Podcast!||In this episode of the Holding Space podcast, you will be introduced to your host Dr. Cassidy Freitas and get an idea of what you can expect in future episodes. We will explore the mission of the podcast, upcoming episodes, and how to get in touch wi||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast!
It is filled with such important information and content, but also feels like self-care while listening. Dr. Cassidy is such a great resource as well as those she interviews.
Such a wonderful resource
I love listening to podcasts that lift me up in my motherhood journey and this one just does that. Dr. Cassidy tackles a variety of topics and truly “holds space” for us so we can be encouraged and inspired. Thank you!
What a treat to listen in on these deeper conversations with such varied guests. I’m loving this podcast!