Freak on a Leash

Freak on a Leash

Hosted by: Caitlin McNally Olsen

Modern Mental Health for Mormon Women, with trained therapist Caitlin McNally Olsen


Freak on a Leash Trailer

Season #1 Episode #1

You are not alone and you're not crazy. There are so many women like you out there, and we need each other. Join me, Caitlin McNally Olsen, as I explore Mormon womanhood through the lenses of mental health, radical...
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#1 Welcome! What Are We Doing Here?!

Season #1 Episode #1

Hi, freaks! Listen up to hear why I'm starting this podcast, why it's called Freak on a Leash, and what my hopes are for this new endeavor. 👯‍♀️ Find me on Instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Read my blog posts at...
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#2 Let's Define Some Terms

Season #1 Episode #2

Tune in to understand what I mean when I refer to the LDS church, traditional Mormonism, and Progressive Mormonism.   ✝️ Read the Eight Tenets of Progressive Christianity 🔗 Read more about my own Progressive...
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#3 What the LDS Church Doesn't Teach About Mental Health

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Listen to hear what place mental health has in the official church curriculum and what I've observed as a lifelong member and trained therapist. ✝️ Read more on mental health from the church's perspective 🐸 Did...
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#4 Not Your Grandma's Genealogy: Trauma-Informed Family History

Season #1 Episode #4

Listen to hear how I integrate the emphasis on family history work, the fifth commandment, and the second article of faith with modern science and research. Spoiler: Your ancestors are cheering for you. ✝️ Read the...
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#5 Reframing Your Faith Crisis

Season #1 Episode #5

Listen to this episode to learn why your faith crisis is actually a healthy stage of human development, a maturation of your faith, a deepening of your spirituality.  🤔  Learn about the stages of change 🤓 Review...
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#6 A Collaborative Sisterhood

Season #1 Episode #6

Radical Acceptance and Collaboration are the two guiding values for Freak on the Leash. I cannot WAIT to see what we build together 🖤 💥 Get on the waitlist for Freak on a Leash: The Sisterhood  🧘‍♀️ Explore Tara...
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#7 Listener Stories

Season #1 Episode #7

I've been blown away by the response to Freak on a Leash; thank you so much for listening and sharing! Keep reviewing and rating and sharing and listening.  I'm also very excited to bring you this episode full of...
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#8 Bonus: A Deeper Introduction

Season #1 Episode #8

Tune into this episode for a deeper introduction to yours truly. Hear about my upbringing, my career history, and my Mormon journey, including the hardest time in my life. I hope this episode helps you feel safe and...
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#9: My Path is Clear

Season #1 Episode #9

Listen to this episode to hear how I'm doing now, how clear-eyed I am, and how excited I feel about The Sisterhood. And don't miss the end when I respond to my latest IG troll 👋    👯‍♀️ Get on the Freak on a Leash:...
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#10: All About The Sisterhood 👯‍♀️

Season #1 Episode #10

Listen up for all the details on Freak on a Leash: The Sisterhood and information on how to enroll. (Hint: You definitely want to get on the waitlist! Scroll to the bottom of the page linked below.) 👯‍♀️ The Sisterhood  
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#11: The Brilliant Cass Linebaugh McNally (In Which I Interview My Mom)

Season #1 Episode #11

Listen in to hear my mom, the brilliant Cass Linebaugh McNally, and I discuss Mormon womanhood, fence-sitting, and the ever-tricky mother wound. ✍️ My mom's latest short story, and her Medium page. 💥 Want to work with...
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