Season 2 Episode 7: Princess Peach Velvet Star’s Guide to Thriving with Heather Maritano

On this episode of Badass we explore what it is to be with others in their pain, while we dance with our own, and the healing that can be born of that alchemy. Heather Maritano, a gifted therapist, educator, and activist, describes her path to thriving in adulthood after a childhood that held some very difficult moments. This is a sweet, intimate interview, with moments of delight and joy, as well as sorrow. I hope you enjoy it. Please like, follow, and share on your socials @badass_tales_of_resilience, and subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts.

About our Guest

Heather started her private practice in 1998, working with a variety of issues in individual and family therapy. She has a clinical specialty in play therapy, is a registered play therapist supervisor, a past president of the Indiana chapter of the Association for Play Therapy and past member of the ethics committee at the national level.  She was the 2006 recipient of the Yvonne Williams Award for Innovative Service to the Play Therapy Profession. She was a clinical supervisor for 6 years in the Marriage and Family Therapy training program at Christian Theological Seminary, where she still teaches.

Prior to private practice she worked for several years in the foster care system. In addition to her clinical work, Heather has been an adjunct instructor at Indiana University and Christian Theological Seminary, an approved provider of continuing education credits for the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and the Association for Play Therapy, an international workshop presenter and a clinical consultant where she helps emerging and seasoned therapists enhance their development through training and supervision.


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