Lauren Diethelm

Lauren Diethelm

An LA native and NYC resident, Lauren is a staff writer for Pollen Magazine. If she’s not spending her spare time outdoors, she enjoys baking, embroidery, and doting on her cats.

5 Must-Haves for Your Therapy Directory Listing

5 Must-Haves for Your Therapy Directory Listing

These days, clients have access to a never-ending list of potential providers online. To help narrow down their options, you … Continued

What You Need to Know About Acupuncture for Infertility

What You Need to Know About Acupuncture for Infertility

Infertility is more common than you might think. Roughly 12 percent of women have difficulty getting or staying pregnant—and that … Continued

Why SLPs Should Be Involved In Mental Health

Why SLPs Should Be Involved In Mental Health

Alternative medicine, or a holistic approach to healthcare, is gaining popularity. And it makes sense. The medical community is learning … Continued

How to Take a Vacation as a Private Practitioner

How to Take a Vacation as a Private Practitioner

More and more people are going to therapy. Over the last twenty years or so, the number of adults seeking … Continued

The Art of Acupuncture and Entrepreneurship

The Art of Acupuncture and Entrepreneurship

It’s clear, listening to Bell Tam speak, that he’s a natural educator. He has a small model of a human … Continued

How Can Practitioners Provide New Moms with Better Care?

How Can Practitioners Provide New Moms with Better Care?

Disclaimer: Throughout this piece, the use of gendered language like “woman” and “mother” is intentional as we are speaking to … Continued

Why Telehealth for Physical Therapy Works

Why Telehealth for Physical Therapy Works

In 2006, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) published guidance deeming telehealth “an appropriate model of service delivery” for physical … Continued

Higher Education is Shaping the Future of Telehealth

Higher Education is Shaping the Future of Telehealth

When universities across the United States switched to virtual learning in the middle of the spring semester, most of them … Continued

The Fight to Legitimize Massage Therapy

The Fight to Legitimize Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a cornerstone of holistic healing. Cultures across the world have used massage for centuries to help people … Continued

Social Work is Changing. Why?

Social Work is Changing. Why?

In the next ten years, the field of social work is projected to grow 13 percent. Substance abuse and mental … Continued

Narrative Therapy as a Form of Healing

Narrative Therapy as a Form of Healing

Humans are inherently storytellers. Cultures across the world have used stories throughout generations to share their histories, cautionary tales, and … Continued

The Complicated History of OCD

The Complicated History of OCD

Anyone can have obsessive moments. Plenty of people have walked back up a flight of stairs to double check the … Continued

Is Your Mentor Failing You?

Is Your Mentor Failing You?

Regardless of what stage of your career you’re in, private practice can get lonely. And that’s especially the case for … Continued

How The Yogini RD Started a Private Practice in 2020

How The Yogini RD Started a Private Practice in 2020

It may seem crazy to try to build a business during a global pandemic, but for Jamie Mok, MS, RDN, … Continued

Why Do Happy People Cheat?

Why Do Happy People Cheat?

It’s not an uncommon situation for a practitioner to encounter. A couple is happily married—they enjoy each other’s company, communicate … Continued

Balancing Motherhood and a Private Practice

Balancing Motherhood and a Private Practice

“I knew that becoming a new parent was going to be hard. I feel really, really proud that part of … Continued

What You Need to Know About Naming Your Private Practice

What You Need to Know About Naming Your Private Practice

You made it through school, through all your licensing, through every bump in the long road to starting your own … Continued

Is Walk-and-Talk Therapy Right for Your Practice?

Is Walk-and-Talk Therapy Right for Your Practice?

As any private practitioner can attest, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to therapy. Finding the best course of treatment … Continued

Why Our First Customer is Still Our Customer, 7 Years Later

Why Our First Customer is Still Our Customer, 7 Years Later

“Our favorite place is Big Bend,” Katie Malinski, LCSW, says as she fondly looks on at the picture of a … Continued