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.

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

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

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

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

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

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