Take Root Therapy November Newsletter

We explore betrayal trauma, serve love together, and learn about separation anxiety in relationships.

A Letter From Our Founder


Hi all,

It is still technically November for just a few minutes, and I am ready for it to end. I am tired, both physically and emotionally. Last week, I was eager to have a few days off with my family. Then, I woke up on Thursday morning with the flu. My body needed me to slow down and care for it, and I did. I slept and watched every imaginable thing and read and slept some more. And I recovered. I am forever astounded at our ability to recover from things.

This month’s blog article is on betrayal and betrayal trauma. Specifically, we provide a framework to understand it and some suggestions for recovering from it. I know that when I have felt betrayed, it didn’t seem like I would ever recover. But I did, just as I recovered from the flu. I hope that if you’re struggling with betrayal (or if you do in the future), this article will remind you that you’re not alone and will also help you. Please reach out if you need additional support in this area or with anything else. Our email address is info@takeroottherapy.com, and you can reach us by phone or text at (323) 388-5578.

Wishing you some ease as we step into December together.

Saba Harouni Lurie (she/her/hers)

On The Blog

Will I Ever Trust Again?: Understanding the Cost of Betrayal and Conceptualizing Recovery from Betrayal Trauma

Romantic partners have betrayed my confidence, I have felt deeply hurt and wronged by the actions of trusted colleagues, and I have friends that I am no longer in contact with due to feeling betrayed. Not a single incident is easy to recall or write about, but I can still feel the sting and remember the nights spent ruminating…

How to Help

We Serve Love, Together.

On the last Sunday of every month @WeExploreEarth joins @Here_Love_Matters on Skid Row to feed, dress & gift essential supplies to those in need!

You can join the collective effort to help brighten the day of those in need. Please RSVP if you’d like to attend to help give out food & donations and/or bring donations 🙂

Sunday, December 24th
9:30AM – 11:00AM

632 Towne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Community Events

Holiday Bazaar with One Life Yoga

Pop by One Life Yoga from 12:30 to 4 PM to check out an array of local vendors support small businesses this holiday season!

Saturday, December 9th
12:30PM – 4:00PM

One Life Yoga
553 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Parking is available in the Pavilion’s parking lot off California Ave. or there is parking available on Lake Ave.

Recover Me

Arts gala for Mental Health Awareness, including original short films & live pieces about mental health, a visual arts gallery, and a Q&A with mental health professionals. 50% of all ticket sales go toward the LA chapter of the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). The other 50% goes toward future Recover Me Galas (paying artists, film production and gala creation)

Friday, December 8th
7:00PM – 11:00PM

Monk Space | Film Warehouse LA
4414 West 2nd
Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

Use the code thankful for $5 off entry!

A Very Merry Block Party

Join the organizers at the Glendale Marketplace for an afternoon filled with family fun and holiday cheer! This festive block party is the perfect way to enjoy a break in shopping the holiday season. Get ready to have a blast with your family and friends as we celebrate with music, face painting, balloon twisting, and activities. Enjoy shopping and local restaurants, plus a free Family Photo Booth!

Saturday, December 9th
11:00AM – 2:00PM

Glendale Marketplace
106 South Brand Boulevard
(2nd Level outside of LA Fitness)
Glendale, CA 91204

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