Take Root Therapy September Newsletter

We learn about the complexities of ADHD, support the unhoused, and identify internalized misogyny.
A Letter From Our Founder


Hi folks,

I committed to getting our new article out before October, and here I am, on Friday the 29th of September having just published it at 10:30 pm.

I learned a long time ago that I need a deadline and will procrastinate, even if I want to work on what I’m procrastinating on! This is common with ADHD, and nothing has ever made me wonder if I have ADHD more than working on this article and being distracted by everything and anything.

If you’re also wondering if you have ADHD, or if you know that you struggle with the symptoms and want some help, please check out our article. If you need additional support, as always, please do reach out to us. Our email address is info@takeroottherapy.com, and you can reach us by phone or text at (323) 388-5578. We’re here and want to help.

Saba Harouni Lurie (she/her/hers)

On The Blog

Do I Have ADHD?: Understanding ADHD, What It Looks Like, and How to Befriend It

This morning, I started making my bed. In the middle of making it, I looked at the closet and noticed that my overnight bag was in the wrong place, so I picked it up to put it away in the other room. On my walk to the other room, I noticed I hadn’t finished washing the dishes, so I put the bag down to clean them. In the midst of all of this, the washing machine had signaled that the laundry was done. I reminded myself to put the clothes in the dryer but immediately forgot. Hours later, when I finally sat down to do some work on my computer, after starting and stopping a few tasks and completing others, I remembered…

How to Help

Shoes for the Homeless 5K Run/Walk to End Shoelessness

Consider volunteering at or participating in the Shoes for the Homeless 5K Run/Walk to End Shoelessness at West Los Angeles College in Culver City, CA. This in-person event aims to raise awareness and support for the homeless community by providing them with much-needed footwear. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a casual walker, everyone is welcome to participate. And volunteers are needed.

Saturday, October 15th
8:00 AM

West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

Learn more and Register!


Community Events

50th Los Angeles Korean Festival

Celebrate the vibrant Korean culture at the 50th Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival! Experience an unforgettable weekend filled with delicious food, exciting performances, and traditional Korean arts and crafts.

Thursday, October 12th – Sunday October 15th
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Seoul International Park
3250 San Marino Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Wildlife Day at Pasadena Humane!

This FREE all-ages event features a vendor marketplace where you can shop for wildlife-themed goodies, an interactive craft space for kids, educational wildlife talks, giveaways, and so much more. You’ll also get to meet ambassador animals from a variety of local wildlife organizations and learn more about the wild animals we care for at Pasadena Humane.


Sunday, October 8th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Pasadena Humane
361 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

5th Annual Disability Pride Parade & Festival

Join SCRS-IL and support the disability community on October 8 as they march for solidarity!


Sunday, October 8th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

East Los Angeles Civic Center
4801 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Featured Publications

Habits That Erode Trust in Relationships

featuring Saba Harouni Lurie

What Is Eggshell Parenting?

featuring Saba Harouni Lurie