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Mental health is health

Two years ago, I began a journey into the world of mental health. I didn’t know how it would go, but I knew it was necessary. I was anxious, tired, and afraid. I was coping, not thriving. more
However, I soon learned that the process of getting help was a frustrating journey in itself. Starting therapy was confusing; my search for the right therapist was hit-or-miss; as a whole, the experience was disjointed and inefficient.

Once I finally got into therapy, the facilities often felt dated and sterile—and ultimately, my attempts to begin healing left me feeling more lonely.

I wanted to fix it all.

I knew I had to do something, even if I didn’t fully know how yet. I could only assume that there were countless others who had been just as frustrated as me, and as I began talking with friends and strangers, my suspicions were confirmed.

Those who were “doing the work” with a therapist often had poor experiences, leading them to quit before they saw real results. Others felt overwhelmed about the different approaches to mental health and didn’t know where to start. But I also heard from long-time consumers and advocates of therapy who were eager to share the benefits of making mental healthcare a fundamental part of their lives.

I’ve long believed that the world is hurting, and many people are just “getting by” instead of living their lives to the fullest. But after the COVID-19 pandemic, during which so many people were pushed to their limits, we need to shift from simply coping to healing now more than ever.

As I learned through my personal journey, healing needs to be holistic—it can’t just be one thing. It needs to include counseling, coaching, and nutrition, together with elements of mindfulness and physical fitness. It needs to be continuous and focused on long-term growth and happiness—a truly overarching, integrated wellness lifestyle, instead of just a band-aid. I also knew that I wanted all of this to take place in a warm, encouraging environment, not a sterile office. So I created mindish.

What is mindish? We’re a community of people who are doing the work, together. At the core of which lies therapy & coaching, along with daily meditation and events programming that aim to make you feel good on your journey.

I want to grow with other people who share my values and beliefs. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.


Hasanal Lythgoe-Zafrullah Founder & Chief Consumer

Hasanal Lythgoe-Zafrullah
Founder & Chief Consumer

However, I soon learned that the process of getting help was a frustrating journey in itself. Starting therapy was confusing; my search for the right therapist was hit-or-miss; as a whole, the experience was disjointed and inefficient.

Once I finally got into therapy, the facilities often felt dated and sterile—and ultimately, my attempts to begin healing left me feeling more lonely.

I wanted to fix it all.

I knew I had to do something, even if I didn’t fully know how yet. I could only assume that there were countless others who had been just as frustrated as me, and as I began talking with friends and strangers, my suspicions were confirmed.

Those who were “doing the work” with a therapist often had poor experiences, leading them to quit before they saw real results. Others felt overwhelmed about the different approaches to mental health and didn’t know where to start. I also heard from long-time consumers and advocates of therapy who were eager to share the benefits of making mental healthcare a fundamental part of their lives.

I’ve long believed that the world is hurting, and many people are just “getting by” instead of living their lives to the fullest. But after the COVID-19 pandemic, during which so many people were pushed to their limits, we need to shift from simply coping to healing now more than ever.

As I learned through my personal journey, healing needs to be holistic—it can’t just be one thing. It needs to include psychology, neuroscience and nutrition, together with elements of mindfulness and physical fitness. It needs to be continuous and focused on long-term growth and happiness—a truly overarching, integrated wellness lifestyle, instead of just a band-aid. I also knew that I wanted all of this to take place in a warm, encouraging environment, not a sterile office. So I created mindish.

What is mindish? We’re a community of people who are doing the work, together. At the core of which lies therapy & coaching, along with daily meditation and events programming that aim to make you feel good on your journey.

I want to grow with other people who share my values and beliefs. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Who we are
mindish is an inclusive community of individuals bound by shared values, who motivate one another to achieve their goals. We are on a mission to create a new model of therapy that celebrates human connection and challenges the traditionally isolating experience of seeking help.
Why we're here
We believe that we cannot be ‘well’ as individuals without a community to lean on. Going to therapy is often an individual process that can feel lonely and daunting, loaded with social stigma and misplaced prejudice surrounding mental health. mindish is the antithesis of this isolation. We aim to unapologetically combat the loneliness of our times, and create a world where individuals can learn to heal together amidst the encouraging support of a like-minded community.
Our response to COVID-19

To protect our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following health and safety measures — so we can all have peace of mind.

Heightened deep-cleaning: We use top-grade disinfectant proven to kill COVID-19 to regularly disinfect everything from doorknobs to meditation mats to couches — regardless of how often they are used.

Our staff: We currently test our team — from therapists to meditation teachers —  every day for COVID-19. Our staff wear face masks as required by law, and are also checked for symptoms of COVID-19 regularly. We encourage staff to limit person-to-person contact, including hugs and high fives.

Aside from respecting the safety guidelines put in place by the government, we ask that every member of our community takes our commitment seriously by following our house rules.

Social distancing: Please make sure to practice social distancing when in close, shared spaces like meditation rooms and common areas. Follow the markers placed around the room to maintain a safe distance.

If you are experiencing any symptoms or feel unwell: If you have a cough, fever, or symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit us until you are symptom-free for at least a week. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has, we ask that you do not come in for 7 days and until only after you’ve tested negative for COVID-19. If you feel unwell, please stay home and stay safe, but you can always reach out to us for support over chat or a phone call.