How Living Authentically Heals Shame

My first experience of shame came in the aftermath of my parents’ divorce at the age of eight. At the time we lived in Côte d’Ivoire, in West Africa, where people considered divorce a taboo, something only Westerners did. I felt so ashamed about my parents’ divorce I lied to the neighborhood kids, telling them my father’s business travel kept … Read More

Book Signing at Book Soup Jan.17th

Come join Dr. Lauren Costine as she gives insight into lesbian love addiction at her book signing at Book Soup Jan. 17thEvent date:Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 4:00pmEvent address:Book Soup 8818 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 Everyone makes mistakes in relationships at one time or another. Sometimes they learn from those mistakes. Other times, they return to those behaviors and cycle … Read More

Lesbian Relationship Help On the Topic of Social Drinking

Lesbian Relationship Help On the Topic of Social DrinkingWhy are drugs and alcohol an issue in the lesbian community and how do they affect our relationships? Is this scenario familiar to you? Two to three times a week you attend a lesbian event. It’s a friend’s birthday, a group wants to get together for the holidays, and a friend of a … Read More

5 Tips You Need to Know for Healthy Lesbian Dating

5 Tips You Need to Know for Healthy Lesbian DatingSo you met someone you are really interested in. And they seem to be showing similar interest back. What do you do next? Whether you are the one who does the initial asking or not — following these 5 basic tips for healthy lesbian dating will make your chances of creating … Read More

Lauren D. Costine PhD, Keynote Speaker Finding Freedom Symposium

Lauren D. Costine PhD will be a Keynote Speaker at the Finding Freedom Symposium.

Michael’s House is thrilled about your participation for the first annual Finding Freedom Symposium. This weekend is about you. Our sincere hope is to host an atmosphere that fosters ongoing small-group conversations towards identifying best-practices in addiction treatment for LGBTQ patients with co-occurring disorders. We are excited you are actively participating in this discussion to develop the 2016 Symposium White Paper and contribute to ongoing research to support this population.