Lauren D. Costine, Phd

I am here to help you change your life

Lauren D. Costine, Phd

I am here to help you change your life

Dr. Lauren Costine, “Dr. Lauren” Licensed Clinical Psychologist, is the Clinical Director and co-founder of Awaken Therapy Center. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and has been practicing in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Through her experience, Dr. Lauren has learned that digging into the hidden, unconscious parts of oneself and bringing them to the forefront of our awareness has a transformative impact on our ability to manage the intricacies and challenges of life. She believes that through developing this self-awareness, we can access the avenues that lead us towards greater inner peace joy. The everyday challenges of being human often hold too much power over our self image, our relationships, and our ability to pursue our dreams. In tackling issues like trauma, family trouble, toxic societal messages, misogyny, internal and external homophobia, racism, etc., we can orient ourselves towards these paths of progress, and free ourselves from the limitations that have been weighing us down. The kind of therapy that Dr. Lauren practices has resulted in her patients seeing tangible changes in their lives: things like stronger sense-of-self, healthier relationships, sustainable coping mechanisms, more enjoyable parenting, and higher career satisfaction. When self-care becomes a way of life, we find ourselves as more balanced individuals with a firmer grasp on our life’s meaning and purpose. As a therapist, Dr. Lauren finds it incredibly fascinating, inspiring, and rewarding to support individuals through this process. PSY22916