Lauren Korshak, Lovewell Founder
MFT 84371 and Dating & Relationship Coach
Licensed in California (LMFT 84371) and for telehealth in Florida (TPMF576), I work with individuals and couples looking to improve their relationships. With a background treating eating disorders, addiction, life transitions, career, anxiety, depression, I look at not just a client's relationship history, but the whole picture of their life as we address their dating or relationship concerns. Several years of working as a matchmaker and corporate meditation teacher also inform this holistic and comprehensive approach to relationship counseling. My training in somatic psychotherapy forms the basis of my work and lends an intuitive, non-judgmental, and spiritual lens to my work that helps my clients achieve deep and lasting results. That, combined with a reliance on evidence-based techniques like DBT, CBT, and EFT, leads to a style that is warm, compassionate, structured, and direct.
I see acceptance, compassion, authenticity, and presence as fundamental to my working relationships with clients. While each session may vary depending on your unique needs and goals, sessions often include heart-based mindfulness, creative techniques, somatic interventions, worksheets and tools, and direct reflections or questions.
Ever since I was young, I have followed my heart’s calling to delve deeper into life’s big questions. Following my passions from design to health and integrative medicine to meditation and spiritual practices, I found a way to blend all these interests and passions together in a somatic psychology degree. During my graduate studies, I began organizing local San Francisco singles events and learning about matchmaking. This side interest eventually led to working as a matchmaker, singles event coordinator, and dating coach for the small boutique matchmaking firm, Rapport Relationships. A few years later, I reentered the matchmaking field as a matchmaker, relationship blogger, and ad hoc dating coach for Tawkify, a larger matchmaking firm.
As my clinical work and private practice became increasingly busy, I left matchmaking a found my private practice became focused on couples and individuals who came to me to help transform their love lives and level up their relationships. I felt I'd finally discovered my calling to help others discover their deepest desires and uncover the depth, love, passion, and connection waiting for them in their relationships. I am still passionate about the work that I do facilitating change in people's relationships. While the journey of transformation is not always easy, it is a deeply fulfilling one that we can begin at any time in our life. I look forward to meeting you on your path.
License & Education
2015 – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
2011 – Master’s Degree, Somatic Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
2005 – Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology, University of Southern California
Training & Experience
2016 – Present – Private Practice, Dating + Relationship Focus, San Francisco, Ca
2019 - Present - Journey Meditation, Teacher, San Francisco, Ca
2018 - 2019 - Anchor Meditation, Teacher, San Francisco, Ca
2016 - 2018 – My Doctor Medical Group, Therapist, San Francisco, Ca
2016 - 2017 - Tawkify, Matchmaker, San Francisco, Ca
2014 - 2016 – Cielo House Eating Disorder Treatment Program, Therapist, Moss Beach, Ca
2014 - 2015 – Rapport Relationships, Assistant Matchmaker, Relationship Coach, San Francisco Ca
2013 - 2015 – Coyote Coast, Teen Mentor and Family Therapist, Orinda, Ca
2013 - 2014 – Foundations, Group Facilitator, San Francisco, Ca
2012 - 2013 – Insights, Star Vista, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Redwood City, Ca
2010 - 2012 – Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, San Francisco, Ca
In addition to my degree in somatic psychology, I have sought further formal training in the following:
2019 - Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training, Atlanta, GA
2018 - Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training, Oakland, Ca
2018 - Gender Equity & Reconciliation International Training with Stanislav Grof, Big Sur, Ca
2017 - Gottman Method, Level 1 Training, Mill Valley, Ca
2016 - Mindful Self-Compassion Training, Big Sur, Ca
2016 - Emotionally Focused Therapy Training, San Francisco, Ca
2016 - Prepare-Enrich Premarital Counseling Training, Brea, Ca
2016 - Fred Pryor Management Training, San Francisco, Ca
2015 - EAGALA Equine Assisted Learning Training, Levels I & II, Santa Clarita, Ca
2013 - Equine Guided Experiential Learning™ Practitioner Certification, Foundations Level 1, Bolinas, Ca
2012 - Authentic Movement Facilitator Training, Body Visible/Body Invisible Training, LEAPNOW, Healdsburg, Ca
"Lauren is a great person to have in your corner. She's warm and a natural communicator, a good listener, a natural connector, and an effective meeting facilitator. Her passion about helping people and improving relationships is clear and her curiosity and creativity in testing out new ideas is refreshing. A breath of fresh air."
"Lauren's a pro. Who better to help singles than a former matchmaker? She sees dating as a spiritual and person growth path, so her approach is wise and much kinder than you might get with another dating professional."
We believe overall wellness and mindfulness are integral parts of the journey to improving relationships. We offer a comprehensive range of services catered to our clients interests and lifestyles.