Lauren Korshak, MFT

laurenAvailability – Tuesday mornings, Hayes Valley

I work with couples, groups, families, and individuals struggling with eating disorders, addiction, transition, career, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  My training in somatic psychotherapy forms the basis of my work and leads to an intuitive, holistic, non-judgmental, and spiritual style of working that helps my clients achieve deep and lasting results.  I hold acceptance, authenticity, and heart presence as fundamental aspects of the therapeutic relationship. While each session may vary depending on your unique needs and goals, sessions often include mindfulness, creative techniques, somatic interventions, and direct reflections or questioning.

My Why

Ever since I was young, I have followed my heart’s calling and my own instincts to delve deeper into life’s big questions. Following my passions from design to health and integrative medicine to meditation and spiritual practices, I finally found a way to blend all these interests and passions together in a somatic psychology degree.  In this process, I found my own calling to help others discover their deepest desires and uncover the depth, love, passion, and connection waiting for them in their lives and relationships. I am deeply passionate about the work that I do facilitating transformation and growth, and I believe that while this is not always an easy path, it is a deeply fulfilling one that we can start down at any point in our life. I look forward to meeting you on your path.

 

Licensure & 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, San Francisco, Ca

2016 – Present – My Doctor Medical Group, Therapist, San Francisco, Ca

2014-2016 – Cielo House Eating Disorder Treatment Program, Therapist, Moss Beach, Ca

2014-2015 – Rapport Relationships, Therapist and 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

 

Training

In addition to my degree in somatic psychology and professional trainings, I have sought further formal training in a somatic modality known as Authentic Movement, equine therapy, and couples counseling.

Emotionally Focused Therapy Training, San Francisco, Ca  2016

EAGALA Equine Assisted Learning Training, Levels I & II, Santa Clarita, Ca  2015

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Counseling Training, Brea, Ca  2016

Equine Guided Experiential Learning™ Practitioner Certification, Foundations Level 1, Alyssa Aubrey, Medicine Horse Ranch, Bolinas, Ca  2013

Authentic Movement Facilitator Training, Cassielle Bull, Body Visible/Body Invisible Training, LEAPNOW, Healdsburg, Ca  2012