Our coaches trained for years to help you find love.

Masters in Counseling Psychology, they know how relationships work.  

They offer support, honest feedback, and exercises designed to hone your dating skills.

Ilana Cohen, MA, IMF dating coach & psychotherapist

Ilana Cohen is our Dating Strategy specialist.  She is a talented online dating coach who offers individual sessions, a monthly workshop, and concierge services designed to make online dating effective and enjoyable.

Ilana also specializes in working with singles on the autistic spectrum, including those with Asperger's syndrome, women struggling to find emotionally available mates, and those interested in non-monogamy.

Ilana Cohen holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from USF.  Originally trained in CBT, her action-oriented, strength-based approach works well for coaching and therapy clients alike.  Ilana is a registered MFT intern supervised by our director, Jessica Engle, MFT #81850.

ilana is available ON tuesdays IN SF and Most weekdays by skype/phone.

JESSICA ENGLE, MA, MFT, dating coach and psychotherapist

I've had the great pleasure of helping hundreds of singles find love.  What a joy it is to watch my clients move from isolation to first kisses, new relationships, and blissful engagements.  

I enjoy educating my clients about the do's and don'ts of modern dating.  I help them develop new skills and overcome their fears through mindfulness, goal-setting, and role-playing. 

Jessica Engle, MA, MFT founded Bay Area Dating Coach in 2009 while receiving her Master's in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  

Jessica's practice is currently full.

Belle Wilensky, MA, IMF Dating Coach & psychotherapist

Belle is our Dating Skills specialist.  She utilizes drama therapy exercises such as role-playing to help clients develop the body language, conversation skills, and assertiveness needed to build powerful connections on dates.

Belle is also a trained EMDR and emotionally-focused couples therapist. She's passionate about helping singles resolve traumatic experiences that may be stopping them from building the romantic relationships they desire.  

Belle Wilensky holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She is currently pursuing additional training in EMDR and attends the Sex Therapist Certification program at CIIS.  Belle is a registered MFT intern supervised by our director, Jessica Engle, MFT #81850.

Belle is available on WEdnesdays & SUNDAYs in Sf, THursdays in emeryville, and all three days via skype or phone.

liora brosbe, ma, mft, dating psychotherapist

Liora is our Dating Wisdom expert.  She specializes in empowering single women around issues of self-esteem, sexuality and dating.  Liora also enjoys supporting single and solo parents who are looking for love.

Liora employs expressive arts approaches in a warm, collaborative environment to help her clients achieve their dating goals.  She utilizes her extensively work with traumatized children and adults to support clients who remain blocked in romantic relationships due to difficult past experiences.

Liora holds an MA from the California Institute of Integral Studies with an emphasis in Drama Therapy.  

liora is available on tuesdays and wednesdays in emeryville.

Jessica successfully calmed my fears and helped me feel more confident in starting conversations with women who I find attractive.
— David

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