nurture your LOVE of...


Whether you're cultivating your love for helping others, ready to commit to your partner for the rest of your life, recommitting to your spouse, or not even sure that you want to commit, The Mindful Planner can help. With couples counseling services, therapeutically supported wedding coordination services, and LCMHCA supervision. The Mindful Planner is here in Asheville to provide support, guidance, and exploration to help your personal, professional, and therapeutic relationships be strong, healthy, and happy. 

take control of your



Learn how to cultivate a relationship with greater intimacy, improved communication, and conflict resolution skills. The Mindful Planner will also help explore issues of family, religion, communication styles, and more, in order to create a plan for your marriage and wedding.

Ceremony planning, Asheville wedding planner, WNC, day of coordinator, premarital counseling, couples counseling
start your life together on the


With supported ceremony and reception planning, premarital counseling, and dayof coordination, you will be starting your marriage on firm and solid ground. The memories and photos of your wedding will last a lifetime, and will bring you both joy as you look back on your wedding day - the day you began your new life together.

EXPLORE yourself





Get to know yourself on a deeper level so that you can be the therapist you want to be! Develop effective coping skills that allow you to show up for your clients. Hone your therapeutic skills and grow your depth and breadth while identifying your therapeutic specialties.

as a therapist.

it's your 



Weddings tend to bring out a host of emotions in both the couple getting married, and in their families and friends. When these emotions can get in the way of planning YOUR wedding and marriage, a professional counselor can be helpful in sorting through interpersonal issues, and helping you and your partner focus on what is important for you two on your special day.


On the actual day of the wedding, a professional counselor as a Day Of Coordinator can be especially helpful in helping you to enjoy your day free of stress.

Asheville Day of Coordinator, wedding planner, premarital counselor, therapist, licensed professional counselor, LPC
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Lauren Kaufmann, The Mindful Planner, premarital counseling, wedding planning, day of coordinator

Lauren K. Kaufmann, MA, LCMHCS

Owner and Therapist of The Mindful Planner, PLLCkfjd


"Lauren was incredibly organized, on top of every small detail, the consummate professional , kept everything flowing flawlessly and got the job done seamlessly. I highly recommend using her services so the bride, groom and immediate family can sit back and enjoy their very special day."

Geralyn R., Mother of the Groom




When the big day arrives it can be overwhelming. Don't try to figure it all out then. Make your plans with Lauren, and then turn it over to her. You want a cool head and a good eye working on your behalf. Lauren was that for us, and she will be that for you. Take advantage of her skills - you'll be glad you did!


Lisa L., Stepmother of the Bride

Bride & Groom Photo credit: We Are The Mitchells

All other photos on this page property of Lauren Kaufmann