Whether you are navigating a specific life issue, or seeking more freedom and harmony in your life, Holos can help.

There are 2 branches of Holos…

Public Workshops & Educational Offerings

We offer nature-based workshops and retreats to the general public that incorporate nature-based therapy processes.
We also offer continuing education programs for MFTs, LPCCs,LCSWs (and for some programs, PhD’s and RNs) grounded in the principles of Ecopsychology.
Holos serves as a unique leader in ecopsychology educational programs for both the licensed professional community and for environmentally aware individuals.  We host an annual EcoPsychololgy Conference that draws together a rich group of environment aware professionals.
Our comprehensive eco-psychology certificate program launched in 2018.  For more details please visit our EVENTS PAGE.

Counseling Services

Holos Institute is dedicated to providing affordable, holistic therapy to the communities of the Bay Area. With offices in San Francisco and Oakland, we offer high-quality, compassionate care on a sliding scale to adults, children, teens, couples, families and groups.

Our therapists are exceptional clinicians who have been carefully vetted.  They are very experienced, advanced-level, post-graduate Marriage and Family Therapist interns, supervised by master therapists with many years experience. Our intern therapists express a range of healing modalities and offer an integrative approach to healing.  For more detail please visit our SERVICES PAGE.

An enthusiastic student today may become a major change maker in the future with just a little help.




Your donation directly funds scholarship and financial aid that help make our educational programs more affordable. Holos offers unique training opportunities for people with great potential to shift the awareness of people with whom they work.

Please consider donating to Holos.  Your donations are 100% tax deductible as Holos is a 501(3)c non-profit (Tax Id 94-3139210)

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Upcoming Events

Taking the Clinical Container Outdoors with Ecotherapy

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT

Winter Solstice Retreat at Green Gulch

December 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm EST

Latest News

  • Holos Institute Ecopsychology Certification Program

New Video Intro for 2019 Ecopsychology Certificate Program

"The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong.  The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness.  Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing.  And the deepest part of our separateness from [...]

Spirit Journey: Shamanic Journey Drumming + Guidance album

Jan Edl offers a guided meditation/shamanic journey as well as pure drumming tracks for your home practice.  It is useful in shamanic journeying or basic, trace-state meditation.  20 minutes of trance state drumming with a deer hide drum. It is a drum with much resonance. There is a traditional “call back” at the end where the beat breaks and [...]

Volunteer Supervisor Program

  We are actively looking to expand our community of professionals and looking for licensed MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs who are interested in becoming a volunteer supervisor. Volunteer supervisors receive: 1)  4 2-hour supervision skills building workshops throughout the contracted year (including a total of 8 CEUs) 2)  Free attendance at our annual ecopsychology conference 3)  Free attendance at 2 [...]

  • Holos Institute of Ecopsychology Conference 2018

Holos Ecopsychology Conference 2019

“Emergent Truth in Soulful Times: How do we Face, Speak and Act in Truth in a World of Falsehood and Fear” Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 7 at the Earthrise Retreat Center (IONs) Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm/7:30 – 9:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma This year's theme is "Emergent Truth: [...]