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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…

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.

Public Programs/Events and 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.
We have developed a comprehensive eco-psychology certificate program to be launched in spring 2018.  For more details please visit our Events Page.

Nature & Soul: Day Retreat at Green Gulch

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Ecopsychology Conference 2018

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Hawaii Nature Retreat: The Sensual Spell of Nature

April 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - April 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am PDT

Latest News

Save The Date: 2018 Ecopsychology Conference

We will be launching an Ecopsychology certificate program in Spring of 2018. This unique 9 month, 100 hour certificate program will include 4, 3 night/4 day residential programs with immersive experiences with bi-weekly webinars in between. This will be taught by a diverse faculty of pioneers, clinicians and leaders in the ecopsychology field including, Bill Plotkin, Constance Washburn, Penny Livingston, [...]

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Revisioning Psychological Landscapes: Nurturing Resilience and Responsibility

Holos intern Caroline Lewis, MA, has written the following summary of a presentation she offered at the Holos 2017 Ecopsychology Conference in Petaluma, California.  Caroline presented on the value of nature based experiences to cultivate compassion and resiliency during adolescent development.    A Loss of Meaning “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and [...]

FREE Webinar Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 am – 3/30/17

Holos Institute's Director, Jan Edl Stein, will be participating in a FREE Webinar offered this weekend…. This is a natural outcome and follow-up from the 2017 Ecopsychology Conference that considered the questions of how to move through such deeply disturbing events. Jan is joined by the founder of Holos, Alan Levin, in this most informative webinar. Jan has prepared a [...]