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Counseling Services 2017-03-30T20:36:04+00:00

Counseling Services

Sometimes life is hard and we become overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and others. At Holos we strive to help clients restore and re-connect — to themselves and to the world around them in a way that is positive and life-affirming.

To this end, we attend to the whole person: listening to the mind, body, heart and spirit of an individual and honoring the wisdom present within each person.

Our skilled counseling staff can help with:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting and family Issues 
  • Relationship Struggles 
  • Couples issues 
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues
  • Anger and Impulse Management
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual Crises
  • Creating more connection with nature 

At Holos we invite our clients to explore not only their relationships with themselves, family and friends but also with the communities and greater systems in which we all live. This approach explores the often less discussed but powerful influences in our lives, including sociological systems, economic systems, ecological systems, etc.

Our staff represent diverse backgrounds and expertise. Counselors employ many therapeutic approaches including somatic psychotherapies, expressive arts, mindfulness-based approaches, transpersonal approaches, narrative therapy, and others.

Because we value the healing power of contact with nature, some counselors at Holos offer nature-based therapy in outdoor locations for clients who are interested and could find benefit from this approach.

Holding therapy sessions in natural settings can be an excellent way to deepen the therapeutic process. Nature-based therapy begins by first meeting with a counselor indoors at one of our office locations. After a therapeutic rapport and sense of safety have been established, outdoor sessions can then be scheduled according to need.

We are committed to providing high-quality, low-fee therapy to those that need it. Our fees are adjusted based on client need and ability to pay, ranging from $45 to $120 per session.
While we are not on any insurance panels, our affordable scale often works out to be similar to traditional co-payment levels for people with in-network insurance while allowing more freedom from insurance restrictions and greater confidentiality.

For clients with PPO insurance, we can help you get reimbursement of services as a out-of-network provider. We do not directly bill the insurance company but do provide receipts for services for a client to submit claims.

Our counseling offices are conveniently located in San Francisco (inner Richmond district) and Oakland (Rockridge district).  See below for map details.

Parenting and family issues

Parenting is one of the most rewarding tasks that we can do, as well as one of the most challenging. Our therapists provide support for issues including:

  • birth and new parents
  • co-parenting and blended families
  • discipline concerns and family conflict
  • integrating differing parenting styles
  • navigating transitions and developmental stages
  • Relationship struggles

Our therapists are skilled at helping clients regain a sense of balance amongst the relationships that define their lives, including friends, partners and spouses, family members, co-workers, and community members.

Couples

Anyone in a couple struggles at times to understand or connect to their partner. Our therapists can help couples step out of painful patterns of disconnection and conflict and develop skills that facilitate connection and deeper understanding.

Specific issues include:

  • Communication issues
  • Premarital counseling
  • Parenting issues and conflict
  • Affairs and infidelity
  • Divorce and separation
  • Sex and intimacy

Nature therapy

Holos specializes  in deepening connection between people and the natural world. For many of us nature is a place where we feel most ourselves, yet for many our relationship with the natural world is out of balance. Our therapists are trained in nature-based therapies that facilitate the restoration of this balance so that clients can find themselves, once again, at home in nature. Potential therapeutic activities include meeting clients outdoors, groupwork, incorporating nature-based ceremony and ritual, and incorporating the rhythms of the natural world into daily life.