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

2024 Events

Sight and Insight: A Contemplative Nature Immersion

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - July 12 @ 12:00 pm PDT

Join Holos Director and Eco-therapist, Jan Edl Stein, MFT, for a deep nature-based retreat in northeastern New Mexico. “Knowing that you love the earth [...]

The S’alka Way: A Retreat with Don Américo Yábar

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - July 1 @ 11:00 am PDT

This is an extraordinary opportunity to share the wisdom and healing powers of don Américo Yábar in a rare visit to the US. The [...]


Ecopsychology best describes the philosophical framework of Holos Institute. It is an approach toward healing in which the human mind and body are viewed in their relationship to nature and the whole web of life. Ecopsychology offers a philosophical ground for deeper understanding of human problems and practical approaches for healing and transformation. There is reciprocity between the natural processes of our world and the balanced psyche. In nature we find metaphors and direct experiences that can restore well being. Psychologically healthy people have a respectful and sustainable relationship with the natural world.

The name “Holos” is derived from the Greek term for wholeness. Holos Institute re-envisions the therapeutic process to include mind, body and spirit as well as the living community of which we are all a part. We honor the diverse human cultural heritage of our ancestors and that which we know as the natural world: the plants, animals and living Earth upon which we all depend. We seek to integrate practices of ancient and contemporary therapeutic arts, attuning to the uniqueness of each individual, as we help them navigate towards wholeness and creativity in fulfilling their life purpose.

For more information about  or related to Ecopsychology, visit the Reading and Resources pages in the menu on the left.

Workshops & Education

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 often host an Ecopsychology Conference that draws together a rich group of environment aware professionals.


Holos Institute is dedicated to providing affordable, holistic therapy to California residents. 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.
We also have fully licensed alumni therapists who have been invited, by the strength of their skills, to offer therapy.  Please contact those therapists directly.

For more detail please visit our SERVICES PAGE


Counseling sessions are now offered via telehealth (phone or video), as our physical offices have closed permanently. Some therapists are available for in-person sessions with established clients. Please call 415-862-0594 to schedule an intake or visit our therapists’ bios to contact them directly.

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