Alan Levin became licensed as a psychotherapist
in1985, integrating the wide scope of his work with
individuals and groups. His studies and teaching have
included meditation and shamanic practices for over
35 years. In 1990, he founded Holos Institute, a California
in which he trained and supervised intern therapists
focusing on bringing together spirituality and psychology
and the study of ecopsychology.
In January of 2004 he moved from the Bay Area in California
to the Hudson Valley, New York and married Ginny Brooke.
He has been on the faculty of the California Institute
of Integral Studies, John F. Kennedy University and
the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, teaching
approaches to the treatment of addiction, group therapy,
Jewish Mysticism, and the integration of psycho-spiritual
development with social/political involvement.
In his work, Alan integrates awareness of modern research
in psychological studies with ancient wisdom teachings.
Psychology helps us understand our mental and emotional
patterning and make adjustments in behavior and communication
that improve the conditions of our relationships and
other areas of our lives. The ancient teachings bring
us in touch with the deep spiritual calling to awaken
to our true nature in which the only peace we can really
know is found.
This integration of psychology and spirituality is
known as transpersonal psychology or when we include
a vision of nature-based spirituality it is sometimes
referred to as ecopsychology. As part of his focus with
ecopsychology, Alan has extensive experience with Vision
Quests for rites of passage and personal growth. He
will help individuals find their own way of entering
the natural world for healing and transformation, which
may involve discovering or empowering one in one’s
“purpose” in life.
His approach opens doorways to the soul's calling
that arise in everyday, practical life experience.
Alan's therapy work is for individuals, couples, families
and groups. Call or e-mail
to arrange for a no-charge phone interview to explore
the possibility of working with him.
Following are links to further writings about his work,
and descriptions of his workshops.
Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
Therapy Group - Soul Work
for Healing and Vision
Workshops - Alan is available to give presentations
on these topics at schools, centers and other institutions.
The themes of these workshops can also be a part of
individual or group therapy work.