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 non-profit corporation, 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
- On Psychotherapy (#1) – Psychotherapy as Soul Work
- On Psychotherapy (#2) – Psychotherapy, Yoga and Bodywork
- On Psychotherapy (#3) – The Journey of the Soul: Experiencing and Manifesting Your Deepest Nature
- On Psychotherapy (#4) – Why Are You Here?
- On Psychotherapy (#5) – A Spiritual Approach to Psychotherapy
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.
- Exploring Kabbalah through Yoga & Shamanism
- The Compassionate Warrior
- Agni Yoga – Transformative Meditation Practices of Inner Light-Fire