EHI Clinical Director: Nader Shabahangi, PhD, LMFT

The Existential-Humanistic Institute is excited to continue to offer Existential-Humanistic (E-H) Therapy Consultation Groups via Zoom video conferencing.

2021 Consult Group Series

Group Leaders: All Instructors lead consultation groups—current groups with openings will be listed on this page.

Group Start in September! 

Group A September Start 

Group Leaders: Sonja Saltman, MFT, EHI Core Instructor & Doug Silberstein, LMFT, EHI Instructor-in-Training
Sessions: This group meets for a total of 5 sessions. This specific group has sessions that are 2 hours in duration. (10 hours total).
*Cost: $400.00 
Scheduled Day/Time: Fridays: 8:05 am – 10:05 am Pacific Time via Zoom.
Dates:  Sept. 17th, Oct, 22nd, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th, & Jan. 14th, 2022 (5 sessions/2 hrs each).
Openings: 2 places available in this ongoing group.


Please reach out to our admin, Michelle through the form below for inquiries.


The Existential Humanistic Institute is offering existential-humanistic consultation groups for licensed/pre-licensed professionals via Zoom led by EHI Faculty. Each group has two co-leaders is limited to 5-7 clinicians per round. Consultation focuses on cases that illustrate the existential-humanistic orientation to therapeutic practice. This group is an opportunity to explore how therapeutic orientations are enhanced by incorporating existential and humanistic perspectives.

Consult Group Description

EHI’s Consult Groups are intended to give participants hands-on experiential opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of how to work with clients from an E-H perspective. Each group is facilitated by two EHI instructors who serve as the group leaders. Leaders emphasize effective relational and experiential techniques that enable genuine encounters and real therapeutic change.

In each group participants focus on:

  • Cultivating clients’ personal and relational presence
  • Tracking and reflecting clients’ process
  • Mirroring and resolving clients’ problematic protective patterns.


By role-playing clients we gain depth to our understanding of:

  • Their self and world constructs.
  • How their protective patterns may trigger the therapist.
  • How to work with the therapist’s personal contexts to resolve therapeutic impasses.

Professional and Supportive Group Environment

Participants present cases in a safe and supportive environment. The group leaders assist the group to not only understand the complexities and nuances of the suffering of the client but also the challenges to the therapist to effect change.

Group Length: 5 Months
Five monthly meetings

Location: Online via Zoom

For Group Availability, contact us to let us know you are interested!


The consult program is open to licensed/pre-licensed clinical professionals who seek to work experientially on cases and enhance their clinical skills; pending a successful interview with the group leader.

If you have questions about joining a group please reach out via the form below.

Fees and Registration


  • Fee: $400.00
  • Discount: $50.00 Discount is available to our current year program training cohort! Participation in these groups can meet the Foundations Certificate program Consultation Module requirement.
  • Registration: You will be registered prior to start of group; after the initial intro meeting with group leader and subsequent payment of invoice for group fee.

*Please note: All fees may be subject to change between offerings without notice. Group fees and missed sessions are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How do I apply to the Consult Group?

  • Contact our Admin, Michelle she will connect you with the facilitators who can discuss participation in an upcoming consultation group.

Registration process:

You will be invoiced after you connect with a facilitator and prior to the start of the first session in that round.

What is the deadline for getting into a group?

Facilitators meet with potential participants year-round and we communicate group openings to interested practitioners as they become available. Contact us as soon as possible to secure participation in a group.

Contact Us

We are here to answer any questions you have about the Consult Group program for clinicians.

Michelle V.
EHI Admin Assistant

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