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“Intensive” Consultation Group

[Update 03/31/2022: This consultation group has been postponed until the Fall of 2022. If you are interested in being on the waitlist for this group, please reach out via the form on the Contact Us page. ]

Consultation in the E-H Therapy consult groups focuses on cases that illustrate the existential-humanistic orientation to therapeutic practice. These groups are an opportunity to explore how therapeutic orientations are enhanced by incorporating existential and humanistic perspectives.

Existential-Humanistic Therapy Consult Group Starts April 4th!

This Group Features an Intensive Format w/ Four Sessions Over 2 Months

Group Leaders: Nader Shabahangi, LMFT, EHI Core Instructor & Nance Reynolds, EHI Affiliate Instructor
Sessions: 4 sessions over 2 months. The sessions are 2.5 hours in duration. (10 hours total).
Scheduled Day/Time: TBA
Dates:  TBA

Waitlist & Enrollment: Please reach out to our admin, Michelle through our Contact form.

The Existential Humanistic Institute (EHI) is offering Existential-Humanistic (E-H) therapy consultation groups for licensed/pre-licensed professionals (Master’s/PhD students too) via Zoom led by EHI Faculty.

This group will be led by EHI’s Nader Shabahangi and Nance Reynolds. The schedule for this group has been “intensified” to give participants 2 sessions per month for 2 months (other groups meet for 4 or 5 months).

The E-H Therapy Consultation Group offerings 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.

Our E-H Consultation Group Facilitators

Nader Shabahangi, PhD, LMFT serves as EHI Clinical Director, is a co-founder of EHI and a long-time EHI Core Instructor.

Nance Reynolds, PhD, LCSW is an EHI board member-at-large in private practice and is an experienced EHI Affiliate Instructor.


The consult group is open to licensed/pre-licensed clinical professionals (and Master’s/PhD students in related fields!) who seek to work experientially on cases and enhance their clinical skills; pending an introductory meeting with one of the group leaders.

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

Enrollment Fee

  • Fee: $425.00*
  • Discount: $50.00 Discount option is available while enrolling in current year program training cohort!
  • Enrollment: 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.

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