Attending to all relations in our natural world helps us learn and open pathways for living

Ecotherapy is the application of Ecopsychology ~ an evolving field of study of the relationship between us natural human beings and our natural environment, through ecological and psychological principles. Ecotherapy seeks to develop and understand ways of cultivating the ‘foundational attachment’ with our natural environment. In remedying alienation from nature, deeply engaging in conscious “Nature-Human” relationship, Ecotherapy can address emotional, relational and mental suffering, guiding us in satisfactorily living out our lives in our contemporary society

Ecotherapy has many potential applications including enhancement of one’s connections with nature and wildness beginning with mindfulness practices, cultivating finer awareness and deeper knowing of your inner environment through development of a greater sense of one’s place in the outer environment. Others utilize Ecotherapy for active involvement with community organizations and working out feelings about environmental concerns and issues, for addressing a wide range of various problems of living, and in formulating one’s pathway for living on through all life’s meandering ways, it’s peaks and valleys. Ecotherapy is an innovative approach to helping people dealing with adjustment to changes and life transitions; exploring spirituality; facing grief; problems with family, intimate partners and in friendships

Ecotherapy sessions happen initially inside the consulting room and then outside in suitable natural environments ~ Depending on assessment and suitability of Ecotherapy as a psychotherapeutic modality ~ I work one-on-one with adults, teens and their parents, couples and small groups ~ All modalities helping to facilitate healing and growth within the context of our relationships with Nature and with each other

Kelly M. Kilcoyne, LMFT #51065 holds a Master of Arts in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, completed comprehensive postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Psychotherapy Institute, holds a professional Ecotherapy certification, and is an apprentice with Wilderness Reflections Somatic EcoPsychology and Wilderness Quest program

Kelly Kilcoyne, LMFT is experienced in providing successful individualized counseling and psychotherapy services for adults and teens as a clinician with San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury Psychological Services, San Francisco Suicide Prevention Services, with The Psychotherapy Institute and the Bonita House Creative Wellness Center in Berkeley, Adolescent Counseling Services in Palo Alto, Peninsula Family Services in San Mateo

By appointment only: for information or scheduling an appointment, contact me by email at [email protected] or by phone at (650) 485-1512