Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Redwood City
My goal is to provide you with compassionate understanding and a clear plan for moving forward, whatever this means for you. It may mean overcoming anxiety, recovering from depression, decreasing family conflict, achieving greater relationship satisfaction, or finding your way after a life change or loss. It could also mean helping you enjoy life more, regardless of what is happening around you. I have been providing therapy to individual adults and adolescents, as well as couples and families for over 18 years. I work with a diverse range of emotional, behavioral and relationship issues, utilizing the most effective research-based treatment models.
In addition to general practice, I specialize in couples therapy and evidenced-based treatment of depression and anxiety. My work with couples ranges from improving communication and increasing intimacy, to healing from infidelity or deciding to separate. I treat depression and anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and practical life skills that increase emotional resilience.
I am a directive, results-driven therapist who believes the most effective therapy combines nurturing support with proven cutting-edge strategies. My therapeutic approach goes beyond increasing insight to giving you practical actions that will bring greater joy and fulfillment in your life and relationships.
Call or Email Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT for a free phone consultation now - (650) 469-8652


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 37441 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $190 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Family Court Services / Child Custody/Family Mediation
  • Certificate Date: 2000


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017
Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Redwood City

Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT