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 solution-focused, results-driven therapist who believes the most effective therapy combines nurturing support with proven cutting-edge strategies. I can help you find greater joy and fulfillment in your life and relationships. Lower-fee and weekend sessions are available provided by my clinical associate. Please see my website for details.
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


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • 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: 12 Sep 2017
Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Redwood City

Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT