Dawn Holtan


Dawn Holtan


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Roni Alperin, CA LMFT #94472
Primary Credential: AMFT - 134282
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Individual Therapy (50 minute sessions): $90-$150
Relationship and Family Therapy (90 minute sessions): $135-$225

Home visits are available for post-partum families and people desiring this level of care. Contact me for logistics, including custom fee schedule.
Free Initial Consultation


Berkeley, California 94705

My Approach to Helping

Sometimes life shatters us, and we have to pick up the pieces and figure out who we are all over again. Whether you are grieving a loss, facing a new diagnosis, celebrating a birth, or figuring out who you want to become, I am ready to help you heal and transform. With curiosity and compassion, I will help you identify strengths, tap into courage, and develop resilience. I will always see you as the expert on your life, your body, and your experiences. I believe that, beneath any fear or doubt, you know where you want to go. I will help you get there. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

As an integrative therapist, it is my responsibility to meet you where you are, and to offer you support and tools that help you feel better. My style is person-centered, trauma-informed, and grounded in decades of somatic work. I will help you rewrite the story of your life through language, play, and embodied awareness.

Our work will happen within the safety of the relationship we create together. I believe a healthy, authentic connection is a vital component of successful therapy, and I welcome your questions about my practice. Please contact me for a free consultation–I look forward to meeting you so that we can see if we’re a good fit.

More Info About My Practice

Important influences and training:
CSU East Bay: M.S. in Counseling, MFT Emphasis
--Strengths Based.
--Family Systems.
--Narrative Therapy.
--Multi-Cultural Competency.

Through the Looking Glass: Early Head Start Home Visitor
--Attachment Based.
--Play Therapy.
--Trauma Informed.
--Disability Competency.

N.A.D.T.A. and iWest: Drama Therapy Alternate Training
--Principles of Drama Therapy.
--Developmental Transformations.

Certified Realization Process Healing Ground Teacher.

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    Individuals, adolescents, new parents, families, couples, people in ethically non-monogamous relationships, grief, trauma informed, depression, anxiety, life transitions, medical trauma, disability culture, developmental transformations, and more.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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