Holly Forman-Patel LMFT, LPCC, Counseling in Berkeley, California, 94709

Holly Forman-Patel


Holly Forman-Patel


Professions: Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 52308
Secondary Credential: LPCC - 763
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: My fee is $175 for a 50 minutes session. I also offer a few sliding scale spaces.


1400 Shattuck Ave
Suite 7
Berkeley, California 94709

My Approach to Helping

In my work with children, I utilize play therapy, which can take many forms, including drawing and sand tray play as well as working closely with parents around challenging behaviors.

For my work with teens and adults, I offer a safe environment in which a person is free to discuss difficulties without fear of judgment. Our work together will often be goal directed, with each person deciding what that may look like for themselves.

I am additionally a certified therapist in EMDR (and a Consultant in Training), a modality that I use with both children and adults. EMDR works effectively around a variety of challenges, including trauma and PTSD.

More Info About My Practice

My standard fee is $140 per 50 minute session. I am able to offer a small number of sliding scale spots in my practice for those individuals with financial restraints. I am able able to see individuals as an out-of-network providers for most insurance companies and am in-network with Blue Shield and Magellan.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Supporting children, teens and adults in moving past trauma.
Supporting individuals around overcoming past and current challenges and creating change in their lives.
Assisting parents and their children in altering difficult behaviors.
Providing parents with tools/strategies around talking with their children around an upcoming separation/divorce.
Supporting families in increasing overall communication and trust.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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