Therapist Profile

Holly A. Freeling
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
255 South Euclid Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101-2717
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFC43360, ATR07-083

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a Multi-modal therapist, and use techniques from many different theories, philosophies and areas of psychology. Mainly I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, post-modern, art therapy and action-oriented therapy, all steeped in neuroscience and research. Counseling is customized for you, rather than a one-sized-fits-all approach. Action-Oriented Therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on taking action rather than simply talking about your history over and over again. Obviously, there are good reasons for going into your past (e.g. figuring out how your brain was developed and how this affects you currently, discovering how you learned about relationships and how this dynamic plays out in your relationships in the here and now, etc.). There are other times when the reason you do something is not as important as learning to take steps to change. Action-Oriented Therapy is a dynamic, solution-focused method that may help you to change your life for the better and get results sooner. In my practice, I base therapy on science and research. I have a passion for using neuroscience and other current research as a springboard to developing innovative interventions to help you feel relief more quickly. For example, one goal of therapy is “neural integration,” which means building bridges and pathways between different parts of the brain to promote resiliency and mental health. I will explain easy-to-understand workings of the brain, and how you can use that information to feel better. While most of my clients choose talk therapy, I am also a Registered Clinical Art Therapist. No art skills are needed to use art therapy, and no one will see the art you create. The magic lies in the process of making the art and what comes up while you are creating, not the actual product. Clinical neuroscience backs up this method as well. Art accesses parts of the brain where emotions and memories are processed and stored. So, if you are ever feeling “stuck” and cannot figure out what is going on with you through language alone, perhaps this method can help. Feel free to call me if you have other questions about art therapy. Choosing a therapist is an important decision. Call: 626-376-3098, or email me at my website: Evening hours available. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express accepted.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Afternoon & evening hours; call for appointment. 626-376-3098 255 S. Euclid Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
Anxiety Depression Bipolar Relationship issues Couples therapy Dealing with difficult family relationships Helping people involved in a family-owned business Industry Issues Issues facing artists and creative people Finding your life’s purpose/your passion Grief and loss Social anxiety Obsessive-compulsive disorder Increasing social skills Attachment difficulties Panic attacks Phobias Asperger’s syndrome ADHD The loss of a dream Moving to a new place Learning differences Handling stress
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy B.A. in psychology B.A. in music

Area of Specialty

Aspergers Syndrome
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Expressive Art Therapies
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Telephone/Online Therapy
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Clinical Art Therapist Certified EMDR Therapist
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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