​Kristy Malone

Kristy Malone, MS AMFT, NTP
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Contact: Ph. (760) 652-9776, Email: kristy@coastalcounselinggroup.com
Social Media: Psychology Today 

Life is a journey, and sometimes extra help is required for challenges you encounter along the way. You may know exactly what the issue is, or you might feel that things could somehow be better but you don’t even know where to start. You don’t have to struggle alone; I am here to support and guide you as we figure it out together.

As a practitioner trained in both mental health and holistic nutrition, I understand the gut-brain connection and the ways that stress impacts us emotionally and physically. My approach to therapy recognizes the many factors that contribute to health and happiness; such as the relationships we have with others, our beliefs about ourselves, our health, and our environment.

My goals are always for my clients to gain a better understanding and appreciation of their own unique strengths, to acquire practical tools for coping with stressors, and to experience increased confidence for the journey ahead.

“One does not become fully human painlessly.” -Rollo May


  • 5 years in practice
  • Graduate: Auburn University, 2011
  • Intern Number: IMF 94517, California
  • Supervised by Sue Shrinkle, MS LMFT, MFC 86786
  • EFT- Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Strength Based
  • MSBR- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Nutrition and holistic health
  • EMDR Part I
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions