Holly Balazs


Holly Balazs, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Contact: Ph. (760) 607-6448, Email: holly@coastalcounselinggroup.com
Social Media: Psychology Today 

Are you or a family member struggling emotionally? Is this effecting different areas of your life? We all face challenges in our lives; having a supportive and nurturing person to help you through that journey can make all the difference. You are most likely seeking out therapy because you need something in your life to change. Congratulations on taking the first step to a more peaceful and happy life.

I enjoy working with a diverse population that includes adults, children and families. I have experience working with childhood disorders, parent training, autism, anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders. I specialize in working with families whose children are diagnosed with autism and other behavioral issues.

My goal is to provide you with the tools and insight you need to navigate challenges and promote positive change. I enjoy watching my clients and families grow, gain more control over their lives, and achieve happiness. I am happy to speak with you further to answer any additional questions you may have.


  • 5 Years in Practice
  • Undergrad: San Diego State University, 2000
  • Graduate: Alliant International University, 2013
  • License Number:108263, California
  • Supervised by Dr. Jennifer Semmes, Psy.D., LCSW, LCS 23587
  • RDI Relationship Development Intervention, September 2007, 2012
  • Cultural Diversity, January 2013
  • Trauma Informed Evidence Based Care, January 2013
  • Motivational Interviewing, February 2013
  • AIM-HI  Individualized Mental Health Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, November 2013
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy, January 2016
  • Eating Disorder Intervention, February 2016
  • Children
  • Families
  • Parent Training
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
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"My daughter looks forward to every Thursday because she enjoys her time with Holly. Holly gives us good coping tools that we use to help our daughter succeed." 
— Carolyn, Carlsbad

December 7, 2015

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"Holly makes my son feel comfortable and able to share his thoughts. She is available for email. It is totally not torture to make him go (as in other therapies), so he even looks forward to therapy!"
— Shannon, Oceanside

June 21, 2016

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"Holly is the best! It's been a long time since I have trusted someone enough to speak openly and get the advice I need. I have been using what she has taught me in my everyday life and I have seen real results. I'm learning from her a great lot."
— Tiffany, Oceanside

November 27, 2016

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"Holly Balazs has helped me so much. She has taught me how to trust again and open up to a counselor. I now use my breathing in and out techniques she has taught me when I get upset or overwhelmed. She is so nice. She has helped shape my life for the better and I can't put into words how thankful I am to have had the change to get her as my counselor."
— Theresa, Carlsbad

January 28, 2017