Kristy Malone

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)
Area of speciality
Depression, anxiety, trauma, EMDR, faith transitions/deconstruction, chronic illness & autoimmune conditions, women’s issues, perfectionism, LGBTQ+
Professional Statement

I take a holistic approach to mental health that addresses all of the factors impacting wellbeing. Using EMDR and other modalities I help clients heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, navigate life transitions, and cope effectively with stress. I also work with those transitioning out of high demand religions, redefining their spirituality, or deconstructing their faith.

I love what I do, and I hope you’ll feel that in our work together. My approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based, and attachment-focused. I strive to create an emotionally safe environment in which to explore the presenting issues, process difficult emotions, identify strengths, gain tools, and build resilience. I also embrace humor as a part of the therapy process- we can talk about hard things and also laugh together as we explore the ironies and awkwardness of the human experience.

It is my goal that therapy will allow you to know yourself more deeply and gain confidence in who you are and what you need to live authentically. It takes courage to be vulnerable and strength to examine what’s painful or uncomfortable. I know what it’s like to be the client and I’ve done (and continue to do) my own work. I’m familiar with the discomfort that comes from growth and change, and I am here to support you. It’s important to me to provide a sense of safety and warmth, and to be relatable and competent as we navigate this inner work together. There is reason to be hopeful and optimistic about the person you are becoming.

Using my training in EMDR therapy I have successfully treated clients for traumatic events, attachment injuries and adverse childhood experiences, anxiety disorders, and a variety of other issues. It is a powerful and effective treatment modality that can provide lasting results where other treatments may have fallen short.

I strive to be an active ally to BIPOC and the LGBTQ+ community and continue to educate myself in order to create safety for my clients. I welcome clients of all faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities, and racial backgrounds.

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Contact information


171 Saxony Rd Encinitas, CA 92024

Offer Teletherapy (Y/N)


Accepts Insurance (Y/N)


Offers Clinical Supervision:


Offers Professional Consultation to Other Mental Health Professionals