Griselda M. Lloyd, PhD, LMFT, is a well-versed Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who attends to patients at CORE Mental Health Services in Las Vegas, NV. I opened CORE Mental Health Services [in October 2018] to help individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with both mental and physical health issues. Whether it is physical (such as diabetes cancer, and chronic pain) or mental (such as anxiety, depression, and trauma), health issues you are trying to work out, I focus on personal and relational healing, states Griselda about her work. She focuses her practice on medical family therapy and trauma and attachment informed therapies to help couples, individuals, and families address communication patterns that leave them feeling stuck and disconnected, she says. Prior to her current endeavors, Griselda served as Clinical Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapy Associate at Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center in Redlands, CA (2014-2017). Fluent in both Spanish and English, she has helped many military and police couples manage the various unique stressors in their lives.
Education and Training
Loma Lindau Unversity Ph.D. 2017
Cameron University MSBS 2013
Griselda M. Lloyd, Ph.D, LMFT's Expert Contributions
As a certified clinical traumatologist, former police officer, and a military spouse with a doctorate in Marriage and Family therapy, I have worked with several individuals from different walks of life. Most have stated that wanting to speak to and/or even speaking with a therapist makes them feel...
Hello, Follow this link and it will answer your question: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder READ MORE
Hello, this is a complex question as there are a lot of things to consider when going to couples’ therapy. To answer your question, there is research that suggests that Behavioral Couples Therapy is effective. However, I am not sure what you mean by “behavior therapy.” The success of therapy is dependent on how you rate your feelings about your therapist (the therapeutic relationship), how you rate your sense of progress during therapy, and if both members of the couple are willing and wanting to go and put in the hard work. You also should ask yourself, “What are my expectations for therapy?” Therapy is not a guaranty that it will make everything better. READ MORE
Hello and my condolences to your friend for the loss of his father. The bereavement process is different for everyone and they use their personal coping mechanisms. Most people do not “get over” the loss of a loved one within a few months. They begin to heal through the passage of time, if they have a good support system. Sometimes it can take several months and a year to come to terms with the passing. Most importantly, it is good to know that there is not a “normal” amount of time that it takes. There are a lot of feelings that come-up, so your friend may benefit from seeing a therapist to help him process the loss of his father. Therapists are trained to help and individual that is grieving to better handle the fear, guilt or anxiety that can be associated with the death of a loved one. If he is not ready to talk with a therapist, he may want to consider a Grief and Loss support group. READ MORE
Hello and thank you for reaching out. Going through a divorce is often hard for the soon to be ex-spouses and children, it is very understandable that you want your child to understand why you are getting the divorce and what that will mean to your family. Your child is not too young, but I would suggest that you and your spouse have a conversation about what you want your child to know. If that is not a good idea, then talk to your therapist while your spouse is there, and tell them what you are thinking. Ask them if it would be possible for them to facilitate a session and tell them what the purpose of the session is. Having this discussion with your therapist and spouse prior to having a session with your 7-year old will help everyone. You can also start talking to your child about the divorce if you have not already done so. A few things to keep in mind are: 1. Keep things simple and straight-forward. Do not share too much information. They do not need to know all the details. 2. Reassure them that the divorce is not their fault. 3. Let them know that everyone may be sad and it is ok. 4. Let them know that you both still love them and will always be their parents. Be alert to your child's signs of distress. At times children may become more aggressive, uncooperative, and withdraw. Behavioural and school problems are common as well. Most of all, your 7-year will do best if they know they are loved and that you and your ex-spouse will still be their parents. READ MORE
Hello thank you for reaching out. My condolences to your grandmother and family for the loss of your grandfather. Yes, there is evidence to support the combination of talk therapy and the use of anti-depressants is more effect than the use of anti-depressants alone. If your grandmother is willing, she can always schedule a consultation to see if it is something she is wanting to do. READ MORE
Hello, this time of the school year can be very stressful. If you feel like you need to speak to someone and you have the school counseling center available to you as an option I would suggest trying it out. It may feel weird because it is on campus. However, they have a ethical and legal guidelines that they are required to follow. Meaning most of what you tell them is confidential with the exception of the required mandated reporting: Child Abuse/Neglect and Elder Abuse. They may also break confidential for Harm to self and others. If you still feel uncomfortable about going there I would suggest looking for a therapist so that you are able to get your stress level under control. You can always call around check prices, or if you have insurance check to see if they are in network. Please email me if you have any more questions or concerns. READ MORE
Hello, thank your for reaching out. Yes, I have heard of Talkspace. I have several concerns regarding therapy being conducted strictly online or via an app. My concerns are based on patient/client safety. Should a patient/client become emotionally deregulated what measures are put in place for their protection. So, let's say you are in need of talking to someone, get them on the app, and you lose connection and are not able to access them again because of your lack of cell connection. How will you feel about that? How will you get the help you need to get you to a place were you are emotionally well again? I can see were the app will help several people that are located in places were mental health services are lacking, like a rural area. However, I would ask you to first do more research to see if it is something you want to do. Research states the top predictor of effective therapy is the relationship and individual develops with their therapist. Will you have the same therapist all the time? Or will you be passed on to the first available one? Also, look in your area to see if you can find a clinic or a therapist that has sliding scale/low fee services. I am sure there is something around for you. Either way, please research and ask yourself, "Do I want the personal individual face-to-face contact or if you are ok with the online world?" Good luck!! READ MORE
Hello. Family based therapy is known to help families with a member struggling with anorexia. If you did send your daughter to a rehab center, once she is out, you have several options: individual therapy (daughter only), family therapy, and both individual and family therapy. I would suggest that your daughter continue individual sessions along with family sessions. Family session are structured and personalized to your family and take into consideration how your family works. Therapy typically involves discovering how to communicate effectively, manage conflict, and tolerate negative emotions to aid in the loved one’s recovery. Specifically for children and adolescents, family therapy emphasizes a strong parental alliance, resolution of family difficulties, and support for the child/teen developing their independence. Family therapy also helps provide support to understand the role the eating disorder has played within the family, what is maintaining the disorder, and how to differentiate between your loved one and their illness, so they are not treated as one in the same. READ MORE
Hello. No, you do not need to be married to go to couples counseling. If you and your boyfriend feel like you would benefit from couples therapy, I would recommend it. Just make sure that you know why you both want to go to therapy and that you are both wanting and willing to go. Therapy works best when it is wanted. Good luck. READ MORE
Hello, without knowing details about your wife, your relationship, or her medical history I would suggested she have a medical evaluation conducted. It also would not hurt to go see a psychologist or therapist to work some things out between the two of you if it is causing relationship problems. READ MORE
Hello, sorry to hear you are still suffering. There are several guidelines for medication to be prescribed, but that is a conversation you need to have with your primary doctor or a psychiatrist if you are working with one. Good luck! READ MORE
Hello, Without knowing how long you have been feeling irritable most days, I would suggest you go to your doctor and get a medical check-up to rule out any biological issues. I would also suggest you seek individual therapy to begin working through your triggers. READ MORE
There are two important factors that predict whether therapy is a success – how you rate your feelings about your therapist and how you rate your sense of progress during therapy. Also, keep in mind that in couples therapy, you are both the clients, therefore your husband would have to be a willing participant and feel that he and the relationship are progressing in therapy. You could read about the effectiveness of marriage counseling on Psychotherapy Networker. READ MORE
Hello, Yes, individual therapy with the proper medication and medication compliance will greatly help your daughter. READ MORE
There are two important factors that predict whether therapy is a success – how you rate your feelings about your therapist and how you rate your sense of progress during therapy. Keep in mind that the client is both you and your husband. Both need to be active participants. If you would like to read some research about the effectiveness of Marriage and Family Therapy you can find some on Psychology Today and Psychology Networker. Psychotherapy Networker. READ MORE
Hello, have you tried going to counseling to try and work through your fear of the dark? Have you tried a nightlight instead of the TV? READ MORE
Hello, my condolences to you and your family for the sudden loss of your husband. Not knowing how old your children are, it is good to keep in mind that grief shows up and is exhibited differently. Depending on the child's age, they have different concepts of death and how they respond. There are several online articles and resources that can help you understand the various developmental stages children go through and how they understand death. As for yourself, show some kindness and let yourself feel the hard emotions. If you are up to it, look up grief support groups in your area, they tend to be free. I would also suggest looking into counseling services that are offered at universities, churches, and non-profit agencies. Oftentimes, they provide free to low-cost services. I would also suggest talking to your doctor about the issues you are having, as they may be able to offer or suggest other possible resources. Again, my condolences. READ MORE
This question is hard to answer. First, talk to your doctor before you discontinue any medication and tell them about your concerns and that you are considering therapy as your only form of treatment. They will be able to help you best as they have been working with you. Second, what do you consider to be psychoanalysis. For example, people call psychotherapy, counseling with any type of therapist, some just consider psychotherapy to be counseling with a psychologist. Yes, there is a lot of research/evidence that states therapy is successful in treating depression. However, the success of treatment is dependent on several things such as personal expectations, commitment level, and one of the most important is the therapeutic relationship you develop with your therapist. That being said, you would have to find what works best for you. READ MORE
Hello, you should start by taking your brother to your family doctor to rule out any biological factors that may be causing his anxiety attacks. With that said, it does not hurt to take him to counseling either. If you are able to do both that would be best. But, start with the family doctor to rule out any medical reasons for the anxiety attacks. READ MORE
Hello, it sounds like you are dealing with a lot and are not sure what to do anymore, have you sought help for yourself? I am concerned as you stated, "I am at the end of my rope." You are in a difficult situation. It sounds like your husband has been dishonest with you and his treatment. I would suggest seeking help for yourself to try to figure out what YOU need. You can try couples therapy, but keep in mind, people cannot be forced to change and do things they do not want to do. Find help for you. READ MORE
It is hard to know. Does your daughter have questions about her grandmother's suffering and passing away? Do you feel comfortable having these discussions with her? It never hurts to take her to a therapist that specializes in grief and loss. Maybe the two of you can go together and have these conversations, as everyone handles grief and loss differently. READ MORE
Not knowing all of the details, the best thing to do would be to call your local CPS department or police to report it with as much detail as you can and let them do the investigation. If you are not comfortable with that, talk to a school counselor or administrator, as they are mandated reporters and will have to place the call. If you go that route, it would be best if you discuss it with your daughter, as it may affect her relationship. READ MORE
My mother has dementia, and is starting to forget my daughter. How can I explain this to my daughter?
Hello, first let me express my sympathy for you and your family as you work to manage your mother's dementia. There really is not one answer for your question. It depends on how mature your daughter is. Most time the best thing do to is be open and honest with her and explain to your daughter what her grandmother is going through. The main point that should be given is that she has a medical condition, and it is the medical condition that is causing her not to remember her. As her condition will worsen. There are several books that you can read with her to explain the process and how to best handle it as a family. I have included a link, if you are interested in looking into the various options for books: https://www.alzheimers.net/6-03-16-books-for-children-about-alzheimers-and-dementia/ READ MORE
It would be very important to talk to his doctors about the side-effects of the medication he is taking and to seek professional guidance from a medical doctor. READ MORE
If you feel like you have tried everything, including working with the school and it has not worked. Talk to your son and see if he is willing or wanting to see a counselor. I believe counseling will help, but do not force him, he really needs to be present and willing. READ MORE
Hello, I do believe there is help for you. Not knowing where you live, look into programs or therapists such as medical family therapy. Most often they can be found in hospitals. The program/therapists work with your doctor and a program doctor to set up the best treatment for you. They take your pain and need for the medication into consideration when working with you. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, California Division
- Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
- National Council on Family Relations
Professional Society Memberships
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, National Counsel on Family Relations, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
Articles and Publications
- Lloyd, G.M., Munoz, D.R., Tremblay, P.S. Foskett, M.E., Hallett, M.M. Distelberg, B.J. (2015). iRelate: A comprehensive approach empowering young marines to succeed at intimate Relationships, Contempo
- Lloyd, G.M., Sailor, J. L., Carney, W. (2014). A phenomenological study of post-divorce adjustment in midlife, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55:6, 441-450. DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2014.931757.
- Distelberg, B., Martin, A. S., Foster, L., Simonton, G., & Lloyd, G. M. (2015). Multidimensional resilience: Predictive and construct validity of the Individual, Family and Community Resilience (I
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Get to know Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Griselda M. Lloyd, who serves the population of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Loyd is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently practicing with her private practice CORE Mental Health Services. CORE Mental Health Services centers around Medical Family Therapy, Trauma and Attachment Informed Therapies to help individuals, couples, and families address communication patterns that leave them feeling stuck and disconnected. Dr. Loyd works with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with both mental and physical health issues. Whether it is physical (such as diabetes cancer, and chronic pain) or mental (such as anxiety, depression, and trauma), health issues you are trying to work out, she focus on personal and relational healing. She has also worked with and helped Military and Police Couples manage the various unique stressors in their lives.
Dr. Loyd completed her undergraduate degree graduating with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from San Diego State University in 2002. Furthering her education she graduated with a Masters of Science in Behavioral Science from Cameron University in 2013, followed by her PhD in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2017.
Dr. Loyd is fluent in both English and Spanish and as such is able to cater to clients how speak both languages. To stay up to date in her field, she remains a professional member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, National Counsel on Family Relations, and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. Dr. Loyd has published many articles and has practiced as a Teaching Assistant during her time with Loma Linda University.
Griselda M. Lloyd, PhD, LMFT, is a Remarkable Marriage and Family Therapist with CORE Mental Health Services in Las Vegas, NV
Griselda M. Lloyd, PhD, LMFT, is a well-versed Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who attends to patients at CORE Mental Health Services in Las Vegas, NV. “I opened CORE Mental Health Services [in October 2018] to help individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with both mental and physical health issues. Whether it is physical (such as diabetes cancer, and chronic pain) or mental (such as anxiety, depression, and trauma), health issues you are trying to work out, I focus on personal and relational healing,” states Griselda about her work. She focuses her practice on medical family therapy and trauma and attachment informed therapies to help couples, individuals, and families “address communication patterns that leave them feeling stuck and disconnected”, she says. Prior to her current endeavors, Griselda served as Clinical Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapy Associate at Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center in Redlands, CA (2014-2017). Fluent in both Spanish and English, she has helped many military and police couples manage the various unique stressors in their lives. For more information about Griselda M. Lloyd, LMFT, please visit https://corementalhealthservices.com/meet-our-conselors/.
Griselda M. Lloyd, PhD, LMFT, attended Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA, and was awarded her PhD degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017. She additionally holds a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy acquired at Cameron University in Lawton, OK (2013). She completed her internship in Marriage and Family Therapy at Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center (2012-2013) and the US Army (2013) in Lawton, OK. Dr. Griselda M. Lloyd received her undergraduate degree in social work at San Diego University in San Diego, CA (2002). She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a professional member of the National Council on Family Relations, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - California Division, and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. For more information about Griselda M. Lloyd, LMFT, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/82734817-Griselda-Lloyd-Councelor-Therapist.
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