Griselda M. Lloyd, Ph.D, LMFT
Councelor/Therapist400 S. 4th Street 500 Las Vegas NV, 89101
Griselda M. Lloyd, PhD, LMFT, is a 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, Thank you for reaching out. This is not a one answer is the best. A diagnosis of Autism is not cut and dry. It is a spectrum diagnosis. Meaning that your daughter's diagnosis falls on a continuum of mild to severe. Where does she fall? After a proper assessment for Autism, you can work to find an Applied Behavior Analysis that you find is a good fit for your daughter and your family. I would also consider family and individual therapy to manage the possible challenges that may come up. But keep in mind, it will depend on where she is on the spectrum. READ MORE
Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Psychiatrists are medical professionals that specialize in prescribing medications for mental health illnesses. They typically do not conduct therapy with clients. READ MORE
Hello, Yes, marriages are able to survive, without counseling. There are several reasons why couples seek counseling services some are but not limited to: 1. Addictions 2. Difficulty parenting 3. Lack of trust 4. Difficulty interacting with one another (typically identified as lack of communication). 5.Marital enrichment 6. Life stage changes 7. Trauma 8 Loss of a child 9. Incompatible sex drives READ MORE
Hello, Yes, psychotherapy is effective for the elderly. There are several therapists that specialize in the geriatric field. READ MORE
The best treatment would be medication management for your symptoms and therapy. READ MORE
Yes, but it would depend on if your anxiety is fear or worry based. READ MORE
Hello and thank you for reaching out. Therapy is able to help out with nightmares that resulted from the trauma of seeing the body bags of COVID victims. I would recommend finding a therapist that has experience in working with trauma. READ MORE
Hello and thank you for reaching out. Without knowing much of the history behind the PTSD and the current symptoms the individual is experiencing a combination of psychotherapy (EMDR, CPT, CBT) and medication has been found to help. Reaching out to a therapist that has experience working with individuals tha struggle with PTSD and trauma would be a good place to start. READ MORE
Hello and thank you for reaching out. Virtual therapy depending on the therapist can vary. Sessions may be the same as if you were in person, the only difference is you are communicating online. I have been told by some clients that they prefer it to in-person and some clients state that they do not like it, because of the lack of connection. READ MORE
Hello, to fully answer your question without knowing certain details will be hard. Overall, there are several things you are able to do yourself to manage your stress. You could also begin individual therapy as well. A therapist will help you identify what is going on emotionally and help you process it. READ MORE
Hello, without knowing details it is hard to tell you how to get rid of mental stress. It would help to get a therapist and begin the process. My questions would be, 1. What is causing your mental stress? 2. How are you coping with it? 3. When was the last time you had a physical to make sure your health is not an issue? I have added a link that provides a few tips. If you have already tried them, I would suggest a therapist for the time being to reduce the intensity. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-manage-and-reduce-stress READ MORE
Hello, as a therapist for over 10-years, I am comfortable saying that counseling does work for anxiety. The things to look for are your fit with the therapist. By that, I mean do you like the therapist and their modality for treating anxiety. READ MORE
Hello, there really is no time frame on how long treatment for anxiety takes. There are several things you have to consider such as: 1. Your level of motivation, 2. What is causing anxiety (past trauma history and/or current life stressors), 3. The treatment modality that is being used to treat the anxiety: a. Medication, b. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Interpersonal Therapy, 4. Your comfort with therapy, 5. Your support system. These are just a few things that you need to consider. So there really is no way to say definitively how long it takes. I hope this helps. READ MORE
Hello, you should start by going to your doctor to rule out any biological factors that may be causing you anxiety. With that said, you may also want to try counseling. If you are able to do both that would be best. A few things you could do include but are limited too: 1. Talk to a friend. 2. Deep breathing. 3. Get the anxious energy out by moving or exercising. 4. Examine your emotions. 5. Review your coping skills, if you do not have any, create some. These are just a few things that you need. READ MORE
Hello and thank you for reaching out. Without known what triggers his anxiety I would suggest that you monitor your emotional state as he is having an "anxiety attack" and attempt to address what he is experiencing emotionally at that time. I would also help to seek professional services for you and him. Most important, you remaining calm and emotionally regulated will help a lot. READ MORE
Hello and thank you for reaching out. Since you are stating your sister has manic depression, I am going to assume that she has been diagnosed with Bipolar. If not, I would recommend that she first get a physical to rule out any medical causes for the depression and then seek professional help. Bipolar disorder is typically a chronic and debilitating condition, but it is a treatable one. Medication is the first-line treatment with psychotherapy recommended as a critical adjunctive treatment. You can help her out by making sure she has set up a self-care plan. For example: * Actively participate in her treatment. * Monitor her mood, sleep, stressors, cognitive function, and her overall quality of life. This will help her identify if her medications are working, and understand what triggers her episodes. * Establish a daily routine that includes good sleep hygiene as sleep deprivation triggers manic episodes. * And most importantly, have a safety plan with warning signs, coping strategies, and support resources. READ MORE
Hello, if your nightmares are affecting your daily functioning and your sleep. I would suggest that you see a professional and discuss them. Talking about them may help. It is really hard to say at this time without knowing more details, but there may be an underline stressor that may be triggering the nightmares and working through that may help. READ MORE
Hello, eating disorders are complex. Depending on the severity of it. Treatment may be sought in various forms such as inpatient or outpatient, individual therapy, or family therapy. READ MORE
It would not hurt to get counselling early on. It is most often easier to work on things earlier rather than waiting until they become overwhelming and out of control. Ask yourselves what you would want out of counselling? And are both of you willing to go voluntarily? READ MORE
If you think she is in immediate danger, call 911 or a suicide hotline number — such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) in the US. If you suspect that she is thinking about suicide, talk to her immediately do not be afraid to use the word "suicide" it won't plant ideas in her head. Ask her about her feelings and listen. Don't dismiss her problems. Listen to her and reassure her you love her. Remind her that you are willing to help. She may need a higher level of care. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- 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
Areas of research
Divorce & Remarriage
Griselda M. Lloyd, Ph.D, LMFT's Practice location
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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.
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