My name is Kelly Lloyd, and I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses and issues, including depression, anxiety, substance use, PTSD, domestic violence, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ issues, and gender identity. I have worked with diverse populations, including homeless and low-income adults, survivors of domestic violence, adolescents, and families. My approach is psychodynamic, strengths-based, and client-centered. I also like to incorporate practical tools to help my clients improve their daily lives.
My approach is psychodynamic, strengths-based, client-centered, and collaborative. I use a social justice lens and take into account how cultural identity and oppression influence our worldviews and experiences. By meeting my clients where they are in their journey, I can better support and empower them to break through barriers that are keeping them from living a fulfilling life as their authentic selves.
I work with all types of clients and present issues ranging from anxiety, substance use, gender identity, and navigating life transitions. I love working with the LGBTQIA+ community and aim to provide affirming care to all identities.
My communication style
My communication style is warm, honest, and direct. It's important to me to speak honestly to my clients. I aim to create a safe and welcoming space for clients to express themselves and speak their minds.
My journey to mental healthcare
What attracted me to become a therapist was my own experience with mental health and therapy. I found my experience in therapy to be profoundly healing, and I hope to provide the same to my clients. I have a strong desire to make a positive contribution to other people's lives, big or small.
My goals for you
My approach to goal setting is collaborative, and my role is to listen to your needs and assist you in clarifying your goals.
My first session with you
During our first session, I will be gathering information on what is bringing you to therapy and any relevant history and life experiences. Since this is often our first time meeting each other, I also like to provide space for us to get to know each other and address any concerns you may have about starting therapy.