Founding partner Stephen R. Lloyd, Ph.D. received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Lloyd received specialized training in psychotherapy, alcoholism treatment, and clinical hypnosis during an APA-Approved Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Knoxville, Iowa. His pre-doctoral practica experiences in psychological assessment and psychotherapy were at the Student Counseling Center (UIC), Lakeside Veterans Administration Hospital, Chicago, and the Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago. He received post-doctoral training in sleep disorders at the Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago. For many years, he was employed by Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center as a clinician and researcher in the field of sleep disorders and as a researcher in quality of life issues in cancer and other illnesses and conditions. He has taught courses at Des Moines Area Community College and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has lectured at Chicago-Read Mental Health Center and elsewhere.
Dr. Lloyd's clinical background includes experience with a wide variety of problems including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, phobias, addictive behaviors, weight reduction, sleep disorders, marital and couples counseling, business coaching, and investment psychology.
Dr. Lloyd is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Chicago Society for Clinical Hypnosis.
Prior to entering graduate school in psychology, Dr. Lloyd, who also holds a B.S. in physics, was employed as a quality assurance engineer in the Aerospace Electronics Division of General Electric Company. He is skilled in electronic design and is the holder of four patents on electronic devices relating to sleep, dreams, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Dr. Lloyd is also a consultant in statistics and research design, psychological test construction and scaling, custom computer programming, and integrated software/hardware equipment design. In this capacity, he has worked with many medical and psychological researchers, as well as private businesses.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers. -Maya Angelou