Dr. Steven Griggs

Clinical Psychology
Escondido, CA
41 years experience male

Locations

Steven T. Griggs, Ph.D., A Psychological Corporation

Escondido, CA

Address

210 S. Juniper St., #205, Escondido, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(760) 471-1844

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About

Bio

I've been in private practice 37 years in Southern California. I work with all kinds of folks, and have written fifteen ebooks on subjects like anxiety, self-esteem, assertiveness, ADHD, Kids and Divorce, How to Change Children's Behavior, How to Change Teenagers Behavior, Anger Management, Why Relationships Fail, Child Visitation and the Formation of Self-Esteem, Procrastination, Guilt, Forgiveness, Weight Loss. Three of these ebooks are translated into Spanish. For a complete list and a description of each, see: www.drgriggs.org. I'm also writing a book, The Other Side of the Couch, that shares my point of view as a therapist, on clients, the practice and the world of humans, good or bad.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: California

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Allergic response: to Gluten wildly varies from severe to almost none. Experiment. Don't eat it for two weeks, and then have a little and wait. No reaction? Wait ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
You have a healthy: attitude, which makes the likelihood of significant gains go up. Psychologists don't just see people with mental illnesses, nor should there be a sti... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
The usuall two are: psychotherapy and/or medication. Hospitals, clinics or treatment centers offer inpatient or outpatient versions of these two, as do doctor's offices... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
This is an older: antidepressant that seems to have more side effects than warranted, overall. It is good for sleep, and does have antidepressant properties, but its ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Usually anxiety: is behind PE. anything that increases anxiety is bad--immaturity, speed-like drugs, proneness to anxiety disorders. Check with an MD for possible med... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
There are examples: of success; for example, cingulotomys for OCD. BUT, there are huge risks and while sometimes there are striking successes, there many more unremarka... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
This class of med: is less prone to cause withdrawal trouble, so follow your doc's recommendation. If s/he puts you on Paxil, Effexor (venlafaxine) or even Cymbalta, b... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Psychological health: rests upon brain health, which is a BIG part of your body. Whatever you put in your body affects brain tissue, hence how your psychology functions. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Psychiatrist or: psychologist, although the latter do not prescribe in most states (two or three states allow psychologists to prescribe). Most psychiatric medicatio... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Slowly, very slowly: and with the help of your prescribing MD. Lexapro, Paxil and Effexor, (venlafaxine) and more recently Cymbalta and even Zoloft now are becoming reno... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Anxiety has about: 33 symptoms: ...trembling, twitching, or feeling shaky, muscle tension and aches or soreness (including chest pains), restlessness, easy fatiguing...o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Test-taking anxiety: is very common and normal. Chronic anxiety or acute anxiety that is paralyzing is not. Try visiting a therapist that specializes in anxiety to unc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Of course. How: can your doctor help, otherwise? Depression and anxiety are very common symptoms seen in general practitioner's office across the country. GP's Rx... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Are you a natural: introvert? Introverts generally feel drained by excessive social contact, whereas extroverts feel energized. Or, maybe you're just going on 20 mil... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
The jury appears: to still be out. There are lots of variable here: gender, heaviness of use, chronicity of use, etc. Here's a reference: https://clinicaltrials.g... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Not likely at your: age, although testicular cancer can occur at any age So, first check this out with your MD. You don't play sports, do you? Do you wear constrict... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Finding the cause: of your insomnia is the first step. Need a sleep study? Do you practice good sleep habits? (Going to sleep at about the same time every night, sl... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Depression is: painful, and has symptoms such as yours and eight others (social withdrawal, fuzzy thinking, anxiety, body aches, a significant increase or decrease i... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
You get pregnant: when sperm meets egg, which doesn't happen unless there is sperm on his fingers. (This is so highly unlikely to cause pregnancy for other reasons...... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
It could or it could: not. Each person's response to anti-depressants is slightly different, so you'll have to work closely with your prescribing MD. Report any changes... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
You do seem to: have many of the symptoms of anxiety, although depersonalization suggests a more severe psychological reaction to stress, including anxiety. Frequen... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
ED in younger men is: probably more about anxiety and the quality of the relationship with the partner. As we age, blood flow diminishes to all areas, so meds like Viagra... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
This could be: sub-migraine headaches, so start with a general physical and ask for a referral, if needed, to a neurologist. This could also be atypical light sens... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yes, anxiety is not: always conscious. Freud made quite a name for himself on just this kind of thing. There are 33 symptoms of anxiety, many of which overlap with phy... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
It does, but like: most brain functions, when alcohol is on board, those functions become impaired--more in direct proportion to the amount of alcohol imbibed. Too muc... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
In my experience: this happens when you do something appropriate and are made to feel otherwise, like being assertive and speaking up for yourself and then being accuse... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yours or someone: else's autism? Autism is a general condition that can be mild or quite severe. It is characterized by marked decreases in social skills, emotional... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Not usually.: ECT is what you try after most everything else fails. To figure that out, you need to talk with all the other docs and look over your history. Plus... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Do you want to: maintain contact with him? You're leaving for "some" reason and must also care for your father. Perhaps you can stay in touch with Skype, which is... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
I suppose you: could make a case that "defiling the temple" (Biblical reference) is not in God's plan, so in that sense, introducing tobacco is bad. But, practical... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
There are many: things that interrupt sleep, so eliminate the obvious ones first. Start with stimulants and diet sensitivities, then look at any medications/interac... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yes. Sex produces: tons of changes in the brain, including the release of endorphins, which lower the experience of pain, generally, AND, alter one's mood, usually in th... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Good place to start: is with your family doc. Anxiety comes along with major depression 75% of the time, so if this is your case, treating the depression is indicated fi... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
See an M.D. for: symptomatic treatment. 8 days withdrawal sx's is a little long but not unheard of, especially if you were on higher doses and for longer times. Th... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Losing weight isn't: easy for some, even most of the population. Being overweight isn't a death sentence for physical health, but it is correlated with many negativ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
What form of: treatment or program is he enrolled in? Are you talking about a school, an outpatient or day treatment? Sounds like your son might need a higher l... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Counseling Psych: focuses more on counseling technique for a wide range of common concerns. The Ph.D. is psychology focuses on education, primarily to teach, unless t... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Well, blood is red,: so check the color. I'm assuming the fluid is external--outside the skin. If its clear, it probably is sweat, as anxiety produces lots of that, po... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
There are meds for: all these symptoms as needed. Go to a psychiatrist to start. Are there other health issues? Are you taking other meds, have allergies, poor diet... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Major depression: comes with anxiety as one of its symptoms 75% of the time. Anxiety can be separate and have some depression associated with it. So, they can be se... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Physical shaking: when anxious is likely from too much adrenaline, which is pumped into the bloodstream when there is a perceived threat. Slow deep breathing helps, b... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Sounds hormonal and: for that you might visit an OB-GYN or internal medicine MD. SSRI's are one treatment, birth control pills another. Yet another is to look at all o... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Psychiatrist for: starters. S/he will conduct a full psychiatric screening and further advise. Sometimes psychiatric symptoms are caused by physical ailments, too n... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Not usually...: Phobias are a highly anxious avoidance of something--a place, situation, object. Philias are over-the-top attractions to something, usually body par... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
If the weather is: the ONLY cause, then check out Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a condition triggered by shortening days and lower levels of ambient light... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yes: Both are trained to treat a wide variety of mental illnesses and/or personality disorders, or in this case pedophilia. Treatment for pedophilia is v... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Try this:: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html Search online for the National Institute of Mental Health (nimh.org) Junior colleges will... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Go to an MD for a: general physical to R/O that you actually have appendicitis. If you are healthy, then there is more to look at, starting with hypochondriasis--a for... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
The first two are: serious psychiatric disorders. The third usually goes along with the first tow, although it is not a formal diagnosis. All three could benefit fro... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
If you are depressed: I can see why you might take speed to lift your mood; however, there is greater danger that after taking speed, the mood crash will not be worth it. ... Read More
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Sep 13, 2015
I appreciate Dr. Griggs' presence here on HealthTap. Clearly an expert clinician who meets patients warmly and collaborates well with colleagues.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Griggs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Griggs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I appreciate your answer sometimes I feel like I am stagnant in my recovery. But I have to step back and realize that I have made some really small baby steps in the ri...Read More
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Thank you! I did stop the melatonin and have been using herbal tea and have not lost sleep. I am also at 30 days no smoking so the moods are calming ! Thanks again
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I do not want Dr. Griggs to accept me as a patient ..I simply asked him another question and it came back with "i will see if he will accept you"..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

United States International University
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

San Diego County Mental Health

Awards

Top Psychologist, Second Place, California - Summer
2014
Top Psychologist, First Place, California - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, San Diego Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

San Diego Psychological Association
The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Publications

The Five Steps of Assertiveness
How To Change Children's Behavior (Quickly)
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