Meet Dr. Melissa Moore

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Dr. Moore is the founder of Moore Mental Health & Behavioral Services, PLLC. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 16 years within a variety of settings. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range emotional and behavior disorders.

Interests:

My passion is to help depressed and anxious individuals to alleviate their pain and distress. My primary theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy that is infused with spiritual principles. I believe good health is not specific to our physical bodies. It is just as important to be mentally, spiritually and emotionally well because each of these areas are interrelated.  

I take a practical, problem-solving approach to addressing unhealthy thoughts and behaviors that typically lead to poor decision making, self-destructive behaviors, poor relationships, and low self-esteem.  My goal is to help you feel better in a short period of time within a safe and caring environment.

More about me:

I enjoy spending time with my family and my three dogs. I’m a devoted Christian and attend weekly church services. In addition, I’m an avid animal advocate and donate monthly to different organizations. Also, a portion of Moore Mental Health & Behavioral Services, PLLC proceeds are donated to at least 2-3 shelters or animal rescues monthly.

I feel very committed to helping others thrive and meet their life goals. The more others meet their goals, the more inspired I feel in my own life.

I literally knew in Kindergarten that I would spend my life helping others when I was selected for our Hall of Fame and was asked the infamous question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” In that moment, I felt my desire to be in the healthcare field. That desire has only grown stronger every year since then.

Dr. Melissa A. Moore is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in the state of Texas. As a graduate of Argosy University, Dallas specializing in Clinical Psychology, she is currently serving as a full-time psychologist at Houston ISD Psychological Services Crisis Department, adjunct professor at a number of local universities and colleges, as well as a part-time private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients with various clinical and/or behavioral concerns. Dr. Moore has a variety of clinical experience in providing crisis intervention and psychological services in forensic settings, psychiatric hospitals, private practice, nursing homes, and school settings.

Therapeutic Approach

Dr. Moore's therapeutic approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She provides support, guidance, and practical feedback in a solution-focused manner to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education:

  • Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) Clinical Psychology, Argosy University/Dallas        
  • Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Psychology, Argosy University/Dallas  
  • Master of Science (MS), Juvenile Forensic Psychology, Prairie View A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychology, Minor: Sociology, Prairie View A&M University               

Licenses:

  • Licensed Psychologist   
  • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Professional Activities and Memberships:

  • Houston Psychological Association (HPA)
  • Houston Association of Black Psychologists (HABPSI)
  • The Humane Society of the United Sates (HSUS)
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

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drmoore@moorementalhealth.com

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