Dr. Melissa A. Moore is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in the state of Texas. She is also the founder of Moore Mental Health & Behavioral Services, PLLC. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 20 years within a variety of settings. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of emotional and behavior disorders.
Dr. Moore primary focus is the overall operation of Moore Mental Health, but she also maintains a very limited counseling caseload with an exclusive focus on working with adult women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life challenges, relationship difficulties, spiritual impasses, and/or LGBT related issues. Dr. Moore has a variety of clinical experience in providing crisis intervention and psychological services in forensic settings, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, and school settings. She also works as an online adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix graduate program. She also served as a supervising psychologist at Houston ISD Psychological Services Crisis Department for approximately 10 years.
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.
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.
More about me:
I enjoy spending time with my family and my two dogs. I’m a devoted Christian and attend weekly church services. In addition, I’m an avid animal lover so in my spare time, I am often trying to help or save an animal! Also, a portion of Moore Mental Health & Behavioral Services, PLLC proceeds are donated to at least 2-3 shelters or animal rescues monthly.
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?” At that moment, I felt my desire to be in the healthcare field. That desire has only grown stronger every year since then.
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.
- 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
- 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 States (HSUS)
- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)