Monique Moore, PhD
Founder, DC Psychological Wellness Group
“I genuinely enjoy being able to help individuals achieve real and observable changes in their lives.”
As a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia, I genuinely enjoy being able to help individuals achieve real and observable changes in their lives. At some point in life, most of us encounter personal roadblocks that undermine growth and create stress and unhappiness. Through my work I help people facing a wide a variety of difficulties at all levels of severity to achieve happy and fulfilling lives. I have worked across a number of clinical settings and am adept at treating a wide range of psychological health difficulties. My dissertation was on compulsive shoppers and I maintain a specialty I treating addictive shopping. I also maintain a focus in trauma treatment and have worked with active duty and veteran populations across a number of settings. Finally, I enjoy working with students.
In terms of approach, I tailor treatment to meet individual needs. For most of my clinical career I have maintained a foothold in research work which has allowed me to stay abreast of the most up-to-date and effective treatments in the field of psychology. In addition to exploring how unique past experiences and current circumstances contribute to difficulties, I draw heavily on evidence-based treatments that research has found to be effective.
Overall, I believe in holistic approaches to psychological health and encourage attention to physical, nutritional, environmental (work or home satisfaction), and relationship health along with therapy. Ultimately, my goal is to help you not just to survive, but to thrive.
Training and Experience
Dr. Moore obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed her internship training at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Before starting private practice in 2009, Dr. Moore has provided counseling in various settings to include: The Washington, DC VA Hospital and The UNC Student Counseling Center. In conjunction with therapy work, Dr. Moore has worked to research best practices for preventing and treating psychological health conditions at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, and at the Psychological Health Centers of Excellence (PHCoE) in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Publications and Presentations
Moore, M., Pinder, E., & Kelly, A. (November, 2018). Career Worry as a Barrier to Seeking Treatment for Psychological Health Concerns in the US Military. AMSUS: The Society of Federal Health Professionals. Retrieved from: https://www.pdhealth.mil/sites/default/files/images/AMSUS%20Final%20Poster-Moore-v1_PRINT_508.pdf
Bates, M, Moore, M. & Cougle, J. (February 2017). Transforming Anger: Proven Strategies. Monthly Webinar for the Defense Centers of Excellence.
owles, S., Pollack, L., Moore, M., McDermid, S., et. Al. (March, 2015). Total Force Fitness: The Military Family Fitness Model. Retrieved from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25735013/
Bowles, S., Pollack, L., Cato, C., Moore, M., Anagnostopoulos V., Sun, K., Mueller, W. Brogdon, K., & Bates, M. (2012). Building Resilience in Military Families During and Following Deployments. In N. Ainspan and W. Penk (Eds.), When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home (pp. 106-126). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press.
Moore, M., Bates, M., Cato, C & Nacev, V. (June 2012). Promoting Resilience and Psychological Health in the US Military.Society for Prevention Research 20th Annual Meeting: Promoting Healthy Living through Prevention Science, Washington, DC.
Moore, M., Bates, M., & Bowles, S. (January, 2012). Total Force Fitness for the 21st Century: Promoting Psychological Fitness. Military Health System Conference: Healthcare to Health, National Harbor, Maryland.
Moore, M., and Rhodes, J. (November, 2011). Provider Fitness – Maintaining Global Healthcare. Presented at AMSUS – The Society of the Federal Health Agencies 17th Annual Meeting: Transformational Pathways to Global Healthcare, San Antonio, Texas.
Cato, C., Bates, M., & Moore, M. (December 2012). Implementation and Wellness Strategies: Using the Total Force Fitness Framework in Case Conceptualization and Treatment. Presented at the 4th Annual Trauma Spectrum Conference: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Clinical Practice of Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery for the Iraq and Afghanistan Cohort, Bethesda, MD.
Bates, M. & Moore, M. (April, 2012). What are the Lessons Learned from the Military about How We Can Transfer Well-being Technology to Academia. George Mason University: Living and Leading with Resilience Conference. Fairfax, VA.
Moore, M., Money, N., Brown, D., (Eds) (2011). Best Practices identified for peer support programs. Booze Allen Hamilton. Retrieved from: https://www.mhanational.org/sites/default/files/Best_Practices_Identified_for_Peer_Support_Programs_Jan_2011.pdf
Moore, M., Brown, D., Money, N., & Bates, M. (April, 2011). Mind body skills for regulating the autonomic nervous system. Retrieved from: https://traumaprevention.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/DCoE.2011.pdf
Bates, M., Bowles, S.; Hammermeister, J., Stokes, C., Pinder, E., Moore, M., Fritts, M. Vythilingam, M., Yosick, T., Rhodes, J., Myatt,C. ; Westphal, R., Fautua, D. Hammer, P., Burbelo, G (August, 2010). Total Force Fitness for the 21st Century: Psychological Fitness. Military Medicine, 175 (8), 21-38.
Moore, M. , Lowman, J. & Early A. Compulsive Buying Disorder: Should it be considered a real disorder in the DSM V and can it be Measured?(2009) Retrieved from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/dissertations/hx11xf352
Cato, C. & Moore, M. (August, 2011). The Impact of Multiple Deployments on Interpersonal Violence. Presented at the American Psychological Association 119th Annual Convention, Washington, DC.