Kiara Moore, PhD, LCSW specializes in using a person-centered approach with adolescents and adults, with a focus on mobilizing personal strengths, empowerment, and motivating clients to achieve their goals. She has worked with clients experiencing a variety of emotional, behavioral, and stress-related conditions. While she has been trained in multiple counseling techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dr. Moore personalizes her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client.
Dr. Moore has extensive experience as a clinician. Before joining Hartstein Psychological Services, her practice extended to clinic, hospital, and research settings in both Los Angeles and New York City. While working for the County of Los Angeles, she provided mental health crisis intervention to people in the community and she served as a consultant to the courts on behalf of people with mental health conditions. As a therapist, she has treated individuals, families, and groups. Since moving to New York, she has been involved in innovative research at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Moore is a licensed psychotherapist in both California and New York. She received her PhD from Columbia University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California.
In addition to her work as a therapist, Dr. Moore conducts research on clinical practices that support identity development and help young adults from diverse cultural backgrounds to stay in treatment. She is a faculty member at New York University and an author of several scientific papers on adolescent and young adult mental health.