Dr. Kiara Moore, PhD, LCSW has been at Hartstein Psychological Services since 2014. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has received training in additional counseling techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). This allows her to personalize her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client.
Kiara 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.
Kiara has over a decade of experience as a clinician. Before joining Hartstein Psychological Services, her practice extended to clinics, hospitals, and research settings in both Los Angeles and New York City. As a therapist, she has treated individuals, families, and groups. While working for the County of Los Angeles, she provided mental health crisis intervention to people in the community and served as a consultant to the courts on behalf of people with mental health conditions.
Kiara 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 works with clients experiencing a variety of emotional, behavioral, and stress-related conditions.
In addition to her work as a therapist, Kiara 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.