My journey into becoming a therapist started when I had my own positive experience in therapy during college. Initially, I had studied to become a Language Arts teacher for high schoolers, but I found that I was more interested in the struggles of people than correcting grammar. My personal experience in therapy informed my non-pathologizing approach. My first job out of college was working at a treatment facility for juveniles who had often severe mental illnesses. I was a skill builder, meaning that I helped teens find healthy coping skills by meeting with them one on one and working closely with therapists and the rest of the treatment team. I found my calling when I began working with young women who were predisposed to develop personality disorders. I liked treating this population because I found that their struggle was relational in nature: improving their relationship with themselves, and improving their relationships with others.
This experience led me to seek out my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I then shifted to working with primarily adults who struggled with addiction, grief and loss, and the issues surrounding being involved with the Child Protective Services. I did home based case management and therapy for a combined total of 4 years. Again, I found myself drawn to helping people improve their relationships through nonjudgmental recognition of how past trauma has shaped current functioning.
Currently, I have been in private practice for about 2 and a half years. I enjoy helping people improve their relationship with themselves through processing past trauma and how it is keeping them stuck. I help people determine which core beliefs are shaping their thoughts and emotions, and how those core beliefs came to be. Therapy with me is also a safe place to unpack the “trauma backpack”. I commonly work with those who have been in abusive relationships, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, and the growing area of concern known as religious PTSD. Through addressing these issues, we can help build more positive relationships with others. This often extends into the areas of dating relationships, marriage, non-traditional relationship structures, and human sexuality.
I love using humor in therapy when appropriate, and I am fully myself with my clients. My goal is to be present with you by being authentic and by being a good listening ear. By creating a good therapeutic relationship, hopefully you feel free to be your most vulnerable self, because in vulnerability lies the ability to both accept oneself and change.
My current schedule is:
Monday 10AM-6PM PST
Tuesday 10AM-6PM PST
Wednesday 10AM-8PM PST
Thursday 10AM-3PM PST
I am able to offer a sliding scale on a case by case basis. I am able to offer insurance assistance by providing you with a superbill which you will then turn into your provider for out of network benefits.
Send me an e-mail to get started! I look forward to hearing from you! email@example.com
Hi, I’m Drew Moore! Recently I decided to make a major career/life change. Additionally, I moved with my wife and three dogs to Las Vegas, NV. After 20 years in retail management, I realized I really valued helping individuals reach their long and short term personal goals rather than just reaching corporate business goals. Ironically, by focusing more on my people, the business also flourished. These realizations, along with a major move cross country, inspired me to go back to school to earn my coaching certificate through Lark’s Song Certified Coaching Program.
My coaching begins with a discovery session to determine if we are a good fit. Then we will create an agenda to help you identify your values, goals, strengths, and purpose. I can also help you address pain points that are challenging your relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself. Coaching takes place in a comfortable and judgement free zone. Hopefully from here you will feel safe to take on challenges when you are ready, empowered to make choices for your best life, and encouraged to live life boldly as your AUTHENTIC SELF.
Currently I am accepting online clients only. If you are a resident of Las Vegas, NV I will be able to offer in-person appointments in the next few weeks. My hours are as follows:
Monday 9AM-5PM PST
Tuesday 9AM-5PM PST
Wednesday 12PM-8PM PST
Thursday 12PM-8PM PST
Friday 9AM-2PM PST
Saturday/Sunday – Closed
To schedule our initial discovery session, or if you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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control over the outcome.Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”