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  • Melvin M. Moore, PhD

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    Melvin M. Moore, PhD

    Adult Psychotherapist

    Dr. Moore is a California licensed psychologist whose clinical experience began in 1990. He specializes in the treatment of trauma-related disorders, victims of intimate partner violence, addiction treatment and recovery, couples therapy; parent-child conflict, and substance and alcohol abuse.

    From a theoretical perspective, Dr. Moore works from an integrative theoretical orientation grounded in psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, and in the cognitive and behavioral therapies; but above all, his work is pragmatic, and down-to-earth.


    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University
    • Master’s Degree (MA) in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan StateUniversity
    • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Social Work from Michigan State University

    License Number: PSY11086

    Scholarly Activity:

    • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University
    • Graduate Level Psychology Courses, Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy

    Professional Memberships:

    • American Psychological Association
    • Los Angeles County Psychological Association


    • Practicing as a California Licensed Psychologist since 1989
    • Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Primary Therapist, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital – Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail
    • Therapist, LA County Sheriff Department – Pitchess Detention Center, Castaic, CA
    • Primary Therapist, La Casita for Women & Children – Downey, CA substance abuse program
    • Parenting Workshop Facilitator, Shields for Families, Los Angeles
    • Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapist Interns
    • Clinical Supervisor for Pre and Post-Doctoral Interns