Louis Moore PhD
My practice specializes in ACT and Exposure-based therapies (including ERP) for OCD, Anxiety, Panic, and PTSD. I reserve about 50-60% of my private practice for clients with OCD-spectrum disorders. During my postdoctoral training at an OCD clinic, I estimate that I worked with about 20-40 clients where I provided ERP and ACT for OCD. I am early in my career and plan to continue my training in ERP and OCD with workshops, seminars, and consultation.
In addition to OCD, Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorder, and PTSD. I also have experience and training in providing treatment for those with comorbid SUD, AUD, and depression.
I spent most of my postdoctoral training at the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Ann Arbor, MI. There I was trained to provide ERP as well as ACT to those with OCD Spectrum Disorders. I have since moved to Portland, Oregon to work as a Behavioral Health Consultant at a primary care clinic. At this clinic I still provide some ERP and exposure-based treatments to those with OCD, while also encouraging patients to seek formal ERP therapy. I have recently opened a telehealth practice and want to continue providing individual ERP and ACT therapy for OCD.
I work at a primary care clinic that serves immigrants from all over the world. Most clients come from Spanish-speaking countries, China, Vietnam, Eastern Europe, and North Africa. I work with interpreters to provide mental health treatment to these folks and cultural factors take a front-and-center seat in this work. I have learned a lot about working with people from places where mental health thought of differently or is more harshly stigmatized compared to other societies. The barriers that form from westernized treatments have taught me to be a lot more flexible and creative to best serve all individuals.
In graduate school I completed coursework in multicultural competency which examined research about barriers to treatment due to ethnic, racial, and social disparities. This coursework is very pertinent to me now as I work with many individuals from various ethnic groups, social economic statuses, and nationalities each day. Contemporary treatments have been designed for white and western populations result in barriers I often witness when working with marginalized populations. I believe multicultural competence is an ongoing and enriching learning experience, and mental health professionals must continue to rethink services to make them more useful, inclusive, and welcoming to marginalized groups.