About Our Clinicians

Monique Moore, PhD

Dr. Monique Moore is an experienced licensed clinical psychologist with a strong background in treating individuals and couples  with a wide range of psychological health difficulties at all levels of severity. Dr. Moore started her studies at Clark University in Worcester Massachusetts where she obtained her Bachelors in Psychology.  Later she would continue to study at Georgetown University in Washington DC where she received her Master’s in Communications, Culture, and Technology.  She completed her doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill North Carolina where she received her PhD in Clinical Psychology on a full scholarship. She was also a graduate teaching instructor there. Dr. Moore’s dissertation focused on understanding the underlying drives that give rise to compulsive or addictive shopping disorder. In addition to general practice, doctor Moore has a specialty in working on issues related to trauma as well as in working with military populations. She has provided counseling services to veterans at the Washington, DC Veteran Affairs Medical Hospital, as well as the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. In addition, Dr. Moore has  worked as a military psychology researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, and a clinical Psychology Subject Matter Expert at the Psychological Health Centers of Excellence in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Laurie A. Owen, LICSW, LCSW

An experienced psychotherapist, Ms. Owen is currently partnering with Dr. Monique Moore in private practice, working with individuals and couples seeking support and guidance with issues related to depression, anxiety, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, substance abuse, and marital conflict. As a psychotherapist licensed in both the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland, Ms. Owen aims to assist clients in expanding self-knowledge, addressing challenges, and facilitating personal growth. She has extensive experience working with clients at all levels of distress in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and has enjoyed working with a wide range of age, orientation, and cultural groups. Ms. Owen utilizes a multi-modal approach which includes insight, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques to address each patient’s individual needs and goals. Prior to partnering with Dr. Moore, Ms. Owen worked with the Axis Health Care Group treating adolescents, adults, and couples. She also provided psychotherapy services on issues of aging, grief, and loss. Ms. Owen received her MSW from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She was raised in Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and is well versed in working with individuals from different cultures. She is fluent in Spanish.

Robin Pierre, Psy.D.

Dr. Robin Pierre is an experienced psychologist licensed in Washington, DC and Florida.  She specializes in health and rehabilitation psychology. This typically consists of assisting individuals adjust to acute or chronic health conditions or disabilities.  In addition, Dr. Pierre works with individuals with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Dr. Pierre obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and completed her internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center where she worked with military veterans.  She completed her fellowship at Tampa General Hospital and was employed there for 7 years before returning to the DC area. Due to her strong medical and health background, Dr. Pierre often conceptualizes treatment from a mind-body framework.  Theoretically, she primarily utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach in conjunction with various techniques from other modalities. She also believes in structuring her approach to an individual’s unique needs, which will typically evolve over the course of treatment.  Dr. Pierre maintains a flexible and genuine interactional style and believes people can be empowered to make lasting changes with information and psychoeducation, a supportive and trusting therapeutic collaboration, increased insight, and effective coping