Morgan Moore

Graduate Intern

In-Office Sessions: Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
  • Young Child (3-6)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Attachment Based
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindbody
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational-Cultural
  • Strengths Based
  • Trauma Focused

Why am I reacting this way? A thought-provoking question to reflect on during therapy sessions by understanding who you are as a person. Many aspects of our lives come together in a moment such as our attachments, nervous systems, neurology, environment, and relationships. We all want to be able to show up to challenges having many tools in our toolbox.

Therapy provides opportunities to self-examine and reframe how we walk through life in a more regulated state to be the best versions of ourselves grounded in self-regulation, attunement, and connection. Together we can develop tools to be able to answer that question with confidence so that you can walk through life more open to possibilities and solutions.

Because relationships are at the core of who we are, I also believe in supporting parents to find strategies in helping their children, whether neurodivergent or neurotypical, thrive in their environment. Behavior is communication and sometimes it can take an understanding of someone’s neurology to truly address needs. The goal is to focus on connection over compliance to create healthy relationships while understanding that kids do well when they are able. Sometimes, it takes help to find a skill that needs developing and with a strengths-based, interdisciplinary, and a collaborative approach we can work together to grow skills that enhance wellbeing at home, in school, and beyond.

My approach to therapy consists of using a neuroscientific bottom-up approach with theories rooted in attachment, psychodynamic, mindfulness, humanist, somatic experiencing, and cognitive behavior rooted in a holistic way to suit your needs, directions, and goals to rewire your brain to regulation and connection.

I work with individuals, families, children, parents, and couples. I have training in sensory integration, sensorimotor art therapy, somatic embodiment, vestibular/ocular training, neurobiology of attachment, trauma-informed frameworks, Therapeutic Listening®/Quickshift®/FineTuning®, polyvagal therapy, play therapy, expressive therapy, sand tray therapy, and Internal Family Systems.

In addition to these, I have also studied Applied Educational Neuroscience to support accessibility of children’s needs to their education and completed my fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities where I learned strategies to support children with disabilities and their families.

I also am a trainee on an interdisciplinary community research project focusing on improving the mental and physical health of first responders and part of a community program seeking to provide evidence based behavioral health interventions in topics such as trauma.

More About Me:

When I have free time, I enjoy hiking with my family and sitting on my front porch watching a storm roll in over the mountains. For me, it is about the little moments in between the chaos that bring me peace and keep me grounded in the present.

  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Autism / Neurodivergence
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Parenting
  • Perinatal / Postpartum
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master of Social Work, George Mason University (2024)
  • Bachelor of Science, City University (2019)
  • Trainee at George Mason University’s Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (CASBBI/NRT) community research project seeking to improve mental and physical health of First Responders (2024)
  • Fellow at Mason Community-Academic Partnerships in Behavioral Health (CAP-BH) Program (2024)
  • Fellow at Virginia-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University (2023)
  • Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate, Butler University (2023)
  • Consumer Reviewer for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Autism Research Program (CDMRP-ARP)
  • Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW), Member
  • Therapeutic Listening®/Quickshift®/FineTuning®
  • Sensory Integration Certification
Graduate Intern
Supervised by:
Vanessa Cheshier, LCSW

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.