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Dorothy Moon

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Associate

Warm, Calm, Thoughtful

Dr. Dorothy Moon has over 10 years of experience as a licensed psychologist in the community and excels at working with adult individuals and couples on a range of struggles including anxiety, depression, trauma, racial identity, cultural influences, life transitions, and relationship issues.

She has been specially trained in a variety of techniques such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and primarily uses attachment and trauma-informed lenses in her work. Her wealth of knowledge and experience make her an incredible addition to our staff.

Dorothy’s thoughtful and warm demeanor allows her clients to immediately feel comfortable, seen, and heard. She works collaboratively alongside her clients to help them understand why they might be struggling, and ultimately how they can effectively address the root causes. She has a keen ability to help illuminate how one’s past experiences could be impacting them currently, and then can offer gentle guidance on how they can live their best life. Many of us need emotional support at some point in our lives, especially when managing big changes, emotional triggers, or traumatic experiences. Dorothy is incredible at holding emotional space for her clients so they can both navigate their feelings and then actively work toward changes that will promote balance and wellbeing. One of her best gifts is to approach her clients with a sense of non-judgement that compels them to consider themselves from a more compassionate perspective. Even as she has tremendous expertise, she is able to make this knowledge useful and applicable to clients’ lives. Her combination of specialty training and experience offers her clients many paths toward wellness.

Dorothy has particular interest in couples therapy and has pursued a number of specialty trainings in this area. She is open to working with all types of couples, including bicultural couples, and is LGBTQ-affirming. She helps clients deepen their relationship with each other by helping them repair, build, and strengthen their emotional connection. She is particularly effective at developing trust with both partners of a couple, then supporting them to look at the dynamics and patterns that fuel the cycle of fighting and causes them to feel distant or disconnected. From there, she is able to offer guidance on how to change patterns at the deepest level and increase a sense of safety and security in the relationship. Her passion for promoting healthy relationships is apparent and she is a welcome dose of hope for couples who are feeling lost or stuck.

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Hear from Dorothy

 

I see the therapeutic space as a collaborative journey where I walk alongside clients and guide them to (re)connect with their own internal wisdom. I believe that when we are able to befriend our feelings instead of trying to ignore them or will them away, we are able to use them to our benefit. When we understand and appreciate our emotions, we can trust our own experience and approach life with more openness and flexibility. It allows us to deepen our awareness of how we relate to ourselves and impact others. It allows us to send clear messages of what we need in a relationship instead of unclear messages that block connection. It allows us to be our authentic selves and to build deep, meaningful relationships. To achieve this, I help individuals and couples recognize their patterns of behavior that do not serve them, identify and make sense of their emotions, fears, and longings, and effectively communicate and share from the heart with the people they are closest to.

Working with many people who have experienced trauma in their lives, I have been witness to the unburdening and letting go and finally, of processing those events. It is truly an honor to be part of such an important process.”

 

 

~ Dr. Dorothy Moon

Education

  • 2008 Psy.D., Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • 2006 Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • 2003 Honors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

Advanced and Specialty Trainings

  • July 2021 EFT Booster – Perplexed by Pursuers?, Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT
  • May 2021 Engaging Obstacles as Opportunities – Working Through Blocks using EFT, George Faller, LMFT
  • April 2021 Emotionally Focused Therapy in a Time of Racial Reckoning, Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT; Bukky Kolawole, PsyD; Paul Guillory, PhD; Yamonte Cooper, LPC
  • February 2021 Experiencing and Working with Shame in EFT. By Jim Thomas, LMFT
  • January 2021 Moving Through the Tango with Racial and Cultural Attunement, Dr. Sharon Chatkput Lee, PsyD and Dr. James Hawkins, PhD
  • September 2020 – Emotionally Focused Therapy, Core Skills Training
  • January 2021 EFT Edmonton Community
  • July 2020 EMDR Common Stuck Points, Sue Genest, MSc
  • June 2019 Sex as a Safe Adventure: Helping Couples Connect Sexually and Emotionally Through Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • June 2019 Welcome to the Matrix: Systemic Racism, Brian Shimamoto, MA
  • January 2019 Truth to Power: Impact Through Community Voice and Action, The National Multicultural Conference and Summit
  • January 2019 Emotionally Focused Therapy, 4-day Externship, Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy Alliant in Conjunction with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • November 2018 Diversity Summit: Keynote Address – Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD, CU Boulder Diversity Summit
  • February 2018 From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces, Brian Shimamoto, MA
  • December 2017 First Annual Parnell Institute – Innovations in EMDR Conference, 3-day Certificate Conference, Parnell Institute
  • December 2017 Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy: The Living Brave Continuing Education Course, Brené Brown, PhD, MSW
  • November 2017 A Roadmap to Inclusion, Brian Shimamoto, MA
  • October 2017 Cultural Dimensions, Brian Shimamoto, MA
  • May 2017 Psychological First Aid, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Emergency Preparedness and Response Division
  • November 2016 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Beginners, 8-week Certificate Course, Russ Harris, MD
  • November 2016 Developing Intercultural Competence, Brian Shimamoto, MA
  • March 2016 Connect: The Healing Power of Relationship, 3-day Certificate Conference, Christian Association for Psychological Studies
  • November 2015 Diversity Summit: Building the Roadmap – Diversity and Inclusion at CU, Boulder, and Beyond, 1-day Conference, University of Colorado Boulder
  • July 2015 Real World DBT, Mark Carlson, PsyD, LP
  • June 2015 Advanced Mindfulness Techniques for Clients, Donald F Sloane, LCSW
  • March 2015 Non-Medication Treatment for ADHD, Stephanie M Sarkis, PhD, NCC, MLHC
  • March 2015 Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism, Women’s Resource Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • December 2014 Clinical Implications and Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview, Daniel J Siegel, MD
  • April 2014 Working with Shame in Psychotherapy & Psychological Assessment, Stephen E Finn, PhD
  • September 2013 On Grief and Grieving, David Kessler
  • February 2013 Safe Zone Training, Gender and Sexuality Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • November 2012 Strength-Based Mindfulness: Interventions for Overcoming Depression and Anxiety Through the Power of Mindfulness, Donald Altman, MA, LPC
  • November 2011 Survive and Thrive: Fostering Resiliency When Responding to Major Disasters, Joshua L Miller, MSW, PhD
  • September 2011 Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Clinical Training, 2-day Certificate Course, John Gottman, PhD & Julia Gottman, PhD
  • April 2011 EMDR Training, 50-hours EMDRIA Approved Certificate Training, Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC
  • February 2011 Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma, Patricia Ogden, PhD
  • January 2011 Building Awareness, Skills, and Knowledge: A Community Response to the Torture Survivor Experience, Kristen Guskovict, National Partnership for Community Training

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