Center for Systematic Therapy and Research Services
402 S. 333rd Suite 121 • Federal Way, WA 98003

About Us

Meet C-STARS —

At C-STARS, we strive to help people work through the stressful and overwhelming experiences that we all go through. There are times when the coping skills don’t work as well as we want and we feel lost in the fray. Our therapists work with individuals and families to provide space for people to explore their narrative and help to develop coping skills and find the path forward.

Our Team —

Read more about each team member on their individual pages.

Dr. David Moore

C-STARS Director

Dr. David Moore, PhD

Dr. David Moore has been a therapist for more than 35 years and a psychologist for over 20.


Melissa Byrd

Clinical Director

Melissa Byrd, LMHC

Melissa is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, and is the clinic generalist; she handles matching clients with therapists.


Dr. Anna Parks

Resident Psychotherapist

Dr. Anna Parks, LMHC

Anna works with a diverse range of clients on interpersonal relationships, sexual difficulties, and sexual identity.


C-STARS Support Staff —

C-STARS Support Staff

Billing Specialist – Angie Morrison

Angie joined C-STARS in 2018 as the billing and administration specialist – she is available to assist with any billing questions or concerns Monday-Thursday. Angie has worked in medical billing since 2007. In her off time, Angie is a strong supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes and college football.



Psychometrician and Psychological Assistant- Payton Buchholz

Payton joined C-STARS in 2019 as our testing administrator (psychometrician) and psychological assistant. Payton graduated from PLU in 2018 where he studied psychology – he has also worked as a behavior technician and worked in focused psychological research with PLU professors. Payton is available Monday-Thursday. In his off time, Payton enjoys tabletop games, connecting with friends and family and developing his artistic medium.


Our Therapists


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Our Partners