Dr. David Moore, Psychologist

Over three decades as a practicing Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Dr. Moore has been a board-certified therapist since 1981, and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Washington, Alaska, and California since 1995.

C-STARS Director 

Dr. David Moore has been a therapist for more than 35 years and a psychologist for over 20. He taught and was a national researcher at the University of Washington and Puget Sound, joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University and now teaches on a limited basis at Argosy University’s Doctoral Counseling Psychology Program. David has specialized in human sexuality since 1985 when he was credentialed and first joined AASECT.

Qualified legal expert as a Forensic Psychologist in Municipal, Superior and Federal Courts.

A solid trial testimony and case consultation relationship with lawyers who have served as Governor for the Washington Bar Association, top designation in Martindale and Hubbell, argued successfully before the US Supreme Court and named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Dr. Moore’s specialization, from DUI cases to First Degree Homicides, is the wide variety of legal cases involving the use of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs.

Thirty-year history supervising some of the most highly regarded clinical staffs of physicians, nurses and psychotherapists.

Served as the Executive Director of adolescent prevention and intervention services to six nationally credentialed clinics serving 14 school districts in the Puget Sound. Director of the county-wide addiction treatment system for San Diego’s Scripps Health, including the nationally-recognized McDonald Center. Led the development, implementation and initial service delivery for residential youth programs in Washington and Hawaii, integrated school-day treatment program for youth in California and the first dual disorder residential adult treatment program in Washington State. Currently, Dr. Moore is the Clinical Director for integrative behavioral health for the pediatricians of Juneau Alaska—developed with Johns Hopkins University.

National program evaluator for new and emerging therapies implemented under grants from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Dr. Moore has served as the program evaluator for SAMHSA community treatment grants in eight states totaling over $20 million. This has allowed him to develop, implement and study innovative treatment strategies for youth, adults and families. He most recently served as national program evaluator for White Bison; as they worked with SAMHSA and studied 12 national community sites blending health care with peer recovery support networks—using tribal strategies of clan and traditions around mutual support.

Developing special programs for adults addressing sexual and intimacy concerns since 1985.

Dr. Moore, working with young adults who had substance abuse problems with the UW and US Department of Education, realized early in his career that those most prone to relapse had a sexual victimization history from childhood or in the intoxicated party scene. He organized his clinic staff around sensitivity to sexual issues and related problems with intimacy—which continues to the present day; though it is primarily work with adults. This includes membership in the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists—as well as a published researcher, from 1989 to the present, on these topics. Over the past 15 years, his current clinic has a substance use relapse prevention group that addresses relationships in recovery, a specialized group for women who experienced sexual victimization in childhood and individual therapy for both men and women.