Larin Moore, MSW, MEd, LCMHCA, NCC

Outpatient Psychotherapist in South Durham

My name is Larin and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinical Associate (LCMHCA) and I serve
the South Durham office as an Outpatient Therapist. I attended UNC Chapel Hill for both undergraduate
and graduate school, and I have lived and worked in Austin, TX, Tucson, AZ, Denver, CO, and San
Francisco, CA.

I am currently licensed as a k-12 counselor, and have experience working with children and adolescents
in a variety of roles including teacher, math interventionist, and in school based mental health. I currently
work with adolescents (12+) but also enjoy working with adults of all ages, especially teachers and
school staff.

I also have experience working as a Crisis Counselor and had the opportunity to work with adults
navigating significant life stressors and feelings of suicidal ideation, which now informs my work in the
private practice space. I have experience working with folks who are stepping down from higher levels
of care.

As a counselor, my primary goal is to create an affirming and comfortable space for folks to process life’s
highs and lows without judgment, and to build skills and resilience as they continue to move forward. I
believe counseling is a highly collaborative process, one that is made possible with strong relationships
formed with intentionality and compassion. I enjoy helping people express themselves in a variety of
ways, including books, games, role-playing, and music/visual arts.

I believe our immediate and systemic environment plays a significant role in our mental health. I want to
be mindful of the power differential that can be created in a counseling space, and I believe all voices and
identities should be valued and celebrated. I believe that personal connection can be a powerful healing
force, and that people are so much more than a diagnosis or collection of symptoms.

I begin the counseling process by trying to understand each client’s unique goals (although it’s okay if
you’re not sure yet!). I have experience working with issues around anxiety, depression, self-harm and
suicidal ideation, interpersonal relationships, boundary setting and self-care, self-worth/self-esteem, and
life transitions. I feel that it’s SO important that we remember to see and value the essential ‘humanness’
in each other, recognizing that we come already equipped with a unique blend of strengths, experiences,
and internal resources.


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