Steve Moore, LCSW has been a psychotherapist for 30 years. He has been helping individuals and couples move beyond the “stuck places” in their lives to a more full living experience. He understands how difficult it can be to change a long term pattern and has compassion for people’s emotional pain. He is an astute coach who helps people see how they sometimes get in their own way and also helps them get into creative action. Steve brings both humor and humility to his work. People find him easy to connect with.
Experience: Steve is a psychotherapist trained in Ericksonian Brief Psychotherapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Steve's work is informed by exciting recent advances in brain science. He is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. He has worked with children, adolescents, families, individuals and couples in variety of therapeutic settings, including community agencies, in and out-patient mental health facilities, universities and private practice. Through his work with all types of addictions, Steve is a proponent of 12-Step Recovery programs. He has a particular interest and ability in helping people with compulsive eating disorders. Teaching has been a lifelong passion for Steve. He is a gifted educator and public speaker. For 11 years, he was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work. Steve also trained volunteers at Calvert Hospice. Throughout his career, he has led multiple workshops and seminars on personal growth and development. Before opening his private practice, Steve worked as a psychotherapist for Georgetown University, providing the faculty and staff with both individual and couples therapy. Steve values his experiences in all of these settings and is grateful for the many life lessons from each.
His Story: Steve grew up in Maryland and excelled in sports as a young child. A college freshman, he turned to psychology when his parents divorce tore the family apart. He became intrigued with studying people and himself. He freely admits that he has done a great deal of work on himself and been gifted with many great teachers. Dr. Gene Eberts, Michael Schiesser, MA, and Dr. Harville Hendrix have had profound influences on Steve's work.
Steve met Pamela through Match.com and knew immediately something was very special about their relationship. Besides her physical beauty, he was awestruck that he finally met a partner who valued personal growth as much as he did. They married a year and a half later in a wedding they designed themselves followed by the dance party of the decade. Steve is the proud father of two daughters and two delightful grandchildren. He loves independent films, art, the blues, books and theater. A runner since age 40, Steve has also completed three “slow-but-sure” marathons.
Steve is thrilled to be using his training as an Imago Relationship Therapist in conjunction with Pamela, who is an Imago Educator. They are gifted teachers who bring their own experience and relationship in the service of others. Together they bring passion to the work. Steve's therapy practice is an expression of who he is and what he values.
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Pamela B. Moore, Business Manager and Seminar Leader
Pamela, like her husband, is a lifetime student of personal growth and transformational work. She is graduate of Landmark Education Curriculum for Living and participated in Inner Journey Seminars, an organization for personal and spiritual development. Pamela became a Certified Imago Relationship Educator and now leads Relationship Education Seminars with Steve.
Her Story: Pamela was raised in a theatrical family in Westchester, New York. She studied ballet for 20 years, jazz, and later on west coast swing. She attended North Carolina School of the Arts, similar to television show Fame. She was an Acting Theatre Major at Adelphi University and has performed in numerous plays and musicals. Pamela spent her early years after college working in the human services field in a day treatment center for mentally challenged adults, an early education children center, and a child development center at Gallaudet University where she enjoyed using her sign language skills.
After her years in the human services profession, Pamela transitioned to the special events industry where she spent 18 years as president of a special events entertainment company, produced numerous shows and entertainment events, and was honored with many local and national awards. Pamela presented seminars at the local, regional and national industry events.
In her forties and having never been married, Pamela was waiting for a man who would be her match, challenge her and be her partner. In preparation, she did personal growth work focusing on allowing herself to open her heart and be vulnerable. When she met Steve through Match.com, she was ready and it was "just right.” After four months together, Pamela and Steve were engaged to be married and started their life journey together.
As newlyweds, Pamela and Steve took a couples education workshop called Getting the Love You Want, based on the work of Dr. Harville Hendrix. They were both so inspired by their personal experience with Imago work that they registered for the extensive professional Imago Relationship training that same year. They fulfilled their dream to learn more about Imago and share it with others, by becoming certified by Imago Relationships International.
Pamela is so happy to incorporate all of her talents—manager, organizer and presenter—into one passion, serving others through Moore Connection, PC. She is grateful to be able to share this journey with her husband, Steve.