is Back Porch Therapy?
name is reminiscent of the backporch lifestyle which beckons us to a simpler
time - a companionable chat with a friend or neighbor bearing the aha
of a new found solution to an everyday problem. To share a time of spirit-renewing
reflection in a comfortable atmosphere, reminds us of sitting in a rocking
chair on our own backporch. These private moments put us in touch with
that place in us from which our best ideas come. Come sit a spell and
define the possible in your life.
is the setting Dr. Gem Moore offers you for your journey with her. The
central focus is YOU...and your journey to becoming more attuned and in
sync with those aspects of yourself that contribute to you being more
at home with yourself...your heart and your goals.
is Gem Moore, Ph.D.:
someone you can talk with
someone who cares
someone who listens
someone who balances humor with big doses of reality
someone to whom integrity and honesty matters
someone who knows how vital confidentiality is
someone who has a wide range of skills and experience.
As a faculty member for 13 years training family physicians how to relate
effectively to a variety of patients and concerns, Dr. Gem recognized
the need for a safe place for everyday people to voice their concerns
and be heard and helped to develop options in looking at the situation
from a different perspective.
Having been trained in various methods to deal with seriously disturbed
patients, she acknowledged a need for a place for people to deal well
with everyday problems where labelling as a patient did not
apply. She had been involved with the concept of medicine for the
whole person which values that the person has within him/herself
the possibility of their own answers when provided with the tools to discover
Dr. Gem has been able to refine some of these tools and methods to take
them into the corporate community to help individuals re-infuse passion
and purpose in their commitment to lead a meaningful life and, as a result,
affect the bottom line.
in Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology (European Campus),
Melbourne FL, 1981
M.S.S.W. in Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Third Year Certificate, Community Mental Health Training Program (Consultant
Training in Organizational Systems), University of California at Berkeley,
Training in: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, behavioral modification,
transactional analysis (certified clinical member), gestalt, family therapy,
brief therapy, Jungian dream work, voice dialogue and psychology of selves,
and various alternative healing modalities. Also trained in management
and supervisory skills, team building, process communication management
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