Dominique Moreno MS, LIMHP
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
I graduated from Bellevue University in 2015 with a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling, and I’ve been working as a clinician for the past three years. I also have an Associate’s degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Mt. San Antonio College.
My last job was the coordinator of an adolescent treatment program, where I focused on co-occurring mental health and substance use. I have an unyielding passion for working with adolescents, and I have experience working with adolescents in the juvenile justice system. I also have experience completing drug and alcohol evaluations and co-occurring evaluations with adults and adolescents. I have experience working with many different populations including families, adolescents, adults, couples, major mental health, and substance use.
I use many different approaches in therapy including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, existential therapy, and practical psychotherapy.I became a therapist because I wanted to help people. I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. I have found I am especially passionate about helping people work through traumatic events they have experienced. I am excited to work with couples, adults, adolescents, veterans, major mental health, and substance use populations.
I especially appreciate the challenges of working with the adolescent population. Adolescents need support and encouragement, just like everyone else, yet few take the time to understand them. They are resilient and capable of building healthy connections with others. They just wanted to be treated like they aren’t little kids (because they aren’t). They wanted to be treated respectfully, just like anyone else. And they want you to listen to them and really hear them. That’s why I became a therapist—because I want to help anyone who feels like no one understands them.