Education and Background.
Melody Moore, Ph.D.,RYT is a Clinical Psychologist, yoga instructor, author, and social entrepreneur. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology in 1999 and from the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005.
She then completed a post-doctoral internship with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas’ Program for Pediatric Eating Disorders, and three years of post-doctoral study at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Institute. After ten years of dedicated yoga practice and at the urging of her mentor, Seane Corn, Dr. Moore completed her yoga teacher training at the Dallas Yoga Center in 2011.
Melody was offered an intellectual scholarship to Project Springboard in 2011 by Off the Mat, Into the World. This incubator program, manifested by Kerri Kelly, founder of CTZN Well, supported Melody in stepping into her vision of creating a prevention program for clients like hers who had struggled significantly with negative body image and disordered eating. After spending seven years in private practice specializing in Eating Disorder recovery, Melody chose to combine the healing tools of yoga, embodied experience, and psychodynamic therapy to create a program that would allow others to know that they are valuable and worthy. As a therapist, Dr. Moore has had the unique experience of recognizing that as long as one measures their lovability by their external appearance, their capacity to accept who they are, how they feel, and why they are here will remain elusive. Instead of pathologizing clients in recovery, she trusted that their woulds were also their greatest potential offerings, and created the workshops of Embody Love Movement in order to offer others a way to be of service from a place of recovery and integration.