Dr. Moreno was born into a close and loving Mexican American family in Los Angeles, California. She was the first in her family to complete doctoral level education and to move across the country to the East Coast. Dr. Moreno was "matched" with Washington, DC's historic psychiatric hospital, St. Elizabeths Hospital, to complete her doctoral internship and has fallen in love with the city. Dr. Moreno feels very fortunate to live in such a lively and diverse region with an immense amount of cultural significance. Even while she was working in the maximum security hospital, Dr. Moreno took extra efforts to assist patients on community outings beyond the hospital gates. Dr. Moreno has always been driven to fully immerse herself in her local community and contribute her time and health services wherever she lives.
As a DC community member, Dr. Moreno has established herself as a Community Council Member of NPR’s local public radio station, WAMU 88.5 FM, a Red Cross volunteer prepared to deploy for local hurricane relief, and is an active Board Member for the DC Psychological Association. Through her consultation practice, Dr. Moreno offers free or low-cost mental health and wellness workshops to the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region and discounted wellness program development services for nonprofits and government agencies serving populations who have experienced abuse and trauma around the country. Doing so allows Dr. Moreno to engage with community members, listen to their mental health concerns, connect them to appropriate health providers, and provide effective educational experiences and resources to the general public. Dr. Moreno is excited and deeply motivated about making mental health fun, relatable and accessible. She looks forward to new and creative collaborations that provide her and other outspoken health professional a platform to positively impact humankind.
Dr. Moreno lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Alex Honigman, a licensed clinical social worker, and their newly rescued kitten Skuzzie.
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Dr. Alexis Moreno