Dr. Sarah Moore

Assistant Teaching Professor

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Mailing Address: c/o Wake Forest University, PO Box 7406, Winston Salem, NC 27109


Office phone: 336-758-3722

Location: Carswell 222

Faculty Member at Wake Forest University since July 2018


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, UNC Charlotte
School Counselor Licensure Eligible, UNC Charlotte
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UNC Charlotte
B.A. in Psychology, Appalachian State University

Research Interests:

Play Therapy, Parent Training, supervision, poverty, multicultural issues and trauma.

Awards (selected):

Devoted Service Award, NC Counseling Association, 2017
Devoted Service Award, Association of Child and Adolescent Counselors in NC, 2017
NC Counseling Association Ella Stephens Barret Award for Distinguished Service, 2015
IAAOC Graduate Student Scholarship, 2009
ACA Inaugural Robert Rencken Emerging Professional Leader Award, 2007
NCCA Creativity/Innovation in Counseling Award, February 2007
Roy Anderson Award, 2007 (most prestigious award given by NCCDA)
Starnes Award ($1000.00, outstanding staff contributions – Pfeiffer University)
9 Who Care Award – WSOC Channel 9
Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
New Professional Award for NCCDA
Chi Sigma Iota Honorary Society
NCDA Inaugural Leadership Academy

Counseling and Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Faculty, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2018-2019
Adjunct Faculty, Capella University, 2018-2019
Adjunct Faculty, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, 2015-2018
Adjunct Faculty, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 2017
Outpatient Therapist, Monarch, Albemarle, NC, 2014-2015, 2018-2019
Clinical Coordinator/Site Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness, NC A & T University, 2017-2018
Outpatient Therapist, New Directions Psychiatric Services, Albemarle, NC, 2011-2012
Grief Counselor, Hospice of Cabarrus County, 2006- 2007
Career Center Director/Career and Personal Counselor, Pfeiffer University, 1997- 2006
Human Services Clinician, Daymark Recovery Services, 2005- 2007

Certifications and Licenses:

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHC-S) in North Carolina
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S)
Graduate Certificate, Play Therapy
School Counselor Licensure Eligible, 2015

Professional Membership:

American Counseling Association
North Carolina Counseling Association
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling – North Carolina
North Carolina Association for Play Therapy
North Carolina Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
North Carolina Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling
International Association for Play Therapy
Chi Sigma Iota National Honorary Society
Mu Tau Beta Honorary Society at UNCC

Departmental Service (selected):

Member, Clinical Committee, 2019-Present
Member, Spring Seminar Committee, 2019-2020
Offered presentation on play therapy for students, October 2020
Member, Green Team, 2020-Present

Recent Presentations (selected):

Moore, S. (2019, February). Multicultural supervision: From both sides of the desk. North Carolina Counseling Association, Durham, NC.
Moore, S., & Proctor, M. (2019, February). Psychotropic medication use in children and adolescents. North Carolina Counseling Association, Durham, NC.
Kascsak, T., & Moore, S. (2018, October). The use of CCPT as a trauma-informed approach. Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC.
Moore, S. (2018, February). Two session parent training based on child centered play therapy as compared to CPRT. North Carolina Counseling Association, Durham, NC.
Moore, S. (February 2018). Serving children with disabilities with a focus on spina bifida, dialysis and organ transplant. North Carolina Counseling Association, Durham, NC.
Moore, S. (April 2017). Introduction to play therapy. Department of Counseling at North Carolina A & T University and Association of Child and Adolescent Counselors of NC, Greensboro, NC.
Moore, S., Opiola, K., & Post, P. (2017, February). Child parent relationship training (CPRT): A culturally-responsive parenting program for supporting families in crises. North Carolina Counseling Association, Durham, NC.

Publications (selected):

Moore, S. (2014). Two-session child parent relationship training with parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. (Doctoral Dissertation). ProQuest.
Brack, G., Lassiter, P., Hill, M., & Moore, S. (2008). Ecosystemic complexity theory of conflict: Understanding the fog of conflict. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 50(1), 3-15.
Moore, S. (2008). Utilizing stoic philosophy to improve cognitive behavioral therapy. North Carolina Counseling Association Journal, 1, 30-36.


My husband, Marc, and I have three children—Lilley, Rose and Henry. With a 13-year age gap between our youngest and oldest, we stay busy in a variety of activities and developmental stages. When I have a spare moment, I love to play tennis and read. We recently moved to High Rock Lake in Davidson County, NC, and enjoy spending time swimming, canoeing, and other water activities.

Upon completing my Ph.D., I taught as a post-doc for several years at local public university programs while continuing to work in community mental health and, finally transitioning to full-time teaching at WFU. I have been an LPC since 2003 and have worked in community agencies, Hospice, higher education Career Services and as an independent contractor. I do LPC supervision with several recent grads and love to support new professionals as they continue to grow.

I am passionate about counseling and advocacy and hope to share that passion with you.