Bess  Moro

Bess Moro

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Colorado, Arizona Accepting Online
Denver Accepting In-person
Updated January 15, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Eating disorders
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Existential crisis
  • Identity development
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Bess is a Licensed Professional Counselor both in Arizona and Colorado. She has a practice located in Denver, Colorado in the Washington Park neighborhood and sees clients virtually statewide in Arizona and Colorado.

Bess is an attachment based therapist working with young adults and professionals specializing in: Eating disorders/negative body image, discovering the root cause and working through one's triggers using intuitive eating techniques and promotes Health at Every Size. Grief and loss caused by suicide, sudden death, terminal illness, or infertility. Existential issues, such as finding meaning in life, growing self-esteem, and developing identity formation. Bess also works with those struggling with chronic depression giving integrated coping skills with or without psychiatric/medical treatment or consultation.

Bess Moro uses the following therapeutic modalities: existential therapy, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness practices, gestalt therapy, holistic therapy, multicultural therapy, and narrative therapy. She has had years of training in all of the above, and uses an eclectic approach that includes these therapeutic practices as needed. You can look up what each of these therapies mean by going to the "therapy types" tab.

Bess received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary located in Littleton, CO she also holds a Masters in Teaching from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. In addition to her clinical work, Bess enjoys incorporating mindfulness and creativity in sessions. Bess also has experience with neurobiology and psychopharmacology and can help with and make referrals for medication management as necessary.

Bess works closely with clients to help them manage their grief, depression, and eating disorders in a meaningful way, tailoring the course of treatment to help each client discover their true selves, grow their self-esteem, and fight their inner critic. You will find by working with her that she has a centered, confident, and validating presence.


Message to clients

I believe having a safe place to process our life challenges creates an environment for change and growth. Safety is key when processing our everyday struggles and mental health issues.

Whatever the issue, having a safe place within counseling creates restoration. It creates a space were you can start loving and accepting yourself. This process starts with vulnerability. It takes courage to be vulnerable, and vulnerability leads to true change. Vulnerability breaks down the walls of shame, depression, grief, and negative self image leading to hope and healing.

When sitting with me in the counseling context you will find yourself sitting with someone that is calming and centered. My focus in therapy are your personal difficulties, not an easy fix. Therapy is meant to be a long lasting relationship with the therapist in order to provide the best mental health care possible.

This type of therapy is what results in long lasting change. I believe that the therapies that tend to be quick and controlled result in immediate change, but not lasting change. Lasting change takes time and energy. As your therapist I will give you many resources that push you towards lasting change. If you are ready for this journey to begin please contact me and set up your free 30 min.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Bess Moro is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Denver practice
1221 South Clarkson Street, Suite 204, Denver, Colorado 80210
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Journeys Counseling Center Tempe, 2019 - 2020
Mental Health Center of Denver, 2017 - 2019

Denver Seminary, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2016
Christian Brothers University, MA in Teaching, 2012


Licensure

Colorado: LPC.0015238

Arizona: LPC-18544


Languages

English