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Realize Moore

Group Work, Consultation, and Supervision

I am not accepting clients for psychotherapy at this time. 

Upcoming Group Offering

Parenting Children Across Race:

A teletherapy based group for white parents

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Group work

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Groups are one of the most valuable ways for individuals to explore approaches for addressing questions, major life transitions, or challenges they may be confronting. The strength of groups is developing support from peers who are interested in participating in the exploration of a shared identity or experience. Throughout the pandemics of 2020 I have been able to provide a groups for a large sized employer, offering support to those wanting to discuss how the current state of the world was influencing relationships at home and work, as well as in my practice. 

Most of the groups I offer are conducted via teletherapy platforms and are more educational than therapeutic.  The groups I offer facilitate the support of various groups of individuals with a shared identity. Examples include the following:

  • White parents who are parenting across race (groups are organized based on affinity identities at present, ex. Queer parents group, Mom's group, 

  • BIPOC women in higher education (Administrators and faculty)

  • BIPOC parents in predominately white spaces

My therapeutic groups are limited to those who reside in states where I carry licensure (at present-Massachusetts, Minnesota, and soon Illinois). Examples of these groups include :

  • BIPOC women who are survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual abuse and incest

  • BIPOC adult survivors of childhood family violence

  • BIPOC Trauma support group

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Parenting children across race: A teletherapy based group for white mothers (TG and Gender non-conforming friendly, Polyamorous friendly) raising Black and Brown children. This may have occurred through adoption, interracial marriage, or other circumstances. This is a 5 consecutive week group with individualized check-ins available throughout the weeks of the group, with a follow-up check-in at the conclusion of the group. 


This group will address a range of topics, from anti-racism parenting, to the racialization of gender, navigating religion and many other topics. Groups will run once a week over the course of 5 consecutive sessions starting in February. There will be two concurrent groups running, one on a weekend, the other on a weekday evening. To learn more about the group, please email Lisa at

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."

-Audre Lorde

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Consultation and Research

I bring over twenty years of experience providing consultation and research services to institutions of higher education and community based organizations. My services are typically address specific events or dynamics around interpersonal and institutionalized forms of oppression. The availability of these services vary based on need and my availability. 

Research services are typically in the context of providing background information and white papers for organizations that are at the start of exploring a particular issue, but would like additional research to further inform their activities. In addition, this work sometimes involves interpreting qualitative research data collected by organizations into a format that is accessible to its constituents. 

Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your needs..

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About Me

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.  My name is Lisa L. Moore, LICSW, PhD.  I claim Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC as my hometowns and currently reside in Chicago, IL. I have been fortunate to sustain a professional life that has been primarily in higher education, as well as with community based organizations. My experience in higher ed was initially in administration for 13 years before shifting to working as a faculty member, which I have done for the past 10 years. In addition to this work I have also sustained my love for working directly with people by maintaining a clinical social work practice over the past twenty years. Recently I have shifted and I am not presently accepting new clients, limiting my work to groups, clinical supervision, and consultation. 


I love all of the work that I do and appreciate opportunities to bring together my distinct skill sets to support individuals and institutions with change.  I am good at the work I do and remain hopeful that institutions can continue to grow and become better for the many lives they touch.  I have been told that I bring a thoughtful, honest, funny, and engaging presence into the rooms I enter creating space for discussion and growth. I enjoy reading, listening to music, playing my cello, and spending time with my children and good friends in my spare time. I earned my AB in Political Science from Davidson College, MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and my PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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If you are interested in any of my services or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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