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Mercedes Moore, LCSW

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming."

Mercedes Moore, LCSW

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

College: Hampton University

Graduate school: Norfolk State University


Moore has been providing clinical services at CHKD since 2015.

She provides crisis-oriented interventions in the Emergency Department, often utilizing short-term, solution-focused approaches when working with children, adolescents and/or their families. Additionally, Moore assesses for basic needs, gives community resource information, makes appropriate referrals, conducts mental health evaluations, provides treatment recommendations as well as assist with psychiatric placement and/or other mental health services as needed.

Moore, thoroughly enjoys working with marginalized populations in an acute care setting. Likewise, being part of a multidisciplinary team helps ensure the continuum of care for each individual served.

Upon graduation, Moore joined CHKD as a medical social worker, working primarily in General Academic Pediatrics and Infectious Disease clinics. Moore, continues to facilitate a monthly support group that focuses on supporting the siblings of individuals with disabilities.

Clinical Interests
  • Crisis intervention
  • Acute mental illness
  • Child and adolescent trauma
  • Adolescents
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Infectious disease
  • Parent-Child relational conflict
  • Parenting support
  • Sibling support
(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)