#communityovereverything Harmony Moses

CityCentral Richardson Member, Harmony Moses, reflects on her experience as a therapist and shares what led her to opening her own private practice 15 years ago!

Tell us a little about you and your practice.

I’m a small town Texas girl from the panhandle and grew up in both worlds of ranching and farming in tiny Dalhart (both sides of my family still live in the panhandle), to moving to Dallas in middle school. I currently live out in the country and commute to work, enjoying both aspects of city life and the peace and quiet of rural life.  I love animals, nature and thrive outdoors being both active, and enjoying the stillness of what nature has to offer. I love traveling, adventure is in my soul, I want to see the world! I’m married to my best friend of 19 years and we have two wild kids, 23 and 18. They are our life and love. I’m getting ready to be an empty nester and look forward to traveling to see my daughter play college volleyball. 

I’ve been in private practice for 15 years, and spent 3 years working inpatient as a therapist at Childrens Medical Center Dallas, in the psychiatric unit with dual diagnosis of children with eating disorders. I work with men, women, families, marriage/divorce, teenagers and specialize in an array of issues, excluding active addiction. My favorite patients are those who are deeply involved in wanting help and seeking change, and are ready to do whatever it takes. 

What lead you to the position you’re in now?

Becoming a therapist was a choice made by the immense challenges I’ve had over the course of my life, I’ve been through a gambit of my own trauma, pain and turmoil, including divorce, family dysfunction, grief, parenting and healing. Life has made me tough as nails, and incredibly experienced and seasoned in the ‘hard parts’ of life. I have a natural knack for being very direct, I’m a straight shooter and believe that people need to hear what’s hindering them from growth and taking responsibility for themselves and choices, while being heard through there own experiences and feelings. I’m also a natural empath, and the combination of being direct but addressing things with  kindness, understanding and integrity, is a huge part helping those who are struggling to change. This really wraps up my ‘style’ in the way I practice professionally, and my personality, in general. I work really hard in everything I do, and I take my work as a therapist very seriously. I take pride in my work ethic,  its something that I’ve been taught, but also in my blood, I come from a long line of very hard working people. 

How to do you navigate your work-life balance?

Seventeen years ago while starting this journey, I had no idea how many cool and amazing people I was going to be able to work with, helping people find resolution and healing has been so incredibly rewarding. I’ve learned as much from my patients as they’ve learned going through therapy. Being a therapist takes a tremendous amount of boundaries and balance, I can’t preach what I’m not also able to apply to myself and life. I love being in the office and I love my patients, but taking time away for myself and my family is just as important, I think work-life balance is extremely important. Connection and experiencing being present in both sides of my life is genuinely thriving for me. I love people in and out of the office, I’ve been told that I “love and care hard”. 

How has being a part of the CityCentral community affected you and your practice?

I’ve so enjoyed my transition to CityCentral, I love the space and the vibe. The people are diverse and it’s an eclectic group, I think that’s fun! My favorite part of my new office is my window and plants! My patients have got in the habit of coming in and checking on my little plants to see how I’m managing keeping them alive, lol! They love the new space and it feels like a second home to them, they can open up and feel comfortable and trusting. 

If you had a friend in town, and you could take them to one of your favorite restaurants or spots in your community, where would you take them to?

Two of my favorite spots around town are Urban Rio in downtown Plano, they have a really neat vibe on their rooftop bar, overlooking downtown. Food and drinks are great, and make sure you ask for Sophie as your bartender, she’s a bestie of mine from high school! My other favorite spot is Town Hearth located in the Dallas Design District. It’s fancy but the coolest and most fun vibe you’ve ever seen, such a fun date night experience! 

We'd like to thank Harmony for taking part in our Member Spotlight series! If you are interested in being highlighted in this series, please email info@citycentral.com

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