A passionate team of
Our programs are guided by a passionate team of leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Our mission to support the whole person through transformative treatment is made possible by our skilled team, which includes trained, certified experts in therapy, art, movement, nutrition and more. All programs are led by the vision of Dr. Mehri Moore, who brings decades of experience working with women and girls with mood and eating disorders to THIRA.
Our team of more than 80 employees consists of registered dieticians, art therapists, primary therapists, milieu therapists, doctors and prescribers, and an administration team.
Our program pillars
Our programs use evidence-based approaches to treat serious and life-threatening psychiatric conditions while increasing resiliency through holistic care and a supportive community. Our unique approach as been proven successful over decades of treatment and thousands of patients.
Community & Family Support
Each person has a unique journey to recovery. At THIRA, we address unique needs for sustainable recovery paths by leveraging support systems in all areas of the individual’s life. Our group therapy, cohort-based treatments, and alumni groups strengthen the path to recovery.
It is our goal to help each person reach their full potential through holistic recovery. With this in mind, we offer solutions that care for the whole person: nutritional meals, art therapy, medication management and more.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
A great deal of research has been conducted on the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and, in general, DBT appears as effective or more effective than other “talk-based” psychotherapies.
Meet our team
Dr. Mehri Moore
Chief Medical Officer and Founder | MD, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
Mehri Moore, MD brings over 35 years of work with women and girls to her leadership at THIRA Health. Her vision for THIRA was born out of a desire to address the core issues that women face, rather than simply working through symptomatic challenges. While symptoms of anxiety and depression can be extremely damaging (eating disorders being a leading symptom), her mission is to find sustainable recoveries that allow each patient to overcome symptoms and root causes. THIRA’s programs reflect this mission in their comprehensive, unique approaches that incorporate a variety of methods, including yoga, art and movement therapy, and much more.
In 1991, Dr. Moore founded The Moore Center (now Eating Recovery Center of Washington), the longest-established treatment center specializing in eating disorder treatment in the Pacific Northwest. In her many years of clinical experience she has worked with patients dealing with a wide variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, among others. She is THIRA Health’s Founder and Medical Director and has many years’ experience working with a broad spectrum of clients.
Dr. Moore is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. She trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, an affiliate of the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She received her medical training at the University of Tehran, Iran.
Dr. Moore is also a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She has presented lectures, trainings, and in-service education seminars to a wide variety of professional and parent groups. She is a licensed Physician in the State of Washington. For her work at The Moore Center, she was honored as a 2014 Semi-Finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards. She is a member of the Academy For Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Dr. Kathryn Korslund
Chief Clinical Officer | PhD, ABPP
After receiving her PhD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania at Hahnemann University, Dr. Korslund completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan – the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. In 2003, Dr. Korslund became a research scientist at UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics and worked alongside Dr. Linehan on several NIH-funded research studies centered on further developing and evaluating DBT.
She joined THIRA Health as clinical director in 2017. She was instrumental in developing THIRA’s DBT-based treatment program, which is the facility’s sole therapeutic modality. THIRA’s programming has been highly effective, with very low readmission rates and high patient satisfaction scores. She has strengthened the foundation of DBT treatment through countless training sessions and supervision of its work force, and has championed excellence in both patient care and clinical processes. These efforts, along with our clinical staff’s work, lead to THIRA receiving Joint Commission Gold Standard Accreditation.
In 2021 she became THIRA’s chief clinical officer and remains active in academic research as clinical faculty at the University of Washington. She and her team of researchers worked on a ground breaking paper on suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in teens which was recently used in an editorial published in the “Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.”