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 are based on decades of work with women and girls and are designed to offer a truly transformative, sustainable recovery.
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.
Whole person care
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.
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
Medical Director 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
Clinical Director | PhD, Psychotherapist
After receiving her PhD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania at Hahnemann University, Dr. Korslund completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Linehan herself in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington (UW). In 2003, Dr. Korslund became a research scientist at UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) and worked alongside Dr. Linehan on several NIH-funded research studies centered on further developing and evaluating DBT.
During her 16 years as a researcher and clinician at UW, Dr. Korslund functioned as a critical partner in the development of the BRTC’s DBT Training Program for graduate students and other mental healthcare professionals – a program which was recognized by the NIMH in 2008 as a “Center for Excellence” – and, perhaps most impressively, co-developed the DBT Adherence Coding Scale. In the early days of DBT, Dr. Linehan created a set of metrics by which to assess DBT treatment adherence that worked satisfactorily in her own research setting, but it wasn’t until the development of the DBT Adherence Coding Scale that researchers world-wide had a psychometrically-robust-enough protocol to apply in clinical research. In 2010, Dr. Korslund became the Associate Director of the BRTC and is the co-founder and first President of the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.
Dr. Tuesday Burns
Medical Director | MD, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
Dr. Tuesday Burns believes in collaborating with patients and viewing their concerns through a holistic lens. Having worked in a diverse array of clinical and academic settings, she has come to appreciate the strength of the mind-body connection. Dr. Burns has specialized training in issues related to hormones, PMDD, pregnancy, menopause and gender transitions. Using an integrative approach and evidence-based treatments, the alliance she forms with patients is rooted in accountability and agency.
In her years of clinical practice, Dr. Burns has garnered experience working as a consultant in hospital settings and as a liaison to primary care doctors, OB/GYNs, naturopaths and functional medicine specialists. She has advanced training in women’s mental health, brain stimulation and medical psychiatry and has enjoyed teaching medical students and supervising residents and fellows. After spending a number of years on the east coast for school and training, she returned to Seattle and has spent the past five years in private practice. Alongside her husband, Dr. Jamie Lolley, she founded the Behavioral Health Collaborative in 2015. Aiming to empower patients to live their most authentic and fulfilling lives, their practice specializes in the mental health needs of individuals navigating transitions, relationships and parenthood. Dr. Burns has expertise working with hormonal imbalances, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.
In approaching her new role as Medical Director of THIRA Health, Dr. Burns is eager to collaborate with colleagues and innovate novel approaches to treatment. She has long-since admired the model of care at THIRA and hopes to compliment the wealth of resources THIRA brings to the community. She looks forward to supporting her peers and patients by offering new ways to conceptualize and manage the confluence of hormones, mood and anxiety.
Dr. Burns received her B.S. in Neuroscience from Brown University and her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed residency training at Harvard as well as a fellowship in Women’s Mental Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Since completing her training, she has pursued research and clinical work in Boston, Virginia, New York, and Seattle.