Our New Facilities
Moore Counseling Center’s new facilities were designed by Sara Ward and her husband. Starting with hand-drawn plans, Sara and Dr. Ward created offices and common areas to meet the highest standards for an outpatient mental health facility. Our patients’ first impression of the MCC will be that it appears from the outside to be more similar to a home than an office building. This intentional design aspect was for the purpose of creating a feeling of warmth and invitation as opposed to the sterile, detached feelings of traditional medical offices. Our large parking lot accommodates 28 vehicles, providing easy, convenient access to the building for our patrons.
Upon entering the building, patients will notice the openness of the waiting room, accentuated by a 12-foot decorative rock wall. Maple wainscoting, leather furniture, and granite counter tops communicate the professional nature of our services, while a children’s nook provides relaxing entertainment for children as they wait. Once patients enter the clinical areas past the waiting room, they are unlikely to notice security and privacy details such as insulated walls, sound cancelling devices, locking storage spaces, and monitored alarms. Rather, patients report feeling at ease and comfortable, which as clinicians we know is essential for building effective rapport.
Patients are escorted to spacious offices outfitted with new furniture and decorations where they are able to relax and unplug from the stresses of the outside world for at least the duration of their session. The MCC stores all patient information on-site behind multiple locks and alarms, ensuring the highest levels of privacy and confidentiality. Also, for the security of its employees and patients, the MCC has a testing room that doubles as a safe room with 12-inch thick concrete walls and ceiling capable of withstanding an EF4 tornado.
Essentially, the overall design of the Moore Counseling Center facility was meant to incorporate state-of-the-art privacy and security technologies in a manner that did not detract from feelings of warmth and hospitality, while facilitating the flow of services in a seamless, efficient manner.