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Melissa Daoud

Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Therapist at Teen/Family Therapy Center of Silicon Valley
San Jose, California, 95124

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About Melissa Daoud

    Relationships make life meaningful, and when they are not going well, they can affect our outlook on life by causing us pain and self-doubt. Life changes and challenges can intensify these difficulties. Therapy can provide a safe place to understand yourself better, identify patterns that no longer serve you, and learn strategies to change. It takes strength and courage to ask for help, so safety and trust are essential to effective therapy.

    As your therapist, I am here to walk alongside and guide you through your journey. I specialize in parenting, teen and parent conflict, and child and adolescent therapy. I also enjoy helping families prepare for college and supporting them through the transition. I am committed to providing you with a safe, caring, warm, and non-judgmental space to begin your journey toward healing, growth, and a more fulfilling life. 

    A little about me, I converted to Islam in 2001 and was born and raised in the United States. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2017. My approach to therapy is integrative and tailored to the individual. I use the best tools from psychodynamic, attachment theory, family systems, and evidence-based psychotherapies such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) or cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). My approach to working with children and teens involves working with their parents regularly. 

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My Credentials, Specialities & Practice

I conduct therapy
Both in person and online
Credentials Choice
I am licensed my license information is below
License Number
License State/Province, Country
California, USA
Year I began practice
Santa Clara University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, 2017
Additional Credentials
- Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional
- Provides Culturally Sensitive, Trauma-Informed, and Strength-Based Care

- Therapist at Family Therapy Center (2022-present)
- Therapist at Khalil Center (2018-2022)
- Therapist at Los Gatos Therapy Center (2020-2021)
- Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at The Miri Center; school based mental health through Individual Education Plans, helping youth access their education by decreasing mental health struggles. (2019-2020)
- Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee/Associate at Adolescent Counseling Services provided psychotherapy through the on-campus counseling program. Collaborated with teachers and parents to support children's wellbeing in classrooms and at home. (2016-2018)
- Suicide & Crisis Hotline Volunteer and for Santa Clara County Prevention Line. (2008-2011)
Top 3 Specialties
Anxiety Child Parenting
ADHD Anger Management Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Bullying Career Guidance Child Coping Skills Depression Divorce Education and Learning Disabilities Emotional Disturbance Family Conflict Life Transitions Marital and Premarital Mood Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Parenting Peer Relationships Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum Racial Identity Relationship Issues School Issues Self Esteem Self-Harming Spirituality Stress Suicidal Ideation Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Women's Issues
Treatment Approach
Attachment-based Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Couples Therapy Culturally Sensitive Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Faith-Centered Approach Family Systems Therapy Family Therapy Gottman Method Integrative Therapy Play Therapy Psychodynamic Therapy Relational Psychotherapy Sandplay Therapy Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy Strength-Based Therapy
Individual Couples Family Group
Age Specialty
Children Teen Adults (18+)
Finances & Insurance
First appointment/initial assessment 90 min: $345
75 min sessions: $315
50 min sessions: $210
**Couples and Family sessions must be 75 min slot
**Parent coaching sessions can be 50 min slot

If requested, I can provide you with a statement at the end of each month that you can choose to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Some insurance companies will not cover outpatient psychotherapy. Therefore, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company prior to the first appointment to inquire about reimbursement.
Payment Methods
Cash Mastercard Visa

Contact Information

Practice/Organization Name
Teen/Family Therapy Center of Silicon Valley
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2450 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, California, 95124
United States
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