Melissa DaSilva is an entrepreneur, podcast host, therapist, and author. After starting her career in the social work field, Melissa worked in agencies and schools before starting the mental health agency East Coast Mental Wellness.
Melissa uses an holistic approach to therapy, helping her clients to achieve balance and harmony in body-mind-spirit by using tools that include talk therapy, meditation, yoga, pet therapy, and art. She is also the creator and host of the successful LGBTQ+ podcast Pride Connections and Chit Chat with A Therapist. Melissa has also been published on many website blogs and featured as a guest on several international podcasts.
In this podcast, Melissa talks about the transition from being a full-time therapist with very little business experience to setting up East Coast Mental Wellness and then growing it to a practice with a team of eighteen. She also talks about her work with the trans community and how her bi-polar diagnosis, what she refers to as her ‘super power’, gives her a highly creative approach to problem solving!
You can get in touch with Melissa at https://www.msmelissadasilva.com/