Melissa DaSilva, LICSW

The Transformational Coach for LGBTQ+ Executives
Entrepreneurs and Allies

Melissa DaSilva, LICSW

The Queer Career Coach, Coaching for LGBTQ+ Executives and Entrepreneurs

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Transformational Coaching

Through Transformational Coaching, I guide LGBTQ+ executives and entrepreneurs to create a lifestyle that is in alignment with their values and goals by providing customized transformational coaching that honors the unique life experience of each client.

Therapy Practice Coaching

Through Therapy Practice Coaching, I am here to guide and support you as you build a profitable practice and reclaim control of your life while building a lifestyle of success through solution-focused methods. Discover how I can help you scale.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to step into the kind of life and career you desire?

Let’s schedule a time to chat!

Listen to the Podcast

Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative podcast is a weekly show that inspires, educates, and entertains Creative LGBTQ+ individuals and Allies. Tune in to our latest episodes!

About Melissa

If you are navigating a career transition or desire to spend the second half of your career rooted in passion and aligned to your values, then I am the coach for you. When working with my clients, we focus on your goals and how to overcome the barriers that are preventing you from your dreams.

Given my background in therapy, specializing in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, I can appreciate the struggles that our community faces in the workplace. Learn more about me and how I can help you.

Listen to the Podcast

Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative podcast is a weekly show that inspires, educates, and entertains Creative LGBTQ+ individuals and Allies. Tune in to our latest episodes!

About Melissa

If you are navigating a career transition or desire to spend the second half of your career rooted in passion and aligned to your values, then I am the coach for you. When working with my clients, we focus on your goals and how to overcome the barriers that are preventing you from your dreams.

Given my background in therapy, specializing in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, I can appreciate the struggles that our community faces in the workplace. Learn more about me and how I can help you.

Amo

Trans actor, activist, writer, model & recording artist

“Melissa meets you at the intersection of who you are and whom she believes you can become. Her radical acceptance of both is what propelled me as an individual through the course of our coaching session. Since working with Melissa, I’ve found new confidence in myself, my transition, my relationships, and my work. I would strongly recommend Melissa; her dedication and insight have transformed my life for the better.”

Dr. Steven LaBounty-McNair

​Director Of Learning and Development at History UnErased, Inc.

“Melissa is a superior leadership coach who supported me through a critical juncture in my personal and professional life. I know she values whom I am through her authentic and honest conversations, framed with questions that get at the core of my needs and wants. In just a few months, she helped me clarify and align my goals and values to find the right context for my step into executive leadership. I am grateful for her help and look forward to having her support in my next chapter.”

Amber Swenor

Transformational Business Strategist, Musician, & Speaker

“Melissa is a very dedicated, motivated professional who I’ve known for years in both of her roles as a skilled therapist, and as a life coach, specializing in the LGBTQ+ community. Melissa is very compassionate and motivating. She understands how to help people feel supported while working through challenges as well as getting motivated on their future goals. Her enthusiasm and her depth of expertise make her an excellent life and career coach to help people in creating the life they desire! I highly recommend Melissa!”

Check Out My Book!

The Profitable Practice

“They didn’t teach me this sh*t in school” is a phrase myself and many other healers who have opened their own businesses have yelled out in frustration at one time or another. In my book, The Profitable Practice: Helping Healing Professionals Build and Grow a Successful Business, I have created a step-by-step guide that helps healers through the process of starting a business, teach them how to run it like a business and actually make money to live the lifestyle they want.

Praise for The Profitable Practice

Melissa DaSilva is ON FIRE in her industry. If you have a healing business or plan on starting one, read this book. She discusses the ins-and-outs of running a business that most people take years to learn. Take my advice, and read this book!

​- John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire

“If there’s one thing I know, it’s the power of working with people who truly know their craft. Melissa is one of those people. Not only does she share incredible, experienced-based wisdom and thought-provoking ideas and concepts in this book, but she does so with an empathy that most don’t possess. A true leader in her field, this book is going to help thousands of other like-minded professionals do what Melissa does daily… help people. Something that we should all strive to do more of.”

​-Chris Ducker, Best Selling Author, Podcaster, Entrepreneur

“Melissa’s book, The Profitable Practice, is an honest exploration of everything a healer in business wishes they knew when starting out. There are many pitfalls that we can run into when starting and maintaining a healing business. Melissa tackles them all in this book! In my own experience, I wish I had such a thoughtful book that navigated me through the maze of business development in mental health. I’m so glad that healers starting or maintaining a profitable business have Melissa’s book as a valuable resource. Well done Melissa! I will be recommending this book to everyone starting or maintaining a profitable practice.”

​-Ernesto Segismundo Jr. M.S. LMFT, professor, and founder and owner of FYLMIT.

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