Saha Jamshed / Melissa Daoud


About Me

Saha Jamshed

Saha is a Clinical Associate Social Worker (ACSW) She works with children, young adults, individuals and families using approaches that are tailored to the unique needs of each client. Saha has received her undergraduate degree from UC Davis in Psychology and a minor in Comparative Religion. Later, she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Southern California.  

Melissa Daoud

Melissa Daoud was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, where she converted to Islam in 2001. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in California, as well as her clinical training. Melissa is dually licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Professional Clinical Counselor Associate and completed her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, as she believes the best therapy is tailored to each individual. She utilizes interventions from psycho-dynamic/attachment theory, family systems, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused psychotherapies. She also holds a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from San Jose State University. Since her traineeship, Melissa’s clinical experience has been in a school-based setting, where she provided therapeutic services for youth and their families. In addition to adolescent psychotherapy, Melissa has a strong interest in working with couples, individuals, families, and converts to Islam.

Both Saha Jamshed and Melissa Daoud provide web services to clients in California.



Saha worked at John George Psychiatric Hospital where she completed her clinical hours and gained a variety of experience working in the ER setting. Simultaneously, Saha has been working at NISA, a Muslim domestic violence organization for over 10 years where she provides counseling and case management for victims of domestic violence and abuse.  Saha has experience working with acute psychiatric patients, domestic violence, relationship issues, multiple forms of trauma, self-care, self-esteem, boundaries, phase-of-life changes, grief, and loss as well as depression and anxiety within diverse populations.   

Saha utilizes a multitude of therapeutic intervention modalities based on the needs of the client including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy and stress management.


University of California, Davis (Saha)

University of Southern California (Saha)

Santa Clara University (Melissa)

San Jose State University (Melissa)