Melissa McDavid is a LMFT, LPC, LSSP, NCSP specializing in individual, couples and family therapy in part-time private practice in Houston, Texas at the Lovett Center. She also works as an LSSP, NCSP in Pearland ISD in Pearland Tx.
With over 15 years of experience, Melissa has trained and worked in community mental health, contracts with CPS and Adult/Juvenile probation, school settings, and private practice settings. She has worked with individuals of all ages providing therapy as well as psychological and psycho-educational assessments. She has facilitated counseling groups at the middle and secondary school levels. Melissa participates as a member of the Response to Intervention (RTI) committee and facilitiates Individual Educational Program (IEP) meetings. RTI is a process in which a team develops strategies and interventions to assist a student with educational health, or emotional difficulties. IEP meetings are facilitated to address the educational and emotional/behavioral needs of Special Education students.
In addition to being a therapist and specialist in school psychology, Melissa has also presented on various topics involving parenting, emotional-behavioral issues, Autism, and bereavement to the communities that she has served.
Melissa's passion is providing psychotherapy services to youth, young adults and families. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Areas of Expertise
Marriage and Family Therapy
Systems Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Assessment of Specific Learning Disability, ADHD, Autism, and Emotional Disturbance (not presently providing assessment; providing ideas regarding supports for an individual with a disability)
Years in Practice (16 years)
School: University of Houston Clear Lake
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology
Year Graduated: 2000
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), License Number #5127
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), License Number #18192
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), License Number #33705
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), License Number #36218
Training in many intellectual, academic and psychological assessment measures.
Currently training in the area of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Professional Activities and Memberships
Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (HAMFT)
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
International Center for Clinical Excellance (ICCE)