EDUCATION

PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE | Santa Barbara, CA | 2012 

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology 

 

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART | Baltimore, MD | 2006 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers, Cum Laude 

 

DREXEL UNIVERSITY | Philadelphia, PA | 2001-2003 

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design Candidate 

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 

PRIVATE PRACTICE  |  NYC  |  2016-present

 

MONTE NIDO & AFFILIATES: EATING DISORDER TREATMENT OF NEW YORK |  NYC | 2014— 2017
Primary Therapist

EATING DISORDER RECOVERY SPECIALISTS  |  NYC  |  2015 

Clinical Recovery Specialist 

 

MOSAIC COMMUNITY SERVICES  |  Baltimore, MD  |  2014 

Mental Health Therapist 

 

THE RETREAT AT SHEPPARD PRATT  |  Towson, MD  |  2012—2013 

Mental Health Worker 

THE PRO BONO COUNSELING PROJECT  |  Towson, MD  |  2010-2012

Therapist Trainee

 

PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDIES 

NATIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS  |  NYC  |  2018-present

Psychoanalytic Candidate, Adult Training Program

INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING AND RESEARCH  |  NYC |  2016

Psychoanalytic Candidate, Adult Training Program 

 

BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS  |  Laurel, MD  |  2012

Introduction to Concepts in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course 

 

BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS  |  Laurel, MD  |  2011–2012 

Adult Psychoanalytic Fellow 

 

PRESENTATIONS 

ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY CLUB at the C.G. JUNG INSTITUTE OF NY  |  2016

“Damsels, Witches, and Demons: Mythical Dimensions of Eating Disorders” 

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EATING DISORDER PROFESSIONALS WEBINAR  |  2016 

“The Rejected Body: The Use of Dreamwork in Eating Disorder Treatment” 

 

FOUNTAIN HOUSE GALLERY  |  NYC |  2016
“Perchance to Dream Workshop: Exploring Your Dreams and Their Meaning” 

 

MONTE NIDO & AFFILIATES  |  NYC  |  2016
“The Rejected Body: The Use of Dreamwork in Eating Disorder Treatment” 

 

BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS  |  Laurel, MD  |  2014 

“Left-Handed Contact: Alchemy and Erotic Transference in the Film American Beauty” 

TEACHING

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART  |  Baltimore, MD  |  2012—2014

Adjunct Faculty  for “Psychopathology,” “Dream Workshop,” and “Critical Inquiry” 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) 

ARAS (Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism) 

Melissa Daum, LMFT  | 119 Washington Pl. Suite C, New York, NY 10014 |  (301)873-0572 |  contact@melissadaum.com                                            Background image by Witch and Watchman