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Michele Danao

Michele Danao


5 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Michele. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist actively working in the field since 2019. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Palo Alto University. I help adult individuals and couples navigate through life challenges and create a community together where you feel supported, validated, and seen.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The first session can feel overwhelming (and sometimes scary). Our first session will explore what brought you to therapy . You might not know exactly just yet and that's ok! My goal is to make this easy and conversational. My communication style is warm, inviting, and supportive. I want you to leave feeling empowered and excited to continue your therapeutic journey with me.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I utilize an integrative approach drawing from various modalities to meet the needs of each person in a different and unique way. You are the expert and by collaborating together we will figure out what you need to thrive throughout your life. Let’s take up space together and chat about topics that we think about but don’t always share out loud.

About Michele Danao

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My treatment methods


Emotional support, encouragement, and validation through all of life's transitions (good/bad).


We will work on building a new sense of well-being by building on your personal strengths.

Motivational Interviewing

Exploring your experiences, perspectives, and ideas to help you feel empowered and excited for change.


We work to re-write your personal story in a more positive and empowering way. You are more than the problems you are facing.