1-1 Transformational Retreat

Engaging creativity & play as you step through change and into more of YOU

Do you feel called to find yourself again?
Or a reinvention is on the horizon?

Join me in Puerto Rico to relax, reflect and reconnect.

Do you identify as a creative individual or LGBTQ+ professional who desires to step into your next version of the best you, but something is holding you back, or you’re overwhelmed with too many ideas? A retreat may be a great solution for you to take time to find you again!

Join me in Puerto Rico and get in touch with your inner creativity, play, rest, and relax as you find the best version of yourself!

Experience the profound shift and transformation of rediscovering something that was lost or discover something new that hasn’t yet been found.

A personalized retreat is your opportunity to relax, unwind, rest, and reflect as you are guided into clarity about where you desire your life to go and gain the support and tools to take those steps forward.

Create + Play as you discover the deeper you!

As a life coach for the Queer and creative community, you are guided into art, creativity, goal setting, and play to help you tap into who you are and what you desire your future to be.

A personalized retreat is for you if

  • You are a creative or Queer-identifying professional who is inspired by nature, sun, connection to self, but you are stuck in a rut or feel the pull to live your life in a different way

  • You are ready to uncover who that person is and move through blocks that can be holding you back from your fullest self-expression.

  • A retreat is a place to take a pause so you can find yourself.

  • A personalized retreat is a custom-developed container of support to guide you in finding you again and being empowered with the tools to integrate these new changes into your life.

Katie Hill

“My retreat in Puerto Rico with Melissa gave me so much more than I could have imagined, for my health, my business, and my soul. Her kindness, hospitality, and ability to ask kind, thoughtful questions helped me to break through several complex situations in my life. I left feeling restored, inspired, and full of life again. If you need to rest, reset, and jump-start anything in your life, do not wait another moment to book your retreat in Puerto Rico with Melissa. It is the best investment I have made in myself in a long time.”

What you will gain

Find you again!

Reach your personal goals, create the future you dream of, and finally sort through the blocks that are holding you back so you can move forward with confidence and clarity!

“My time spent in Palmas was zenful. I arrived there unsettled, in my mind and body. Melissa’s welcoming presence and home was like drinking a perfect cup of cinnamon tea. Heart-opening. Several days in, I felt connected, afloat, alive. My senses completely awakened. I am aware of how my nervous system had been on fight or flight mode for some time. At Palmas, I was able to relax, replane, and regulate. Thank you, I will be back.”

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The Details:

Your retreat will be personalized to you.

Every retreat experience includes 1-1 coaching with Melissa including pre-support, 1-1 coaching throughout the retreat experience, and post-integration for three weeks post-retreat with the option to continue. Your experience also includes airport pick up and drop off, accommodations for 3 nights, nutritious tasty meals, and all activities.

A personalized retreat with me will be customized to meet your needs and goals.

Activities can include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Painting
  • Cooking
  • Meditating
  • Beach walks
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Kayaking 
  • And more!

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About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa DaSilva, LICSW, therapist, transformational life and career coach, author, podcast host, and artist. 

I started my career in social work, focusing on children and wellness in my community. Over the years, I’ve found countless ways to help others thrive through therapy, coaching, and a dedication to spreading information and resources to LGBTQ+ individuals.

Today I focus on guiding creative and Queer identifying individuals into the future that that see for themselves. We do this with 1-1 transformational coaching and retreats.

I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work at Rhode Island College with a focus on School Social Work. For years, I worked in school systems to support students and help individuals succeed at what they love to do.

In 2015, I founded East Coast Mental Wellness in Providence, RI, a mental health agency where members of the LGBTQ+ community can find safe and specialized therapeutic services.

I’ve had the great opportunity to create an environment in which clinicians have a place to do the work they love, so they can help clients change their lives for the better.

You may have read my best-selling book, The Profitable Practice: Helping Healing Professionals Build and Grow a Successful Business, which helps healers and new business owners succeed. Or, you may have listened to my LGBTQ+ podcasts, Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative and Chit Chat with a Therapist. My work has been published on several websites, and I have been featured as a guest on several podcasts including Loving Without Boundaries, Life (Un)closeted, and Shameless Mom Academy.

When I’m not helping others through my job, I spend my time at tag sales, creating art, and spending time with my pets.