Private Practice Retreat


Rediscovering Yourself and Your Business

Through Connection and Creativity

Do you feel disconnected or lost?
Or that your business could be more profitable?

Join me and a small group of private practice owners in Puerto Rico to relax, connect and create profitable businesses. 

Are you a mental health provider who is running a private practice?

Do you find that you desire to create a practice that is wildly successful  but something is holding you back, or you’re overwhelmed with too many ideas? At times do you feel isolated or lost and that nobody else understands the unique situation you are in as a provider and business owner? 

This retreat may be a great solution for you to take time to relax, reconnect and get some clarity amongst others in your exact situation!

Join me in Puerto Rico where we will slow down, unwind and create space for your profitable future. 

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

Each retreat experience is personalized to meet the needs of the members in your small group. This is your opportunity to reconnect with yourself, and others like you while strategically planning the future of your business with coach Melissa DaSilva, LICSW. 

This retreat was created by a mental health therapist for mental health therapist, so you know it’s got to be good!!

Give yourself and your business this opportunity step back and regroup so that you can take everything to the next level. 

Upcoming Retreats

September 22nd-25th 2022

This group retreat is for you if

  • You are a mental health professional or a  provider in the healing field  who is inspired by nature, sun, connection to self, but you are stuck in a rut or feel lost and overwhelmed

  • You are ready to uncover the blocks that are holding you back from creating the business and life of your dreams

  • You need a place to take a pause so you can find your passion again.

  • You could benefit from a custom-developed container of support to guide you in finding what you truly want your business and life to look like and create a plan on how you are going to get there. 

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 your path!

Reach your 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.”




Price for Investing in Yourself and your Business

(payment plans available)



The Details:

Your group retreat will be personalized your needs in mind.

Every retreat experience includes 1-1 coaching with Melissa including pre-support, 1-1 and group 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, accommodations for 3 nights in a house with the other group members, private room, nutritious tasty meals, cocoa ceremony and all activities.

*flight not included


Activities can include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Painting
  • Hypnosis
  • Meditating
  • Beach walks
  • Swimming
  • Dancing 
  • And more!

Submit Your Interest Form

* Groups will be housed in a large house at Palmas Del Mar.  Early registrants can decide if they prefer a room with a single bed or a shared space with another group member.  Participants can choose to book their own room outside the group house, registration fees do not change. 

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.

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, creating art, and relaxing on the beach.