A personal therapeutic retreat (PTR) is an opportunity to set aside larger blocks of time to focus intensively on challenges that persistently interrupt one’s path toward a more content and peaceful life. It can also be a time to go inward, away from the busyness of everyday life, in order to reconnect with our true values, our true mission, and our True Self.
A PTR is also intended for therapists and other healing professionals who are seeking to deepen their self-awareness and to overcome blockages that may be impeding personal and professional growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a PTR and what is the cost?
A PTR can last from one to several days—with two to three days being the typical duration—and consists of an eight-hour day with breaks and an hour for lunch.
The daily rate for a PTR is $1,200.00 (lodging and meals not included) and accommodations are off-site at a location of the participant’s choosing.
What kind of therapy do you do?
I believe that we have everything we need within us for healing to occur; however, this innate self-healing potential is often disrupted and/or rendered inaccessible by an underlying trauma or attachment wound (usually from childhood) that must be fully addressed before this healing process can be activated.
These traumas can be overt, such as abuse or neglect, or more insidious, such as a disparaging comment made by a parent or a peer. These traumas, whether “Big T” or “Little t,” are the reason we have the “voice in our head”—our inner critic who tells us that we aren’t good enough, worthy enough, beautiful enough, etc.
The work I do—which is a combination of Attachment Therapy, Ego State Therapy, and EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, an evidence-based treatment used to heal trauma/PTSD)—helps to transform our negative inner critic once and for all. I often use the example that traditional talk therapy is akin to mowing the grass, while attachment/trauma work is like pulling out the root.
What I most want people to know is that our negative inner voice is an absolute lie; that due to unconscious processes, we adopt these self-limiting beliefs as the truth without ever being given the opportunity to examine whether these beliefs are indeed the truth.
The answers that we seek are always contained within us. I strive to create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for you to access this inner knowing—and to realize and integrate your inherent truth and worthiness.
Where are you located?
Veritas, LLC is based in the vibrant arts community of Park Circle in North Charleston, SC, just minutes from the historic downtown, restaurants, and beaches of Charleston, SC.
How do I get started?
After an initial in-person meeting (or phone consultation for out-of-state clients), I will collaborate with you to determine the optimal time to schedule a PTR and to begin our work together.
For more information about personal therapeutic retreats, please contact Lee Picciuto, LISW-CP/S via the link below.