DI RESIDENT OPENS THERAPY PRACTICE IN PARK CIRCLE
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lee Picciuto, LISW-CP/S, has opened a new office location for Veritas, LLC in North Charleston at 4610 Spruill Avenue. Picciuto has moved her trauma-focused therapy practice to a newly-renovated building in the historic Park Circle district.
“Now more than ever, we are seeing a focus on trauma-informed mental health,” said Picciuto, a Daniel Island resident. “Trauma not only affects the individual, but the collective (as evidenced by seemingly daily world events)—having the opportunity to reprocess our trauma and become more mindful of our emotions leads to healing on both a personal and societal level.”
Unique to Picciuto is her focus on early attachment work, ego state therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, an evidence-based treatment used to heal trauma/PTSD. This focus helps to transform the negative inner cycle of criticism that many clients repeat internally to themselves.
“What I most want people to know is that this negative inner voice is an absolute lie; that due to unconscious processes, we adopt these self-limiting beliefs as our own truth without ever being given the opportunity to examine whether these beliefs are indeed true,” Picciuto explained.
Picciuto is a licensed clinical social worker and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) certified therapist. She specializes in complex trauma, PTSD, attachment disorders, and dissociative disorders. Additionally, she is actively pursuing coursework toward an Advanced Certificate in Complex Trauma and Dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D).
Picciuto holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree in international relations and Spanish from The Ohio State University.
PLEASANT LIFE CHIROPRACTIC OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON DI!
Daniel Island’s newest chiropractic office is open for business. Pleasant Life Chiropractic, located at 866 Island Park Drive, suite 102, in the new Central Island Square retail space, held its official ribbon-cutting on Friday, June 8. Dr. Ashley Trail opened the practice “in hopes of creating a family-centered chiropractic office specializing in neurologically based care for all ages,” according to the company’s website. Dr. Trail holds certifications in the Torque Release Technique and the Webster Technique (for pregnancy care). Her husband, Scott, serves as office manager.
VERTICAL ROOTS NOW OFFERING FRESH GREENS ON DI
Getting your greens on Daniel Island just got easier. Vertical Roots, the sister company to Tiger Corner Farms, has kicked off a new membership program at Dockery’s restaurant that offers weekly pickups of specialty lettuces and greens to customers. Each box feeds 2-4 people per week and costs $20. Pickups can be made on Tuesdays, between 3 and 6:30 p.m.
“It gives families the ability to purchase all of their greens for the week from a farmer growing produce right here on Daniel Island,” noted Stephanie Swackhamer, general manager of Tiger Corner Farms.
For additional details on the program, visit www.verticalroots.com.
BLACKBAUD TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS
Blackbaud is set to host an official ribbon-cutting for its brand new headquarters building on Island Park Drive this week. The Daniel Island facility has been under construction since 2016. The new space consolidates Blackbaud’s Daniel Island Drive facility, which opened in 2000, and another overflow building off of Fairchild Street, into one location. Holder Properties developed the project and is leasing the property back to Blackbaud. The four-story, 172,000 square foot building was designed by ASD | SKY and was constructed by Balfour Beatty. Look for more details on the ribbon-cutting celebration in next week’s issue of The Daniel Island News.
MODERN ACUPUNCTURE TO OPEN IN BELLE HALL SHOPPING CENTER
Modern Acupuncture is opening its first South Carolina location in Mount Pleasant at the Belle Hall Shopping Center. The 1200-square foot clinic is slated to open at 608-G Long Point Road on Wednesday, June 27.
According to a press release, it is “the world’s first acupuncture franchise to bring the natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture mainstream.”
The location will have eight zero-gravity acupuncture chairs located in the Zen Den, described in the release as a “relaxing retreat outfitted with soundproof insulation, calming sounds, and cool earth tones, ensuring a multi-sensory experience as traditional and cosmetic acupuncture services are delivered.”
Modern Acupuncture offers an enhanced acupuncture experience that utilizes needle therapy on nodes to increase blood flow, but unlike traditional acupuncture, does not require the removal of any clothing to access full-body health. The company estimates that 150 locations will be open and operating by 2020. In fact, since launching the concept in August 2016, the company has already awarded 500 plus regional developer and franchise licenses across the United States, stated the release.