November 12, 2019 Palm Beach Post
NEW: Boca Raton therapy center opens new location in Jupiter’s Abacoa
JUPITER — In the therapy landscape, Dr. Patricia Shutt considers comprehensive care an “essential” part of great treatment.
And it’s the level of service she said her clients receive at Therapeutic Oasis of the Palm Beaches, the therapy center she co-owns that recently opened a location in Jupiter. Staff members held the grand opening of its new location at 600 Heritage Dr., Suite 130, just west of Military Trail on Thursday.
“We like to see (clients) all the way through completion and launching them into a successful life,” Shutt said.
Shutt — a licensed clinical psychologist with areas of expertise that include eating disorders, trauma and mindfulness training — works alongside a team of professionals with backgrounds that include marriage and family therapy, nutrition and dance-movement therapy.
What’s more, they have connections to medical professionals outside of their office that work to clients’ benefit, Shutt said.
“We work as a treatment team,” she said. “We’re very connected in the community.”
Shutt co-owns the Jupiter location with Dr. Nicole Friedman, dietitian Christie Caggiani and therapist Clara Bossie. The company was founded in 2013 and has another location north of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
Opening a second location in Jupiter made sense, Shutt said, because many clients were driving long distances to the Boca Raton office.
She wants to make therapy as convenient, and as least disruptive, as possible.
Speaking at a grand opening event, Jupiter Mayor Todd Wodraska praised the business’ “beautiful, welcoming space that you’ve created here in the heart of Abacoa,” according to a news release.
For its part, Shutt credits her team of colleagues. They’ve built a “very safe, loving, connected community,” she said.
She says she has assembled a staff of professionals who are invested in their clients and are committed to helping them in the long run. Rates are generally around $150-$300 an hour, Shutt said.
“We really see this as a mission not a job.”
For those seeking a consultation, Shutt recommends calling 561-278-6033.
Therapeutic Oasis is an out-of-network healthcare provider. It is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.