Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Dr Patricia Barreto
Hi. I am Doctor Patricia Barreto, owner and creator of MAPS Integrated Wellness. I hold a Medical/Clinical Psychology doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and have had a passion for wellness since I was a young trainee. In my practice, I conduct psychological, pre-surgical, and forensic evaluations as well as Psychotherapy. I also collaborate with other providers to deliver integrated care to patients. I was born and raised in Havana Cuba but became an adult in the United States. I have traveled to many countries and I find pride in having met many interesting people over the years. I trained in Ballet in Havana during my adolescence. Artistic expression will always be close to my heart and I use it in many of my programs. When I am not at the beach, I can be found with my loved ones, having deep conversations with friends, running around Amelia Park, reading, and playing with my dog. I wish I could go to a play, the ballet, or the symphony more often. My kids and husband are present in almost everything I do. We live in Amelia Island and we love it here. Hope to meet you soon!
Dr Denise Dutchak
Meet our new Psychiatrist, Dr. Dutchak. In addition to Adult Psychiatry, she is board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and board certified in Forensics. She is also board certified in Acupuncture through the AAMA. Sharing the vision of MAPS Integrated Wellness, she blends psychotropic medication with other holistic treatments in her practice. Her only condition to move to Fernandina was having a ballroom dancing studio, as she is now learning the Argentinean tango!
Schedule with Denise at https://app.luminello.com/denisedutchakparmentermd
Hello. My name is Beth Matricia and I’m the office manager here at MAPS. I’ve lived in Amelia Island my entire life. I’m an island girl through-and-through and enjoy traveling, scuba diving, yoga, and spending time with my “mini- me”. I truly believe in MAPS and everything we stand for. As Greg Anderson once said, “Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit- the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.”
Hi. I am Ashley, Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, as well as a Certified Lactation Counselor with nearly two decades of experience in public (Florida Department of Health) and private sectors. I obtained a dietetic nutrition degree from Clemson University, as well as a Master of Public Health degree (community health emphasis) from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Having grown up in rural Vermont, I developed an appreciation for holistic health (body, mind, and Spirit), including restoring one’s body from the inside-out. I specialize in wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy (especially GI disorders and gut health), and empowering people to create a lifestyle of intuitive and mindful eating. My goal is to empower individuals to connect to their unique blueprints and create fulfilled lives that embrace love, self-care, and delicious foods. One of my nutrition strategies includes intuitive eating, where I teach people to break free from dieting and replace it with nourishing food choices that strengthen one’s body. I have traveled to over 20 different countries, including Italy where I studied abroad and refined my Mediterranean cooking skills.
Hi. I am Christina Wright and I have been in the fitness field for 25 years. I am certified in group fitness by the American Council on Exercise since 1999, and in Personal Training by the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2018. My clients range from beginner exercisers to past athletes. I am a former Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Studies at the University of Memphis, teaching classes on topics related to overall health and wellness concepts, including nutrition and stress management.
I see health and fitness as lifelong, holistic pursuits. I enjoy the challenge of finding out what works best for my clients and creating workouts using a mix of bodyweight exercises and simple equipment. Programs must be effective, but also have to be fun - bringing elements of overall health into life outside the gym as well as inside. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to fitness.
Intuitive Art Instructor
Sandi is a healing artist. Her love of intuitive painting combined with experiences of moving energy caused by emotional and physical trauma, has led her on a journey of self-discovery through creativity and visual expression. Sandi started by creating wall murals in 1989. As her spiritual life matured, she began to feel her ability to offer healing through her gift. Sandi’s love of people led her to being a soulful artist who has begun studying spiritual art. A concentration on women and marginalized groups makes this form of artistic interpretation a perfect selection for Sandi. It will be her absolute joy and pleasure to guide you in finding ways of expressing yourself using images and intuition. Stay tuned for class times on the schedule.
Dr Judenie Raphael
Meet Dr. Judenie Raphael, Au.D., CCC-A, RN. She is an audiologist and she will be seeing kids and adults at MAPS every Monday. She accepts most insurance plans. Dr. Raphael holds a Doctor in Audiology degree and a dual Bachelors of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Anthropology from the University of Florida. She has been licensed and practicing for 10 years and clinically certified in Audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a licensed registered nurse and doula. We are honored to have her with us!
Hello! My name is Ace and I'm the office mascot at MAPS. I accept payment in the form of pets and have been working for MAPS since Oct. 2022.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hello! My name is Araci Ferreira and I am a Clinical Social Worker. Since I received my Master’s in Social Work from Boston University, my mission has been to help individuals overcome their challenges, improve their relationships, and discover their potential. If necessary, I use a trauma-informed approach paired with a variety of therapeutic styles: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Twelve-Steps, Family-Systems, Narrative Therapy, and Play therapy. It is important for me that you feel fully respected and understood during your session. This is a zero-judgment environment where you can be vulnerable, learn and heal at the pace you are comfortable. This is YOUR healing process. We will work as a team using a strength-based approach to achieve the therapeutic goals you propose. I am Peruvian and Brazilian, grew up in Peru, and moved to Boston, Massachusetts at age 18. Prior to my graduate studies at Boston University I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in psychology. I love to travel (so far 15 countries!) and I have had the privilege to serve as a social worker in Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Brazil. During those times, I provided therapeutic interventions to children and families, who not only were facing mental health issues, but were also battling a variety of contextual challenges: extreme poverty, child labor, domestic abuse, gang recruitment, human trafficking, forced displacement, and more. I must say that some of the most courageous and inspiring individuals I have ever met come from those uniquely difficult environments. From growing up in Peru and serving in developing countries, I also learned the power that compassion has to motivate individuals. even when resources are limited. When I am not in the therapy room you can find me painting with oil pastels while listening to Brazilian Bossa nova, going to restaurants, helping in my church, or playing with the best cat in the world, my Bagheera.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hello! My name is Claire Hall, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering psychotherapy services. I am committed to helping couples and individuals find more peace and harmony in their lives. I am incredibly passionate about seeing my clients thrive and reach their full potential. I offer assistance in navigating life transitions, managing anxiety, depression, and trauma, healing your relationship with yourself, and discovering the WHY behind what you do and who you are. My preferred modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy. We will be exploring deeper topics within the realms of Spirituality, Law of Attraction, and Manifestation and using new tools and ideas to conquer your problems and open a world of possibilities you didn’t know existed. I am a Jacksonville native and received my undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida and my graduate degree from Florida State University. I love to sing, listen and dance to Salsa music, and play with my precious daughter, Layla. I am taking new clients and currently providing individual and coupletherapy sessions on video chat and overthe phone.
Many people ask who took the captivating pictures we have at the center. Her name is Stacey Rushing (here with the pic that has become our logo, hangs in our waiting room) and she is a wonderful person and talented artist. I asked her to send me description of what she loves and this is what she said: " I am a nature photographer based out of Jacksonville Florida. My family and I are usually out exploring the beaches and nature preserves so I can find those magic moments to capture.
I hope that you enjoy my work as it is truly my passion."
My Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StaceyRushingsPhotography/