A new naturopathic clinic and wellness market just opened its doors in Southold’s Feather Hill Village.
Tulsi Square, founded by married couple and naturopathic doctors Stephenie Pisacano and Jake Shettell celebrated its grand opening last Friday.
“We’re so excited to be here in this community,” said Shettell, who had previously been practicing naturopathic medicine virtually in New York City alongside his wife.
The cozy, minimalist-style shop doubles as a space for naturopathic health consultations during the week and a wellness market on the weekend.
A white bouclé sofa sits at the center of the room, surrounded by flowy, white curtains and a tall, white bookshelf holding a wide assortment of health and wellness products. The couple curates everything that goes onto these shelves and in the market — selecting products that are free of toxic chemicals and designed to optimize health.
“The health and wellness world is just so saturated with trends of fake health stuff,” Pisacano said. “We really tried to create a market where, if someone comes in here, they will know that the products are good quality and that we’ve checked all the ingredients. We tried to put a lot of detail into making sure that everything is clean, and actually safe.”
Patrons of the new shop can find all kinds of all-natural skin care products, supplements, and healthier snacks. There are also several different kinds of house-blended tinctures for sale, designed to relieve a wide range of health issues.
Pisacano’s favorite product from her market is a coffee alternative called Rasa.
“They basically add herbs to coffee blends, so people don’t feel so anxious and jittery with coffee,” she explained. “I finally switched over to Rasa and my anxiety was reduced by more than half.”
In addition to running the wellness market, Pisacano and Shettell offer health consultations. They both received a degree in naturopathic medicine where they first met — at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
“First and foremost, we’re naturopathic doctors, so we’re trying to be here in the area as an option for people to seek out,” Pisacano said.
Shettell was first drawn to this kind of medicine when he stumbled upon a booth about naturopathic medicine at a graduate fair. “I didn’t know that there was something that bridged Eastern medicine and Western medicine so well,” he said.
“A lot of people are looking for more from health care,” Pisacano said. “They want someone that can review their labs, but also make more natural lifestyle recommendations.”
While the space is currently a hybrid office and market, the couple dream of having a bigger place, where they could operate the market and their practice at the same time.
For now, they are excited to grow their market and work with more people in the North Fork community.
“It’s nice to offer something that’s so local,” Shettell said.
“We’ve met so many awesome people in the community,” added Pisacano.