Shannon Eaton is a PMHNP and is board certified by the ANCC. She is serves clients across the lifespan from age 13 and up. She manages and treats a wide range of mental health concerns including: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Addictions. Shannon specializes in adults with PTSD, depression, and mood disorders as well as working with clients within the LGBTQIA community.
Shannon earned her diploma in nursing in 1995 from Burge School of Nursing in Springfield, MO. She went on to complete her BSN in 2011 at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. In 2013 she completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing Education degree at Cox College in Springfield, MO. She completed a Post Master’s Certificate for PMHNP in 2018. Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner she spent 23 years working in many areas of nursing and teaching nursing students in various settings.
Shannon provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to individual needs, including attention to each patient’s personal history, his or her specific context, stressful or traumatic life experiences or circumstances, each patient’s particular concerns about, or fears of medications, all of which she approaches with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpful explanations that facilitate treatment and the patient’s sense of comfort and trust. She is flexible and integrative in her approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual. Shannon is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. Her primary focuses are providing honest communication with her patients and listening to her patients. She also highly values referrals to quality resources and collaboration with other health care team members when needed.