About Dr. Shannon
I have always been interested in the connection between brain and behavior. This is one of the main reasons I chose to go into psychiatry, the perfect intersection between psychology and science (and also fulfilling my parents' expectations at the same time which is a win-win!)
I obtained my Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts and Doctor of Medicine through a 6-year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
I then completed my adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA in 2007.
I am a member of the American Psychiatric Association as well as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I am board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
In addition to my medical training, I have been trained in multiple modalities of treatment including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and interpersonal psychotherapy. My fellowship has also provided training in family therapy, couples counseling, and parent consultation models.
My treatment philosophy includes a broad range of approaches including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, but always in the context of a developmental and systems perspective. I believe psychopharmacological interventions are often an important part of a treatment plan, but are most often efficacious in conjunction with non-pharmacological interventions such as psychotherapy.
After practicing for almost 15 years, I was getting frustrated with the inefficiencies of our healthcare system and tired of only being able to help one patient at a time. There are never going to be enough mental health specialists. I wanted to find a way to make a bigger impact.
This desire led me to digital medicine, and the birth of Digital Brain Consulting. I have been a clinical advisor for several digital mental health companies, bringing my expertise to the healthcare technology space which combines two of my favorite things: improving mental health and technology!