Shannan Hermann, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Behavioral & Mental Health, Psychiatry

Practices In: Morris, Ottawa
Patients Seen: All Ages

I am pas­sion­ate about pop­u­la­tion health and con­cen­trate my efforts upstream” to cap­ture a com­pre­hen­sive approach to ill­ness pre­ven­tion and dis­ease man­age­ment. I uti­lize a holis­tic par­a­digm and biopsy­choso­cial frame­work to iden­ti­fy bio­log­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and social fac­tors that influ­ence health. I seek to under­stand and treat ill­ness in the over­all con­text of the whole per­son. I serve as an advo­cate for my patients and use a col­lab­o­ra­tive approach to indi­vid­u­al­ize treat­ment and iden­ti­fy strate­gies to remove bar­ri­ers to pro­mote phys­i­cal and men­tal health. My com­bined treat­ment approach includes phar­ma­cother­a­py, psy­chother­a­py, and psy­choso­cial inter­ven­tions to meet patients’ indi­vid­u­al­ized needs.

Behav­ioral & Men­tal Health insur­ance cov­er­age varies by provider.

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Awards & Accolades
Induction Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing 2017
Clinical Interests

I have par­tic­u­lar inter­ests in study­ing neu­ropsy­chophar­ma­col­o­gy, neu­roen­docrinol­o­gy, and research with a focus on the neu­ro­bi­o­log­i­cal basis for behav­ior and the inter­play between genet­ic vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty and adverse life experiences.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time with friends and fam­i­ly and time in nature (if water, trees, and hors­es are includ­ed, all the bet­ter). I tend to a small gar­den in the sum­mer and enjoy cook­ing with the veg­eta­bles and herbs I grow. I enjoy learn­ing about complementary/​alternative prac­tices and sys­tems of nat­ur­al health, includ­ing Ayurve­da and Chi­nese Medicine.

Member American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Member American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Member Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN) Member American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Member American Nurses Association (ANA) Member American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Member Illinois Rural Health Association
Illinois Valley Community College Graduation Date: 2000 Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) - Registered Nurse (RN)
Aurora University Graduation Date: 2008 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
University of St. Francis Graduation Date: 2020 Degree: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)


ADD, ADHD, Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent Issues, Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Abuse, Adult Attachment Disorders, Affect. Disorder, Aging, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse, Chronic Medical Illnesses, Cognitive Assessment, Communication, Complex Presentations, Death/Terminal Illness, Dementia, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Maturity Issues/Life Skills, Medication Management/Medical Adherence, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Palliative Care/End of Life, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic Thought Disorders, Rare/Genetic Diseases, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self-harm, Sleep Issues, Smoking Cessation, Spirituality, Sports Injury/Concussion, Stress, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Teen Issues, Thought Disorders, Trauma, Treatment Resistance, Weight Loss

Treatment Styles

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Individual Therapy, Integrative, Medication, Mindfulness Based, Nutrition & Supplements, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)