Shannan Hermann, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Behavioral & Mental Health (IPD), 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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Languages
English
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.

Memberships
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
School
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)

Conditions

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)