Joanne has more than 10 years’ experience as a Psychiatrist and treats patients of all ages presenting with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia and Trauma and other related mental health issues.
Dr. Shannon previously practised as a veterinary surgeon, and in this time realised many of the animals’ owners were presenting with mental health issues that did not seem to be addressed. Joanne was then motivated to train in Psychiatry, gaining her qualifications at the University of Sydney. She has since practiced at St George Hospital in Kogarah, St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst, the Richmond Clinic in Lismore and also works with the Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network as well as in private practice.
Joanne believes it is important all patients have a choice in how their mental state is looked after and offers a broad range of evidence-based therapies. These include somatic therapies which focus on the body, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (TMS) as a short-term program for Depressive Disorders, as well as Neurofeedback, a computer-based therapy to help patients self-regulate brain activity. Dr. Shannon also combines a range of psychotherapeutic techniques suited to the individual patient. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Shannon is trained as a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator.