BMMHS provides knowledge and support to clients who are in need of mental health services. Dr. Shackelford strives to offer person-centered solutions supported by research and observation that will help you manage the symptoms of your mental health condition and enhance your overall well-being. Everyone should have the opportunity to regain control over their lives, stand up for themselves, and begin anew as they travel the road to recovery, in our opinion. Our Provider aims to be the one who helps you through it. You deserve to be treated by an expert who is trustworthy and sensitive and who will treat you like family.


Dr. Shackelford is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years of clinical experience in the nursing field. Her background in Psychiatric Mental Health ranges from Crisis Assessment/Stabilization, Forensics, Geriatrics, Inpatient and Outpatient Services. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Her focus is on the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders, Cognitive Impairment, and serious mental illness through psychiatric assessment, medication management and brief psychotherapeutic intervention for clients across the lifespan. She incorporates evidence-based practice and inter-professional collaboration when treating her clients with a goal to restore, promote, and maintain optimal mental health. Dr. Shackelford has a passion for mental health awareness and is confident that the mind is beautiful and its well-being is worth being preserved.

Dr. Shanna Shackelford

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