In Japanese, there are three words for “heart”: shinzou, which refers to the physical organ; ha-to, which is the Anglicized word for a love heart; and kokoro
Kokoro is well understood in Japanese. Conceptually, it unites the notions of heart, mind, and spirit: It sees these three elements as being indivisible from one other. “For example if we say, ‘She has a good kokoro,’ it means heart and spirit and soul and mind all together.”
At Kokoro Health, we believe in this concept and want to partner with you to meet your mental health goals through utilizing listening, education, understanding, and compassion . Mental health care is multi-faceted and we strongly promote a team approach to help you be your best.
Shannon Eaton PMHNP- BC
Shannon Eaton is a PMHNP and is board certified by the ANCC. She is serves clients across the lifespan from age 6 and up. She manages and treats a wide range of mental health concerns including: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Addictions. Shannon specializes in adults with PTSD, depression, and mood disorders as well as working with clients within the LGBTQIA community.
Shannon earned her diploma in nursing in 1995 from Burge School of Nursing in Springfield, MO. She went on to complete her BSN in 2011 at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. In 2013 she completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing Education degree at Cox College in Springfield, MO. She completed a Post Master’s Certificate for PMHNP in 2018. She is MAT certified for addiction treatment as well. Prior to becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she spent 23 years working in many areas of nursing and teaching nursing students in pre-licensure, bachelor, and master programs.
Shannon provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to individual needs, including attention to each patient's personal history, his or her specific context, stressful or traumatic life experiences or circumstances, each patient's particular concerns about, or fears of medications, all of which she approaches with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpful explanations that facilitate treatment and the patient's sense of comfort and trust. She is flexible and integrative in her approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual. Shannon is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. Her primary focuses are providing honest communication with her patients and listening to her patients. She also highly values referrals to quality resources and collaboration with other health care team members when needed.
She lives in Rogersville, MO with her family and many dogs.
Stacy Bolding, Virtual Assistant
I grew up in a little town called Kimberling City, MO located right on Table Rock Lake. Our home was right on the water. I spent my days fishing, riding atv's, and on anything that involved the water including work as a teenager. Upon entering college for Business Marketing, I quickly realized it was not my passion. Shortly after I took an opportunity to become a caregiver and got my CNA license. I was drawn to peers in scrubs, they always seemed to smile, and I wanted to be a part of that. Not long I grew and longed for the need to make a difference in other people’s lives. I discovered I was a strong-minded optimist and started to live for any act of kindness I could offer. Now almost two decades into my medical career I can say I live for making a difference in others. I am the owner of I & E Medical Virtual Assistant. I partner with Shannon and other providers to support their telehealth practices virtually. My husband and I own a home in Ozark, MO, it is a small suburban community located on the banks of the Finley River. I have two boys who are the center of my universe. Aside from working remote, I often entertain the family with BBQs and all the little adventures we can do in making a memory. At a young age I found out how quickly loved ones can be taken from you. Every day I remind myself to be thankful and remain strong in my faith and relationship with God. I believe life is what you make it!