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 APRN, 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.
Cydney Padilla RPh
Healthcare Virtual Assistant
My journey in the healthcare field began with an innate interest that led me to dedicate six years of my life to working in a community pharmacy setting. During this time, I was consistently recognized for my dedication and given opportunities to train for promotion. What drove me was my passion for providing patient counseling to a diverse range of customers and my proactive approach to management.
I've always been driven by a desire to excel, and I'm known for my creativity, determination, and versatility. I thrive on challenges and am constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow. It's this mindset that led me to venture into the realm of healthcare virtual assistance.
When I'm not busy on the computer, my husband and I manage businesses while raising our two kids. Despite our busy schedules, I prioritize self-care by working out regularly and ensuring we have nutritious meals. I also indulge in creative pursuits like acrylic painting and nurturing my love for plants.
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential to me, and we're eager to resume traveling with our kids and explore camping as a family. Balancing work, family, and personal interests is key to a fulfilling life, and I'm committed to achieving that balance every day.
Diane Nicole Yu RPh
Healthcare Virtual Assistant
Diane is a person who believes that true passion comes from deep within. Everyday, she gets motivated by reminding herself that in order to succeed, one must go out of her comfort zone and face the challenges brought by life. And with that, her determination and positive attitude pushed her to work hard and aim for growth. She is an advocate of Mental Health, and with her experiences and others, it help build a strong foundation of her empathetic side thus giving her the ability to understand people.
On her free time, Diane's choice of relaxation, is a dose of Broadway songs, trips to museums, painting, or spending time with her beloved dogs. She believes that humour can keep a person's life long and thus attracts friends along the way. She loves the quote, "Rejection is Redirection" as she believes that whatever is meant for us, happens at the right time as long as we have faith in God.