I work from the philosophy that we are all born whole and that treatment seeks to return us to that state of innate health and well-being. I try to avoid burdening people with needless labels and pessimism. My style is positive, supportive and encouraging. I do use psychiatric medications but try to do so cautiously to avoid risk and needless side effects. I work in a large holistic group practice called Wholeness Center where we focus on collaboration with you and with each other.
Scott Shannon, MD, ABIHM, has been involved in holistic medicine since he joined the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978. Scott has been instrumental in the creation of a holistic and integrative perspective in psychiatry for over two decades. He published the first textbook for this field in 2001. Scott is a past President of the AHMA and a past President of the ABIHM. He was a founding Board member for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and serves currently on the American Board of Integrative Medicine.
Scott also teaches as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado-Children's Hospital in Denver. In 2010 he founded the country's largest and most comprehensive integrative mental health clinic, Wholeness Center, in Fort Collins. Norton published his latest textbook for professionals, Mental Health for the Whole Child in 2013 and his book for parents, Parenting the Whole Child in 2014.