Shonna Martin, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner

I was born in Pennsylvania, spent my childhood living right outside of Lexington KY, and then moved to south Alabama with my family in 2004. I moved to Birmingham in 2009 where I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. I worked in crisis and intake for a substance use disorder treatment facility where my interest in psychiatry and pharmacotherapy flourished. I then obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of South Alabama and worked as a registered nurse in inpatient psychiatry in Birmingham while I obtained a Master of Science in nursing specializing in mental health. I believe in an all-encompassing approach of promoting mental health and wellness with incorporating elements of psychopathology, thought and behavioral patterns, and bodily wellness. I have a profound appreciation for the intricate balance between mind and body and the complexities therein when addressing mental health symptomatology. I love getting to know my clients and collaborating with them to obtain optimal functionality and well-being through evidence-based pharmacotherapy. I love nature, being active, animals (especially dogs!) and finding new creative outlets.