Shosty is a Grand Rapids native and has lived in the area all of her life. She graduated from North Dakota State University as a Respiratory Therapist in 1993 and then received her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Dakota in 2010. She has a vast experience in medicine but was drawn to the mental health field in 2012 and began practicing in the outpatient setting in 2015.
Shosty treats ages 12-100 primarily but she will treat some children ages 5 & up for ADHD and mild behavioral issues on a case by case basis. Shosty focuses on client education for all diagnoses and medications as a means to work together. She firmly believes healing is a team effort and she works closely with your therapist to reach individual goals.
Shosty enjoys time with her husband, 5 adult children and all their animals. She is drawn to nature and finds long motorcycle rides, fishing and hiking with her family to be some of her favorite things. You can also challenge her on some of the local bike trails if you want a good work out! She recently obtained her Usui Holy Fire Reiki level II practitioner certificate with plans to complete Master level training in the future. You will find crystals and sage all over her house but don't forget she is still the daughter of a former Marine and Principal! You will always hear music in her office but she will keep you guessing on what her favorites are! She loves to bake and cupcakes are becoming her specialty.