JoAnn Shew is a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and psychotherapist for Psychcare Consultants. Shew earned her associate degree in nursing from St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, and also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Saint Louis University. Shew now is in her 37th year of providing quality health care services for residents and medical professionals, primarily in the St. Louis area. She is co-founder of the first women’s support group for spouses of Vietnam-era veterans, and one of the initiators and clinical coordinator of the first Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team in St. Louis, now known as the Greater St. Louis Region Incident Stress Management Team. Shew has given numerous professional and community service presentations, and has served as an adjunct clinical instructor for both undergraduate and graduate students at Saint Louis University.