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About Us

Behavioral Telehealth in Chicago, Illinois

Corey Shumate

Corey ShumatePsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (PMHNP-BC)

Mr. Corey W. Shumate was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, West Garfield Park, Austin Community, and Ravenswood areas. Mr. Shumate graduated from Proviso West High School. Mr. Shumate completed his Associate of General Science at Triton College. He completed his undergraduate education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Soon after receiving his bachelor’s, Mr. Shumate attended Lakeview College of Nursing, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. After working for more than six years as a registered nurse, charge nurse, and nursing supervisor on psychiatric units, Mr. Shumate decided to pursue the advanced practice nurse degree at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. It is there that he earned his Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degree.

Mr. Shumate has practiced for the past four years. Mr. Shumate specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, sleep disorders, and ADHD. He considers himself a ‘forever student,’ eager to build on his academic foundations in advanced nurse practice and psychiatry through continued coursework and professional development. His hunger for knowledge and determination to turn information into action has contributed to his most recent success and the start of Ear to Ear Behavioral Health Solutions.

Shakita Johnson

Shakita Johnson, PMHNP-BC Nurse Practitioner

My approach to behavioral telehealth in Chicago, Illinois, is to introduce and guide you down a pathway that you feel is suitable for you and your lifestyle. I use my sessions to learn and understand who you are as a person. It is essential for me to identify your specific concerns and then provide psychiatric treatment that aligns with your goals and values in life. I am passionate about discussing more than medication as treatment, as I feel it takes more than medicine to develop a balanced, comfortable lifestyle.

Mission Statement

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in mental health.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels


Our vision is to create a world where mental health is valued, prioritized, and accessible to all. We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that everyone deserves access to quality behavioral and mental health care.