Dr. Shannon Arntfield, MD, MSc
Preferred Name: Shannon
Shannon Arntfield is a second-career trauma informed therapist and poet, who turned to writing and psychological care in response to her lived experience as a child-mother-daughter and ob/gyn. She runs a small private practice in London Ontario, and offers both in-person as well as virtual care. She is able to provide OHIP funded care following referral from a licensed MD.
Education & Experience
Dr. Shannon Arntfield received her MD from Western University in 2004. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009 and subsequently completed a Master's of Science in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University in New York. From 2010-2022, she worked as a general obstetrician-gynecologist at LHSC-Vic in London Ontario, caring for women across their reproductive lifetime. In this role, she became sensitized to the impact and prevalence of trauma - both in the lives of women and their families, and among caring professionals. In 2020, she chose to re-train in trauma-informed care, and has transitioned her professional focus to serving the needs of individuals affected by personal or professional trauma.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
EMDR/EMDRIA; IFS-Informed EMDR; Somatic Experiencing.
- Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
- Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
- Moral Injury
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Sexual Abuse
- Somatic Issues
- Traumatic Incident
- First Responders