Where Expertise Meets Empathy

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Our Mission & Vision

Welcome to Platinum Psychiatry, where our dedicated professionals form the core of our exceptional care. Each clinical team member brings a wealth of experience, a deep understanding of mental health care, and a commitment to providing personalized, empathetic treatment. Here, you’ll find experts who are not only highly qualified in their fields but also genuinely passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of those they serve. Please get to know the people behind our exceptional care, who work tirelessly to ensure that your mental health journey is supported by the best in the field.


At Platinum Psychiatry, we are committed to helping you to have the experience and customer service that you deserve. We are an outpatient clinic that serves men and women who struggle with mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and more. We have a team approach to treating mental illness. We will work with you to understand your symptoms and to improve your quality of life. In a field full of confusion, stigma, and poor customer service, we offer a new way of experiencing mental health services.

Meet Our Clinical Team

Dr. Shorten, DNP

Navigating life’s difficulties is hard, and finding the right mental health professional shouldn’t add to that burden. My approach is centered around your needs, providing a non-judgmental, cooperative atmosphere for empowerment and self-recovery. My passion is deeply rooted in helping individuals enhance their mood and better their lives. With a sense of immediate commitment, I am ready to embark on a journey with you towards a comprehensive and lasting recovery.

Amber Fessette, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Amber is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal mental health as swiftly as possible. With a diverse and comprehensive skill set in patient care, Amber brings a holistic approach to addressing your mental health needs. With her extensive experience in treating individuals of all ages, both in-person and through telehealth, she’s adept at helping her patients achieve a healthier mental state. Amber is eager to extend her expertise to support your mental health journey.

Mel Eades, M.Ed.

As the Practice Manager at Platinum Psychiatry, Mel’s role is pivotal, backed by years of expertise in administration, education, patient care, and customer service. She prioritizes patient needs and is always ready to go the extra mile for quick and effective solutions. Mel’s educational background is extensive, with an A.A. in Behavioral Studies, a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, and an M.Ed. in Administration.

Our Commitment to Your Well-Being

At Platinum Psychiatry, your journey towards mental wellness is our top priority. We believe that everyone deserves a compassionate and understanding mental health experience. Our outpatient clinic caters to both adults and children aged 6 and above, specializing in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and a range of other mental health challenges.

Our approach to mental health care is distinctive. We stand as a beacon of clarity and exceptional care in an arena often clouded by confusion, stigma, and subpar service. Experience a new standard in mental health services with us, where your needs and well-being are at the heart of everything we do.

Don't struggle alone with the hope that the issues will simply "go away."

While navigating through life’s unexpected twists and turns, it’s all too easy to lose sight of a profound truth: our quality of life is shaped more by the state of our inner well-being than by the world around us. True healing, the kind that transforms lives, begins deep within ourselves. At Platinum Psychiatry, we understand this and are thoroughly committed to providing compassionate, specialized treatments that are thoughtfully tailored to nurture your unique path to inner healing and well-being.

Voices of Healing

I was very pleased they were able to get me in for my first appointment the same day. Dr. Shorten made me feel comfortable, and not like I was in a clinical setting. I appreciate his willingness to work with me and how quickly his office gets back to me.


Voices of Healing

When I started to have anxiety issues and my doctor couldn’t help, I began searching for somebody who could. In calling around, I couldn’t get in with anyone for several weeks. I then called Platinum Psychiatry and spoke with Mel. She was kind and compassionate and went out of her way to help me book an appointment for the very next morning. Platinum Psychiatry was very helpful and I would recommend them.


Voices of Healing

My initial visit with Dr. Shorten went very well. I was comfortable with discussing my problems and with his responses. I felt “equal.” He seemed understanding of my choices and thoughts, which means a great deal to me. I’m looking forward to my next visit! I’ve been seeing psychiatrists for nearly ten years, and it is rare for me to look forward to seeing a new one. Decent prices without insurance.


Voices of Healing

Very professional, compassionate, and genuinely concerned about you as a patient and not your pocket case. I came to Dr Shorten feeling like a wreck but he listened, listened, and listened again. He has both me and my teenage son on track to feeling more like our usual selves.


Voices of Healing

I searched for a Dr. for my boyfriend to meet with for weeks knowing that my boyfriend was reluctant to go. I was most concerned that the experience might not go well and my boyfriend wouldn’t give it another shot. Boy am I glad we went here. Dr. Shorten was AMAZING and not only made us feel comfortable but nailed it across the board with listening and helping my boyfriend to understand what’s going on. Do yourself the favor and schedule. You will not be disappointed.


Voices of Healing

I was very pleased they were able to get me in for my first appointment the same day. Dr. Shorten made me feel comfortable, and not like I was in a clinical setting. I appreciate his willingness to work with me and how quickly his office gets back to me.


Voices of Healing

A brilliant, patient-focused psychiatric practice. As another reviewer had mentioned, their customer service is impeccable. The doctor himself is VERY skilled in bedside manner, and hearing the patient out. He answers your questions thoroughly, and you feel as though he cares about how well you’re doing. He has helped me to achieve better results than any practitioner I’d encountered before him. Truly a Platinum-level practice!


Voices of Healing

I have been a patient for several months. Easy to get refills, is one of the few doctors who actually listened to what my goals were, and what medication I wanted to stay away from. Highly recommend. He is open to both Western and Eastern medicine and is very thoughtful and understanding. Genuinely cares about his patients. -Alexis

Voices of Healing

After having the worst summer of my life and feeling afraid it would never get better, I finally gave in and saw Dr. Shorten. He listened and offered solutions, giving me precise information on what to expect and when to expect it. I started to feel better immediately and now here I am a few months later feeling like my old self again and once again being able to be the mom, wife, and employee I want to be. I couldn’t have done it without his advice and support. The hardest part is often reaching out for help, I know this firsthand. I encourage others to consider reaching out to care about themselves enough to do so with Dr. Shorten. You deserve to feel better and he has the knowledge to help you get there… he certainly did for me.


Voices of Healing

Dr Shorten is compassionate, listens to you, and helps figure out what would work best for his patient. The office staff is professional and friendly and is prompt in getting you in to see the doctor.


Voices of Healing

I’ve been seeing Dr. Shorten for 4 months. He is very professional and listens intently to How the medication is affecting me. I would recommend him to anyone.


Voices of Healing

A great team of professionals that are responsive via call/text/zoom. I have anxiety so being able to message instead of calling helps tremendously. I also don’t have insurance, their rates are very reasonable.


Voices of Healing

They are extremely professional and nonjudgmental. He made me feel truly comfortable during our first visit and is willing to work with me to find what will work. I’m looking forward to working with platinum psychiatry!


Voices of Healing

Dr Shorten is great, one of the best doctors i’ve have ever seen, very calm, very knowledgeable I’m very happy overall with his professionalism.


Voices of Healing

I highly recommend Dr. Shorten. He has been so much help with my teenage son during some really tough anxiety issues.


Voices of Healing

Thank you Dr. Shorten for going above and beyond our expectations. You are truly a blessing and we are so thankful to have found you.


Voices of Healing

In completing my initial appointment with Dr Shorten I feel confident that I will receive the care I was hoping to find. Ample time was spent discussing medical history and medications. I look forward to having this connection and can say that I will utilize Dr Shorten for counseling as well as pharmaceutical-related issues in the future if the need arises.


Voices of Healing

Dr Shorten is a terrific practice. Very professional, caring, and a good listener


Voices of Healing

Dr. Shorten is experienced, knowledgeable, and genuinely cares. He explains complex issues to me in a way that makes understanding easy. He also creates an environment where I truly am a partner in the decision-making and direction of my treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Shorten.


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Initial Telehealth Assessment

During the initial assessment, we set aside 60 minutes just for you. Our aim is to deeply understand your individual challenges before making any important treatment decisions.

Your Path to Healing

After your initial telehealth assessment, you’ll receive a personalized care plan tailored to your needs and goals. This plan will outline the next steps and strategies to support your mental health journey.

At our clinic, we embrace a compassionate, team-based approach to psychiatry, dedicated to helping you rediscover your true self. Our mission is to assist individuals in restoring their emotional balance and enhancing their overall quality of life. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence, putting off seeking help until their lives and daily routines are significantly disrupted by a crisis. We emphasize prompt action to guide you toward a full recovery from mental health challenges.

You don’t need to endure this alone—contact us, and let’s start your journey to healing together.


16165 North 83rd Avenue

Suite 200

Peoria, Arizona 853382

Email: office@platinumpsychiatry.com

Fax: (602) 654-1322


About Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Conditions We Treat

What is Mental Illness

About Medications



Bipolar Disorder



Phone or Secured Text:

(602) 730-6422

Our telephone line ensures secure and confidential communication, providing peace of mind for your psychiatry needs.

Your data is safe here. We won’t sell or use your information for marketing. Experience the privacy of our HIPAA-compliant telehealth service, blending convenience with confidentiality for your mental well-being.