About Meridian Advanced Psychiatry

Kyle Ronnau is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and owner of Meridian Advanced Psychiatry. He formed this organization in response to the lack of available psychiatric services in Meridian, Idaho. Kyle has served patients for many years all over the Treasure Valley, and beyond to Payette, Ontario, McCall, Twin Falls, and other areas. He realized that in his previous roles, he was often referring patients with substance use to other psychiatric providers and often finding a total lack of providers accepting new patients or in convenient locations. Now centrally located just off I-84 between the Meridian and Ten Mile exits, Meridian Advanced Psychiatry is here to provide more access to mental health services for children through adults. In addition, we also provide treatment for substance use disorder for adults, all in one location.

Kyle Ronnau, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Kyle Ronnau has worked in healthcare in the Treasure Valley for over 15 years. He completed his undergraduate nursing at Boise State University and his graduate education at Gonzaga University. He has worked in a variety of roles in mental health including inpatient, outpatient, and transitional housing. 

His particular professional interests include treatment of substance use, use of complementary treatments such as herbal medicine, mental health concerns with traumatic brain injuries, mood and attention issues in children such as ADHD and ODD, co-occurring mental health in substance use such as major depressive disorder and opioid use disorder, and treatment of behaviors that span across many (if not all) mental health disorders such as insomnia and behavioral eating disorders. 

Personally, Kyle has a small hobby farm to keep him busy. He enjoys raising his Nigerian Dwarf goats, chickens, and ducks, and growing a wide array of fruits and vegetables. His time on the farm is accompanied by his wife, Linze, his daughter Elizabeth, and their ever-growing family of dogs and cats.

Shannon Jares, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Shannon Jares is a Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in psychiatric mental health. She has worked in healthcare in the Treasure Valley for over 20 years. She completed her graduate education at Walden University. Shannon has worked predominantly in outpatient mental health treating patients across the lifespan. She developed and piloted a program for outpatient intranasal ketamine for treatment-resistant depression and brings this expertise with her to Meridian Advanced Psychiatry.

 Her professional interests include the use of ketamine to help patients achieve their best life, complementing traditional mental health care with alternative therapies such as supplements and exercise, and ADHD and mood disorders in children and adults. She strives to create a safe environment conducive to health maintenance and mental healing. She believes each patient has an individualized story and deserves individualized care. 

 Personally, Shannon enjoys spending time camping, hiking, and biking with her family. She is married and has two daughters and two silly bulldogs.

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