Dr. Darell Shaffer trained as a psychiatrist at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and has extensive experience in widely varied settings. He has taken advanced training in the psychopharmacology of depression and mood disorders, and has worked as a consultant with various specialty populations including patients with brain injury, Alzheimer’s and substance abuse.

Dr. Shaffer is in private practice part time and offers psychopharmacology consultation’s for Hearthstone Institute; he is employed as well as the psychiatric director for Minnesota's vast network of corrections facilities. He has an interest in the integration of correction facilities conventional psychiatry with holistic medicine, and is open to collaborating with patients who are actively involved in the exploration of that tradition as a tool for personal growth. Dr. Shaffer provides comprehensive psychiatric care in an environment that invites holistic investigation and awareness of biological, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions of human experience.