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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Lindsey McCray, PMHNP-BC

Lindsey McCray is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville. Lindsey has experience in caring for patients across the lifespan in an outpatient setting. She provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management services for patients 18 years and older.

Lindsey McCray Telehealth Link

Treatment Approach

Lindsey’s clinical areas of interest include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Lindsey’s goal is to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient while providing a safe and relaxed environment.

Education and Certifications

  • Board Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master’s degree in Nursing – Lincoln Memorial University Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition- University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor’s in Nursing – Lincoln Memorial University Knoxville

Audra Fegley, PMHNP-BC

Audra is a board certified Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Audra has experience in treating mental illness for clients 16 years and older.  Her treatment focus includes depression, anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, addiction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Audra Fegley Telehealth Link

Treatment Approach

Audra has experience working in a variety of settings from teaching mental health to nursing students, treatment of clients in a residential as well as community mental health centers.   She is a co-author of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success, published by F.A.Davis.  Audra’s goal is to help her clients realize their full potential and succeed in all aspects of life.

Education and Certifications

  • Holds a current TN board of nursing APN and RN license.
  • American Nursing Credentialing Center certification in 2005- present.
  • Master of Science in Nursing from Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY in 2004.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY Brockport in Rochester, NY in 1998.
  • Associate of Science in Nursing from Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY in 1996.

Gail Clift, APRN-BC

Ms. Clift is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with Children and Adolescents.  She provides evaluations, diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents with Mental Health concerns from ages 3-21.  Gail has over 30 years of experience in caring for children and families.  Her practice incorporates education, parent training, brief play therapy in addition to diagnosis and treatment of Mental Health Disorders.

Gail provides treatment for a variety of mental health diagnoses.  She has significant experience in working with children with developmental delays such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She has experience in working and collaborating with other clinicians including therapists, guidance counselors, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals.  She collaborates with a board certified child psychiatrist.  She has experience in a School Based Health Center and is experienced in helping families secure help with Individual Education Profiles and obtaining appropriate accommodations.

Gail can develop a plan that helps your child work toward control of their symptoms to be successful in whatever their circumstances may be.

Gail Clift Telehealth Link

 

Ayse Wise WHNP-PMHNP-BC

Ayse is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Ayse has experience in treating mental health across the lifespan throughout a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment facilities and community health centers. Her practice focus includes: attention deficit disorder, autism, school aged concerns, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, women’s mental health concerns, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Ayse Wise Telehealth Link

Treatment Approach

Ayse’s treatment goals are to help you feel supported, and encouraged while you work on improving your mental health and wellbeing. Along with medication, she employs nutrition, lifestyle improvements and integrative care in her practice.

Education and certifications

  • Master’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Tennessee in 2003 for Psychiatric Nursing and Women’s Health Nursing.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Berea College in 2000

Ayse also has more than a decade experience working with the Autism population. She believes medication management can be a life changer for many people suffering from concurrent diagnosis with ASD such as anxiety or ADHD.

 

Evan Wilson PMHNP-BC

Evan is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has experience treating mental illness for clients 7 years and older. His treatment focus includes depression, anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, addiction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.

Treatment Approach

Evan has experience in community-based mental health, having cared for a variety of patients over the past four and a half years. He takes a person-centered approach to patient care, where patients are encouraged to collaborate with the provider in goal setting and treatment planning.  Evan’s aim is to help patients maximize functioning in daily life as well as overall physical and mental well-being through evidence-based treatment.

Education and certifications

  • Holds a current TN board of nursing APN and RN license.
  • Board Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – American Nursing
  • Credentialing Center certification in 2018 – present.
  • Master of Science in Nursing from University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2017.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2014.
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2009

 

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