Dr. Anna Cook
Dr. Anna Cook is a doctorally prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various mental health conditions. As an experienced healthcare professional, she will make your mental health needs a priority. Anna is proud to provide a high-quality level of service, healthcare experience, and commitment to health and wellness for all of her patients.
Anna obtained a master’s degree in nursing from Murray State University in 2010 and a post master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 2015. Anna is a board-certified Registered Nurse, adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from University of Alabama, Huntsville in 2019. Anna has most recently (2021) completed training on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy from the Polaris Insight Center in San Francisco California and the AIMS Institute in Seattle Washington.
Anna is passionate about caring for people of all ages and with various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia and insomnia. She believes in a holistic approach to treating mental illness and combining the use of both medications and supportive psychotherapy to treat the whole person. Anna has worked in various settings including inpatient and outpatient and with various populations. She has been the primary provider at Unity Psychiatric hospital in Martin, TN for nearly five years. This is an inpatient geriatric psychiatric facility. Additionally, she has a thriving private practice ( iMind Mental Health and Wellness) in Jackson, TN.
Alicia is dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated in 2005 from UT Martin with her initial nursing degree. She then returned to school to obtain her Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Union University in 2009 and again in 2020 for her post-masters certification in mental health. Her diverse experience for the past 11 years includes practicing in the emergency room, a family medicine clinic, hospice, urgent care, and a nursing home. With her vast knowledge she is motivated and dedicated to help treat a person physically, emotionally, and mentally to achieve a higher quality of life and wellness. Alicia resides in Dyersburg, TN with her husband and 3 children.
Aaron Brakhane, LCSW
Aaron received his Master’s in Social Work from Union University in 2012. After serving as missionaries in Uganda for 6 months he and his wife returned to Jackson. He has been in practice since 2013 and has a wealth of experience with various populations and mental health disorders. His experience includes crisis counseling with at-risk and disadvantaged youth. Aaron has provided trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children who have been victims of abuse. Most recently, he provided outpatient counseling to individuals from 5 to 85 years of age in a rural medical clinic. Aaron has been with iMind since 2019. He has a passion for working with clients to develop the skills they need to overcome their individual stresses and traumas.
Paige Bledsoe, LCSW
Paige Bledsoe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 21 years of experience. Paige obtained a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Union University (1998) and obtained her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (2000). Paige began her clinical social work career providing psychotherapy services to a primary female population age 3- up who had experienced complex trauma. Paige’s passion continues where she started, walking the difficult journey of healing from our wounded hearts, mind, and souls; including trauma, where sitting with the hurting and teaming with clients to address barriers that often keep one from living life in the present to the fullest. Paige believes in working from a Bio-psycho-social approach, meeting people where they are, and joining in their journey together watching many experience growth, healing, and change. Paige enjoys working with adolescents through adulthood individually, as a family, as well as engaging in group psychotherapy.
Paige joins the Imind Team with experience in leadership and supervision, as well as her clinical experience in a variety of settings such as school social work, residential treatment, and outpatient settings supporting those struggling with but not limited to PTSD (complex and Developmental Trauma), Anxiety Disorders, Mood disorders, Grief and Bereavement including survivors of suicide loss, ADHD, Substance Use Disorders;/ Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use, survivors of loss by suicide, crisis intervention, self-harming and suicidality, and life transitions. Paige believes strongly in a client-centered approach using tools and interventions from a variety of evidence-based interventions, including EMDR.
April Downing, FNP-BC
April Downing has an extensive background as a medical provider, including family practice. Prior to becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse, April worked for 13 years in many settings including the emergency room, rehabilitation, oncology, and transplant, where she served as Clinical Director of Transplant Services With her vast knowledge of many areas of patient care.
Laura Fieser, LCSW
Laura Fieser has been a practicing therapist for several years. She has a master’s degree in education in Community Mental Health from UT Martin and a master’s degree in social work from UT Knoxville. Laura received her license for clinical practice in May 2020. She is also a certified suicide prevention (QPR) trainer. Laura utilizes an evidenced-based cognitive behavioral approach to her therapy techniques. Laura has therapy experience working with children, adults, seniors, marriage counseling, and family therapy. Laura has worked with children in intensive in-home counseling as well in the school as a school-based therapist. Laura has worked at a psychiatric hospital for geriatric patients. She also has experience with teaching parenting classes as well as substance abuse, anger management, ADHD, behavioral management, anxiety, depression,and suicidal ideation. Additionally, Laura teaches exercise classes with a mental health focus at UT Martin.
Laura has lived in Martin TN for 30 years. She is married and has 4 children.