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 mental health professional and nurse, Anna understands the importance of mental health and wellness. Anna has been working as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2015. She is dually certified as an adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She also completed her doctorate in 2019. Anna has both personal and professional experiences that allow her to meet people where they are and offer genuine care and empathy. She understands that people often arrive to her in their most difficult and vulnerable seasons of life, and she identifies compassion and understanding as the foundation of her practice. “Every person that walks into my office is vulnerable. Often people are facing some of the most difficult seasons of life and I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to help them get back to the place in life where they had a sense of joy and purpose.”
Anna is passionate about caring for people of all ages and with various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 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, outpatient and residential services. Additionally, she has several years of experience in geriatric psychiatry. with various populations. Anna strives to ensure that her practice offers the most advanced, evidence-based treatments available in the treatment of mental health disorders. She is constantly reading and learning of new treatment modalities being studied in the field. Anna is especially intrigued by the growing research in the area of the use of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health disorders. She is one of the few clinicians in West TN that offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. More information about this treatment and others is available on the iMind Website.
Anna has been married to her husband David since 2008 and they have four children. Together they opened iMind Mental Health and Wellness in 2018. They have faced significant challenges over the past 15 years adjusting to the trials and tribulations of a blended family, changing careers and opening a business. But together they have persevered and are so proud of the success of the practice. While the challenges continue, they both feel the opportunity to provide such a valuable resource to the community is worth the sacrifice.
Alicia is dually 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.
Tracey Puckett PMHNP-BC
Tracey Puckett was raised in West Tennessee where she has raised her own family. Tracey is married and has four children. She enjoys the closeness of small town living and her peaceful home Pinson, TN. She completed her associate’s degree in nursing from Jackson State Community College in 2009. Upon graduating, she went to work in the emergency room at Jackson Madison County General Hospital where she served for 12 years. It was during her time as a nurse in the emergency room that she identified the need for improved mental health services. This fueled her passion to pursue a career in mental health. Tracey later went on to complete her bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She would continue her education, completing the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master’s program at Walden University in the fall of 2021. While in her master’s program, Tracey was experienced various clinical experience. One of those experiences was at iMind Mental Health and Wellness. During her time there Tracey made the decision to join the practice and began her career with iMind Mental Health and Wellness at the end of 2021. Tracey feels both her personal and professional experiences have allowed her to have genuine empathy for her patients. Tracey identifies the sense of support and collaboration with the other providers in the practice as instrumental to her growth as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
Tracey is passionate about caring for people in all stages of life and with various mental health conditions. She understands the complexity of mental health disorders and the need for treatment to be individualized to the person. She values the importance of meeting people where they are in life. Tracey’s approach to patient care is rooted in compassion and supported clinically by evidence with an overall goal of improving a person’s quality of life.
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.
Sarah Joyce holds a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in clinical mental health counseling and works within an easy-going and non-judgmental framework to help clients find personal, practical solutions within their value system. She works primarily from a humanistic, person-centered perspective, and is basic trained in EMDR. Sarah works primarily with adults, and her clinical focus includes, but is not limited to, religious trauma, ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem, and recovery from unhealthy environments and relationships. She is especially passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ community with identity-affirming therapy and providing a safe place to explore values and identity without judgment. Outside of therapy, Sarah enjoys creative writing and has worked as an editor and illustrator, so she also enjoys counseling creative professionals and assisting them with focus and productivity.
Edith Appleton, LMSW
E’dee graduated in May of 2021 from the Master of Social Work Program at Union University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Leo University. E’dee is passionate about helping individuals who are struggling with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, domestic violence and post-separation abuse, addiction and life transitions. E’dee has past experience working in hospice care and has a special interest in helping bereaved adults and children, children and adolescents with parental/caretaker loss and counseling individuals with a life-limiting/life-threatening illness. E’dee enjoys using creative interventions with clients such as sandtray therapy and has found this to be a useful tool for both children and adults alike. E’dee believes that warmth and empathy rest at the heart of human connection. Through a holistic approach, E’dee strives to encourage and empower clients along their path to healing. She enjoys helping clients forge meaning and understand how resilient they truly are!
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.
Meredith Figueroa ARNP, BC
Jodi Clenney – LPN
Judy Farley – Clinical Coordinator
Stephanie Hall – Appointment Coordinator
I’m Tito. I am sure you have seen me around. I love coming to work with my parents Anna and David to help around the office and of course to get snacks from everyone. I am a 4-year-old French Bulldog who loves playing with my toys but, I do destroy them so my parents have to get me indestructible ones. If you see me around don’t be alarmed I am here to help you and get all the rubbings I can get.