About Us

Mission Statement

The Goodman Center is an outpatient wellness center with a focus on behavioral health. We use a non narcotic approach to treat conditions such as addiction, mental health, and pain management. We offer psychological, nutritional and physiological treatments to help our patients achieve optimal outcomes.

Our Staff

It is vitally important to work with qualified professionals; people who have made it their life mission to specialize in helping people recover from harmful behaviors. You have made the decision to get the help you desperately need to recover, not just to function.

John R Manning, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Manning received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree from Middle Tennessee University. Dr. Manning then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from The American University of the Caribbean in 1993. He then received his family practice residency certificate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee.

Dr. Manning holds a Tennessee and a Kentucky medical license and has over twenty years of family practice medical experience. His experience ranges from delivering babies to treating our esteemed senior citizens. He values each stage of life and attempts to make it as good as he possibly can for his patients by his proactive and preventative approach to medicine.

    Susan Goolsby Barner, MSN-BC

    Director of Nursing Services

    Susan received her BSN at East Tennessee State University in 1996, and her MSN at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1998. She has seventeen (17) years of experience in psychiatry, including medication management, psychotherapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). She also serves as a preceptor to nurse practitioner students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). She teaches lecture in the psychiatric nurse practitioner program at LMU on a part time basis. She was awarded 2014 Preceptor of the Year by the University of Tennessee College of Nursing. Her areas of expertise are in addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, trauma, ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders in adults.

      Adam Boggs, APN-BC

      Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

      Adam obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Lincoln Memorial University. He is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed as a registered nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse through the State of Tennessee. His experience includes treating addiction with and without co-occurring psychiatric disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and dementia. He believes in a holistic approach to psychiatric care, including self care, psychotherapy, and pharmacological intervention when necessary.

        Alicia Widener

        Officer Manager

        Alicia graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. She has worked for the last 7 years in various Social Service programs, including mental health case management with Helen Ross McNabb and substance abuse outreach with Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services. Alicia has focused her career path on finding ways to help clients break the substance abuse cycle and improve their lives.


          Kelley Seymour, RN

          Registered Nurse

          Kelley received her ASN from Lincoln Memorial University in 1995. She offers over 20 years of experience in various areas of the medical field.  Her personal journey towards a happier, healthier lifestyle sparked her interest in the holistic approach to health care.  Kelley uses her personal experiences and her professional knowledge to support patients as they take steps to better their own lives physically, mentally, and spiritually.

            Barbara “Libby” King, FNP

            Family Nurse Practitioner

            Barbara “Libby” King received her BSN from Tennessee Wesleyan University and her MSN from Frontier Nursing University. King is a board certified family nurse practitioner and is currently working on a Post-Master’s Certification in psychiatric mental health. She has held the position of FNP Faculty Liaison with the Improving Clinical Education Grant at UTK since 2016. She will transition to working with the undergraduate program this fall. She joined The Goodman Center staff in July 2018 and is looking forward to using her skills as an Family Nurse Practitioner to help clients at The Goodman Center.

              Corie Fine


              Corie is a professionally trained social worker that believes in walking along side those personally invested in making life changes. She has several years of experience working with individuals battling addiction, embracing an empathetic and compassionate approach while delivering therapeutic intervention support. Corie is trained in and utilizes therapeutic models such as, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectic behavioral therapy, and trauma focused therapy to address client needs. Corie received a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and graduated as the President of Phi Alpha Honor Society while attending the advance standing program.


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