About Us

Mission Statement

The Goodman Center is an outpatient wellness center with a focus on behavioral health. We use a nonnarcotic 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.

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.

        Natalie Hood

        Licensed Counselor

        Natalie obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Lee University. She is licensed as a Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider by the Tennessee Board of Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists. Natalie has seven years of psychotherapy experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Her experience includes treating clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, trauma, and other life stressors. She believes in a holistic and client-centered approach to mental health treatment, operating from a cognitive-behavioral framework. Natalie also has training and experience in utilizing a variety of additional techniques to meet specific client needs, including: Motivational Interviewing, strengths-based approaches, mindfulness based techniques, and trauma-focused therapeutic interventions. She is LGBTQ affirming, striving to provide a safe, supportive, and empowering therapeutic environment. Natalie will also be attending a training this fall to begin utilizing EMDR in assisting clients with processing trauma.

          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 a Family Nurse Practitioner to help clients at The Goodman Center.

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