Tennessee Behavioral Health

Animo Sano Psychiatry is committed to offering outstanding behavioral health across Tennessee, including Knoxville and the wider East Tennessee area. Specializing in a variety of conditions like Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and sleep disorders, we offer tailored care that respects the uniqueness of each patient. Our services also include an ADHD Specialty Clinic, reflecting our commitment to diverse and specialized care.

With a focus on evidence-based treatments, we blend medication management, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments to create personalized treatment plans. Our online psychiatrist services in Tennessee ensure accessible, high-quality mental health care for all patients.

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Why Animo Sano Psychiatry Stands Out

  • Expertise in Behavioral Health Tennessee: Deep understanding of local mental health needs.
  • Convenient Online Services: Access to quality care from anywhere in Tennessee.
  • Knoxville Psychiatry Office Location: Comprehensive care from leading Knoxville providers in our physical location.
  • Same Day Appointments: Timely support for urgent mental health needs.

Your journey to better mental health starts here with Animo Sano Psychiatry. Connect with us to explore how we can support you.

Our Locations in Tennessee

First Horizon Plaza, 800 S. Gay Street, Suite 700 Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

919-391-7202

info@animosanopsychiatry.com

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Our Approach to Care

Treatment in Animo Sano Psychiatry is data-driven and evidence-based. Our treatment plans are developed in collaboration with our patients and utilize a combination of medication, therapy, and/or lifestyle modification depending on the patient's preference.

Patient Notes

Treatment in Animo Sano Psychiatry is data-driven and evidence-based. Our treatment plans are developed in collaboration with our patients and utilize a combination of medication, therapy, and/or lifestyle modification depending on the patient's preference.

Dealing With Headache

Although our focus is on ADHD care, we also treat patients with anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, OCD, and sleep disorders as those conditions usually come in combination with ADHD.

Meeting Session

Dr. Mina Boazak is a regular host of ADHD meetups and speaking events, sharing his knowledge, experience, and passion with our community. If you are interested to learn more, suspect you have the condition yourself, or would like to help a family member visit our News and Events page to learn more about the upcoming events.

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Tennessee Providers

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Brock Carter

Brock Carter

Brock Carter, MMS, PA-C earned his Master of Medical Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee in 2017 following his completion of their didactic program and clinical rotations at various healthcare institutions throughout Central Florida and Houston, Texas. He began his career in Emergency and Behavioral Medicine in Central Florida in 2017, and continued to practice in Internal Medicine with Administrative roles at various hospitals and practices in Knoxville, Tennessee from 2018-2022. Prior to his clinical education, Brock was a Research Associate for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Biosciences Division where he contributed to a Climate and Biofuels Research initiative after obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from The University of Tennessee in 2012. His interest in science and dedication to helping others through practicing medicine have led him to a promising future with Animo Sano Psychiatry, which he joined in October of 2023. In his freetime, he enjoys playing live music, spending time with his family and friends, exploring nature, and taking road trips.

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Meredith Rappaport

Meredith Rappaport PA-C, LCSW received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from The University of New England and physician assistant certification from the NCCPA in 2021, and has worked in general psychiatry and neuropsychiatry ever since. Additionally, she has over a decade of experience in the field of mental health as a psychotherapist and social worker. Meredith received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville in 2008, after which she gained experience in hospice care, criminal justice, severe/persistent mental illness, homelessness, community mental health, geriatrics, and eventually in her own private practice as a psychotherapist treating a variety of mental health conditions. Meredith decided to return for a second master’s degree in 2019 that has enabled her to continue in mental health as a medical practitioner and prescriber. She enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, cooking, home-improvement projects, travel, down-time with family and friends, and her canine companions.

Alex Hayek

Dr. Alex Hayek stands out in the field of psychiatry, not just for his innovative approach to mental health care, but also for his dynamic blend of professional and personal passions. Trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, he has distinguished himself in the exploration of innovative treatments such as ketamine and psychedelics for depression. Alex’s commitment to his profession is matched by his passion for music and adventure. Holding degrees from the University of Michigan and Michigan State, he champions a holistic approach to well-being. His engagement in volunteer work, music composition, and cultural exploration reflects a belief in the transformative power of empathy, innovation, and the arts. More than a psychiatrist, Dr. Hayek is a storyteller, weaving a narrative of healing, hope, and harmony. His goal is to foster a Winnicottian ‘holding environment’ for his clients, offering consistency, stability, and security in an
uncertain and ever-changing world.

Georgia Providers

Mina Boazak - Managing Director

Mina Boazak

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MacKenzie Kirchner

MacKenzie Kirchner

PA-C

Stefanie Solomon - PA

Stefanie Solomon

PA-C

Breanna Perry

Breanna Perry

LMSW

Summer Nelson

Summer Nelson

PA-C

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Victoria Viola

LPC

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Stephanie Barnhart, LCSW

Mina Boazak - Managing Director

Mina Boazak

Psychiatrist

MacKenzie Kirchner

MacKenzie Kirchner

PA-C

Stefanie Solomon - PA

Stefanie Solomon

PA-C

Breanna Perry

Breanna Perry

LMSW

Summer Nelson

Summer Nelson

PA-C

Victoria Viola 2

Victoria Viola

LPC

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Stephanie Barnhart, LCSW

Mina Boazak - Managing Director
MacKenzie Kirchner
Stefanie Solomon - PA
Breanna Perry
Summer Nelson
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