Alison Hicks is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner with Innovative Family Care in Cookeville. She has practiced since 2001 in the Middle Tennessee area, both in McMinnville and Sparta. She recently completed her certification in Psychiatric Mental Health in 2019. Alison graduated as a Whittle Scholar from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Alison enjoys caring for people across the lifespan, from young children to the elderly. In addition to managing multiple chronic illnesses and acute care, Alison has extensive experience in gynecological care and treatment of mental illness, especially depression and anxiety.
Alison grew up in Lascassas, Tennessee; her extended family now reside in Centertown and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Alison and her family have lived in the Cookeville area since 2004. Alison has also homeschooled her children, Walden and Ella, since kindergarten, and they will soon graduate and head off to college. Her children form the worship team at United Church of Cookeville, where for family worships and are active members. Alison’s husband, Chris, also works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Advanced Would Care Center in Cookeville. Alison and her family have traveled the world extensively and always enjoy experiencing new cultures and making friends in new places. Her Family is also very involved in UC United Soccer, where her husband coaches and her son plays, in addition to CHS soccer. In Addition, she loves to hike, talk politics, and read or listen to anything she can get her hands on.
Alison states she has grown immensely in experience over the past several years. Being strong in her profession, she feels blessed to serve in her role and build strong relationships with her patients. Alison is eager to aid in developing more effective measures to care for communities and integrate mental health care in family practice. Alison values the opportunity to work with patients to improve their lives holistically and encourage them in their progress.