Our psychiatric providers will perform comprehensive evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of mental health issues.

After the evaluation, we will discuss a range of holistic options that could be helpful, including recommendations for improving overall health (exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc), recommendations for improving coping and resilience, as well as the risks and benefits of psychiatric treatments, including medication and neuromodulation (biofeedback/neurofeedback). Our psychiatry team can also offer individual counseling in some cases and will often coordinate closely with therapy providers who are working with our clients.


  • Psychiatric Assessment

  • Medication Evaluation

  • Medication Management with or without individual/family therapy

  • Neurofeedback

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Psychiatric Assessment

NCFWC practitioners offer psychiatric assessment and treatment services that involve a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, treatment planning recommendations, and evaluation and follow up for possible medication management of psychiatric symptoms. Psychiatric assessments are conducted by a board-certified MD psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. An initial evaluation includes but is not limited to diagnosing and treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Our practitioners use their medical expertise to assess the role of medical and genetic factors in psychiatric symptoms and will also make recommendations for lifestyle interventions or further laboratory testing when indicated.





Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist

Susanna Quasem, MD has enjoyed practicing as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in the Nashville area for the past 10 years. She founded Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center in 2014 so her clients could have coordinated care between providers who were all practicing high quality and evidenced-based mental health care. Dr. Quasem graduated from University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and completed her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Quasem is also the medical director at the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Brentwood, TN.



Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist

Sarah Grayce, MD joined NCFWC in 2018 after completing her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she also served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Grayce believes mental health care is critical to the wellness and growth of children and families, and is passionate about serving diverse populations of children, adolescents, and families, from early stages of development to the transition to adulthood, using an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach.



Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Beckner provides diagnostic, medication management and supportive therapy services. Lisa Beckner is a native of Nashville TN, graduating from Father Ryan High School before moving to Ohio to earn her bachelor’s of psychology at Miami University of Ohio in 2004. She returned to Nashville to pursue a master’s of nursing with a specialty in psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, where she graduated in 2006. For the past decade, Lisa has practiced as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in a variety of clinical settings treating adolescents and adults primarily from depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and eating disorders.



Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Laura Laine provides diagnostic, medication management and supportive therapy services. Laura is a Nashville native who graduated from the Ensworth School before earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Sewanee: the University of the South. Due to her love of learning and connecting with those around her, she pursued a master’s degree in Psychiatric – Mental Health nursing at Vanderbilt University. During her time at Vanderbilt, Laura was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Laura’s experience has been in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults who suffer with ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, and eating disorders



Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Molly Butler is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric diagnostic, medication management, and supportive therapy services. Molly practiced at Vanderbilt University Medical Center treating children, adolescents and young adults for 13 years. She has unique mental health experience working with young children, individuals with a history of trauma, patients in psychiatric crisis, and those with chronic and acute medical illness. She has treated patients in the outpatient and acute medical inpatient settings.



Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Anna Wilson provides diagnostic assessments, medication management, and supportive therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Anna grew up in Portland, Oregon, then moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree and also her masters of nursing with a specialty in psychiatry in 2015. Anna enjoys working collaboratively with families and other treatment providers to support children, adolescents, and adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and behavioral issues.