Michael K. Chism, APRN, PMHNP, MSN, RN
Founder and CEO
Opening our incredible practice in January 2017, Mike has grown our amazing team to what we are today. Graduating from the University of South Alabama, he has since gained many years of experience. While he has taken a step back from seeing patients on a daily basis, Mike continues to help countless children, adolescents, and adults of all age ranges and disorders. Mike believes in a truly collaborative approach to your care and looks forward to continuing his successful business to help patients be the best version of themselves.
When Mike is not in the office, he enjoys 4 wheeling, cooking, and playing video games!
Valerie Baunoch, PMHNP-BC
Val is a Board-Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She completed a Masters of Nursing Science specializing in Lifespan Psychiatry from Wayne State University in Michigan. Val’s experience with mental health includes both the inpatient and outpatient settings across a broad range of client populations. Val believes in utilizing a conservative approach to treatment whenever possible, and she works closely with her clients to deliver effective individualized treatment for each person. Val also provides psychopharmacological education to each of her clients, with a goal of leaving the client feeling empowered with a sense of control over their treatment.
Val enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their mischievous Siberian Huskies, traveling, cooking/baking low-carb meals and attending live music concerts.
Precious Barnes, FNP, PMHNP-BC
Precious is a Family/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of nursing experience. Her previous nursing background includes the following specialties Cardiology, surgical, and rehabilitation. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2016 as a dual certified Family/Psych NP. She graduated with a 4.0 at the top of her class, receiving the Sara E. Barger Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Since then, she has been working full time treating patients across the lifespan and is especially passionate about child/adolescent psychiatry. Precious takes pride in providing holistic, patient centered, evidence-based care.
When Precious is not working, she enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending quality with her family.
Ashley Wigington, APRN
Ashley Wigington is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in psychiatry and family practice.She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University and Post-Master’s training in psychiatry at University of Texas. She is passionate about providing mental health care to patients of all ages. She integrates a holistic approach to treatment, providing clients with the medications, psychotherapy and education needed to reach the highest level of wellness.
In her spare time, she enjoys staying active playing tennis and practicing yoga, as well as volunteering at various local organizations within her community.
Shawn Howard, PMHNP, FNP
Shawn Howard is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has dedicated over 20 years in the healthcare profession. Before becoming a dual Certified Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Registered Nurse for 16 years practicing in various clinical settings, which allowed her to explore her expertise in the medical and mental health field. She started her nursing career in 1996 as a Licensed Practical Nurse following in her mother’s footsteps and her passion to care for people. She pursued her undergraduate degree at Southern Union Community College in Opelika, Alabama in 1998. In 2014, she graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she obtained her MSN degree in the concentration of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.
She resides with her family in a small town in Alabama and enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys fishing, swimming, camping, watching classic movies and listening to music. Her clinical philosophy is focused on caring for patients in a holistic approach, which ensures their mental and medical needs are met. This helps her patients and their families reach optimal mental health outcomes.
Kelly Kilcrease, PMHNP-BC
Kelly is a dual certified nurse practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Practice with Board certifications through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She attended graduate school in Texas at the University of Texas at Arlington completing a Master of Science in Nursing for family practice and postgraduate study and certification in psychiatry and mental health.
Kelly began her career as a nurse practitioner working in private practice providing care to all age groups and most recently working in the field of addiction recovery focusing on co-occurring mental health and substance abuse. She has a passion for people and their wellbeing and works diligently to help restore personal health and wellness to the mind, body and soul.
Kelly’s personal time is spent with her family, raising her children and helping her husband with their cattle. She also enjoys outdoor activities and cooking with her husband.
Alicia C. Moore, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” -Oprah Winfrey
Dr. Alicia Moore is an encouraging and passionate counselor who finds joy empowering others who have the vision to focus on newfound strengths, accomplishments, and successes in their lives. Dr. Moore is dedicated to working with adolescents, adults, and couples to help assist with a variety of issues related to the mental well-being, including depression, self-esteem, anger management, substance abuse, anxiety, and insomnia. Dr. Moore is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors (No. 71364) and Licensed Professional Counselor approved by the Colorado State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors (No. 0016742). Dr. Moore is a graduate of Delta State University with a B.A. in Psychology, Mississippi State University with a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health (CACREP accredited program), and Walden University with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP accredited program). Dr. Moore has experience working as a mental health therapist where she has provided therapy to the incarcerated population as well providing individual therapy with private practices. Dr. Moore is also a National Certified Counselor with experience working with sex offenders, youth at risk, substance abusers, and pre-marital and marital couples. Self-care for Dr. Moore consists of reading a book, going to the movies, spending time with family, her pet, and friends, a mani/pedi, and traveling.
Billie J. Morgan, MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP
Billie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who graduated from Maryville University of St. Louis, Missouri. She has spent 16 years working in the field of psychiatric nursing; working in the community, jail, and inpatient psychiatric unit. Her joy in life is helping others to live their best life. This may be with the use of medication to improve mood or a guide to resources in the community that will help her clients succeed. Whichever the route may be, her goal is for her patient is to be educated on their options and find a sense of empowerment through the process. She is dedicated to developing a relationship with each client and understanding their story. Looking at each client as a unique individual helps to tailor the collaborative treatment that will be elicited.
She adores her children and family. Her favorite past time is laughing loudly. She enjoys playing pranks on her friends and family, telling stories, having long conversations with her two Bengal rescue cats, going to the gym, traveling, and relaxing days of fishing.
Kristen Wille, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kristen strongly believes that all clients should have access to care and that this care can be provided in formats other than just monthly medication management visits. Kristen works passionately with all ages, while also focusing on adults with “serious and persistent mental illness”, as well as substance abuse/dependence. She has a passion for helping the more treatment-resistant population, our large military population within Colorado Springs, PTSD/trauma and abuse clients, women’s issues, and adolescents.
Kristen believes that nothing will be accomplished without first developing a strong rapport with each client and honesty is to be upheld on both ends at all times. It is so important to find unique and creative ways to get each client engaged in their own care, for growth and recovery will only occur if there is a belief that positive change can happen!
Laine Williams, LCSW
Laine started her career as a therapist in inpatient psychiatric hospitals and worked for several years with people suffering from a range of symptoms and illnesses, many of whom had significant trauma histories. Her experience has solidified a firm belief that everyone deserves to heal and feel joy, no matter what has happened to them or what decisions they have made to cope.
Lain’s philosophy as a therapist is that mental health must be approached holistically from a mind-body perspective. She utilizes a variety of mindfulness education techniques and exercises in sessions to help her clients notice their physical bodies and engage emotional sensations safely. Laine believes that by re-establishing a sense of safety in the physical body, we can engage our emotions without as much fear and open ourselves to the joy and wonder of the present moment.
Laine approaches her clients from a place of deep compassion, non-judgment, and curiosity. Safe connection is a foundational part of healing and she aims to bring acceptance (and a little bit of humor!) to her clients’ lives as we explore the parts of your journey that have led you to seek counseling. Laine specializes in treating pre-teens, teenagers and their parents, but also works with adults and those with trauma histories.