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The Newhope team knows that recovery is possible. Our evidence based treatment methods are designed to bring significant change to even the most complex behavior problems. We also know that success is only realized by partnering with families and communities to create safe and healthy home

Who We Are

Inspired to bring hope and change to the Knoxville community, New Hope Healthcare Institute was started by family members who have been directly affected by addiction. We are a team of professionals that go above and beyond to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families. Our team consists of Psychiatrists, Doctors, Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Tutors and Direct Care Staff that ensure your loved one gets the attention and care that they deserve.

Meet Our Staff

Buddy Clay

Chief Executive Officer

Beatrice Skrip

Substance Use Program Director

Sarita Stokes

Mental Health Program Director

Corey Clay

Operations Director

Andy Lawson

Lead Therapist

Courtney Kilgour

Therapist

Christie Hall

Therapist

Kalie King

Therapist

Vicki Underwood

Therapist

Jen Ramsden

Chief Marketing Officer

Abby Helton

Admissions Coordinator

Kimber Stanfield

Admissions

Abigail Price

Intake Coordinator

Hannah Hutchins

PMHNP-BC

Johnny Pickett

Patient Advocate

Tiffany Holt

Case Manager

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Buddy Clay

Chief Executive Officer

Buddy has worked in the mental health field for over ten years. He started his career with the top adolescent program in the country, giving him a solid foundation for his career path. Buddy has been involved in every avenue of treatment, from behavioral tech, admissions, marketing, counselor, and program director. This all laid the groundwork for him to know what it takes to open a successful program of his own. Buddy’s fundamental knowledge of successful treatment centers, as well as his passion to help others, has fueled his desire to help launch New Hope Healthcare Institute. Buddy truly believes the client comes first and does his part to make sure everyone who enters the program has his or her needs met. Buddy’s greatest mental health influences come from the father of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman, as well as the author of Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl. Buddy utilizes as many experiential practices as possible and is an enthusiastic advocate of adventure therapy, which he frequently incorporates with New Hope programming. In his free time he spends time outdoors with his family, enjoying all the beauty that Knoxville has to offer.

Beatrice Skrip

SUBSTANCE USE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Beatrice Skrip has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and substance use fields. She has spent most of her career reintegrating people into the community after a period of incarceration or institutionalization, using evidence-based practices. She has worked in many different settings including residential, outpatient, and inside a detention facility. Beatrice has held many roles in the field including medication technician, case manager, group facilitator, educator, counselor, program coordinator, and assistant director. Beatrice believes in the autonomy, dignity, and worth of a person and strives to assist all of her clients to reach their full desired potential. Beatrice graduated from the University of Tennessee Bachelor’s College of Social work, magna cum laude.

Sarita Stokes

Mental Health Program Director

Corey Clay

OPerations Director

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Andy Lawson

Lead Therapist

My name is Andy Lawson. I love good food, good books, and good company. I’m a Tennessee native and spend most of my free time with my family and two goofy dogs. I have worked in mental health for the past ten years in roles spanning: crisis intervention, trauma-informed education, restorative practice, family counseling, and addictions counseling. My approach to recovery is whole-person, skills-focused, and culturally competent. I don’t believe in lost causes. If you’re still alive, there’s still hope.

Courtney Kilgour

Therapist

Christie Hall

Therapist

Kalie King

Therapist

Vicki Underwood

Therapist

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Jen Ramsden

Chief Marketing officer

Jen is the Chief Marketing Officer and has a background with years of experience working in business development in the behavioral health treatment industry. Her own recovery journey began in the summer of 2014, which led her to want to take part in the field that ultimately saved her life. Jen loves to help those that are struggling in any way possible, and enjoys ongoing substance abuse and mental health training to supplement her studies at the University of Miami. She aims to share the freedom and happiness she has found in her own recovery so she may help others to have hope that change is possible.

Abby Helton

Admissions coordinator

kimber stanfield

Kimber Stanfield

Admissions

Abigail Price

Intake Coordinator

Hannah Hutchins

PMHNP-BC

Johnny Pickett

Patient Advocate

Tiffany Holt

Case Manager

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