Our Team

Taylor Newsom, APRN, PMHNP-BC

It has been my goal to open a psychiatric clinic where clients feel they can come for compassionate, comprehensive mental health care. I provide medication management and therapy services for children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a client-centered approach, working with the client to develop a treatment plan that best suits their needs. I have been working in the mental health field for over 5 years, and have experience in the in-patient, out-patient, and emergency room settings. I pride myself on being empathetic and compassionate with all clients and aim to provide a therapeutic space that fosters authenticity, vulnerability, growth, and non-judgment. I look forward to working with you on your journey to a healthier you!

LeTizia Baxter Smith, APRN, PMHNP-BC

I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a native of the middle Tennessee area. With over 17 years of experience in the mental health field, LeTizia uses her warm, supportive approach to assist clients in their journey to discovering their best selves. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (NONPF). She was also chosen to be a SAMHSA Minority Fellow from 2018-2020 and will serve on the DNPs of Color Advisory Committee in the upcoming year. Currently, she is on faculty at Vanderbilt School of Nursing where she has served as the chair of the diversity and inclusion committee in the past. In her free time, she enjoys resting and vacationing with her family. Her ideal clients are looking for supportive therapy and new ways to incorporate coping skills into their daily lives to assist them with depression and anxiety symptoms.

Ashley Beard, LPC-MHSP

I am a licensed professional counselor, mental health service provider with more than 15 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families. I am LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC affirming and allied. My theoretical orientation is client-centered, meaning I tailor my therapeutic approach and interventions to support my clients' treatment goals. My practice is focused on working with clients and families struggling with maladaptive coping strategies, communication and behavioral difficulties, interpersonal conflict, addictive behaviors, and a variety of mood, anxiety and thought disorders, as well as trauma and grief. I am an approved supervisor for clinicians working towards obtaining their licensure, and have experience working in a variety of therapeutic settings.

Roy Asta, MD

Dr. Asta has 20 years of experience as a Psychiatrist working in a variety of settings. He currently works as a consultant in an emergency room and practices in another out-patient clinic. He works with a variety of clients treating various mental health concerns. He has two daughters who he enjoys spending his free time with and is also an avid video-gamer. He helps supervise the PMHNP's at Lotus Psychiatric Center, and works with them to ensure clients are receiving diligent mental health care.