Athena Care
Athena Care Nashville

Athena Care Nashville

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We’re here for you, Nashville.

For over 20 years Athena Care’s Nashville mental health clinic has been providing quality, in-network healthcare.

We offer diagnostic assessmentsmedication managementpsychotherapy, autism testing and therapy, and interventional psychiatry, such as TMS and Spravato (Esketamine).

We are in-network with most major insurance plans and have locations in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Hendersonville, and Clarksville.



220 Athens Way
Suite 104
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: (615) 320-1155
Fax: (615) 320-1177


M-F 7:00am – 6:00pm


English, Español

Other locations



Joanelle BraceyJoanelle Bracey
17:10 02 Jun 22
Athena Care Nashville is so much more than a five-star, kind and caring place. My therapy is provided by Chelsea C. and Dr Hatchett. They are both so knowledgeable and accessible. The whole staff goes above and beyond in courtesy and thoughtfulness. I have benefited more than I can describe from Athena and recommend them as a first choice for care in Nashville.
Kasey BozeKasey Boze
21:35 18 May 22
I’ve only been going to the Athena in Nashville for a couple of months, but so far, this is the best. Darlene & Alexa are amazing! They’re knowledgeable, compassionate, and most of all, they actually listen. So far, Dr. Amin is easy to talk to and I can tell that his number one goal is to help people, unlike most Psychiatrists who are out to collect money.
Jenny BastokyJenny Bastoky
20:54 12 Apr 22
Dr. Amin is a great doctor. Not only has he taken great care of my mental health, but he is also fun and easy to talk to. He takes time to go over your diagnosis and explains the treatment options very clearly. I feel listened to and well informed after every visit. I would recommend him to anyone I care about!
Jill BeroshJill Berosh
18:26 07 Apr 22
Kristian Dambrino is amazing. She has always been extremely patient and kind, and always answers any questions I have even if they seem unnecessary. Lastly, she always is working towards finding a solution to make you feel your best self. The front desk staff is also incredibly friendly and do their best to accommodate your needs. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Cadee HavardCadee Havard
20:39 24 Mar 22
I had a really short waiting time as a first patient because I was able to do all my paperwork online before I arrived. I saw Chelsae Casteneda, and was really welcomed by her warm and caring personality. I felt listened to without feeling babied, and she provided me with more useful information than I could have thought to ask. I wanted a progressive plan, and she understood that and formulated one with me instead of just for me.
Heather JordanHeather Jordan
00:38 16 Feb 22
Staff is friendly and prompt with time management. They are exceptionally helpful with various needs. The scheduling desk is always polite and courteous. My psychiatrist is always prompt in time management, kind and respectful.
Roger ZornRoger Zorn
20:52 14 Feb 22
I felt really welcomed by the staff at Athena Care and really appreciate all of the effort they put into making you feel comfortable.
Carli SmithCarli Smith
00:20 04 Feb 22
Jordan Plaxico has been wonderful for me. She has taken so much time to get to know me, ask the right questions, and assess my needs holistically. I took the body chemistry lab test to determine which medicine would be right for me and it was spot on - the medicine I’ve been on for the past six months has been a game changer. Highly recommend her!
Amanda BAmanda B
19:38 10 Jan 22
I think the approach is very personalized and the employees really listen! Your concerns are taken seriously and they explain in detail why they suggest medications and how they think it will help you. The front desk does their best to be upfront about costs and scheduling is always easy.
Jane NealJane Neal
20:12 04 Jan 22
Amanda was organized and thorough for my consultation. I felt like my next step in the process was the correct path for me and that I was being heard. Excellent experience.

Payments & Insurance

Athena Care is committed to improving access to quality mental health services.

Make sure to bring your insurance card and driver’s license to your first visit.

You will also need to bring payment for your first visit. Our office will contact you prior to your visit to notify you of the portion of your bill for which you are responsible.

Athena Care in Nashville, TN is in-network with most major insurance plans including Aetna, AMbetter TN, BCBS, Cigna, Medicare, Multiplan, PHCS, Tricare, United Healthcare & Vanderbilt.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept TennCare.

Mental Health Conditions We Treat

Our Nashville mental health services clinic is qualified to treat the following mental health conditions: 

Treatments, Services & Tests

Athena Care Nashville offers the following services to our patients: 

Interventional Psychiatry

Spravato (Esketamine)

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)


Personality Testing
ADHD Testing
Neuropsychological Testing
Pre-Employment Testing
Career and Academic Testing
Developmental or Achievement Testing


Virtual visits


Athena Care Nashville employs a wide selection of qualified staff to help meet your personalized needs. From licensed psychologists and psychiatric nurse practitioners, to LMSW and LMFT therapists, our clinicians are ready to help you any way you need. 

B. Charles Ihrig

Founder, President
Psychologist and Professional Counselor

Rakesh Amin

Chief Medical Officer

Jorge Boero

Licensed Psychologist

Maria Walton

Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Eleanor Ellis

Postdoctoral Psychologist

Chelsae Castaneda

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kristian Dambrino

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Amber Kerby

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ariel Newton

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Christine Matthews

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Katie Rumble

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kiersen Hoffacker


Bailey Smith

LMSW (Temp)

K.C. Wolfe


Tiyana Chaney


Virtual appointments only
Joan Popkin

Ph.D., HSP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Professor

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