Psychiatry in Knoxville, Tennessee Ashley Lawhorn, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licenses: PMHNP, NP

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatry in Knoxville, Tennessee Ashley Lawhorn, PMHNP, NP

Ashley Lawhorn, PMHNP, NP

Ashley Lawhorn is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2016 in a variety of settings, including community mental health, dual diagnosis centers for substance abuse/mental health and private practice. Ashley provides psychiatric evaluations, with diagnoses and medication management, for ages 5-99. She enjoys all ages and will continue to treat the lifespan. Ashley’s clients are from all backgrounds and cultures. She has experience working with an array of diagnoses including Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Insomnia, Intellectual Disability Disorders, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Major Depressive Disorder, Mood Related Disorders, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-Partum Depression, Psychosis, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Self-Harming and Suicidal Ideation, and Trauma/Abuse/Neglect related issues. Ashley believes your input, as her client, is the most important part of your treatment journey together. Ashley values your input and tries her best to make your voice a focal point in your treatment journey. If you disagree on treatment options, Ashley will do her best to work with you and explain why she recommends certain medications/therapies. Ashley works alongside therapists, PCPs, pediatricians, and other healthcare workers to provide the most holistic care plan for you. She believes “less is best” and that you can combine diet, exercise, behavioral modification with therapy and psychotropic medications, to achieve the outcomes you aspire to achieve. Ashley firmly believes you enter her office because you are searching for help; so, she strives to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where you are free to discuss whatever life has thrown at you. Being genuine and sincere gets you a long way in any situation. You and Ashley are on this journey together! Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her two boys, Ethan and Jaron. They have two cats named Jack and Johnny. She enjoys all things related to sports, especially TN football and basketball. She is also a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs!


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Centivo
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Ashley Lawhorn. You can also call 865-588-3173 to have someone assist you.

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