About The Practice

WHY US?

What makes The Practice stand out?

Founded with the values of commitment to the client, integrity, and honesty, at the core of who we are; and to promote mental, spiritual, and physical health. Our mission is simple; improve your quality of life.

Bethanie Simmons-Becil

DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, APHN-BC

Bethanie Simmons-Becil is a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and educator with over 14 years of experience providing evidence-based, holistically focused mental health care to multiple patient populations. She is passionate about integrating science-backed holistic interventions in psychiatric patient care, and is particularly interested in the use of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in depressive symptom remission and combinatorial pharmacogenetics in advanced neuropsychiatry.

In practice, Bethanie creates a safe and comfortable environment for her clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and needs. She offers holistically informed psychiatric medication management and individual therapy, and has worked with a variety of populations across the lifespan, including veterans, active duty service members, incarcerated individuals, forensic patients, and those in inpatient and outpatient settings. She specializes in anxiety, depression, mania, and severe mental illness (SMI), including psychosis, dissociation, and trauma.

Bethanie is a board-certified PMHNP and a certified advanced practice holistic nurse. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is committed to providing her patients and peers with research-based, holistically focused psychiatric care, and to improving the mental health community.






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RAUL SOTO-ACOSTA

MD

Dr. Raul Soto Acosta is a highly respected and accomplished psychiatrist based in Jacksonville, Florida. With a deep passion for mental health and wellness, he has dedicated his career to providing exceptional psychiatric care to his patients. With over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Soto-Acosta has more experience working with patients dealing with mental health disorders, addiction and substance abuse, and neurodevelopmental disorders than other specialists in the area.

He graduated from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus in 1989. He is affiliated with UF Health Jacksonville. Dr. Soto is known for his compassionate and personalized approach, taking the time to understand each patient's unique needs and concerns. With a focus on evidence-based treatments and a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in psychiatry, Dr. Soto provides his patients with the highest quality of care.

CHARLES MADDIX

APRN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Charles Maddix, a former Navy Corpsman, is a highly experienced and respected nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatric and mental health care. With a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Saint Louis University, and board-certified as a family Psychiatric-Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), Charles has a passion for helping individuals overcome mental health challenges and live fulfilling lives.

Charles has over two decades of experience working in ER's, ICU's, and inpatient and outpatient, medical and psychiatric settings, providing care for individuals struggling with a range of health and mental health conditions. He possesses a strong background in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and holistic approaches to mental health care, and is committed to delivering individualized and compassionate care to each and every one of his patients. Treating individuals across the lifespan, from ages 5 and up suffering from mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, abuse, trauma, behavioral issues, and addiction. Charles also offers suboxone treatment, ketamine infusion therapy, TMS therapy by Neurostar, bio-idenetical hormone replacement therapy and allergy immunology all designed to treat the individual's mind and body.

Charles has a deep understanding of the importance of integrating physical and mental health, and he incorporates this philosophy into his practice by taking a whole-person approach to care. He believes in the power of medication when needed, but also recognizes the benefits of psychotherapy, dietary, and lifestyle changes to support long-term recovery and well-being.

In addition to his clinical work, Charles is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM). He is also a sought-after speaker and has presented on topics related to psychiatric and mental health care at conferences and continuing education events across the country.

Charles is a dedicated and compassionate provider who is committed to improving the lives of individuals and communities through the delivery of quality psychiatric care.

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