How Willow Youth Mental Health Began
Both Dr. Kim and Dr. Smith worked in a variety of settings in and around Oklahoma City after completing their training in child psychiatry and came to realize how difficult it was to find quality outpatient psychiatric care for their patients, and in particular care that is tailored towards youth. They have had many conversations with pediatricians, family practice physicians, and adult psychiatrists who were treating the psychiatric needs of the young out of necessity, wishing that there was a child psychiatrist to whom they could refer their patients.
They decided to open Willow Youth Mental Health to serve their community by filling this void. They hope to provide a place where children who are suffering and the families who care for them are heard and have expert treatment plans developed that are tailored to their specific circumstances.