Providers

Our Doctors
 

Fadalia Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is a physician board certified in psychiatry who provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients ages 5 to 21. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma on an academic scholarship. During her time there she developed a passion for psychiatry and knew that she also wanted to work with children and their families. She then completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma where she served as chief resident for two years. She was awarded the Ismet Khan Memorial Award for Excellence in Residency. She went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry also at the University of Oklahoma. 

She has expertise in treating a wide variety of conditions. For the past 9 years, she has been practicing psychiatry in both inpatient and outpatient settings with both children and adults. She is an associate professor of psychiatry at Griffin Memorial Hospital as well as volunteer faculty at the University of Oklahoma and is heavily involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. Dr. Kim lives in Norman, OK with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Thunder games, crafting, gardening and is an amateur cake decorator.

Laura Smith, MD

 Dr. Smith is a board-certified physician holding certifications in adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. She provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients ages 5 to 21. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. While initially planning to pursue a career in pediatrics, she quickly discovered her love of psychiatry in medical school and received the Benjamin Rush Award for Outstanding Student in Psychiatry. Dr. Smith completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Oklahoma. She was chief resident and received both the Willard P. Shultes Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Ismet Khan Memorial Award for Excellence in Residency. Following residency, she graduated from a 2-year fellowship program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 

Since graduation, she has been serving as volunteer faculty at the University of Oklahoma and continues to teach medical students and child psychiatry fellows. She has received numerous awards for her teaching of psychopharmacology and child psychiatry to medical students over the past 6 years. Dr. Smith has 8 years of experience practicing psychiatry treating children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. She is born and raised in Oklahoma and currently lives in south Oklahoma City with her husband and three children. She is an avid knitter, enjoys running, trying new recipes, and playing the piano.

 

Whitney Nall, MD

Dr. Nall is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. An Oklahoma native, she completed undergraduate education and medical school at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Nall completed residency and fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis in 2018. She was drawn to a career in psychiatry because of the potential for long-term relationships with her patients and their families. Dr. Nall has experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental problems. Dr. Nall lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, son, and two dogs. She enjoys cooking, traveling, yoga, and playing the piano.

 

Our Therapists

Nicole Barlow, MS, LPC, certified school psychologist

Nicole earned her masters in clinical psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She worked doing outpatient day treatment and counseling for five years prior to pursuing a career in school counseling and school psychology. Currently, Nicole is the lead school psychologist for Norman Public Schools where she tests and evaluates children to help determine their needs for educational, emotional, and behavioral supports. 

Nicole provides individual and family counseling services and an array of evaluations including ADHD screening, psychoeducational evaluations, and psychological testing. She has worked extensively with children and families struggling with a variety of behavioral and emotional issues including, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Nicole lives in Norman. She has one child at the University of Arkansas and twins who are seniors at Norman North High. She enjoys reading and is an avid sports fan.

Marie Bennight, M.Ed, M.A., LPC

Marie earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as a reading specialist certification. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 27 years prior to earning her master’s degree in Psychology Counseling from Southern Nazarene University. She has worked doing outpatient therapy for 2 years and is also currently a Middle School Advocacy Coordinator for Norman Public Schools where she works with victims of crime to determine their needs for emotional supports, and coordinates services for children and families in need.

Marie provides outpatient individual and family counseling services. She has worked extensively with children and families struggling with a variety of behavioral and emotional issues including, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Marie and her husband Jeff live in Norman. She has a son who is an electrician, a daughter in graduate school at the University of Central Oklahoma, a son in the US Navy, a stepdaughter at Rose State, and a stepdaughter working at Pioneer Cellular. She has a 6-year-old grandson and 2-year-old twin grandson and granddaughter. Marie enjoys spending time with family, time outdoors, reading, and sports.

Heather Baker, MSSW, LCSW

Heather earned her Master's of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998.  Over the past 22 years she has gained a variety of professional experiences ranging from case management services for families impacted in the OKC Bombing; parenting education, support, and psychotherapy to families experiencing separation from their children; psychotherapy to children and their families impacted by serious mental illness at an inpatient mental health facility; to administrative and clinical oversight in not-for-profit social service agencies.  Most recently she served as an Instructor and therapist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at OU Health Sciences Center where she provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents and their families. 

Heather joins Willow Youth as a full time psychotherapist and looks forward to working with our families.  She has extensive experience working with children and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, behavior regulation difficulties, ADHD, and traumatic experiences.  

Heather and her husband live in Norman after returning to the area from the active Army service of her husband.  They have a grown daughter who graduated from the University of Oklahoma and continues to reside in Norman.  Heather enjoys watching old movies, reading, spending time with her family, learning about various people and their cultures, and seeing new places. 

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