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.

 

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.

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