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Psychiatry Team at The Willow Center

The Willow Center provides individualized psychiatric medication prescription and management services.

With a dedicated team of psychiatric medical practitioners, we provide comprehensive, high-quality care for individuals struggling with mental health challenges.

Our Psychiatry team offers compassionate evidence-based treatment backed by decades of specialized psychiatric patient care.

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Meet our Psychiatry Team

The Willow Center's Psychiatric department ensures your comfort and highest level of care by offering:

  • Warm and Comfortable Offices
  • Kind Practitioners Who Truly Listen
  • Collaborative Care with Our Therapists
  • Calls Answered by a Medical Professional
  • Immediate Appointments Often Available
  • Night and Weekend Appointments
  • Options for TeleHealth Appointments
Pediatric Behavioral Specialist
Dr. Daniel Rapport
Psychiatrist & Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toledo Medical Center
Pediatric Behavioral Specialist
Lexe Wooten

MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner

Pediatric Behavioral Specialist
Karen Stiles

RN, Office Administrator, Psychiatry

Common Psychiatry Questions

Here is a list from our Willow Psychiatry Team of the most frequently asked questions by new patients. You may want to ask some of these at your first appointment in order to better understand your diagnosis and treatment plan:

  • What is my diagnosis?
  • How did you determine my diagnosis?
  • What are my options for treatment of this condition?
  • How long can I expect to wait to notice the effects of this medication?
  • What are typical side effects I should watch out for?
  • What should I do if I feel unwell on this new medication?
  • Do you think therapy would also be helpful to treat this condition?
  • What will I notice if this medication starts working as intended?

Our Office Spaces

We have offices located in Bowling Green and Toledo. Our area offices make us a short distance from and the surrounding areas including Waterville, Sylvania, Perrysburg, and Maumee.

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    Medications and Benefits

    Sometimes it is unclear whether a person would benefit more from talk therapy or medication. The gold standard treatment for many mental disorders is a combination of both. If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, an appointment with a psychiatric prescriber might be helpful:

    • Significant changes in your sleep patterns (too much, too little, or disturb sleep)
    • Significant changes in your weight or appetite (Increase or decrease)
    • Irrational fears or phobias
    • Explosive episodes of rage or anger
    • Extreme sadness 
    • Excessive worry
    • Panic attacks
    • Substance misuse, abuse, or dependence
    • Thoughts or episodes of hurting one’s self
    • Episodes of potentially risk-taking behaviors
    • Disordered eating patterns
    • Withdrawal from friends and family
    • Avoidance of social situations
    • Disturbance in work or school performance
    • Difficulty managing or controlling emotions
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    Psychiatric prescribers rely on a myriad of different types of medications to help a patient on the road to increased health and wellness.

    These can include:

    • Antidepressants
    • Anxiolytics
    • Antipsychotics
    • Mood stabilizers
    • Antidepressants
    • Sedatives
    • Stimulants

    Psychiatric medical professionals can help people who are struggling with the following conditions: 

    • Anxiety
    • ADHD
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Depression
    • Mood Disorders
    • Panic Disorder
    • Personality Disorders
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Sleep Disorders, and more
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    Psychiatrists, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, are medical professionals who are trained to assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists use criteria listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) to diagnose specific mental health conditions.

    Psychiatrists also form individualized treatment plans, which can include psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication and other medical treatments. They are experts at helping people manage and sometimes even eliminate the symptoms of disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and ADHD. These medical professionals consider the whole of a patient: mind and body in order to best treat the troublesome symptoms with which a patient struggles. They are experts in psychopharmacology, which is the science of the effect of medications on the mind.

    At The Willow Center, our psychiatric team meets regularly to confer and consult about patient cases with our clinical therapy staff. Our psychiatry team includes Psychiatrist Dr. Dan Rapport, our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Lexe Wooten, and our Program Administrator, Registered Nurse, Karen Stiles. Our team currently works with adult patients only, but we excitedly anticipate expanding our program to include pediatric and adolescent patients starting in April of 2024.

    While other medical professionals like a primary care physician, pediatrician, or OBGYN can prescribe psychiatric medications, Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) are experts in the science of psychopharmacology. In addition, our specialists provide some psychotherapy services in order to provide our patients with the best, most comprehensive possible care.


    Best Counseling Practice in Toledo

    In the “Best of Toledo” contests sponsored by Toledo City Paper, The Willow Center was named “Best Counseling Practice” in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. 7 years in a row!

    The Willow Center continues to meet the counseling needs of the people and families of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan including Waterville, Maumee, Bowling Green, Perrysburg and Toledo.

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    Take the First Step

    Reaching out is the first step toward getting well, and the sooner you take that step, the sooner you will be starting on your journey to restored wellness. There is no shame in recognizing that we need help. The lifetime prevalence of mental health issues is 1 in 3 adults. That means over 30% of all adults will struggle with a mental or emotional health condition at some point in their lives. It can be difficult to call and ask for help when we are struggling, but our office staff both in our counseling department and our psychiatry division are here to help you navigate the process of getting an appointment as quickly as possible. At The Willow Center, you can rest assured that your treatment will be personalized specifically for your unique needs. Each patient is seen first as a person at The Willow Center, not a diagnosis. We aim to help you become the healthiest version of Yourself, so that you can live your happiest, healthiest life.

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    Your First Appointment

    At your first appointment it may be helpful to be prepared to share some of the following information:

    • Symptoms you and/or your family and friends have been noticing that are problematic
    • Problematic changes in behavior, mood, or thought patterns
    • Your family’s mental health history
    • Your physical health history
    • A  list of current medications, vitamins, supplements & dosages


    We accept the following insurance:

    • Frontpath
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Paramount
    • Aetna/Meritain
    • UHC/Optum/Tricare