Inclusivity, a non-judgmental understanding and a holistic approach to metal health help the team at Falcon Health Center help you deal with important mental health challenges and disorders.
There is benefit from biological treatment such as medication but also from other services including counseling, individual therapy, group therapy, exercise, and proper nutrition – all offered at Falcon Health Center.
Falcon Health Center sees pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Common disorders requiring care include anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, OCD), depression (major depression, seasonal affective, post-partum) and ADHD and is equipped to assess psychiatric disorders and has a psychologist on staff .
Telehealth visits are available.
Dr. Peter Nguyen, Dr. Benjamin Forrester, Alyssa Chandler, MSW, LSW, Katie Edgar, PA-C, and Amanda Smith, PA-C, make up the mental health team at Falcon Health and provide outpatient behavioral health and psychiatric services.
Dr. Nguyen leads the team as a primary care physician versed in mental health issues and assists patients with getting the help they need. Dr. Nugyen will assess a patient in all areas, have a comprehensive picture of the patient’s needs and direct to a counselor or Dr. Forrester as needed. This guidance is being done while providing comprehensive primary and preventative care to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Alyssa is a licensed independent social worker. Her main focus is within adult mental health, but she has worked with teens and children in the past as well. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Katie and Amanda, as Physician Assistants, are trained and certified to practice in all specialties of medicine, and diagnose, treat and prescribe medications.
Amanda has a background in family practice and has been part of the FHC team for 4 years, providing urgent care and behavioral health services. Katie has been practicing for 5 years, with a background in urgent care and psychiatry.
Katie has experience in diagnosis and treating anxiety disorders. She is well-versed in medications that are approved for, and overall, more likely to improve anxiety, specific to presenting symptoms. She is educated in several types of psychotherapy, which would be most helpful for patients. She enjoys and is confident in educating and encouraging the use of coping skills.
Sue DeWalt, MSW, LISW, is a licensed independent social worker and works with college students as well as community members of all ages, providing a comprehensive range of counseling services.
Sue earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from BGSU and went on to attend Ohio State University, where she earned her Master’s of Social Work. She specializes in providing services for grief, loss, trauma, adjustment issues and life cycle challenges.
Please call 419.728.0601 Information is kept completely confidential for the safety of our students.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFERED
- Psychiatric Evaluation with Dr. Benjamin Forrester – BGSU Students, faculty & staff only
- Counseling Sessions- Open to all
Includes individual counseling services for adults who are struggling with new life stressors, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, interpersonal issues, and emotional issues. Emphasis is placed on a strength-based approach for each individual and achieving a life worth living. An integrative approach is used, combining cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing techniques to increase awareness of the present moment and enhance their quality of life. The first step in therapy is collaborating to create specific goals for each individual, then move towards understanding how to overcome any barriers to change.
If an emergency situation occurs, please contact any of the listings below immediately for your or another’s safety. Situations include sexual assault, physical assault, or plans or thoughts of harming yourself or another.
|Counseling Center||419-372-2081||104 College Park Bldg|
|Wood County Crisis Line||419-502-HOPE (4673)||1022 N. Prospect St.|
|Wood County Hospital ER||419-354-8910||950 W. Wooster St.|
|Campus Police||419-372-2346 or 911||100 College Park Bldg|
|Bowling Green City Police||419-352-2571 or 911||175 W. Wooster St.|
|National Suicide Prevention Hotline||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
If you live on-campus, contact your Resident Advisor or Hall Staff.
HELPFUL LINKS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Anxiety and Depression
Falcon Health Center is located next to the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) campus.
The Center serves the entire surrounding community as well as the BGSU faculty, staff and students. Falcon Health Center offers convenience care appointments with medical providers, immunizations, travel medicine, skin screenings, lab and radiology services, acupuncture, chiropractic care and physical therapy. For your convenience the Falcon Health Center offers a full-service pharmacy with drive through.