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St. Luke's Children's Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine: Nampa

The team at St. Luke's Children’s Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine treats a full array of mental health issues with understanding, compassion, and skill. Our goal is to restore your child to his or her appropriate developmental path.

Our providers specialize in the treatment of childhood behavioral and mental health disorders to optimize wellness and functioning. We provide compassionate expertise during times of instability, allowing patients to work closely with a personalized care team that also includes medication providers and their local primary care doctor.

We provide a full spectrum of pediatric psychiatric services to children and adolescents with varying diagnoses, including but not limited to: depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, oppositional defiance, ADHD, explosivity, psychosis, dual diagnosis, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Location & Contact Info

    9850 W. St. Luke's Drive
    (North Entrance), Suite 270
    Nampa, ID 83687
    (208) 381-5970
    Fax: (208) 381-5971

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Referral Required

    Yes
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Department.

    If your child is having thoughts of suicide, any time, day or night, he or she needs to be evaluated immediately. Please call 911 right away or take your child immediately to the nearest emergency department. You may also call St. Luke's at (208) 381-9000.

    If you have non-emergency questions or concerns about psychotropic medications and side effects, please call our office during normal business hours to talk with the clinic nurse.

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Providers

  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Amy Jo Amarello, PsyD is is a child psychologist and part of the Learning, Attention and Behavior (L.A.B.) evaluation program at St. Luke's Children's Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine. She provides psychological evaluation and consultation for children and adolescents struggling with developmental, learning, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

    Dr. Amarello specializes in diagnosis and treatment planning for children and adolescents who have a wide range of psychiatric and/or neurodevelopmental conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, in-utero exposure to substances, and disruptive behavior disorders.

    Dr. Amarello trained in clinical psychology, school psychology, and neuropsychology. She earned her doctorate degree at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and her post-doctoral fellowship at Mediplex Rehab-Camden.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Jessica Carpenter, LCSW works with children and specializes in the integration of mental health services in a medical setting. She has experience with rural populations and has previously provided traditional counseling services for all ages.

    Jessica earned both her bachelor's degree in biology and her master's degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Gretchen Gudmundsen, PhD oversees diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention for the St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center. She provides psychological evaluation and consultation to assist in diagnosis and intervention planning with children and adolescents with psychiatric conditions.

    Dr. Gudmundsen works with a broad range of youth with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges, and has expertise in behavioral assessment and intervention with adolescents dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidal and self-harming tendencies.

    Dr. Gudmundsen earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Dartmouth College and her doctorate in child clinical psychology from the University of Denver. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, then joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. She was also an attending clinical psychologist in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Travis Haase, LCPC earned his bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Idaho and his master’s degree at Walden University. His current interests are in organic processing of behaviors and the development of chronic mental illness. He has clinical experience with individuals struggling with mental health disorders including, but not limited to, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, pragmatic communication disorder, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and psychotic disorders. He has experience in grief counseling and crisis management, with further education in cognitive behavioral therapy, desensitization, relaxation, and behavioral modification.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology

    Biography

    Elena Harlan Drewel, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at St. Luke's Children's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She conducts diagnostic and treatment planning evaluations for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and is also a member of a multidisciplinary autism diagnostic team. 

    In addition, Dr. Harlan provides neuropsychological evaluation and consultation for children and adolescents who have spina-bifida myelomeningocele and specializes in the evaluation of preschool aged children who present with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and developmental concerns.

    Dr. Harlan earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology (child emphasis) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California-Los Angeles; and her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Kelsy Newton, PsyD is a pediatric psychologist providing psychological intervention for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions to help pain management, medical adherence, adjustment/coping with major medical disorders, and end-of-life concerns. She has specialized training in pain management to improve functioning across a variety of disease groups, including abdominal pain, chronic headaches, amplified musculoskeletal pain, Ehler-Danlos syndrome, and pain related to chronic inflammation.

    Dr. Newton earned her doctorate at Pacific University and completed an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at MetroHealth Medical Center.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Sean Nixon, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist with training in family systems, child trauma, neurocounseling, and play therapy. His interests include early life trauma, anxiety, co-occurring diagnoses, family conflict, and behavioral issues.

    Sean has worked as a school counselor, in clinical settings, and in private practice. He believes that everyone can thrive when given the tools and support they need.

    Sean earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts as well as two master's degrees from Northwest Nazarene University. His first master's was in school counseling and the second was in marriage and family counseling. He is also a trained play therapist. Sean has presented at state, regional, and national conferences, and has taken on many roles in professional counseling organizations.

    Favorite Therapy Toy: Strategy games.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Roger Olson, PsyD is a clinical child psychologist and part of the Learning, Attention and Behavior (L.A.B.) evaluation program at St. Luke's Children's Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine. He conducts psychological evaluations for children and adolescents with learning, attention, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties.

    Dr. Olson works collaboratively with children, teens, and parents from a strength-based perspective and helps families feel respected throughout the evaluation process. He also provides mindfulness-based parent education workshops focused on building resilience and developing optimal parent-child attachment.

    Dr. Olson has experience in a wide variety of settings, such as schools, prisons, hospitals, and clinics. He earned his bachelor's degree at Boise State University and his graduate degree in psychology at George Fox University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Christopher Streeter, MD works with youth at St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center, and has broad experience in individual, family, and systems-based neurobehavioral issues with particular expertise in complex mood, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders. 

    Dr. Streeter completed his general psychiatry residency at Naval Medical Center in San Diego and his child and adolescent fellowship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Javier Torrez, LCSW is passionate about working with children and family navigate the difficulties of adjustment stresses, anxiety, depression, and the complexities of traumatic events. He has personal and professional knowledge and fluency to help support Spanish speaking children and families. 

    Javier was born and raised in southern Idaho. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in social work at Northwest Nazarene University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, doing a variety of activities and interests that include traveling, biking, golfing, skiing, and watching his kids participate in sports.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

Conditions

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