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

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).

As a member of the National Health Services Corps, we promise to serve all patients. This means we promise to:

  • Offer discounted fees for qualifying patients. View the application for a list of locations offering these discounts (en Español)
  • Never discriminate in the provision of services to individuals based on their inability to pay, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Accept insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Location & Contact Info

    1075 E. Park Blvd.
    South Entrance
    Boise, ID 83712
    (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
  • Mental Health

    Biography

    Sadie Ashenbrener, LCSW is a mental health therapist working with children and adolescents. She uses narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help youth and their families address social, emotional, and behavioral issues. Sadie works with her clients using strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches.

    Sadie earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's degree in social work, both from Portland State University.

    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

    Jacqueline Bell, DO specializes in addressing the full range of emotional and behavioral difficulties affecting children and adolescents using the latest therapies and interventions. She has experience working with youths affected by a wide range of behavioral and emotional disturbances.

    Dr. Bell is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Osteopathic Association.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Beth Bolen, LCSW is a mental health therapist and advanced certified alcohol and drug counselor. She specializes in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and treatment of anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, PTSD, substance use, and family relational problems.  

    Beth earned her bachelor's degree in human services at Western Washington University and her master's degree in social work at Colorado State University.


  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Luke Brewton, MD works with youth at St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center and is a board certified child psychiatrist. He specializes in treating anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, and other mood and thought disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. He loves helping adolescents and their families communicate better with one another.

    Dr. Brewton earned his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from New York University and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Mental Health

    Biography

    Aaron J (AJ) Crum, MD is experienced in treating a broad range of individual and family mental health issues, and has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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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

    Meghan Dahlin is a mental health therapist working with youth at St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center. She uses evidence-based treatment to manage intense emotions and address difficult behaviors in order to increase positive individual and family functioning.

    Meghan is trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, (TF-CBT), child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), exposure response prevention therapy (ERP), behavioral activation, and behavior modification.

    Meghan earned bachelor's degrees in English literature and psychology and a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, where she worked as a faculty member in the pediatrics department.

  • Mental Health

    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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • 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

    Brian Huck, LCSW specializes in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and working with male patients. He also uses acceptance commitment, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing therapies and techniques. 

    Brian earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and his master's degree in social work from Boise State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Sarah Kaldor, LCPC is a mental health therapist working with youth at St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center. She is experienced with children, teens, and families with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma.

    Sarah helps youths and their families who need more intensive therapeutic support than traditional outpatient therapy provides. She uses a collaborative approach, utilizing the family as an imperative component to the change process and supporting improvements in wellness. She views therapy from an attachment-focused and trauma-informed lens while using a variety of therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, to improve overall stability and functioning.

    Sarah earned both her bachelor's degree in applied developmental psychology and her master's degree in mental health counseling from Eastern Washington University.

  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Jane Krumm, LCSW is a mental health therapist and certified professional mediator. She specializes in caring for children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other special needs; and working with families in behavior management and children’s school success.

    Jane earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Colorado State University and her master's degree in social work at the University of Denver.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Kerry Leavell, LCPC, MT-BC has special training in use of creative arts therapies, including music therapy, with individuals of all cognitive ability levels. She has particular interest in ADHD (and its unique presentation in girls), autism, and mood/anxiety disorders.

    Kerry earned her bachelor's degree in music performance at Wheaton College and her master's degree in expressive therapies and mental health counseling at Lesley University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Carlie Mancini, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Carlie has experience as a mental health nurse practitioner caring for patients with an array of mental health conditions including mood, anxiety, psychotic, and substance use disorders. She has worked as a registered nurse for St. Luke's in both inpatient and outpatients settings including the neurosurgery floor and epilepsy monitoring unit and most recently, pediatric neurology.

    Carlie earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Lewis-Clark State College and her master's degree in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. As a Boise native, Carlie is honored to be providing quality, patient-centered care to the children and families of the community she knows and loves.

    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
  • Mental Health

    Biography

    Whitney Price, LCSW specializes in caring for children and adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, ODD, PTSD, and other challenging behaviors, and is committed to hope and healing through her therapeutic relationship with each patient and their families. She has experience in adoption, skilled nursing facilities, mental health, medical hospitals, grief and bereavement, end-of-life transitions, and pediatric mental health. She uses a wide variety of treatments, such as narrative therapy, play therapy, behavioral modification, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

    Whitney earned her bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis in sports and exercise science from Boise State University. She earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Nebraska. She believes that each patient is unique and she tailors her relationship toward their individual needs and concerns. 

    Favorite Therapy Toy: puppets.

    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

  • Biography

    Deborah Russo, LCSW specializes in child-centered play therapy, DBT, and hypnosis by request for treatment of anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder. She also specializes in substance abuse, and uses play therapy to help with family relational problems.

    Deborah earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in social work from Boise State University.

    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.

  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    Joe Seiders, LCSW is a mental health therapist working with children, teens, and their families at St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center. He is experienced working with people who have special needs, have come from hard places, or may have experienced trauma. Joe strives to improve the quality of life of those he works with.

    Joe's areas of expertise include working with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, oppositional defiant disorder, reactive attachment, autism, learning disabilities, gender identity issues, adoption, and sexual abuse. He uses a strengths-based, solution-focused attachment-centered, and trauma-informed perspectives.

    Joe earned his master's degree in social work from Boise State University.

  • 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
  • Mental Health

    Biography

    Hanna McKenzie Young, LCSW works with children, adolescents, and their families at St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center. She specializes in clients with behavioral issues, learning challenges and disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, family relational problems, and oppositional defiant disorder. 

    Hanna uses cognitive-behavior therapy, collaborative and proactive solutions, DBT techniques, and mindfulness skills that is highly relational approach to therapy that is strengths-based and solution-focused. She works closely with parents and caregivers to assist families as a whole move through the healing process.

    Hanna draws on her years of experience with adolescents to help her patients address their mental and behavioral health challenges.

    Hanna earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Lewis-Clark State College and her master's degree in social work from Boise State University.

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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

Conditions

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Building on Our Promise to Children

Children's Pavilion - Opening in 2019

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus will more than double our clinical space and improve vital services that keep care close to home. It will bring most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who will now be able to see several providers in one location in one day.