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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).

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

    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 Behavioral 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 Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Jessica Carpenter, LCSW works with children and specializes in the integration of mental health services in a medical setting. She enjoys working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to chronic health diagnoses along with medical adherence. She is skilled in multiple therapy modalities including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

    Jessica feels it is vital to a patient’s overall health to maintain a collaborative care model involving the patient’s entire healthcare team. She is passionate about helping young people identify their self-worth and potential in managing how they choose to respond to their environment. 

    Jessica has a robust background in integrated behavioral health within inpatient and outpatient primary care settings. She also has experience with crisis management, rural populations, and traditional counseling services for individuals and families of all ages.

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

    In her free time, Jessica enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cooking, and supporting the performing arts.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Behavioral 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 Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Travis Haase, LCPC has professional interest 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.

    Travis also has experience in grief counseling and crisis management, with further education in cognitive behavioral therapy, desensitization, relaxation, and behavioral modification.

    Travis earned his bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Idaho and his master’s degree at Walden University. 

    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
  • Pediatric Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Kelsy Newton, PsyD is a pediatric psychologist who provides psychological intervention for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. She is passionate about helping children and families learn skills to improve functioning, reengage in life and decrease the impact of chronic disease.   

    Dr. Newton works with your child’s medical providers as a member of the treatment team, sharing in treatment plans and helping improve health outcomes. She works with a variety of medical conditions and has a particular passion for working with children with a variety of gastrointestinal complaints and chronic pain. Dr. Newton assists with pain management, medical adherence, adjustment/coping with major medical diagnoses, and end-of-life concerns. Additionally, she is a member of the St. Luke's Essence Clinic working with children with differences in sexual development (DSD) and/or gender dysphoria. 

    Dr. Newton earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Boise State University and her doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent psychology at Pacific University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at MetroHealth Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Behavioral 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 Behavioral 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 Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Jennie Quaine, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist serving as the site medical director of St. Luke’s Children’s Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine in Nampa. Her professional goals include expanding access to care, fostering interprofessional education, and providing evidence-based care for patients. Her philosophy of care involves identifying challenges and making evidence-based recommendations for interventions, while also taking a strengths-based approach. She has experience caring for patients in all stages of life with a variety of conditions, including mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, thought disorders, and disruptive behaviors.

    Dr. Quaine received her bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point where she was on the marathon team and graduated from the US Army Airborne School. After graduation, she served in the United States Army in the Medical Service Corps. Her first assignment was at Fort Lewis in Washington as a platoon leader for a ground ambulance company. After a year-long deployment in this role, she became the executive officer of the company. She then moved to Fort Rucker in Alabama where she served as the chief of managed care for Lyster Army Health Clinic. 

    Dr. Quaine earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado. She then trained at the University of Michigan for both residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. While in training, she received multiple awards for commitment to veterans, excellence in inpatient psychiatry, and commitment to patients and their families. 

    In her free time, Dr. Quaine enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her family. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Christopher Streeter, MD is a child psychiatrist working with young people at St. Luke's Children’s Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine. He has broad experience with individual, family, and systems-based neurobehavioral issues, and has a passion for transforming children suffering from mental illness and enjoys seeing his patients recover from adversity, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other issues.

    Dr. Streeter has served as Health and Welfare psychiatry subject-matter expert for the Idaho Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and has made several advocacy appearances on television. He has provided expertise for government panels and consultative support for policy decisions at the state level and is a member of the Idaho Children are Primary legislative policy advisory committee.

    Dr. Streeter has a strong interest in education and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Idaho College of Medicine. He is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Washington psychiatry residency programs. 

    Dr. Streeter began his career in the Navy/Marine Corps, at one point serving a tour in Afghanistan as a forward deployed psychiatrist. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal. In addition to his military commendations, St. Luke’s has honored him with the President’s Award for outstanding service to his patients. 

    In his free time, Dr. Streeter enjoys spending time outdoors backpacking, skiing, and hiking with his wife and two sons.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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