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St. Luke's Children's Neuro and Behavioral Psychology

At St. Luke's Children's Neuro and Behavioral Psychology, our team of child psychologists, pediatric psychologists, and pediatric neuropsychologists work with infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with various medical and behavioral health conditions. Our team offers comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment, management, and consultation for children and adolescents experiencing learning, emotional, social, and/or behavioral difficulties.

Our child psychologists conduct evaluations to assist in the diagnosis and management of various behavioral health conditions, including learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our pediatric neuropsychologists provide evaluations to assist in understanding the impact of a child's medical condition on neurocognitive and social emotional functioning. Our pediatric psychologists work with children and adolescents to manage chronic conditions, decrease pain, and improve functioning.

Providers

  • Pediatric Neuropsychology

    Biography

    Kathleen M. Deidrick, PhD provides neuropsychological evaluation and consultation to assist in diagnosis and intervention planning for infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with neurocognitive and medical conditions. As a member of the cochlear implant team she completes pre-surgical evaluations.

    Dr. Deidrick works with a broad range of neurological, genetic, and other congenital and acquired medical conditions, including chromosomal abnormalities, congenital heart disease, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, leukemia, extreme prematurity, and autism spectrum disorder.

    Dr. Deidrick completed her internship with the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship program and her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    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 Neuropsychology

    Biography

    Mikaela Sebree, PhD is director of neuro- and behavioral psychology at St. Luke's Children's. She provides neuropsychological evaluation and consultation for infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with neurocognitive and medical conditions. Her goal is to promote development, competence, and overall well-being for her patients as they mature into adulthood. 

    Dr. Sebree performs clinical assessments and pre-surgical evaluations to assist in diagnosis and intervention planning. She works with a broad range of neurological, genetic, and other congenital and acquired medical conditions including epilepsy, brain tumors, leukemia, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, stroke, and extreme prematurity. She also specializes in the assessment and management of concussion in children and adolescents.

    Dr. Sebree is particularly passionate about supporting pediatric patients with epilepsy and serves as a board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho. She also supports research studies through the Children's Oncology Group, performing neurocognitive assessments for pediatric oncology research at St. Luke's Children's Cancer Institute.

    Dr. Sebree earned her graduate degree at the University of Texas, and completed her internship at Children's Hospital Colorado. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children's Hospital in association with Harvard Medical School.

    In her free time, Dr. Sebree likes running, Pilates, snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with her beloved dogs and family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Conditions

Autism

A brain disorder that often makes it hard to communicate with and relate to others.

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