Goldfinch Neurobehavioral Services was created to simplify the neuropsychological evaluation process and to support all children as they grow. Our primary goal is to provide easy access to high-quality services.
Lindsay Deling, Ph.D., L.P.
Dr. Deling is a Clinical Psychologist and Pediatric Psychologist with training and multiple years of experience in conducting neuropsychological evaluations with children and adolescents. She provides neuropsychological evaluations, autism evaluations, and fetal alcohol evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Deling has experience in evaluating children with a range of medical conditions, including: prematurity, craniosynostosis, prenatal substance exposure, epilepsy, and genetic/chromosomal differences, among others. She also has expertise in evaluating children with developmental delays, language disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, adverse childhood experiences, and psychiatric conditions. In addition, she has completed training that allows her to conduct autism evaluations utilizing a ‘gold standard’ measure and to complete Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) evaluations. She has training in early childhood concerns and in completing evaluations with young children. Dr. Deling utilizes an evidence-based approach to conducting evaluations. She is passionate about working with children and their families in order to help each child reach their potential.
2006- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities- Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction
2011- University of North Dakota- Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
2014- University of North Dakota- Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
Internship: University of Minnesota Pediatric Psychology/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System, Joint Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology & Pediatric Neuropsychology
Sheryl Pleiss, Ph.D., L.P.
Owner & Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Dr. Pleiss is a Clinical Psychologist and Pediatric Neuropsychologist. She provides neuropsychological evaluations, autism evaluations, and fetal alcohol evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Pleiss has experience evaluating children with cognitive difficulties secondary to a variety of medical conditions including prenatal exposure to substances, premature birth, birth complications, genetic/chromosomal differences, seizure disorders, and cancer/cancer treatment. She is also a trusted assessment specialist for children with developmental delays, learning disabilities, ADHD, trauma histories, and complex psychiatric conditions. Dr. Pleiss has conducted extensive research in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), working primarily with adolescents with ASD. She has received specialized training allowing her to conduct ‘gold standard’ autism evaluations. She has also developed an area of expertise evaluating children for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). Dr. Pleiss relies on scientific research to guide her approach to test selection, diagnosis, and treatment planning. She offers a personable, empathetic approach and is dedicated to helping every child to the best of her ability.
2007- Bowdoin College- Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Neuroscience
2011- Marquette University- Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
2015- Marquette University- Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
Internship: University of Minnesota Pediatric Neuropsychology/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Pediatric Neuropsychology
Clinic Manager & Receptionist
Ms. Sides is a Clinic Manager and Receptionist. She holds an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from North Hennepin College and has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Sides is a prior authorization specialist with extensive knowledge of the health insurance verification, billing, and reimbursement process. Her background also includes several years of clinic management experience with an adult neuropsychology practice. This experience allowed her to develop strong patient and provider support skills in a mental health setting. Ms. Sides has excellent communication skills, a strong sense of humor, and a passion for facilitating patient access to care. In her free time Ms. Sides enjoys spending time with her family and working on home improvement projects. She is eager to meet you and hopes to make the evaluation process as enjoyable as possible for everyone involved!