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.
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!