Treatment Team

CenterPointe programs are led by this well-established, multi-disciplinary treatment team:

Christine Kildow, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Clinic Director

Dr. Kildow received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boise State University, a Master’s in Human Development from the University of Kansas, and her doctorate in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed a clinical internship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and a clinical traineeship in Developmental and Other Chronic Handicapping Disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center Child Development Unit. Further, Dr. Kildow worked extensively in an ADHD clinic with other healthcare providers while receiving her clinical training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Si Steinberg, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist

Medical Supervisor

Dr. Steinberg joined CenterPointe in 2003 and oversees the medical care of the mental health clinic. He is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry and is a Diplomate in the Specialty of Psychiatry and a Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Karen Schumacher, F.N.P.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Karen has provided psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and medication management at CenterPointe since 2003. She earned her M.S.N. degree and F.N.P. certificate from Idaho State University. Since 1986 she has worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities providing clinical supervision and prescribing medication. Karen has worked with juvenile and adult offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues. She has served as a Designated Examiner, has experience with crisis work and has developed case management and PSR programs.

Rick Thompson, L.C.S.W.

Director of Client Services/Clinician

Rick joined CenterPointe in 2003. He provides oversight for all clinical programs and is responsible for the development of new clinic programs. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and received his M.S.W. from Boise State University. He has worked with youth in a variety of settings, including group homes, detention centers and residential programs. Rick has treated teens with emotional and behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, anger, self-mutilation, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse and family problems.

Gretchen Brill, LCPC

Community Based Rehabilitation Program Director/Clinician

Gretchen joined CenterPointe in 2009 as a clinician and then became the CBRS Program Director in April 2014. Gretchen received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Florida State University and a Master's Degree /Education Specialist Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Florida in 2003. She has been working with children and their families in various mental health settings since 2002, providing treatment for children, teens, and adults suffering from Anxiety, Depression, PTDS, ADHD, and a variety of other psychological, family, and social problems. Gretchen uses Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in most situations to treat her clients but applies an eclectic assortment of skills as needed throughout the course of treatment.

Amie Priest, B.S.

Quality Assurance Manager

Amie joined CenterPointe in 2003. She started as a PSR worker and then after six years of providing PSR services, she became part of the Quality Assurance team and in 2011 became the Quality Assurance Manager. While Amie was a PSR worker, she facilitated CenterPointe's drug and alcohol educational groups in local middle and high schools. As Quality Assurance Manager, Amie is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations and assists in developing quality assurance programs to ensure compliance in programs CenterPointe offiers. Amie earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University.

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Program Descriptions

Child and Adolescent

Community-based Programs

Mental Health Information

Founder's Story

CenterPointe, Inc., opened in 2003 when founder Christine Kildow, Ph.D., recognized a need for a professional clinic focused solely on children and their families, offering a full range of mental healthcare services under one roof. Dr. Kildow’s doctoral training in developmental and child psychology inspired her to establish CenterPointe, where children and families receive the highest level of professional care. As clinic director, Dr. Kildow remains actively involved in the day-to-day operations of CenterPointe.

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