Leslie A. Gavin-Devitt, PhD

Behavioral Health

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Downtown Orlando Nemours Children's Health, Downtown Orlando 1717 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32806 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I always knew I wanted to work in child psychology. I’m especially interested in childhood development and how physical illness impacts emotional functioning, and how it affects families. I enjoy getting to know my patients and families, and helping them not only to get through difficult times, but enjoy life at their fullest potential.

Why I Treat Children

Working with children is fulfilling and satisfying, because they have so much potential. A lot of my work involves identifying autism early because treating a child at age two or three can make a huge difference in their future functioning.I am a problem-solver, and enjoy helping families understand a diagnosis and address the issues together. I try to connect my patients with services and therapies that give them the best chance for success.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I’m very passionate about ending human trafficking. I founded a nonprofit that raises money to support efforts in Orlando and have traveled to Thailand and Cambodia on missions to address issues of poverty and human trafficking.

Education & Training


  • Psychology - University of Colorado Health Science Center, 1989

Medical/Dental School

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Denver, 1990

Insurance Accepted

  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Adjustment to Medical Illness
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Medical Interests

  • Psychological testing

  • English
  • French