Midwest Psychological Services has enjoyed considerable success and related growth over the last 9 years. Since 2006, MPS has grown from one psychologist and a licensed professional counselor in a small office location near the post office to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary staff of 24 mental health providers and seven support staff in two locations. Our master and doctoral level mental health clinicians specialize in an array of services for children, adolescents and adults, family conflict, divorce, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, dissociative identity disorder, autistic spectrum disorder, alcohol and other drug assessment, and life transitions.
MPS also offers psychiatric services to children, adolescents and adults for medication management. MPS additionally offers neuropsychological assessment for children, adolescents and adults. Your treatment benefits from the collaborative consultation that comes from such a diverse, multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. MPS has an administrative staff of seven to help with the initial admission, billing, and insurance verification issues.
Bradley G. Nevins, Ph.D., LP
MPS Co-Founder/President and Clinical Director
Wisconsin Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Nevins obtained a masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Loyola University, Maryland and his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. His predoctoral internship was completed at the University of Southern California, Department of Student Health Services. He is listed in the National Register of Health Care Service Providers in Psychology. He is currently certified by the Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Provider Association.
Over the course of Dr. Nevins’ professional career, he has practiced at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Howard Young Hospital -Ministry Health Care, Ashland Memorial Medical Center, and the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, Wisconsin. He is currently on the Allied Health Staff at Hudson Hospital, Wisconsin. He was a Core and Adjunct Faculty member at the Minnesota School of Psychology-Argosy University. Dr. Nevins and his wife, Audrey Nevins cofounded Midwest Psychological Services in 2006, where Dr. Nevins is presently serving as the president and Clinical Director.
Dr. Nevins’ areas of clinical expertise include: anxiety, depression, personality disorders, personal life crisis, family violence, physical, emotional and sexual trauma recovery, dissociative disorders, family and marital counseling, psychological testing, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, grief and bereavement and the psychological management of chronic medical problems.
Dr. Nevins currently resides with his wife and two children in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Audrey Nevins MS, LPC
Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor
MPS Co-Founder/Vice President
Ms. Nevins received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 1993. She is licensed by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Following graduate school, Ms. Nevins joined Bay Area Mental Health Center where she provided group and individual psychotherapy. During that time, she was trained in testing and assessments, the treatment for co-occurring disorders, and severe character pathology. Ms. Nevins served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors, was a member of the Ashland and Bayfield County Domestic Violence Task Force Committee, and was a psychology instructor at the undergraduate level. She later took a position with Howard Young Medical Center-Ministry Health Care providing outpatient services for individual, couples and families. While with the medical center, she assisted in the development of Northwood’s Women’s Health Center, a specialty clinic which provided multidisciplinary medical and mental health services for women of all stages of life. Ms. Nevins has also provided outpatient psychotherapy services through a local nonprofit agency prior to opening Midwest Psychological Services.
Ms. Nevins co-founded Midwest Psychological Services in 2006 with her husband Dr. Bradley Nevins, where she is presently serving as the Administrative Director and Clinical Supervisor for the post graduate Professional Counselors on staff. Ms. Nevins provides diagnostic assessment and treatment for adults, adolescents, couples, and families. She specializes in the treatment for abuse and trauma, personal life crisis, depression and other mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, anxiety and panic, grief and bereavement, parenting, marital, and relationship problems, and spiritual conflicts.
She resides in the St. Croix River Valley with her husband and two children.
Jill Damron, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jill obtained both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Jill completed her clinical internship at the Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis, MN. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Jill worked as a therapist in a day treatment setting working primarily with children and pre-adolescents and their families.
Jill works with children beginning at 5 years old, adolescents and adults. She has experience working with domestic violence, including child and adult survivors and perpetrators. Jill is also experienced in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, attachment disorders, oppositional/conduct disorders, parenting skills, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, divorce and problems with life transitions.
Jill also facilitates one of the MPS Family Justice Men’s Groups for Domestic Violence and the MPS Mindfulness Group.
Jeffrey P. Holmgren, M.D.
Wisconsin Licensed Psychiatrist
Dr. Holmgren is a Board Certified psychiatrist. He obtained his MD degree at the University of Minnesota and completed his psychiatric residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
His past professional affiliations include Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, Wisconsin, St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, as well as the Red Cliff and Bad River AODA and Mental Health Programs. He is a past President of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Holmgren provides psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults. He specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, autistim spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, as well as a wide range of conditions requiring psychotropic medication treatment.
He is happily married and the proud father of three children. He enjoys singing in a gospel choir, carpentry and gardening.
Rochelle Murphy, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rochelle Murphy earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Rochelle completed her clinical internship at the Aslan Institute, an integrative mental health and wellness clinic committed to personal and interpersonal growth and development. She also brings with her experience working for a community based organization with a focus on serving the mental health needs of a culturally diverse population in St. Paul, MN.
Rochelle has a wide range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families at all developmental stages struggling with a variety of mental health issues. She specializes in working with clients with a history of trauma, who are in transition and experiencing relational difficulties. Rochelle excels at working with others who are struggling with problematic personality traits, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, identity and self-esteem issues and communication issues. Rochelle approaches clients in a way that takes into account their strengths and connections to others. Her work focuses on bringing awareness to clients in a way that promotes change and healing.
Erin Opoku, MA, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Erin obtained her Master’s degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School. Erin completed her practicum at Genesis II for Families; in Minneapolis, MN, working with families in their homes that were involved within the child protection system. During this time Erin was also employed at an agency in the Twin Cities performing Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, where she worked with clients to find their personal recovery goal to better manage their mental health diagnoses.
After completion of her Master’s degree Erin worked as a mental health practitioner and therapist in the Twin Cities area, providing individual, family, couples, adolescent and child therapy services.
Erin has experience working with a wide range of clients with various mental health and behavioral issues. Erin works with late adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chemical dependency concerns, personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and life changes/transitions such as grief and loss, divorce, adjustment disorders, communication difficulties and relationship concerns.
Outside of work Erin enjoys spending time with her family, playing and watching all sports, hiking and listening to music.
Travis Nelsen, MA, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Travis obtained his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Family Psychology Certificate from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. During his clinical internship, he worked with adult offenders in group, family, and individual settings. Upon completion of his Master’s degree, Travis worked as a therapist in day treatment and private practice settings serving individuals, couples, families, and children.
Travis primarily works with adolescents and adults coping with a wide variety of mental health, behavioral, and emotional issues such as: anxiety, depression, abuse, attachment, communication, adjustment disorder, LGBT identity process, symptom management, and relational issues in both couples and families. Travis utilizes systems, narrative, and emotionally focused, as well as CBT and DBT skills approach to therapy.
Michael Griffith, MSSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Since Mike completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 1983, he has worked in various roles in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Most of Mike’s work has been in the field of Mental Health. Mike’s clinical experiences have involved the provision of outpatient counseling services to families, couples and individuals. Mike has worked in both urban, suburban and rural settings Minnesota, Alaska and Wisconsin. The various agencies Mike has provided services through have included both private and nonprofit agencies. Mike’s areas of specialty include working with adults and teens in the areas of anxiety and depression recovery, anger management, conflict resolution, anxiety and stress reduction, trauma recovery as well as experience working with adults with depression who are experiencing multiple medical problems. Mike has completed a Certificate program in the area of ‘Mental Health and the Older Adult’ from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Certificate in Adolescent Mental Health from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Kayla McElroy, MSW, CAPSW
Wisconsin Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker
Kayla obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has experience providing services at Northwest Journey Day Treatment delivering therapeutic services including individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and families. Kayla is trained in the treatment of child disorders including Depression, Anxiety, and Behavioral Disorders. She has held a position at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections providing group therapy in concentrations including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, domestic violence, anger management, and emotion regulation. In addition, Kayla has practiced at St. Croix County Department of Health and Human Services providing in home services to adolescents and families, completing assessments, and collaborating with child protection, the court system, and law enforcement. She began her therapeutic career working within group home facilities including centers specializing in eating disorders and adolescent behavioral management.
Kayla specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. She has experience working with schools, community organizations, families within their homes, the court system and corrections. Her areas of interest include play therapy, parenting skills, depression, anger management, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and crisis management.
Jeremy Davis, MS, LPC-SAC
Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor
Jeremy obtained his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with concentrations in Alcohol and Drug Abuse counseling, Eating Disorders, and Child and Adolescent counseling. Jeremy has worked in several different areas within the counseling field. Prior to graduate school, Jeremy worked as a crisis supervisor in a juvenile treatment facility for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescents. Jeremy is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Moral Reconation Therapy and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model.
Following graduate school, Jeremy worked in a detoxification hospital, inpatient alcohol and drug abuse residential treatment facilities, and in the Dunn County and Eau Claire County Treatment Courts as an integrated treatment provider for mental health and alcohol and drug abuse counseling. Jeremy facilitated several groups including: Dual Diagnosis, gender specific addiction, antisocial personality and criminal thinking (Moral Reconation Therapy), trauma and substance abuse (Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model), Family Justice Men’s Domestic Violence Group, Matrix Groups and Group Facilitation (at the University of Wisconsin-Stout).
Jeremy is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults in several therapeutic settings. Jeremy is experienced in assisting others with problems in depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, trauma, eating disorders, personality disorders, criminal justice involved persons, ADHD, schizophrenia and other types of mental illnesses.
Pamela Donohoe, MSW, LCSW, LGSW
Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Minnesota Licensed Graduate Social Worker
Pamela obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Pamela completed her clinical internship at Ramsey County Correctional Facility, Minnesota, where she worked with adult men and women in a workhouse setting. Pamela provided individual therapy interventions as well as co-facilitated a trauma women’s group, DBT men’s group, and a women’s shame resilience group. Pamela also completed a generalist social work internship at Polk County, Wisconsin. Pamela participated in group facilitation for a dual diagnosis women’s group and worked in the various areas of the health and human service department.
Pamela worked as a crisis prevention mobile worker for four years providing safety planning, assessments, and linking people to community resources. Pamela has experience working with adults in the community struggling with severe and persistent mental illness. Pamela has experience facilitated DBT basic skills groups.
Pamela works with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, anger, life changes, relationship concerns, grief and loss, and other mood disorders. Pamela uses a person centered approach to recovery planning.
Jennifer O’Connor, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Minnesota & Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Minnesota Licensed School Social Worker
Jenn is a dedicated Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 6+ years’ experience in medical, educational, and mental health settings, working with diverse populations of children, adolescents, and adults. Her experience has helped her gain strong clinical skills, behavioral intervention knowledge, and crisis intervention techniques. Jenn specializes in working with children ages 3 and older who have complex neurobiological concerns (ASD, FASD, MR/DCD), violent and aggressive behavior (physical, verbal, and self-injurious), communication integration disorders, depression/anxiety, and a history of trauma. Areas of clinical interest for Jenn are: suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, mania, psychosis, trauma informed care, solution focused therapy, crisis intervention strategies, complex personality disorders, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
Jenn gained her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s University; a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Hamline University; completed extensive post-graduate research on other health disabilities, sleep, trauma, developmental disabilities, and teaching literacy to students that communicate nonverbally or using AAC devices. As a federal setting IV school social worker, Jenn has worked with students of all age ranges collaboratively with other related service professionals. Within the school setting, Jenn has facilitated children’s therapeutic support services to students (grades K-12) with with educational labels of emotional behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental cognitive delays (mild-severely profound), and other health disabilities; along with a multitude of mental health diagnoses such as: anxiety; disruptive behavior disorders; depression; mood disorders; and psychosis (specific experience with early on-set schizophrenia).
Aside from her work with students and their families, Jenn has worked in the Emergency Department at Region’s Hospital with adolescents and adults experiencing acute mental health crises, including but not limited to, individuals with suicidal or homicidal ideation,personality disorders, and self-injurious behaviors. In the community she has spent time co-facilitating psycho education groups for parents through the Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative.
Currently, Jenn lives in Rosemount, MN with her husband and dog, Murphy.
Rachel Ebeling, MA, PC
Rachel obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rachel completed her practicum at Park Avenue Center, specializing in adults with co-occurring disorders in chemical dependency and mental health.
After completion of her Master’s degree, Rachel continued her education working toward her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. She completed her advanced practicum at the University of Minnesota’s Student Counseling Center working with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
Rachel has worked with a wide range of clients with various mental health and behavioral issues of all ages. She has worked with children as young as two with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist, with adolescents with conduct and mental health disorders as a residential Primary Counselor, and with adults up to the age of 93 as an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Worker.
Rachel works with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life changes/transitions such as grief and loss, adjustment disorders, chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, thought disorders, communication and relationship concerns, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and gender/sexuality identity and concerns.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys interval training, indulging as an amateur foodie, and spending time with her Holland Lop, Lady Jaqueline O’Deen.
Cory Kitt, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Cory obtained her Master’s degrees in Guidance and Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI. Since degree completion, Cory has worked in the community mental health system in Madison, WI working with adults with severe and persistent mental health issues. Additionally, Cory has worked the past 5 years in the community mental health system and foster care systems of middle and southern Wisconsin providing individual, group, and family therapy services.
Cory works with children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex developmental trauma histories, autism spectrum disorder, oppositional/conduct disorders, suicidality, non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, sexual acting out behaviors, general and major life changes, emerging personality disorders, and other emotional/behavioral issues.
In her free time, Cory enjoys spending time with her dog, reading, socializing, and enjoying live music.
Alison Alsleben, MSW, CAPSW
Wisconsin Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker
Alison received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2010 and her Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on mental health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. She is licensed by the Wisconsin Board of Social Work.
Following graduate school and a day treatment internship for adolescents, Alison worked with St Croix County specializing in children’s mental health. During that time, she trained in assessing children for various programs within the county system and providing case management services. Alison then worked at Canvas Health providing rehabilitative services to adults with mental illness in their home and community. She later took a position in the Twin Cities which allowed her to provide in-home assessments and therapy.
Alison specializes in the treatment for depression and other mood disorders, anxiety and panic, relationship problems, attachment disorders, and problems with life transitions. She enjoys working with ages 12 and older.
Alison resides in the St Croix Valley area with her dog, Oliver.
Martha Dalton, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Martha obtained her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. Martha has experience working at the Walk-in Counseling Center in Minneapolis providing therapy for individuals, couples and families from economically and culturally diverse populations. Martha was also a co-therapist for a group for clients dealing with severe anxiety and grief/loss issues that included the application of mindfulness skills and neuroscience to manage emotions. Martha has worked for Family Adolescent and Children’s Therapy Services in Mendota Heights, MN, providing Multi-Systemic Therapy for adolescents and their families involved with child protective services and probation as a result of incest, physical abuse, substance abuse, incarceration, delinquency, and mental health issues.
Martha works with adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, personality disorders, serious and persistent mental illnesses, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship problems, life transitions, spirituality and sexuality.
Martha currently lives with her husband in Minneapolis, MN.
Karissa Meyer, MS, PC
Karissa obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University. She completed her practicum and internship at Milwaukee School of Engineering Counseling Services providing personal and academic support for college students. Here, Karissa worked with students experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, academic difficulties, relationship concerns, and social anxiety.
Karissa works with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship concerns, grief, gender and sexuality concerns, life adjustments, and other mood disorders.
In her free time, Karissa enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.
Thomas Marx, MA, LPC, CSAC
Thomas obtained his Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Lakeland College, and Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions Specialty Education Certificate from Fox Valley Technical College. He is credentialed as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of Wisconsin.
Thomas has worked in both private mental health, and residential drug addiction treatment.
Thomas works primarily with late teens and adults coping with a variety of mental health, behavioral and emotional issues including: anxiety; depressive disorders; bipolar disorders; trauma and stress; work issues; marital and family problems; personality problems; and substance-related disorders. He utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Insight Oriented, Psychodynamic, Psychoeducational, Narrative and Solution Focused therapies.
Thomas resides in St. Croix County and has three adult children. In his spare time he likes to keep in contact with family and friends, explore, exercise, fish, and ride his motorcycle.
Melanie Creger, MA, LPC, CSAC
Melanie Creger received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in 1990. She is also a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor.
Melanie has spent her career helping people recover from the pain and loneliness of depression anxiety, addictions, trauma, relationship difficulties, affair recovery, grief/loss and self harm.
Melanie provides therapy for adults, couples, parents, adolescents and children.
Melanie believes it is important to meet clients where they are. She uses a strength based approach in order to help clients facilitate positive and healthy changes in their lives.
Our support staff keeps our office running, and are always ready to help our clients.