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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Niquette, MSW, CAPSW
Wisconsin Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker
Melanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2015 and her Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on mental health and interpersonal practice from the University of Michigan. She is licensed by the Wisconsin Board of Social Work.
Throughout her undergraduate studies, Melanie worked as a youth behavioral specialist through an outpatient treatment facility for children and adolescents in the community with varying physical, cognitive, and mental health needs. She also provided outpatient mental health services for adolescents in the Chippewa Falls area.
During graduate school, Melanie worked as an intern providing clinical services and case management at a psychiatric state hospital serving youth ages 3-17. Through another internship experience, she worked with behavior technicians to implement home-based applied behavioral analysis interventions for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Melanie has also traveled to India and Africa teaching in community schools and facilitating experiential therapy interventions with youth residing in poverty stricken communities.
Melanie specializes in working with attachment disorders, anger management, and oppositional/defiant behaviors. She has a creative, strength-based approach that focuses on clients’ interests and skills. Melanie enjoys working with youth of all ages and identities. She is currently residing in River Falls with her fish, Gatsby.
Caitlyn Schmit, MA, MFT
Caitlyn obtained her dual Master’s degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Theology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has extensive experience having worked therapeutically in a day treatment setting with children (ages 5-18) and their families.
Caitlyn works with children ages five years and up. She has experience working with and treating a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues including but not limited to, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Oppositional/Conduct Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, eating disorders, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, problems with life transitions and divorce, adoption and foster care. In addition, Caitlyn enjoys utilizing play and art therapy techniques and interventions as well as traditional therapeutic interventions to meet the individual needs of each client.
In her free time, Caitlyn delights in many outdoor activities, crafting, sustainability hobbies, time with family and friends, and her church activities.
Amanda Weber, MA, PC
Amanda obtained her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Amanda completed her clinical internship in a community based setting providing home-based mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families in the East Metro area of Minnesota. Following degree completion, Amanda continued providing in-home therapy and assessments. She also has experience working with adolescents in a restorative justice setting.
Amanda primarily works with children, and adolescents coping with a wide variety of mental health, behavioral, and emotional issues such as: adjustment, anxiety, attachment, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, depression, impulsivity, oppositional defiant disorder, and trauma. She utilizes a collaborative therapeutic approach, with an emphasis on building a positive therapeutic relationship with the individual while also considering their family system. Her approach emphasizes play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
Amanda currently resides in the Saint Croix Valley area with her fiancé. She loves spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking, and camping.
Emily R. Anastasio, Ph.D, LPC
Dr. Anastasio is Midwest’s neuropsychologist, specializing in evaluation, differential diagnosis, and personalized treatment planning. Prior to joining Midwest, Dr. Anastasio conducted comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children and adolescents with complex behavioral and psychiatric presentations at Northwest Passage Child and Adolescent Center in Frederic, Wisconsin. She has also served as the staff psychologist at The SEED Center in Stamford, Connecticut, an interdisciplinary mental health center specializing in Autism spectrum and developmental disorders in children, offering comprehensive evaluations as well as individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and their families.
Dr. Anastasio has specialized training and experience in neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan (including adult assessment), differential diagnosis, developmental disabilities, Autistic spectrum disorders, learning disorders, disorders of attention, traumatic brain injury, and co-morbid cognitive psychiatric diagnoses. She also completed doctoral and post-doctoral training in projective assessment techniques and advanced personality assessment. In addition, Dr. Anastasio has experience teaching on the college level and currently supervises Master’s level clinicians. Some of her professional interests include integrative and holistic approaches to mental health and wellness, strengths-based treatment models, preventive health care, and utilizing technology wisely to enhance health and wellness.
Dr. Anastasio originally hails from New York City and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She also holds a Masters in Education with a specialization in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She enjoys music and dance, discovering new coffee shops, meeting new people, the Paleo diet, reading books, and spending time with her fiancé and friends.
Michael Mui, MA
Michael obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University. He completed his practicum and internship at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.
While at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Michael worked with the inpatient clients experiencing a wide range of issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and trauma. Michael also taught several courses while working at Teen Challenge about the following topics: psychological disorders, financial management, men’s issues, imperfection, as well as grief and bereavement.
Michael works with teenagers and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, family and marital counseling, trauma, as well as cultural adjustment disorders.
Michael is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese) and American Sign Language (ASL).
He resides in Little Canada MN with his newly adopted dog Casey.
Emily Aller, MSW, CAPSW
Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in clinical practice from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.
Emily completed her clinical internship in a clinic/community-based setting providing mental health services to children and their families. Simultaneously, Emily worked in a day treatment facility for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Emily works with children ages three and up. In addition to Autism Spectrum Disorder she has experience treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, oppositional/conduct disorders, attachment disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and trauma.
Currently, Emily resides in Woodbury, MN.
Katherine Priebe, MA, PsyD
Katherine completed her Bachelors Degree at St. Catherine’s University in 2004 and went on to complete her Masters Degree at Bethel University in 2006 and earned her Doctoral Degree from Argosy University in 2013.
Katherine completed her pre and post Doctoral Internships at the Neighborhood Involvement Program in Minneapolis, providing therapy and support to individuals with varying mental health concerns and traumatic backgrounds including physical, psychological and sexual abuse. Over the course of Katherine’s training she has gained experience in providing forensic, empirically-supported assessments for adults using objective, projective, risk, intelligence, personality and actuarial instruments for individuals who are court-ordered to complete psychological assessment.
Katherine’s approach to providing therapy and assessment is influenced by her goal of smoothly integrating assessment results, clinical interviews, and clinical judgment while translating this information into evidenced-based practice or recommendations for addressing individual concerns or behaviors. She believes achieving a therapeutic alliance with each individual she works with is of utmost importance and she aims to tailor her treatment approaches to each individual in order to prioritize and address concerns and behaviors.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending time outside going for walks, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling.
Kate Prozeller, PsyD
Dr. Kate Prozeller completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, as well as her Master’s in Business Administration from Hamline University. She obtained her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
Over the course of Dr. Prozeller’s career, she has practiced at Hennepin County Medical Center, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center, Park Nicollet, Wiger and Associates, the University of Wisconsin, and in private practice. She is also an active member of the Minnesota Women in Psychology, World Health Organization, and American Psychological Association.
Dr. Prozeller’s areas of clinical expertise include: anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, life transitions, sexual and gender identity, grief and loss, couples counseling, and eating disorders, in addition to the administration of a variety of psychological assessments. She has worked with various patient populations, including adults, couples, adolescents and children.
Marc Franczak, MA, PC
Marc obtained his undergraduate degree in Social Work and Chemical Dependency, along with two Master’s degrees one in Counseling Psychology and another in Sociology at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Marc continued his education and is working on completion of his Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has worked at The University of Minnesota’s Hospital on all Psychiatric Units, Correctional settings, and in a Community based Mental Health Clinic.
Marc has experience working with and treating a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues including but not limited to, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorders, dissociative disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Marc enjoys working out, camping, hiking, canoeing, and water sports. Marc also enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and walking his two pit bull puppies.
Virginia Godfrey, MS
Virginia obtained her undergraduate degrees in Psychology (with an emphasis in Child Development) and American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota Morris. She completed her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. Her master’s internship was completed at Fraser in their Mental Health Day-Treatment Program.
Virginia’s background includes research in culturally relevant interventions and therapies for American Indian peoples. She also has experience working with trauma and persistent mental illness in children through day-treatment programming and out-patient therapy.
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