Midwest Psychological Services has enjoyed considerable success and related growth over the last 12 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 14 mental health providers 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.
Timothy L. Gendron, M.D.
WISCONSIN and MINNESOTA LICENSED PSYCHIATRIST
Dr. Tim Gendron is an adult psychiatrist, who generally sees patients from the age of 18 through all ages of adult life. After obtaining his medical degree (MD) from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, he completed his psychiatry residency training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he also completed his geriatric psychiatry fellowship, an extra year of specialty training.
Once completing his training, he remained on the East Coast, working in a variety of settings in the Southeastern Coast of Massachusetts, near Cape Cod. While there for the next 12-13 years, he worked in several community hospitals, at a community mental health center, and for a group practice, providing outpatient/office treatment as well as inpatient/hospital treatment. For over five years, he established his own outpatient private practice, continuing to provide for his patients in the Southeastern Massachusetts region. In 2012, he returned to his home of St. Paul, Minnesota, working for HealthPartners in the outpatient setting in the St. Paul suburban area.
Dr. Gendron is excited to have joined Midwest Psychological Services in April of 2018, and is available for psychiatric office treatment, managing psychiatric medications and providing psychiatric evaluation. He sees patients with a wide spectrum of psychiatric conditions. This ranges from depressive disorders, anxiety + panic, bipolar disorders (mood instability), psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, trauma-related issues (PTSD), dementia with behavioral problems, adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to those with co-existing substance use issues. His approach is supportive and non-judgmental while attempting to achieve the best care possible for each individual.
While away from work, he resides in St. Paul, and enjoys spending time with his partner, his family and his friends. He also enjoys walking, sampling new restaurants, and is an avid Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Twins fan.
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 individuals beginning at the age of 5 through early adulthood. 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, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, grief and loss, problems with life transitions and divorce, adoption and foster care, and twice exceptional individuals. 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.
Nancy J. Olson-Engebreth, LGSW, LADC
Nancy obtained her Master’s degree in clinical social work from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas and a Master of Arts Degree in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies.
Nancy has utilized her education by helping people in a variety of ways and settings. In her almost 15 years of clinical work, she has worked with adolescents and adults in treatment programs and schools. She entered into individual work as a way to work more effectively with people on their own goals as she believes in helping people work toward their own desired outcomes. Nancy enjoys working with adolescents and emerging adults to help them discover their own sense of self.
Additionally, Nancy appreciates assisting adults with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to relationship issues and how to survive day-to-day living in an ever changing world. Her approach is from a humanistic, solution focused, and positive psychology. She also is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy. Nancy has an interest in looking at the whole person and is currently pursuing a certificate in the integration of nutrition and mental health.
If you are lucky, you may also get to meet one of her two therapy dogs, Lena or Charlie, as these ladies assist their mom in working with clients at the clinic.
Aaron B. Leet, MSEd., LPCC, NCC
Mr. Leet obtained his Master’s of Science in Education and post-graduate work in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2001. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, as well as a Professional Counselor in Wisconsin. Mr. Leet is also an LPCC/LPC Clinical Supervisor and is nationally recognized as a Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors.
His professional experience is broad in terms of populations served and services provided. Over the past 19 years Mr. Leet has performed diagnostic and specialty clinical assessments, provided crisis intervention, developed effective treatment plans, and offered individual, group, and family psychotherapy to children (8+), adolescents, adults, and seniors within correctional, dual diagnosis treatment, community mental health agency, school, home, and hospital settings. His approach to therapy can best be described as eclectic, collaborative, and compassionate. Techniques and strategies from various theoretical orientations, including but not limited to, insight-oriented therapies, CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy are tailored to the client to develop treatment specific goals and successful outcomes.
Mr. Leet is excited to be part of an ever-expanding group of clinicians with various areas of expertise. He will be practicing out of the new MPS location in Oakdale. Services will include assessment and treatment for adolescents, adults, couples, and families ages 16 and up. Areas of clinical expertise include: trauma, anxiety, depressive, impulse-control, and bipolar related disorders, phase of life and adjustment related issues, relational problems, attachment, paraphilias, process/non-substance related addiction, and impairment associated with emerging or established personality traits.
Outside of work, Mr. Leet is an auto enthusiast who has an affinity for art and design. He also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his dog, Jake, collecting art, listening to music, traveling, and experiencing nature.
Calsey Fasching, Psy.D., LP.
Dr. Fasching is a fellowship trained clinical neuropsychologist. She obtained her doctoral degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and completed an internship at the Department of State Hospitals in California before moving to Chicago to complete a two year neuropsychology fellowship.
Her past and current professional affiliations include working in outpatient and inpatient hospital settings, private practice, forensics, and academia.
Dr. Fasching provides neuropsychological evaluations for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. She specializes in treating patients with psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, trauma, and/or neurological concerns.
She enjoys spending time with her family and participating in outdoor activities.
Cassandra Gomez, LPC
Cassandra obtained her Master’s degrees in Psychology and Counseling from Saint Thomas University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has extensive experience working with families and couples and chronic pain for the past 12 years.
Cassandra works with individuals beginning at the age of 5 through early adulthood. 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, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, grief and loss, problems with life transitions and divorce, adoption and foster care, and premarital counseling. The past 5 years she has worked with the military and their families. This work involves couples, children and overall stress related to dual identities as a military person and civilian lives.
In her free time, Cassandra enjoys her three children and is a military spouse, of a full time Air Force member. She volunteers with her children in their schools, as well as showing them different ways to give back to their community.
Kelsey Johnson, MA, MFT
Kelsey obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Dakota State University and earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Northcentral University.
Kelsey provides a strengths-based, person-centered approach to therapy. She tailors the therapeutic experience to the specific needs/goals of each client. To do so, she utilizes a combination of approaches that include but are not limited to: cognitive-behavioral therapy, solutions-focused therapy, internal family systems, experiential therapy and structural family therapy.
Kelsey works with adolescents ages 14+, adults and families struggling with a wide range of mental health concerns. She has experience working with issues that include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, identity formation, attachment/relationship issues, adjustment disorders, trauma, divorce and phase of life transitions.
In her free time, Kelsey enjoys traveling, seeing new places while experiencing new cultures & cuisines, spending time outdoors with family and friends and going to concerts/musical events.
Danielle Golden, CRNA, DNP
Dr. Golden is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist. She graduated from The College of St. Scholastica in 2000, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Anesthesia.
Dr. Golden served for several years as a nurse anesthesiologist for surgical procedures. She then became interested in ketamine infusions after witnessing “an amazing transformation” a dear friend experienced after ketamine infusions. After conducting an extensive investigation into the research of the therapeutic effects of ketamine infusion on depression, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse, she decided to dedicate her career to this innovative, empirically validated effective treatment.
Laurel Edinburgh, MSN, CPNP
Laurel completed her Bachelors Degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and her Masters Degree in pediatric nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1995. She earned a post-masters certificate as a Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist in 2019.
Once she completed her training, Laurel worked at Oakland Children’s Hospital and then Boston Medical Center caring for children and adolescents with chronic illnesses. She moved to the Twin Cities in 1999 and spent the next 20 years working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota. Laurel has worked extensively with children who have experienced abuse. She developed a subspecialty interest in adolescent health and is an expert on how families can foster resiliency for their children and adolescents.
Laurel uses a collaborative approach in her practice. She works closely with her patients and their parents to assess, diagnose, and treat ADHD, PTSD, chemical dependency, and mood disorders. Additionally, Laurel is trained in the medical management of adolescents and young adults with substance abuse disorders. She provides medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone/Bupinorphine. Laurel believes in establishing a therapeutic alliance with all of her patients. She works with each family to develop the best evidence-based treatment strategies to meet their identified goals.
In her spare time, Laurel enjoys gardening, quilting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Our support staff keeps our office running, and are always ready to help our clients.