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.
Bradley G. Nevins, Ph.D., LP
MPS Co-Founder/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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Krystal obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in Communication Disorders and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Krystal works with individuals beginning at the age of 7 through early adulthood. She has experience working with individuals with anxiety and depression, ADD/ADHD, challenges faced during transitions from adolescence to adulthood, and trauma.
In her free time Krystal enjoys going to CrossFit, dinning out, and spending time with family.
Jeana Wescott, MA, MFT
Jeana obtained her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She completed her practicum in private practice at Kente Circle in Minneapolis, working with individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive experience working with adolescents with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideation in day treatment and high school settings.
Jeana works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families ages 12 and up. Her specialties include relational issues, life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, and divorce. She has experience with couples to repair the relationship, increase communication, gain connection, and reach emotional intimacy.
Jeana enjoys individual work with women on personal growth, improving confidence and self-esteem, relationship issues, emotional and sexual health concerns, and obtaining physical wellness.
In her free time, Jeana is an outdoor adventurer who enjoys hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing. She enjoys travel photography, coffee shops, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
Kristin Eitland, MS, PC
Kristin served in the United States Marine Corps then obtained her bachelor’s degree from Hope International University in Southern California. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Utilizing a strengths-based and client centered approach, she works with individuals 18 and older. Kristin has experience in relational and Identity issues, bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, substance use, marriage, life transition difficulties, divorce, and faith/spirituality.
In her free time, Kristin enjoys having coffee with family and friends, traveling, reading and being in nature. She resides in St. Croix County with her husband and two children.
Laurie LaQuey, MFT
Laurie LaQuey earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (currently known as Sophia University) in Palo Alto, California. Laurie completed her clinical internship at the Country for Behavioral Health in Siskiyou County in northern California when working with severe mental illness, homelessness and substance use. She also brings with her experience working for a Medication Assisted Treatment clinic as a Substance Use Counselor and has worked as a Case Manager and Counselor for Caminar for Mental Health whose clients were struggling with symptom stabilization and obtaining support with effectively living in the community due to severe mental health symptoms. Laurie has a background with utilizing DBT, CBT and Mindfulness when focusing on serving the mental health needs of a culturally diverse population in both California and Minnesota.
Laurie excels at incorporating Mindfulness, client focused, DBT and/or CBT when working with clients with a history of trauma and severe mental health symptoms, who are struggling to effectively manage their symptoms and with utilizing effective coping skills.
Laurie’s areas of clinical expertise include: anxiety, depression, personality disorders and severe mental health symptoms. She has worked with various patient populations, including adults, adolescents and children.
Her work focuses on bringing compassion, Mindfulness, empathy and teaching effective coping skills to support clients in a way that provides relief and promotes change and healing.
Laurie was raised in Minnesota and has recently moved back after living the past 10 plus years in California and is thrilled to be back in the Midwest to enjoy the change of seasons, spending time in nature and supporting others in their own journey towards transformation.
Our support staff keeps our office running, and are always ready to help our clients.