MPSI Psychotherapy Center

Staff

Clinical Fellows/Therapists

The therapists at the MPSI Psychotherapy Center are taking part in a one- or two-year clinical fellowship.  Each clinical fellow is at least a masters-level mental health practitioner working toward licensure or a mid-career licensed psychotherapist deepening their clinical skills. All clinical fellows receive intensive supervision, training, and consultation to support the therapy that they provide.

Dillon Boelman

Dillon is currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Augsburg University. He studied human-animal relationships and psychology at Carroll College in Montana, where he received his BA. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana and has a particular passion for service and human-animal relationships. Since his service in the Peace Corps, Dillon has worked as a case manager with those experiencing homelessness and acute levels of mental health needs, such as persistent depression and psychosis. Dillon is respectful and accommodating of religious and spiritual values in the therapeutic space. He is committed to providing you with the space you need to safely explore the challenges in your life. He is always conscious of how our past shapes who we are and how our experiences dictate how we interact with the world around us. Dillon will value the relationship you build and work to understand your problems as you view them.

Katherine Bowman

Katherine is completing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She wholeheartedly trusts in the therapeutic process as a means of uncovering a path that leads to reduced suffering and greater well-being. Her approach to therapy focuses on gaining insight into patterns that influence our lives. Accordingly, she is interested in understanding the connection between our past experiences and how they influence our present thoughts, emotions and behaviors. She believes that a relational environment of warmth, safety and acceptance allows healing and growth to occur. Katherine also enjoys exploring the connection between body and mind, building healthy relationships and working towards values-based living.

Lydia Goblirsch

Lydia is currently completing a Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She studied Psychology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her BA. She has a particular passion for feminist legal theory and the overlap between psychology, law and social policy. In terms of therapeutic approach, she emphasizes the importance of self-exploration and healthy relationship building with oneself and those around. This is done through creating a warm, comfortable, nonjudgmental, and safe space to speak freely.

Kristina Koestler

Kristina is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of St. Thomas. Her journey in supporting those struggling with mental health began in 2017 working with those with Autism, severe and persistent mental health, and other various mental health diagnoses. Most recently, Kristina has experience working with trauma, ADHD, and anxiety with children. Kristina received her bachelor’s degree from Hamline University studying psychology with a minor in criminal justice. Kristina strives to create a welcoming environment for clients to feel safe by listening and offering a non-judgemental space.

Jessica Levine

Jessica is working toward a Master of Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. There, she has a study emphasis on practice with immigrants and refugees. She completed a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and has experience advocating for underserved groups, managing clinics, and developing programs. Jessica has also studied cultural anthropology and visual arts.
She enjoys working with a diversity of people and learning about their unique experiences. She aims to create an environment where people feel safe and listened to, can explore their life and relationships, and move toward change and wellness.

Vivienne Namujuzi, MSW, LGSW

Vivienne is currently completing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Augsburg University. She holds an MSW from The University of St.Thomas, a BA in Psychology and a BSW from St. Catherine University. She is a Social Justice, Human Rights and Mental Health Advocate with vast experience as a mental health professional; working with children and adults experiencing Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), trauma, suicidal ideation/thoughts, non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, chronic pain, physical and cognitive disabilities, homelessness, crises, and those in need of social support and services. She has training and experience in; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) and conducting psychological assessments. She enjoys traveling, dancing, music, reading, art, history, listening to podcasts and is a big vegetarian foodie!

Thea Schmidt

Thea is currently completing her Master of Social Work in Clinical Mental Health at St. Catherine’s University.  She also holds her Bachelors in Social work from St. Kate’s where she took a particular interest in researching and supporting individuals with Hoarding Disorder. Prior to coming to MPSI, she has spent several years working with individuals with disabilities. She takes a humanistic approach to therapy and believes the client is the expert of their own life. She is passionate about supporting you on your unique journey.

Levi Weinhagen

Levi is completing a Master of Social Work in Clinical Mental Health at Augsburg University. He’s spent the past several years working with groups and individuals who wanted to better align their behavior with their values through the lenses of race and gender. Levi is also a teaching artist who works with people of all ages to help them tell their own stories using the tools of theater and comedy. His practice is centered on supporting people with an emphasis on the intersection of justice, kindness, and humor.

Clinical Fellows/Therapists

The therapists at the MPSI Psychotherapy Center are taking part in a one- or two-year clinical fellowship.  Each clinical fellow is at least a masters-level mental health practitioner working toward licensure or a mid-career licensed psychotherapist deepening their clinical skills. All clinical fellows receive intensive supervision, training, and consultation to support the therapy that they provide.

Dillon Boelman

Dillon is currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Augsburg University. He studied human-animal relationships and psychology at Carroll College in Montana, where he received his BA. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana and has a particular passion for service and human-animal relationships. Since his service in the Peace Corps, Dillon has worked as a case manager with those experiencing homelessness and acute levels of mental health needs, such as persistent depression and psychosis. Dillon is respectful and accommodating of religious and spiritual values in the therapeutic space. He is committed to providing you with the space you need to safely explore the challenges in your life. He is always conscious of how our past shapes who we are and how our experiences dictate how we interact with the world around us. Dillon will value the relationship you build and work to understand your problems as you view them.

Katherine Bowman

Katherine is completing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She wholeheartedly trusts in the therapeutic process as a means of uncovering a path that leads to reduced suffering and greater well-being. Her approach to therapy focuses on gaining insight into patterns that influence our lives. Accordingly, she is interested in understanding the connection between our past experiences and how they influence our present thoughts, emotions and behaviors. She believes that a relational environment of warmth, safety and acceptance allows healing and growth to occur. Katherine also enjoys exploring the connection between body and mind, building healthy relationships and working towards values-based living.

Lydia Goblirsch

Lydia is currently completing a Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She studied Psychology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her BA. She has a particular passion for feminist legal theory and the overlap between psychology, law and social policy. In terms of therapeutic approach, she emphasizes the importance of self-exploration and healthy relationship building with oneself and those around. This is done through creating a warm, comfortable, nonjudgmental, and safe space to speak freely.

Kristina Koestler

Kristina is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of St. Thomas. Her journey in supporting those struggling with mental health began in 2017 working with those with Autism, severe and persistent mental health, and other various mental health diagnoses. Most recently, Kristina has experience working with trauma, ADHD, and anxiety with children. Kristina received her bachelor’s degree from Hamline University studying psychology with a minor in criminal justice. Kristina strives to create a welcoming environment for clients to feel safe by listening and offering a non-judgemental space.

Jessica Levine

Jessica is working toward a Master of Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. There, she has a study emphasis on practice with immigrants and refugees. She completed a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and has experience advocating for underserved groups, managing clinics, and developing programs. Jessica has also studied cultural anthropology and visual arts.
She enjoys working with a diversity of people and learning about their unique experiences. She aims to create an environment where people feel safe and listened to, can explore their life and relationships, and move toward change and wellness.

Vivienne Namujuzi, MSW, LGSW

Vivienne is currently completing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Augsburg University. She holds an MSW from The University of St.Thomas, a BA in Psychology and a BSW from St. Catherine University. She is a Social Justice, Human Rights and Mental Health Advocate with vast experience as a mental health professional; working with children and adults experiencing Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), trauma, suicidal ideation/thoughts, non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, chronic pain, physical and cognitive disabilities, homelessness, crises, and those in need of social support and services. She has training and experience in; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) and conducting psychological assessments. She enjoys traveling, dancing, music, reading, art, history, listening to podcasts and is a big vegetarian foodie!

Thea Schmidt

Thea is currently completing her Master of Social Work in Clinical Mental Health at St. Catherine’s University.  She also holds her Bachelors in Social work from St. Kate’s where she took a particular interest in researching and supporting individuals with Hoarding Disorder. Prior to coming to MPSI, she has spent several years working with individuals with disabilities. She takes a humanistic approach to therapy and believes the client is the expert of their own life. She is passionate about supporting you on your unique journey.

Levi Weinhagen

Levi is completing a Master of Social Work in Clinical Mental Health at Augsburg University. He’s spent the past several years working with groups and individuals who wanted to better align their behavior with their values through the lenses of race and gender. Levi is also a teaching artist who works with people of all ages to help them tell their own stories using the tools of theater and comedy. His practice is centered on supporting people with an emphasis on the intersection of justice, kindness, and humor.