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.

Marc Beitz

Marc received his BA in Philosophy from Williams College and is currently working towards his MSW at the University of St Thomas. He has experience working as a crisis counselor and with high-needs elementary students. As the child of immigrants, he is very aware of the role culture plays in our lives. Marc believes that creating an open and safe space for communication and exploration leads to opportunities for growth and change.

Claire Blaze

Claire received her Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College where she studied Gender and Feminist Studies and is currently completing a Master of Social Work in Clinical Mental Health at the University of Minnesota. Although she is new to the field of clinical mental health, she has a background in social service work and brings a powerful enthusiasm for connecting with and supporting others through their healing and personal growth. Claire is fascinated by the human mind, the human experience, and the human spirit, and believes that true healing is achieved through authentic, caring human relationships. She is also a passionate advocate for social justice and believes that the forces of culture and society can have a significant impact on individuals’ mental health. Claire holds a deep respect for the trust that clients bestow her and takes genuine joy in helping clients to explore their inner lives.

Erin Trapp

Erin is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Minnesota in clinical mental health. She studied comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, where she received a PhD in 2009, and for the past ten years, she has taught literature, cultural studies, poetry, the environmental humanities, and writing at the University of Minnesota and at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Her therapeutic approach centers on tending to and making space for one’s inner life and unconscious conflicts. She values the importance of this work in creating sustainable and meaningful community and life experiences. Erin spends time reading and writing about environmental loss and grief, environmental racism, anti-oppressive politics, and trauma.

Kylie Gamm

Kylie Gamm is currently a Saint Mary’s University graduate counseling student. She is committed to deeply understanding one’s suffering and what it takes to change. Living in Rochester, Kylie has worked at Mayo Clinic in the areas of bioethics, humanities, end-of-life care and with those struggling with severe and persistent mental illness. She received a BA from the University of Minnesota, where she studied the relevance of the biological sciences to social, environmental, and health-related problems. Kylie is a graduate of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s Exploring Psychoanalysis program and serves on various committees where she continues to work for justice, and for joy. 

Brian Nolan

Brian earned his BA in Psychology from St. John’s University and is currently working toward his MSW degree at the University of St. Thomas.  He has experience working with those struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, connecting people to social services, and as a crisis counselor.  He believes listening, trust, and a nonjudgmental safe space are keys to helping people explore their lives.  He values authenticity, humor, compassion, and understanding others.  

Anna Weiland

Anna is currently completing a Master of Social work in Clinical Mental Health at the University of Minnesota. She studied Media Studies and Psychology at Vassar College, and has a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College. Prior to starting at UMN, Anna taught Pre-K in New York City and the Twin Cities area for 8 years. She continues to be committed to thinking deeply about childhood and honoring the importance of our experiences as young people. Anna’s undergraduate education centered on the role of media influence in our lives, and she values reflecting on her own and others’ relationships to popular culture, particularly its impact on our self-perception. 

Mollie Wetherall (Mary)

Mollie Wetherall is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Minnesota. She believes that people are experts in their own experience and is interested in exploring old and new patterns that patients may find themselves in. Along with her continued Social Work training, Mollie is deeply committed to social justice and protest. Mollie has directly witnessed the long term effects of state violence and repression, and is honing her clinical skills to engage these issues with clients. She is passionate about providing useful trauma interventions and conflict support.

Milo Wilder Due 

Milo Due received their Master of Arts in psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York, New York and is a current doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. They have clinical experience in mental health crisis settings, residential substance use disorder treatment, neurocognitive assessment, and college counseling. They have a particular interest in working with addiction, complex trauma, gender and sexuality issues, and neurodiversity. Milo takes a relational approach to therapy, and strives to create an open, nonjudgmental space where people can bring their fullest selves into the therapy relationship and feel seen, heard, and respected.

MJ Mignogna

MJ is an LPC in Pennsylvania and doctoral student at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. He comes from Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Carlow University. His areas of focus are LGBTQIA+, trauma, career, and the family of those with borderline personality disorder. Prior to his career as an independent therapist, MJ was a manager of human resources for staffing firms and the hotel industry. MJ is excited to be a MPSI fellow to diversify his areas of knowledge, allowing him to further help those in need.

Susan M. Pyle, MA

Susan is a graduate of Saint Mary’s Counseling Psychology Master’s Program and is currently pursuing her doctorate (PsyD) in Counseling Psychology.  Her experience includes work in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, co-occurring disorders (substance use disorder and severe and persistent mental illness), trauma, eating disorders, college counseling, as well as work with women and families.  She has interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy, family systems and feminist-multicultural theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and holistic approaches to somatic healing.  Susan makes connections in therapy by extending positive regard and empathy while being an active and attentive listener.  She believes exploring one’s current environment as well as their past family system is crucial for therapeutic progress and healing.  In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog, doing yoga, and reading books.