A quick history

The MidWest Center for Personal & Family Development was founded by Jack Quesnell, MSW, LICSW, LMFT in April of 1989.   The mission was to be an outpatient mental health facility offering high quality services for adults, couples, children and families.

Beginning with 5 clinicians in the St. Paul location, a second location was added in Edina with 2 clinicians in June 1989.  MidWest Center grew to 4 locations throughout the Twin Cities in an effort to be more accessible to those in need of our services.  We currently have over 40 experienced clinicians offering a large range of specialties and therapy styles including Post Induction Therapy.

Who we Serve

MidWest Center for Personal & Family Development welcomes the opportunity to serve the needs of our clients, Health Management groups, Employee Assistance Programs and the community. MidWest Center’s services are tailored to the particular and unique needs of each client it serves. We strive to match the needs of each client to the specialized talents of a particular therapist.

If you are having an issue coping with any part of your life, suffering with anxiety or depression or other mental health issues, our professional and experienced clinicians are here to help.

We promise to deliver our services with the utmost care and competency, always keeping the needs of the client first

  • We specialize in individual one-one-one therapy

    A big part of our services is one-on-one individual therapy, for adults, young adults, and children of all ages.  We have over 50 experienced therapists at 5 Twin Cities locations, and will match you with one that has extensive experience with your particular issue(s)

  • Same-day, next-day, evening and Saturday appointments

    Evening and Saturday appointments are available for our clients’ convenience.  Since our locations are near major freeway intersections, we are very accessible for people in the seven county metropolitan areas.  Parking is free at each of our locations.

Areas of Expertise

At MidWest Center for Personal & Family Development we provide mental health and psychological services to individuals, families and children of all ages. Some of the main issues we handle include:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Relationship or couple problems
    • Family issues
    • Parenting problems
    • Childhood/Adolescent Disorders
    • Child and teen counseling
    • Christian Counseling
    • ADD/ADHD

Click here for a list of all of the mental health issues we address and the different types of therapies and counseling we offer.

Our Services

We are a mental health facility staffed by multi-disciplined/multi-specialty clinicians committed to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services in a caring, effective and cost-efficient manner. The clinicians experience covers a vast majority of mental health issues and several different therapy modalities. We offer therapy in both individual and group settings at many of our locations.

To learn more about our specific services, click on the appropriate link below for detailed information.

  • Our Locations and Providers

    At MidWest Center for Personal & Family Development we offer 4 Twin Cities Locations, Including Burnsville, Lake Elmo, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul.  We have over 40 experienced therapists and clinicians, and each of our clinicians has an advanced degree and are licensed or seeking licensure in the state of Minnesota.  To get detailed information about each location, and a full bio of each one of our therapists, click the “learn more” link below:

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  • Important questions to ask

    Here you can learn the answers to many of the questions you may have, such as, how can therapy help, how do I know if I need help, how to pick the right therapist, will it be covered by insurance, how long will I need to go, and a host of other important questions.  And of course, if you don’t find the question you are looking for, give us a call and we’ll help!  Just click on the “learn more” link to view the questions and answers.

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