Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist | Clinical & Forensic Psychology
Dr. Amber Lindeman received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2006. Throughout her career, she has specialized in assessments of adolescents and adults who are involved with the legal system and/or seek to gain greater insight into their mental health and behavior. Dr. Lindeman’s interest in correctional and forensic psychology began as an undergraduate, when she completed a practicum at the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth. During graduate school, she also completed practicums at the Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca, and Ramsey County Mental Health Center in St. Paul. These experiences provided her the opportunity to serve clients struggling with mental health issues ranging from chemical dependeny to severe and persistent mental illness.
Dr. Lindeman completed her predoctoral internship at Nebraska Mental Health Centers in Lincoln, where she provided therapy and assessment services to clients of all age groups (i.e., pediatric to geriatric). After completing her doctorate, she began working as a psychologist for the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP), a division of the Department of Human Services. She provided valuable expertise to the organization and gained additional, specialized knowledge as it dealt with an unexpected and rapid period of growth. In 2008, Dr. Lindeman accepted a psychologist position with the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC). She initially worked at the organization’s Red Wing facility, which serves juvenile offenders. Dr. Lindeman was the clinical supervisor of the Sex Offender Treatment Cottage, where she provided therapy and psychosexual evaluations for clients from 14 to 21 years old.
In 2010, Dr. Lindeman transitioned to the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Lino Lakes institution. She provided a wide range of services, including individual therapy, psychological assessments, chemical dependency and sex offender treatment, and clinical supervision for colleagues and predoctoral interns. In 2018, Dr. Lindeman moved to full-time private practice, thereby allowing her to provide clinical and forensic psychological services to a broader array of clients. She has completed a wide variety of evaluations for State and Federal Courts and associated professionals, including diagnostic assessments, psychosexual evaluations, violence and sexual violence risk assessments, and commitment evaluations. She also has provided psychotherapy for sex offenders transitioning back to the community.
Due to her experience and expertise, Dr. Lindman currently serves as President for the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MnATSA). She has been involved with this organization throughout her career and joined its Board of Directors more than 10 years ago. Dr. Lindeman’s dedication to MnATSA and other professional organizations allows her to maintain close connections with professionals throughout the nation and remain abreast of new developments in research and evidence-based psychological practice.
Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist | Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Andrea Lovett received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas in 2002. Her interest in forensic psychology began during graduate school, when she worked as a psychometrist and research assistant at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, a maximum-security military prison located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Prior to graduation, Dr. Lovett completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral internship at the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota. This facility provides medical and psychiatric care for male inmates serving sentences in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She then gained additional, specialized training in forensic psychology during a year-long, postdoctoral fellowship at Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Upon completion of her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Lovett worked as a forensic examiner for State Operated Forensic Services. In that capacity, she completed forensic evaluations at the Minnesota Security Hospital and other state facilities, including the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake. Dr. Lovett subsequently worked for the Minnesota Judicial Branch for almost eight years, during which time she completed psychological and forensic evaluations in criminal, family, and civil court cases.
Dr. Lovett has almost 17 years of experience conducting evaluations that address individuals’ violence and sexual violence risk, capacity to proceed, criminal responsibility, and appropriateness for commitment. She is skilled at administering psychological testing, including personality, cognitive, and malingering assessments. Dr. Lovett is known for the thoroughness of her evaluations, as well as her ability to clearly communicate her opinions in written reports and court testimony. Areas of particular interest are personality disorders, malingering, and psychopathy.
Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist | Clinical Psychologist
In 2005, Dr. Leah Osborn received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Psychology Emphasis from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. As part of her graduate studies, she completed a three-year practicum focused on the treatment and evaluation of incarcerated sex offenders. She also earned a master’s degree in Legal Studies with an emphasis on mental health law.
Dr. Osborn completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral internship at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri. This facility provides medical and psychiatric care for male inmates in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. During her internship, Dr. Osborn performed a wide variety of psychological services, including psychotherapy and assessments of insanity, dangerousness, malingering, and competency to proceed.
After graduation, State Operated Forensic Services hired Dr. Osborn as the Clinical Director of Special Needs Services (SNS). This program is located within the Minnesota Security Hospital (MSH) and provides specialized treatment and assessment services for civilly-committed, adult sex offenders with cognitive impairments. Dr. Osborn provided clinical supervision to her unit’s treatment staff. She also updated SNS’s programming to ensure it was consistent with professional best practices. Her efforts were so successful as to be commended by national experts in the field.
In addition to her Clinical Director duties, Dr. Osborn oversaw the development of a new program focusing on the assessment and treatment of MSH clients with both severe and persistent mental illness and histories of sexual misconduct. After the program’s implementation, she conducted comprehensive assessments to help identify effective treatment practices for clients and to evaluate their progress. Dr. Osborn trained and supervised clinical staff and pre-doctoral interns to ensure the provision of effective mental health services. Throughout her time at MSH, she also completed sexual violence risk assessments and evaluations of competency to proceed.
In 2009, Dr. Osborn and several colleagues opened a private practice in the South Metro. In that capacity, she has provided psychotherapy and assessment services on both an outpatient and contract basis. She also has helped manage the practice and supervise numerous staff and contractors. Dr. Osborn specializes in individualized, comprehensive psychological assessments. She is known for providing practical treatment recommendations from a holistic and person-centered perspective. Dr. Osborn’s clients have included adolescents and adults with wide ranging issues, such as attention/concentration problems, social difficulties, trauma, problematic sexual behaviors, and personality disorders. She also has experience conducting wellness evaluations for police departments, risk assessments for area schools, and psychological evaluations for State and Federal Courts. These assessment have addressed a wide range of factors, including anger, domestic abuse, mitigating factors, and psychosexual issues. Furthermore, Dr. Osborn is passionate about providing training for professionals, organization, and institutions on a wide variety of topics, such as trauma, teen suicide, psychopathy, threat and risk assessment, and the understanding and treatment of sexual issues.