Welcome to Goldenstein Psychological Services (GPS), PLLC

About Us

Ryan Goldenstein, Psy.D., L.P.

Dr. Goldenstein has worked within the mental health field since 2001, when he began as a direct service specialist at various group homes in Minnesota and North Dakota.  He attained his bachelor's degree in 2005 from MSUM (Moorhead), and his doctoral degree in 2010 from Argosy University/Phoenix.  His doctoral program and pre-doctoral internship were both American Psychological Association (APA) accredited, and he is currently licensed in both Minnesota and Arizona.  

Therapy Background

Dr. Goldenstein provided therapeutic services in AZ from 2006 to 2013, and then in MN since 2013 prior to creating GPS in 2016. His therapy experience includes work with a variety of disorders and issues, including substance use, mood, anxiety, personality, adjustment, and serious mental illness disorders.  He also has experience with trauma, grief, and aging issues.  He is trained in a variety of approaches (including DBT & CBT) which he uses to help clients find the path of increased satisfaction and decreased stress. 

Assessment and Evaluations

Dr. Goldenstein specializes in psychological assessment, which includes forensic (Rule 20s, Parental Capacity, SVP & SPP, etc.) and general clinical testing (IQ, Dementia, Adaptive Functioning, etc.). He began his forensic assessment work in 2006 and completed hundreds of evaluations since then.  He often provides consultation and expert witness testimony in criminal, civil, and probation matters.  


Office Arrangement

GPS is a private practice with a single location on the 5th floor of the Sellwood Bldg. in downtown Duluth.  GPS is located within 2 blocks of four public parking ramps.  The building is accessible in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and offers elevator service to all floors.  There are two street level entrances, and one conveniently located on the skywalk.  

Increased Confidentiality

GPS strives to provide a welcoming and private environment.  It is a private office which schedules appointments to ensure no overlapping contact between the clients leaving and those arriving.  This approach allows for increased confidentiality and privacy, and eliminates the "waiting room" experience.  For your convenience, we do have a waiting area if you want someone to accompany you. 


GPS accepts clients who chose to use private pay/cash, as well as clients who utilize their insurance.  If you plan on using insurance, please contact GPS ahead of time with your insurance information to ensure the appropriate insurance authorization needs are met prior to scheduling an appointment.  Private pay and insurance copay is due prior to your scheduled therapy session.    

Special Accommodation Services

Can't utilize typical office services?

GPS offers additional service options which are available upon request and decided on a case-by-case basis.  These services include off-duty hours, therapy and assessment services provided outside of the office, in-home behavior interventions, traveling therapy services, and group home staff training and/or consultation.  These services require prior approval and additional financial arrangements may be necessary.  For additional information, please contact GPS at your earliest convenience.  

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Currently Accepting New Clients!

If you need a therapist, clinical psychologist, or a "psychologist near me," please contact us to determine scheduling options.  If you try to visit during normal business hours and the door is locked, we are in session with someone else and apologize for any inconvenience.  Please leave an email or voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  We look forward to meeting with you.

Goldenstein Psychological Services (GPS), PLLC

202 W. Superior St., Suite 507, Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 565-1963


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed