LCA’s Caring Professionals

Our Staff

Lake Country Associates Staff

Back Row: Spike Wellman, Mary Girtz, Sarah Elstad, Monica Baso, Tami Leigland, Diane Cerven, Laura Kirlin, Cheryl Baker, Jennifer Miller, Marilyn Spensley and Shawn Anderson

Front Row: Ellie Anderson, Susanne Holmen, Hyacinth Mosse, Judy Hoopman, Katherine Meyers, Stacy Luetgers, Jill O’Hotto and Jean Greseth

 Not pictured: Jessica Niemi, Da’Nel Randall, Laura Kempnich, Lisa Smith, Deanna Murphy, Nathan Wright, RJ Wattenhafer and Kate Dierkhising.

Jean Greseth MSW, LICSW

Our StaffPark Rapids

Jean’s areas of special interest are working with trauma survivors (both children and adults), women’s issues, adoption issues, infertility issues, treatment of anxiety, depression, serious and persistent mental illnesses and working with children and adolescents.

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Da'Nel Chase

Da’Nel Chase, MS, LPCC, RPT

Our StaffPark Rapids

Da’Nel is a licensed professional clinical counselor with 15 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is certified with US Association for Play Therapy as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

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Judy Hoopman MSW, LICSW

Our StaffPark Rapids

Judy’s clinical experience includes working with adults that have anxiety and/or depression. She has been trained in both Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and in conducting Early Childhood Mental Health Assessments for children ages 3 to 5.

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Diane Cerven, MA, LPCC

Our StaffPark Rapids

Diane provides therapy to pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. She is available to help in most areas including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, trauma, PTSD, reactive attachment disorder, and dual diagnosis.

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Ellie Anderson MSW, LICSW

Our StaffPark Rapids

Ellie’s areas of special interest include working with trauma survivors, as well as treatment of anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, adjustment issues and parental support. Ellie also has specialized training in working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced domestic and sexual violence.

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Jessica Croatt Niemi MSSW

Jessica Croatt Niemi MSSW LICSW IMH-E® (IV)

BemidjiOur Staff

Jessica specializes in working with families with young children and parents. She is certified to provide Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, evidenced based practices for children and their caretakers. Jessica has a wealth of specialized skills in the field of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

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Katherine Meyers, MSW, LGSW

BemidjiOur Staff

Katherine’s passion lies with children, women and families, but she is open to working with all individuals. She is available to work with most issues including, but not limited to: ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Trauma-related issues.

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Deanna Murphy Therapist

Deanna R. Murphy, MA, LPCC

BemidjiOur Staff

Deanna enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are facing various life challenges and are seeking help in navigating them in a healthy way. She values a holistic approach to counseling.

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Loretta Bach

Loretta Bach, LADC

Our StaffPark Rapids

Loretta Bach is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) with over 30 years experience helping people at all levels of Substance Use Disorder treatment. Loretta is experienced in working with both adults and youth. She is currently available for adult or adolescent Chemical Use Assessments (CUA or “Rule 25 Assessments”).

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Park Rapids Office

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
    8:00 to 5:00
  • Wednesday
    8:00 to 7:00
  • Friday
    8:00 to 1:00

Bemidji Office

  • Monday – Friday
    8:00 to 5:00

Both LCA offices may be closed over the noon hour. 

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