LCA’s Caring Professionals

Our Staff

LCA Staff

Back Row: Shawn Anderson, RJ Wattenhofer, Jake Schultz and Drew Jaeger.

Middle Row: Jean Greseth, Chris Ross, Hyacinth Mosse, Kayla Branstrom, Kara Lawhorn, Loretta Bach, Suzann Ellenson, Stacy Leutgers, Thomas Richotte and Laura Hansen.

Front Row (Seated): Brook Ylimiemi, Tami Leigland, Kari Tomperi, Cheryl Baker, Ellie Anderson, Paula Ocampo, Da’Nel Chase, Jennifer Miller and Diane Cerven.

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, 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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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 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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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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Laura Hansen, MSW, LICSW

BemidjiOur Staff

Laura Hansen, MSW, LICSW has thirty-two years of experience working in the mental health, counseling and social work field. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children ages seven and up.

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Feedback from LCA clients:

The receptionist knew my name after the second visit...very friendly!

The front desk staff had a positive attitude and was patient with me.

The appointment times work well with my schedule.  My children get along well with their therapists.

The receptionist staff have been amazing.  They are friendly and caring.  You can tell they enjoy their job.

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

You are all warm, welcoming and so very helpful!  Thank you!!

Greatly appreciate having the option of Christian Counseling and being able to filter issues through that lens!

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

Her thoughtfulness and her knowledge of helping people with depression is what I need to achieve my goals!

Everyone was very helpful.  I'm glad I called to get help!

I always feel that my therapist is listening to what I have to say and helping me come up with practical ways to deal with things.

I am so thankful I was directed here!

Listens to both my child and me.  Getting us through some very difficult times with care and compassion.

When we come in for an appointment, the reception staff always has a friendly smile on her face.

It is a very comfortable atmosphere.  Everyone is flexible and understanding!

She's thinking through things with me instead of just giving directions.  It shows that she cares.

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

My children's counselors are awesome.  I've seen huge progress in both my kids.

Our counselor wanted to meet our entire family to find out how to better help our son.  She offered lots of suggestions and things to help us in the long term.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

They work with your schedule and do whatever they can to help you.

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

I had a person to talk with about my problems and my problems are getting better.

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

My therapist was very, very kind and is an awesome problem solver.

My ARMHS staff is awesome!  She has helped me make progress in many areas of my life.  I have better relationships now.

Easy to work with.  You can tell they genuinely care about their clients.

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

Talking with my therapist is helping, instead of holding it all in.

All the staff were friendly and helpful.  They answered all my questions.

My son and daughter are making steps toward our family goals!

Location is great and the staff is excellent with customer service.  Therapy is also professional and comfortable.

The staff members are always well informed and ready to help/answer questions.

I'm so appreciative of my therapist's knowledge, skill and understanding.

Quick and easy to get an appointment.  Friendly, helpful staff.

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

I love coming to LCA.  Everybody is so friendly and make you feel so much better.

Easy to get to.  Very friendly people willing to help.

I appreciated being treated normally, even though I was getting help with a difficult situation.

Meeting with my therapist has been making my life and relationships a lot less stressful.

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

They were open to my opinion of which counselor I see.

My child's therapist is awesome!  So helpful and relates well to the whole family.

My therapist is great!  Of all the therapists we've had over the years, she understands our family and kids the best.  Very helpful!

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

My counselor helps me out when I need it most.  I can always count on them to say the right things, even when I don't want to hear it.

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

Resources

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February 2023 Activities Calendar

Community Resource List

All Forms and Downloads

Office Hours

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 – Thursday
    8:00 to 5:00
  • Friday
    8:00 to 12:00

Menahga Office

  • Open by appointment

LCA offices may be closed over the noon hour. 

Important Numbers

Park Rapids Office Phone:
218-366-9229

Bemidji Office Phone:
218-444-2233

Menahga Office Phone:
218-564-9229

LCA Fax Number (all offices):

218-237-2520

24-Hour Crisis Line:
800-422-0045