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

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Jessica Croatt Niemi MSSW

Jessica Croatt Niemi MSSW LICSW IMH-E® (IV) is a Mental Health Professional specializing in Early Childhood Mental Health.  She holds a Master of Science in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Ms. Niemi is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor through the Minnesota Association of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) through the Minnesota Board of Social Work

For 20+ years she has specialized in working with families with young children and caregivers with mental health issues – including postpartum needs. She is certified to provide Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, evidenced based practices for children and their caretakers.  She also facilitates family groups focused on parenting children. Jessica is a participant in the MN Adopt help line for adoptive parents.

Ms. Niemi provides mental health consultation, reflective practice and training for a variety of disciplines including Early Childhood Educators, Public Health, School Districts, Special Education, Social Services, and Mental Health professionals. She enjoys supporting professionals to provide quality and supportive services to young children and families.

Call 218-444-2233 to schedule an appointment with Jessica.

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Feedback from LCA clients:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

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

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

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

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

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.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

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

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

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

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

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

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.

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

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

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

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

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

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

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

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

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

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

I am so thankful I was directed here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

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

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

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

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

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

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

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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 – 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