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 her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the College of St. Scholastica and a Master of Science in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an instructor at University of Minnesota – Institute of Child Development.

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. She 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 and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). She also developed and facilitates family groups focused on parenting children and is a certified Circle of Security facilitator.  Ms. Niemi provides mental health consultation, supervision and training for a variety of disciplines including Early Childhood, Head Start, Public Health, School Districts, Special Education, and Social Service professionals. She is a certified Facilitated Attuned Interactions (FAN) trainer, which aims to enhance professional relationships.  She resides in Bemidji with her husband Jason and her children Ashton, Quinn, and Myla. She enjoys kayaking, fishing, hiking, and watching her family play sports.

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

Loretta Bach, LADC
Ellie Anderson MSW, LICSW

Feedback from LCA clients:

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

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

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

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

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

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

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

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

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

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

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

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

I am so thankful I was directed here!

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

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

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

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

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

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 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.

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

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

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

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

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.

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

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

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

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

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

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

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

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

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.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!


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