Laura Hansen, MSW, LICSW

BemidjiOur Staff

Laura Hansen, MSW, LICSW provides therapy out of our Bemidji office.  Laura has thirty-two years of experience working in the mental health, counseling and social work field. In 2008, Laura obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Prior to earning her master’s degree, Laura worked as a social worker in the areas of child protection, family service and welfare reform. Laura has sixteen years of experience as a school social worker, school counselor, and mental health therapist. In February 2011, she obtained her clinical license with the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. Laura has worked as an adjunct instructor in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University.

Laura enjoys working with people and uses a comprehensive, person centered approach, drawing on the strengths perspective. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, one’s environment, physical health, psychological and emotional aspects and spirituality. Laura has extensive experience working with people addressing anxiety, depression, life changes and transitions, grief and loss, relationships and communication, trauma, couples relational issues, spirituality and family therapy. Laura also works with people who are managing severe and persistent mental illness. Laura enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children ages seven and up. Laura is honored to share in people’s exploration and journey through the challenges in life and to work together to improve the identified issues and concerns.

Call 218-444-2233 to schedule an appointment with Laura Hansen.

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Feedback from LCA clients:

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

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

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

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

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

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

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

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

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

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

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

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

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

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

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

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

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

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

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

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

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

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

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

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

Easy to get to.  Very friendly people willing to 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.

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

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

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.

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

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

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

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

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

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

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

I am so thankful I was directed here!

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

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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