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:

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

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

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

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

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

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

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

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

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.

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

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

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

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

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

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

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

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

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

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

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

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

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

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

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.

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

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

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

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

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

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

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

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!

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

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

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

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

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

I am so thankful I was directed here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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