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Lake Country Associates
1426 Bemidji Ave, Suite 1
Bemidji, MN 56601

Jessica Croatt Niemi MSSW LICSW IMH-E®(IV) is a Mental Health Professional and  Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Bemidji State University. 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 currently works as a Mental Health Professional for Lake Country Associates.  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 of children ages 0-5. She is certified to provide Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, evidenced based practices for young children and their caretakers. She also facilitates family groups focused on parenting young children. She provides mental health consultation and training for a variety of disciplines including Head Start, Public Health, Special Education, and Social Service professionals. She resides in Bemidji with her husband Jason and two sons, Ashton and Quinn. She enjoys fishing, hiking, and watching her family play hockey and baseball.

Program Area of Specialty: infant and early childhood mental health, parent support, child sexual abuse, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy


Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Circle of Security
Play Therapy: Filial


updated Spring 2021

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