Jessica Croatt Niemi, MSSW, LICSW, IMH-E
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
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Filial Play Therapy
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Early Traumatic Experiences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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