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Welcome to New Connections Mental Health

 Therapy Services 

New Connections Mental Health is committed to providing compassionate, professional and evidence based therapy for children, teens, and young adults. We pride ourselves on our client-focused approach that emphasizes on building strong connections that leads to healing and change. 

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Therapy for ages 3 and up with behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, autism, ADHD, grief/loss, and trauma.

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Child Centered Play Therapy

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Therapy for Adolescents

The teenage years are full of important changes in the brain, and at times these can feel challenging for teens and the adults caring for them. Therapy can help improve the lives of teens dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health diagnosis.Therapist at New Connections Mental Health utilize many different modalities to help teens engage in therapy and understand more about their mental health so they can feel empowered to manage it.

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Parent Coaching

Are you wondering how to support your child's big emotions and increase connection? You may be interested in our eight week Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) course! It's for parents with children ages 3-11 and aims to reduce problem behaviors by strengthening the relationship. This an evidence based program based in relational neuroscience. You can participate in this course in a group setting or individually with a therapist. Contact us to find out more!

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Contact Information

2810 Plaza Ave. Hays, KS 67601


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Meet the Team

Meet Our Health Care Professionals

At New Connections Mental Health, our growing team of therapist treat children, adolescents and adults in the Hays community and beyond. Our professionals provide expert care you can trust. We are happy to be a key part of your mental health.


Stephanie Cross

Licensed Master Social Worker 

Stephanie works with children ages 10+ and adults. She provides individual and family therapy.Stephanie has honed her skills in developing therapeutic relationships, focusing primarily on individuals dealing with PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, and Adjustment Issues. Stephanie's treatment approach involves the application of Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), a comprehensive model for treating traumatic stress, which she utilizes in her work to assist clients in managing difficult emotions, processing trauma, and overcoming their experiences.She has an extensive professional background in social work and her commitment to helping children and families, particularly in Western Kansas. She has been in the field for over 15 years, possessing a Bachelor's and Master's degree in social work from Fort Hays State University. She considerable experience in handling trauma-related issues, including neglect and psychological, physical, or sexual abuse.

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Michelle Holdeman, LSCSW RPT

Therapist/Practice Owner

Michelle Holdeman, therapist and practice owner am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Kansas. Michelle provides individual therapy for children, teens, and young adults. She has worked with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, developmental delays, and autism. She has experience working with children and adolescents in the school setting, foster care system, and psychiatric hospitals. She has a passion for empowering  parents with skills and techniques to help them decrease the stress of parenting and increase the parent child relationship.


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