The Center for Connection Las Vegas NV

The Center for Connection

The Center for Connection is the first facility of its kind in Southern Nevada. A cooperative of private practice mental health therapists focused on the importance of attachment and connection in the lives of their clients. With specialties ranging from Play Therapy to Trauma Informed Care, the therapists at The Center for Connection take a special interest in the whole family. Each individual therapist has created a safe place for children to play, teens to be understood and adults to be heard.

The Center for Connection Las Vegas NV

Center for Connection Therapists...

All Therapists at The Center for Connection are independent business owners and not part of a group practice. 
The following therapists are in private practice and accepting clients at The Center for Connection:
  • April Hough, LMFT-Intern at The Strength Within Therapeutic Services LLC
  • Ashley Edmonds, MSW, LCSW at A Way Through, LLC
  • Elissa Lafranconi, MA, LCPC and Stephanie Henschen, MA, LCPC at Etika Logika LLC
  • Janet P Nordine, MS, LMFT, RPT-S with Experience Courage Therapy and Consultation and Las Vegas Play Therapy
  • Kandiea Everett, LCSW at Zola Therapy Solutions
  • Kaleigh Mancha, LMFT, Certified Full Spectrum Doula
  • Pauline “Polly” Weinstein, MS, LMFT – Intern at Stardust Psychotherapy

  • Rachel Johnson, LCSW at Cultivating Connected Living
  • Shannon Creme, MA, LCPC at Purposeful Play, LLC
  • Sherry D’Andrea, MA, NV CPC license pending
  • Stephanie Henschen, MA, LCPC

Play Therapy

“Play Therapy is defined by APT as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained Play Therapists to use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.”
Play Therapy - Center for Connection Las Vegas
Family Psychotherapy - Center for Connection Las Vegas

Psychotherapy for the Whole Family

The need for professionals who support youth mental health in Nevada is at an all-time high. According to the Lincey Institute & Brookings Mountain West, “Nevada ranks 51st and last among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in overall youth mental health rankings for the years 2015, 2020, 2021, and 2022. In 2022, Nevada has the third lowest availability of school psychologists (one professional available for every 1,866 students, with a recommended ratio of 1:500) and the lowest availability of school social workers (one professional available for every 8,730 students, with a recommended ratio of 1:250). Nevada’s school mental health workforce is operating with 26.8% of the recommended number of school psychologists, and 2.9% of the recommended number of school social workers.” The Center for Connection seeks to meet some of the needs of this deficit. 

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