Connections Wellness Group – Frisco

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Brown office chairs line the walls of the waiting room at Connections Wellness Group – Frisco Heather Aje, MA, LPC
Heather Aje, MA, LPC
BY Annette Brooks photo by Amber Boykin Photography

Connections Wellness Group – Frisco brings life-enhancing, personalized, cost-effective mental health solutions to the Greater Frisco area. From general mental health care to PHP (partial hospitalization programs) and IOP (intensive outpatient programs), the practice’s collaborative team of mental health professionals provides a high level of care, which hasn’t gone unnoticed. Connections Wellness Group – Frisco was recently voted by Living readers as Best Counseling Services in 2023. 

“We’re continually evolving to meet the community’s needs and feel honored and thankful that people are happy with our services,” says Frisco’s Executive Director Heather Aje, MA, LPC. “We wouldn’t be here without the community, and we’re incredibly proud and supportive of our clients who have taken steps and made the call to seek help.”

Heather also credits the talented team of professionals in Connections Wellness Group – Frisco. “We’ve created a welcoming, calming, comfortable environment for our clients where they feel they can be heard, and our amazing team goes above and beyond to meet our clients’ individual needs. They’re the stars of the show here.”

New Dual Diagnosis IOP/PHP

Heather and her team recently created an adult dual diagnosis PHP/IOP. Dual diagnosis means both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder exist at the same time. The program generally lasts eight to 10 weeks for most clients and meets Monday through Friday, 9 AM to noon (IOP), and 9 AM to 1 PM (PHP).

“Many people suffer from a combination of mental health issues and substance abuse and benefit from a treatment plan that addresses both. Often, they begin abusing substances like drugs and alcohol to try to cope with anxiety and depression, but this only further impacts their mental health. Our dual diagnosis program aims to eliminate or reduce substance abuse while improving their mental health.”

The innovative dual diagnosis IOP/PHP includes SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) recovery, an evidence-based addiction recovery approach that helps people learn the skills they need to overcome their addictions and transform their lives. “We use SMART recovery as a foundational tool, but in tailoring the treatment to the individual, we can also incorporate spirituality into the program for those seeking a spiritual component,” Heather explains.

Start On Your Journey to Wellness and Recovery

Whether you or a loved one are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, an eating disorder, self-harm, grief, loss, trauma, or another issue, call today and schedule a complimentary screening. Connections Wellness Group has locations run by licensed health professionals throughout the DFW Metroplex, including Frisco. Visit ConnectionsWellnessGroup.com for more information.


  • Therapy and counseling
  • Psychiatry
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • General mental health adult IOP
  • General mental health adult PHP
  • Adult dual diagnosis IOP/PHP – ages 18 and up
  • Telehealth mental health services
  • In-network with major insurance companies and Tricare

255 West Lebanon, Suites 120 and 124
Frisco, Texas 75036