Connections Wellness Group – McKinney

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Alyssa Evans, MED, LPC, LCDC
Alyssa Evans, MED, LPC, LCDC
By Annette Brooks  |  Photo By The Teal Album

Connections Wellness Group – McKinney brings life-enhancing, personalized, comprehensive mental health solutions and an innovative, integrated treatment model to the Greater McKinney area.

From general mental health care for adolescents and adults 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 – McKinney was recently voted 2023 Best Behavioral Therapy and Best Counseling, garnering two Living Magazine Readers’ Choice awards. 

“We’re continually evolving to meet the needs of the community,” says McKinney’s executive director, Alyssa Evans, MED, LPC, LCDC. “We have an amazing team with a spirit of camaraderie and innovative thinking that enhances our ability to best serve our clients. And the friendly, uplifting atmosphere benefits our team and clients alike.”

The Front Line Program

Always striving to meet the community’s evolving needs, Alyssa and her team recognized that active-duty military personnel, veterans, and first responders need something different than general mental healthcare IOPs and PHPs. This led Connections Wellness Group to create a specialty onsite IOP/PHP called The Front Line for these clients. The eight-to-10-week program meets Monday through Friday, 9 AM to noon for IOP or 9 AM to 1 PM for PHP.

“It’s an innovative program specifically tailored to people who serve or have served our country and communities. The curriculum is rigorous, and the environment is caring, supportive, and compassionate. Everyone on our Front Line team is sensitive to their needs and situation, including the therapist, who is a 30-year Navy veteran.”

New Adolescent IOP Gives Kids More Time at School

Most IOPs meet five days a week. Although Connections Wellness Group incorporates certified teachers into their adolescent IOP and PHP curriculums, a new IOP has just been introduced that meets onsite from 9 AM to noon, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

“This opens our IOP treatment up for more children by enabling them to attend school for half a day three days a week, and two full days on Tuesday and Thursday,” Alyssa says. “It also supports a transition plan after clients complete a full IOP or PHP. It’s a warmer, smoother handoff than going from an intensive program to therapy once or twice a week and their school full time.”

Start On Your Journey to Wellness and Recovery

Whether you or a loved one is struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, an eating disorder, self-harm, grief, loss, trauma, or another issue, Connections Wellness Group’s goal is to help “connect you back to what matters most.”

Call and schedule a complimentary screening. Connections Wellness Group has locations run by licensed health professionals in McKinney and throughout the DFW Metroplex. Visit ConnectionsWellnessGroup.com for more information.

  • Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Psychiatry
  • Medication management
  • Adolescent PHP and IOP – ages 13 to 18
  • Adolescent dual diagnosis PHP
    and IOP – ages 13 to 18
  • Front Line adult PHP and IOP
  • Telehealth mental health services
  • In-network with all major insurance companies and Tricare

7290 Virginia Parkway, Suite 3100
McKinney, Texas 75071