A warm welcome to

Kindred Connections

Therapy Center

West Dayton's trusted source for therapy and counseling with African American children, youth and families impacted by trauma.

Welcome from Manicka Thomas, Clinical Social Worker. Kindred Connections Therapy Center is a community based behavioral health center. We are highly skilled Social Workers and Counseling Psychologist serving Trotwood, Jefferson Township and West Dayton, Oh. 

If you are looking for help that is expert, confidential and tailored to you and your family's needs, we can help. We provide in person therapy or online therapy via SKYPE. Self referrals are welcome, or you may be referred by your family doctor, children services, the courts, a children's hospital, a psychiatrist or other health care provider. 

In our experience, the most common reasons for seeking help are stress or feeling "stuck," general unhappiness, grief and loss, concerns with your child's behaviors, anger management, sexual abuse or racial battle fatigue.


We would love to talk with you about how we can help you reconnect with yourself or help your family get back on track, reconnecting with each other. 

Call us at 937.421.1268 and tell us what you're having difficulty with.

What to expect at Kindred Connections

Licensed Professionals

And Provide Solutions

Who Use Science

We are licensed professionals with a minimum of 5 years of experience.

No need to guess or wonder about what a diagnosed disorder means. We help you understand the brain science behind problematic behaviors and mood disorders in a way that is simple and easy to understand. 

We provide practical solutions and interventions that have been proven to help decrease severity of symptoms and increase family engagement.

Meet the Therapist Q&A



What is counseling and Psychotherapy?

When you are new to the counseling process, the different terms seem confusing, but they all refer to the process of meeting with a trained professional to help you manage personal concerns.  


A counselor has training in counseling theory and skills and usually conducts short to medium term work for problem solving and decision making.

Clinical Social Worker

A Clinical Social Worker is trained in counseling skills as well as social work theory and practice. They hold a degree in Social Work. 


A Psychotherapist is also trained in counseling skills and theory, but generally work in greater depth. 


A Psychiatrist is a medically trained professional who offers treatment which often includes medication and/or a referral for therapy.

What is the Kindred Collective?

The Kindred Collective is a online membership group for Black women who want to disrupt the patterns of poverty that keep you stuck in your life. The group provides one on one personal development sessions along with guides and resources that give you everything you need to begin your healing journey with confidence. 

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