Children’s Center

In August of 2016, Lakefront Wellness Center designated the second floor of our branch office in Oconomowoc as the Children’s Center. We offer a carefully designed play therapy room and a kid friendly waiting room.  The play therapy room is set up for sand tray play, painting, arts and crafts, therapeutic games, dolls, etc.  The Pewaukee location continues to house several therapists that treat children but their offices are multipurpose for adults, teens, and children.  Your therapist may request that your child be seen in Oconomowoc or you may request that your child be seen by a therapist that services the Oconomowoc branch.




Play Therapy

It may be helpful to show these photos to your child before the initial meeting to help ease some anxiety about coming to talk to someone.

Play Therapy is to kids what counseling or talk therapy is to adults. Children use play as their natural language and the toys are their words. Play therapy allows a child to change the way they think about, feel toward, and resolve their concerns.

Play Therapy is effective for a wide variety of problems or concerns that affect or will affect the way a child functions at home, at school, or in the community. Psychotherapists can be specially trained to strategically use play and specific toys to address a child’s needs when the child does not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings.

Play Therapy is especially appropriate for kids ages 3-12. For older kids and teens, play provides a safe distance from problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings. Play techniques for older kids and teens include sand tray therapy, expressive arts (painting, drawing, creating, sculpting, acting, singing), or activity therapy (constructing, building, balls, games, etc.) The Play Therapy room is equipped with specific items that facilitate cognitive and emotional processing and development.

What can play therapy do for my child?

  • Develop responsibility for behaviors
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Learn to communicate with others
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others
  • Stimulate creative thinking and exploration
  • Express emotion
  • Relieve stress
  • Cultivate empathy
  • Enhance social skills
  • Develop assuredness about personal abilities

Testing Center and Resource Library

In August of 2016, Lakefront Wellness Center created a resource library and testing center housed on the second floor of Oconomowoc Branch. The testing center is conveniently situated next to the children’s center to facilitate a kid friendly testing environment. Our staff also meet there to read and consult. We hope to hold groups and parent educational meetings in the Resource Library.



Wellness Topics

Printable Library

Video Library

Dr. Johnson on The Morning Blend


“Understanding the Mind of the Middle Schooler”

Published on Apr 8, 2014

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Beth Johnson and St. Joan of Arc school advisory board president, Julie Bonness help us better understand how middle schoolers think. They’ll also help parents recognize the difference between adolescent angst and something more serious.

Links to Informational Articles

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Contact Us

Lakefront Wellness Center, S.C.

Phone: 262-695-8857
Fax: 262-695-8879


Monday through Thursday
9am to 5pm

Evenings, Friday and Saturday:
Limited availability of some Therapists, call for more information
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