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Therapy center moves, expands

Therapy center moves, expands

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The Kid's Therapy Center has moved to 1701 S. 12th St. in Bismarck.

With the new location came expanded services. The center now provides mental health services to all ages.

"We recently added new clinical staff to allow us to also see adults," said founder Valerie Meyers, adding that the new staff is trained as a PEERS group leader. "This is a group for social skills for middle school and high school children."

The move was pushed by growth in the number of families who were coming to the center for help and the hiring of more therapists to serve them.

"Over time, we outgrew the office space we were in," she said.

Each therapist employed at the center has a unique skill set, whether that's helping address trauma or neurological disorders or adoption or marriage and family issues.

In the new clinic, the center will continue to provide families with creative therapies, such as sand tray and art.

"We have now added more play therapy rooms along with more art therapy areas to serve more clients," Meyers said.

The Kid’s Therapy Center provides session for both the parent and the child at the same time, rather than making two separate appointments.

"With being able to have both in the same area, it saves already busy families both time and money," Meyers said.

Choosing to serve all adults, even those without children, is due to the increased need for mental health services in the community, according to Meyers.

"Many businesses are booking out weeks to months at a time, and for some getting in sooner is important, which we are hoping to be able to provide to them," Meyers said.

For more information, go online to www.thekidstherapycenter.com/.

Job fair approaching

Job Service North Dakota and the Bismarck-Mandan Development Association Multi-Industry Job Fair will be held 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 10 at the Ramkota hotel, 800 S. Third St.

The event brings in as many as 60 employers and last year’s job fair attracted more than 450 job seekers. There is still space for employers wishing to sign up, said Carol Yantzer, of Job Service.

The trades and construction often have a large presence at the job fair, as do staffing agencies. This year, Yantzer is expecting representatives from the YMCA, NISC, Hit Inc. and the Parks and Recreation department. 

Call 701-328-5050 for more information.

Restaurant, bar space being renovated

Sunrise Apartments owners are renovating space in the former Prince Hotel for a bar or restaurant.

When the building first changed hands, the owners had talked about bringing back the old Blue Blazer Lounge that used to operate in the hotel. Co-owner Taylor Rash said that plan has since changed.

The space has been updated with rental possibilities to a restaurateur and interest has been expressed from potential tenants.

“We’re just waiting for someone to move in,” he said.

Rash said he thinks a bar with arcade games, would do well in the space.

“It’s a great location,” said Rash, indicating that it sits in the center of re-development as the downtown moves west.

Reach Jessica Holdman at 701-250-8261 or jessica.holdman@bismarcktribune.com

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