Global Minds is a weekday preschool that also operates as an after school language learning facility for children in grades K-12th. In our preschool program, our experienced, caring teachers primarily focus on speaking Chinese, Spanish or French since it is the natural first component of any language. Through demonstration, repetition, group, individual and interactive play, Global Minds makes becoming bilingual an easy, fun, and playful experience!
I specialize in portrait and lifestyle photography. my approach is simple and non-obtrusive. I love photographing people and want to tell your story with pure and honest images.
Our mission is to provide a progressive international education and advanced multilingual academics in a safe, diverse, and nurturing environment. Our innovative and individualized approach to learning prepares highly motivated students for prestigious college preparatory high schools.
Shepherd of the Desert Preschool is a non-profit, Christian preschool supported by Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church. Our mission at Shepherd of the Desert Preschool is to lead people to follow Jesus and provide the premier Christian educational experience focused on advancing academics for children.
Chompie’s is a full-service restaurant that has been serving up great food, including freshly baked bread, cakes, pastries, and world-famous bagels since 1979. Kids eat free on Tuesdays!
A confident woman, is a beautiful woman! And we have a passion for making women look and feel their absolute best. Our dedication to uplifting and empowering our clients to be the greatest version of their selves is our ultimate goal. Look fantastic, feel fabulous, when you Blush & Bloom!
At Camelback Desert School, we expertly combine academics and structured play for students ages 12 months to kindergarten in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
We provide the highest standard of classical pilates training and are proud to provide clients with a safe, fun, and challenging way to experience pilates. It is our mission to help people achieve the happiness that comes along with a strong body and healthy lifestyle.
We are a boutique preschool with family values teaching in Spanish! Our team of qualified and experienced staff, supporting children in gaining independence and fulfilling their potential in a safe, caring and stimulating environment; Miró International Preschool aims to provide a happy, caring and secure environment, through the seven areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, literacy, mathematics, expressive arts and design, understanding of the world and physical development.
We aren’t your average adventure tour company. Our adventure tours offer you the trip of a lifetime to some of the most amazing places in the US. We believe in empowerment and the absolute accomplishment you will achieve after completing one of our trips – no porters, no mules, no lodging – just you, your will and a bit of sweat!
Attend an upcoming open house to learn more about Building Blocks Preschool! We will cover everything from our daily schedule to before and after school programs and everything in-between. Questions will be answered by our Site Administrator and Early Education Teacher Christine Foppe-Villafuerte.
The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.
. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a wide array of clinical experience. I graduated summa cum laude receiving my Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from Arizona State University and continued my graduate education there earning a Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy. I became independently licensed while working as an outpatient therapist at a community behavioral health agency in the East Valley.
Prior to completing my Master’s work, I worked as a social worker with a state agency serving low income children and families with intense behavioral health needs. This initial work inspires and informs my work today with a wide variety of presenting concerns. Upon entering the field of behavioral health, I received a crash course in a variety of entities that often are involved with children and families experiencing mental health challenges. I learned about the school system, parent’s rights, and how to collaborate with the school system to provide an optimal environment for the individual needs of a child. I learned about the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and how to navigate this complicated state agency in order to get the best care and support for your loved one. I learned and interacted with the adult and juvenile legal system, working to bridge the gap between mental health and criminal justice. I frequently worked alongside Department of Child Safety (DCS) to support families and children who needed stability, skills, and healing from trauma, both past and ongoing. Finally, I worked with a variety of specialty behavioral health service providers throughout the valley, to ensure the proper level of care and supports were provided to my clients.
Currently, I draw from all of my experiences to work and treat clients using a systemic lens. I believe we are all part of a larger system that impacts the way we see, feel, and move through the world. In order for me to provide my clients with the best, most effective care, I make it my priority to really see every one of my clients and their journey that brought them into therapy. I focus on understanding each individual’s unique experiences and guide them towards personal growth, emotional awareness, and healthy relationships.
I believe in an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating a combination of evidence- based treatment modalities. I consider affective, cognitive, developmental, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to client’s difficulties, and incorporate these to provide individualized treatment. I believe all people have the ability to grow and move beyond life’s obstacles. It is my role to help clients feel safe enough to identify what is holding them back and support them in overcoming their unique challenges to live a happier, more fulfilling life.
Making the decision to attend therapy is often difficult. It is an investment in time & money. I recognize how scary and uncomfortable it can be. Research shows the average couple doesn’t attend counseling until 6-7 years into relationship trouble. Finding a therapist, you connect with is essential for effective therapy. Contact me to discuss if I am a good fit or I am always happy to discuss other options for support or another type of referral.
The Scottsdale School is a non-denominational Christian School. Our foundation is Christ centered and we have both staff and family who share the same desire to share God’s unconditional love. Our goal is to provided a nurturing and loving environment for children to learn and grow.
Our mission is to prepare and provide the most natural and life supporting environment for the child, observing the child and continually adapting the environment to support the fulfillment of the child’s greatest potential—physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.