I'm so glad you're here! I am the school-based clinician from Southwest Behavioral & Health Services at Vista Peak School! Please feel free to use this page to learn more about counseling services, referrals, and mental health resources! Also, please click the "About the Teacher" link for more information about me and how to reach me! I am always available via email or phone (480-486-9347) to answer questions or to help get your child enrolled in counseling services!
Check out my online "Counseling Corner!" Click around on the picture for links to meditations/calming videos/affirmations and more!
Our School and Community-based Counseling Services (SCCS) programs provide the following services:
Comprehensive behavioral health services to youth and their families in school and community settings. The unique community-centered approach and community location allows for easy accessibility for residents and potential recipients of services; familiarity with the community surroundings to include challenges faced, resources available, etc.; and the ability to custom-tailor the type of services to that particular community.
- Individualized Assessment
- Individualized Services Plan (ISP)
- Individual and Family Counseling
- Psychoeducational and Therapeutic Groups
- Community Outreach
- Resource Development
- Child and Family Team Process (an aspect of the Arizona Model for Children and Families)
Referral for counseling services:
DVUSD students who are currently receiving services virtually from Southwest Behavioral Health Services or parents interested in learning more about the counseling services Southwest Behavioral Health Services can offer their student(s) should contact Alysson Zatarga at 602-686-1016 or email at AlyssonZ@SBHSERVICES.ORG
Mental Health Resources:
Click Here for a Guided Visualization to calm your mind (Khan Academy).
Click Here for Tips for Staying Connected. For our collective health and well-being, we must adhere to the requirements of social distancing. Physical distance, however, does not mean we need to remain socially disconnected or isolated. In fact, individuals, families, and communities can maintain the one thing we all need right now…social connection! Here are some clear, concrete tips for physically distancing while staying emotionally and socially connected.
Click Here to access a list of free mental/emotional wellness resources, like mediations, music, sleep stories, and more. Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. This website is sharing some of the tools used to take care of our minds and stay grounded.
Crisis Contact Information:
Click Here for Teen Lifeline - 602-248-8336 (TEEN) if you need immediate help and to learn next steps for yourself, your teen or your student.
Teen Lifeline: call/text 602-248-8336
- Calling remains available 24/7
- Texting available extended hours 12pm-9pm on weekdays and 3pm-9pm on weekends.
- Peer counselors are still available from 3pm to 9pm every day.
Click Here to access Lifeline Chat. Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. All chat centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by CONTACT USA. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S.
If you are in crisis, call 602-222-9444 or 1-800-273-8255 or chat online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Click Here to learn more about the Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.
For the most up-to-date information on DVUSD's Return to Learning, please see the DVUSD website. Click HERE.