Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services: 
Community First Solutions

We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why Endeavor Elementary School partners with Community First Solutions to help increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare. 

The partnership is made possible by the district's partnership with MindPeace, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for connecting its network of professional mental health providers with schools. After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, we identified Community First Solutions as our partner.

Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace.
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Meet Our Therapist

Joy Gaddes therapist for Endeavor

Joy Gaddes
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Joy Gaddes is a school-based therapist through Community First Solutions, who provides individual, confidential therapy support to students and collaborates with parents, teachers and counselors to support student success.

Joy uses a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach in her therapy room as well as Play Therapy techniques with the children that she treats. Joy has received continued education training and credits in both play therapy and trauma-focused interventions.

Joy completed her master’s degree in counseling from Cincinnati Christian University and her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.