About Values & Strengths

A small, hardworking, and caring psycho-educational practice based in Miami. We bring more than fifteen years of experience in the field of education, consultation, and mental health.
With a whole-child approach, we help children succeed in school and in life.
We believe children should feel encouraged to do their best.
We believe in fostering children's strengths.
We believe children should have time to be children.
We believe a balanced life is a fulfilled life.

Founder & Director: Valeria Fontanals, Ed.S., SS


Licensed School Psychologist in Florida, SS1140

Master of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Educational Psychologist, Argentina


I'm a licensed school psychologist in Florida. I bring more than fifteen years of experience as an expert in assessment for learning disabilities and gifted and providing appropriate treatment to enhance children's overall development and nurture their talents. My approach is based on neuroscience and positive psychology.  My expertise is in twice exceptionalities and whole-child approach.


I was born and raised in Argentina. I have studied and worked in a wide range of diverse cultures in places such as South America, China, and the United States.


I graduated as an Educational Psychologist in Argentina, and hold a Master of Education with a concentration in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am bilingual and bicultural and also offer services in Spanish. In the last fifteen years, I have worked as a therapist, director, teacher, coach, supervisor, writer, and speaker in the US and abroad.

I am currently an Adjunct Faculty Professor at Florida International University and an educational and psychological consultant for "Realidades en Contexto" TV program, CNN Español.


Coral Rodriguez, M.S., CCC-SLP

I am a nationally certified and state licensed Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist. I hold a Bachelor's degree in General Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, P.R. in 2006, and a Master's degree from Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, P.R. in 2011. 


I have dedicated the last six years to work with preschool and elementary students, and their families. I worked for Early Steps Program, among other services. I am passionate about serving as a guide to parents by making them participate in the therapy sessions and teaching them how to help their child's communication skills on a daily basis. 

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