Counseling Services Department 

Phone: (240) 740-5230 
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


The Counseling Program at Takoma Park Middle School focuses on the rapidly changing needs of adolescents. These changing needs unfold in every aspect of a youth’s life and range from the emotional to the physical as well as from the personal to the social. As students in Grades 6-8 struggle for an identity, counselors help them to balance these needs with those associated with the school setting.


 Counseling Office Personnel

  • Megan Litten              Resource Counselor/Special Population
  • Kate Hankins              7th Grade Counselor (A-G)
  • Leah Walker               7th Grade Counselor (H-Z)
  • Pam Lever                  8th Grade Counselor
  • Carmen Martinez        6th Grade Counselor (H-Z and ESOL) 
  • Anne Salzman            6th Grade Counselor (A - G)
  • Lisa Miller                   Counseling Secretary and Registar

Counseling Services

Personal and Social Development

  • Help students discover their strengths and weaknesses in relation to school performances.
  • Help students use their problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Help with conflict management and interpersonal relationships. 
  •  Help students become their own advocates.

Academic Achievement

  • Identify programs available to students and the requirements for participation in these programs.
  • Help students adjust to the school and plan their programs.
  • Help students with time-management.
  • Consult with teachers on ways to improve student academic achievement.

Career and Educational Decision-Making 

  • Develop a 4-year plan for high school.
  • Review graduation requirements.
  • Assess student aptitudes & interests and explore career options.
  • Reinforce problem-solving and decision-making skills.  




Community Resources


The DCC High School Options Fair/Info Session is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, September 23


Naviance Family Connection

  • click above to access Naviance link

Information regarding the High School Process and Dates can be found in the TPMS Quick Link section called HS Process


Homework Resources for Parents and Students

Resources for Parents

Mental Health Resources - Includes addresses and numbers for the following: Crisis Center, Behavioral Health Assessments, Area Hotlines, Self-Help and Support Groups, Non-Profit Professional Mental Health Services, Youth Services Center, and Hospitals

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing  With nationally recognized expertise, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a premier resource for restoring hope and healthy functioning to adults, teens and children who are coping with grief, loss and trauma in the Greater Washington region.

LGBTQ Resources

Body Image

 Study Skills: 

Social Media: 

Bully Prevention:

Health and Wellness:

Al Anon:

* Meeting at the Seekers Church (across from the Takoma Metro Station), 276 Carroll Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20012

Sundays 6:30 - 7:30.  (all but the first Sunday of the month)