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Downingtown Middle Counseling

Downingtown Middle School Counseling Department
Welcome to the Downingtown Middle School Counseling Department. We look forward to supporting all students with their academic, social/emotional, and post-secondary planning needs. The Counseling Department door is always open. Students can stop by at any time to request an appointment to meet with their school counselor. Our Counseling Office Administrative Assistant, Kim Alvarez, will be happy to assist students and parents with whatever they need.
 

School Counselor

Last Names

Mr. Shirley

A-Hal

Ms. Lipkin

Ham-Pag

Ms. Witmer

Pah-Z

 

Counseling Administrative Assistant: 
Kim Alvarez, kalvarez@dasd.org

Regular Hours of Operation:  The Counseling Department is open year -round, Monday-Friday from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Counselors are available during the school year from 7:25 am - 2:55 pm each day school is in session.

Appointment Scheduling:  The Counseling Department operates on a "walk-in" approach.  Students are not required to have an appointment to stop in and see their counselor.  If the counselor is not available when a student drops in, they will be asked to schedule an appointment at a later time.  Students are welcome to schedule an appointment if they prefer, and parents are likewise encouraged to schedule an appointment as well, to ensure a counselor will be available when they come in.  To request an appointment, please visit the counseling office or contact your counselor. 

Counseling Support Areas

24-Hour Crisis Support

24-Hour Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)

Valley Creek Crisis Intervention
24-Hour Hotline 
610-280-3270

Safe to Say Something
24-Hour Tip Line 
1-844-SAF2SAY
www.safe2saypa.org/tip

Are you afraid someone you know may hurt themselves? Submit an anonymous tip and school officials and law enforcement (as necessary) will immediately respond.

CHESTER COUNTY CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

In School Support

While we continue to encourage students to tell a trusted adult about any concerns, the new and existing anonymous tip lines provide additional options for reporting concerns.  

Prevention SpecialistsMental Health ServicesSchool Counselors

Resources & Parent Trainings

Please visit our YouTube channel for past parent trainings and speaker series.

Pupil Services YouTube Channel