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The Thornton Middle School Counseling/Mental Health team is excited to work alongside you during the 2022-2023 school year!  Social emotional learning is more important than ever!

Please find a list of resources below should you need support.

With Gratitude,

Thornton Middle School Counseling/Mental Health Team

Meet Our Counselors

Catherine Lee


Janene Peralta


TerriLynn Vigil


Click here for the Cougar Counseling Request Form to meet with a counselor!

School Counseling and Mental Health Team

Support Staff

Mental Health Support Text/Call Hotlines

In case of an emergency, please call 911.

AD12 Mental Health Resources:

Safe 2 Tell: Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community. Call 1(877)524-7233.

Behavioral Health Urgent Care: Available 24/7 to speak with a therapist. Located at 2551 W. 84th Avenue in Westminster.

Colorado Crisis Services: Free, confidential, professional, and immediate support for any mental health, substance use, or emotional concern. Call 1(800)273-8255. You can also text TALK to 38255.

Crisis Support Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. This is a free and confidential service for anyone that is needing to talk to someone, particularly through text. This text line is also available 24/7. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: To access this 24/7 hotline, you can call 1(800)799-7233. If you are unable to speak safely, you can also text LOVEIS to 22522 or log onto

The TALK Line: This is a 24/7 crisis and counseling phone line for parents and caregivers with children under the age of 18 to seek support, referrals, or connect with someone to who will listen - Call (415)441-5437 (KIDS).

Friendship Line: Institute of Aging’s 24-hour hotline is the only accredited crisis line in the country for adults aged 60 and older and adults with disabilities. This is both a crisis intervention and non-emergency emotional support hotline - Call 1(800)971-0016.

Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) at Home:

Community Resources:

Click here for Middle School Social Emotional Learning Resources

Click here for Food Banks, Meal Assistance, & Other Resources 

Click here for Emergency Medicaid Information in English  * Haga clic para Información sobre Medicaid de emergencia en español

Ms. Dexter's journalists created Public Service Announcements that relate to Social Emotional Learning!  Check them out below:

Feeling Safe and Calming Anxiety

Public Health and Safety




School Success

The Thornton Middle School Counseling Program:

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Counseling program supports the development of the whole child by advocating for academic, social/emotional, career and post-secondary needs and strives to develop life-long learners and productive citizens.

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Counseling program works collaboratively with parents, community members and educators to empower every child, regardless of individual differences or obstacles, to ensure all students are prepared for meaningful, productive learning through a data-driven comprehensive K-12 school counseling program.

We care about providing a safe, trusting environment for all students.