Middle School Counseling


At Melissa Middle School, we are creating an environment to inspire students to become life-long learners. We strive to give our students core values and skills to prepare them for the future.

Contact Information

7th Grade

Kristina Minst
7th Grade Counselor
Email: kristinaminst@melissaisd.org
Phone: 972-837-4355

8th Grade

Dana Farmer
8th Grade Counselor
Email: danafarmer@melissaisd.org
Phone: 972-837-4355

See Your Counselor

Students are welcome to stop by the counselor’s office at any time for a visit. Students also have the option leaving a note in the counselor's mailbox outside the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Remember, our doors are always open for emergency situations involving the safety and well-being of our students. Please continue to seek immediate attention for these types of needs.

Need immediate attention past school hours? Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Programs & Services

Our counseling program at Melissa Middle School offers a wide variety of services for your child. Please contact the counseling office at 972-837-4355 for general questions, and contact your child’s counselor for specific questions or concerns. Below, please review the variety of programs and services that are currently available at Melissa Middle School.

Individual Counseling

Counselors are available to meet with students on an individual basis for any social, emotional or academic concerns. Referrals are through staff, parent, peer or self. Referrals are made through emails, calls, or counselor mailbox.

Group Counseling

We will be offering various support groups, based on student need, throughout the school year. Groups meet weekly or monthly. Students participate in groups through a parent or staff referral, or they may refer themselves. Written parent permission is required.

Classroom Presentations

Counselors visit 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade classrooms year-round to present information on college and career readiness, age-appropriate social and emotional topics, as well as scheduling procedures and class selection for the following year.

Parent Presentations

We offer several parent presentations throughout the year, including: #SAFE: Join the conversation – Straight talk about adolescent stress, peer pressure, mental health, and other issues facing youth today.