Merrillville High School

Last Updated: 9/1/2020 8:00 PM

Carol Dahlen BSHS, LCMHC, SEL Coach, CTP-C

Carol Dahlen is the clinical mental health counselor and behavioral consultant for the Merrillville High School. Ms. Dahlen holds certifications in trauma as a trauma practitioner clinical & educational, social & emotional coach, restorative practices (discipline through non-punitive measures), and the Virtues Project™ (character development).

She is a member of several committees within the school district. In addition, Ms. Dahlen oversees the In-School Suspension Program and assists with the school district’s diversity educational workshops. Ms. Dahlen also assists with Merrillville’s Alternative Program, in the role of behavioral consultant and therapeutic counselor. Currently, Ms. Dahlen is enrolled in her doctorate program for psychology

Email her or call 219-650-5307 ext. 7292 


Trisha Keown, MSW, LSW LSSW

Trisha Keown is a licensed social worker and licensed school social worker for Merrillville High School. Ms. Keown started her journey at Merrillville High School as a bachelors social work intern and returned after obtaining her master's degree at Indiana University Northwest joining the Merrillville social work department. She has a passion for working with teen students and focuses on prevention, strength-based interventions, and resources.

Email her or call 219-650-5307 ext. 5338

© 2021 Merrillville Community School Corporation. All Rights Reserved