Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC is a school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, DC, a therapist who works with kids and families in private practice, and an author and journalist.
She's the author of “Middle School Matters” and a frequent contributor to the Washington Post. She also freelances for publications including Psychology Today, CNN, Working Mother, U.S. News & World Report and Your Teen, and her ideas have been shared in outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Edutopia, Mindshift and NPR. Phyllis's next book is "Middle School Superpowers, Raising Resilient Tweens in Turbulent Times" (Hachette, August '23). She lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and three children