• Name:  Karen Williamson
    Master Of Science In School Counseling K-12
                       National Board Certified Teacher In School Counseling
                       Ft Smith Public Schools Elemen. Counselor Coordinator

    Email:  kwilliam@fortsmithschools.org

    Phone:  479-783-1280

Ms. Karen Williamson, Ballman School Counselor
  • Hello Ballman Students and Parents!

    What does a school counselor do?
    As a school counselor, I provide the following services in order to help students be successful academically, personally and socially so they will be well prepared for their future life choices:

    • Individual counseling sessions
    • Small group counseling sessions
    • Classroom counseling lessons
    • Coordination of District and State testing
    • Consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers and outside agencies
    • Crisis and emergency response
    • Coordination of referrals to outside community resources for families
    • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues

    How can a school counselor support students?

    A school counselor aims to help each child reach his or her full potential in three domains:

    • Social/emotional development
    • Academic development
    • Career development

    What is the school counselor's focus?

    As a school counselor, my goal is to create a meaningful educational experience for all students in a safe and supportive environment.

    How can my child access school counseling services?

    A school counselor works with all students in the building!  Students can seek help from the counselor through teacher referrals, self-referrals, or parent referrals.  Click here to complete a form referring your child for my services.



    CLICK HERE to find Mental Health Resouces.