Jamestown Counseling Services
Dr. Karen Spees, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Dr. Spees is a full time counselor at Jamestown Elementary school in Arlington, Virginia, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Arlington as well. She received her Ph.D. in Education, with specialties in counseling and conflict resolution, from George Mason University. In addition to her experience in counseling, she has been an elementary teacher and support group leader. Her research interests are in peer mediation and gender issues in elementary settings. Dr. Spees has made presentations at the local, state and national level regarding her research findings, and was published in the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) proceedings. She was named the Arlington Public Schools Elementary Counselor of the Year for 2007-2008. Born in Missouri, she has lived in Arlington for most of her life and is a graduate of Washington-Lee High School.