Counseling Program




Hello! My name is Emily and I am thrilled to serve as your school counselor! This is my 12th year in education and 8th year in counseling. I truly believe that I have the best job in the world and love supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic growth. I love the field of counseling and a few of my professional interest areas are: mindset, play therapy, healthy interpersonal relationships, empathy, grief and resilience. I love teaching students the power of a growth mindset and how to create and nurture healthy relationships with those around them. My role is not to solve problems, but to empower, encourage, and support your child in problem solving.


I am so excited to be a part of the Alice Carlson family and look forward to getting to know your family! I love spending time with my family, traveling, being outdoors, caring for my many indoor plants, running/cycling, and of course watching some Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football as well as our hometown Frogs!


Visit the Carlson Counseling Corner website for more information and resources.  Email Emily anytime at


Mission of ACALC Counseling

Build intentional relationships with students, families, staff, and community to best support every student's social, emotional, and academic growth in a nurturing environment.


The Counseling program at ACALC is developmental, comprehensive, and based on the standards of the American School Counselors Association (ASCA).


Emily uses the Character Strong Purposeful People curriculum which is a research-based PreK-5 social & emotional Learning and Character Curriculum.


*Want to help keep the Care Closet stocked?  Donations can be dropped off with Emily in her office.