West Tennessee Counseling Association serves the following counties: 

Fayette, Shelby, Tipton

8th Annual WTCA Summer Conference: June 8, 2019, at The University of Memphis

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Upcoming Event: 

Third General Meeting of the 18-19 Year: 1/30/19

Where:  Crestwyn Behavioral Health

Address:  9485 Crestwyn Hills Drive, Memphis, TN, 38125

When:  Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Refreshments:  Dinner will be graciously provided by our host and meeting sponsor, Crestwyn Behavioral Health

** Important **

Please RSVP to Carnell Mitchell at [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

 NBCC Contact Hour (Free to Members, $10.00 for Non-members)

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WTCA Welcome

We are glad you have taken the time to stop by our site and find out a little more about us. Memphis is not only the home of the Blues, but home to the largest chapter of the Tennessee Counseling Association. Our organization welcomes counselors of all disciplines including School, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, as well as Counselor Educators and Counseling Students. Our tent is a large and open one that warmly welcomes all those interested in on-going professional development and the advancement of the profession. We meet four times a year in September, November, January, and March. At our meetings, we always share a good meal, hear an excellent speaker discussing an important counseling topic or technique, and enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow counselors. In June we present our Annual One-Day Summer Conference in cooperation with The University of Memphis, Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research Department. Please take a moment to check our “Schedule” for our next event. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!


Our Purpose

  • To unite in one organization all persons engaged or interested in any phase of counseling and developmental work in West Tennessee to include Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton Counties.
  • To maintain and improve professional standards in the fields of counseling and development.
  • To encourage the development of counseling and developmental activities in the West Tennessee area.
  • To serve as an agency for information pertinent to present or contemplated counseling and developmental programs in West Tennessee and the State of Tennessee.
  • To disseminate information and focus public attention on legislation in any way affecting counseling or development activities in West Tennessee or the State of Tennessee.
  • To champion against discrimination in any form including race, religion, sex, age, or sexual orientation.



WTCA team-09

Johnathan Williams

[email protected]

Work: 901-653-0133 

WTCA team-08

Carnell Mitchell

President-Elect/Program Chair

[email protected]

Work: 901-791-6111


David Dietrich


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Michelle D. Jackson


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Carla Christiansen
Membership Chair

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Dr. Nancy Johnson
Mental Health Counseling Liaison

[email protected]

Work: 901-830-5140


WTCA team-04

Leigh Carrier Pitre
Student Liaison

[email protected]

Work: 901-678-2120

WTCA team-02

Dr. Jonie Oliver

Past President/Conference Chair/Elections Chair

[email protected]

Work: 901-416-0340



Dr. Pam Cogdal
Counselor Educator Liaison

[email protected]

Work: 901-678-4931

WTCA team-06

Dr. Steve Zanskas
Legislative Chair

[email protected]

Work: 901-678-4021



WTCA One-Day Sponsors

WTCA sincerely thanks and supports its valuable sponsors!