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-02

Dr. Jonie Oliver


Work:  901-416-0340

WTCA team-09

Johnathan Williams
President-Elect/Program Chair


Work: 901-416-3944

WTCA team-05

Dr. Nikki Dyer
President Elect-Elect


Work: 901-448-7745

WTCA team-03

Tanika Johnson


Work: 901-443-7353

WTCA team-08

Carnell Mitchell


Work: 901-791-6111

WTCA team-07

Skip Ruzicka
Membership Chair


Work: 901-488-7727


Dr. Nancy Johnson
Mental Health Counseling Liaison


Work: 901-830-5140

WTCA team-06

Dr. Steve Zanskas
Human Rights & Ethics Chair


Work: 901-678-4021

WTCA team-04

Leigh Carrier Pitre
Student Liaison


Work: 901-678-2120

WTCA team-01

Sharon Rees
Past President/Conference Chair/Elections Chair


Work: 901-438-1573


Dr. Pam Cogdal
Counselor Educator Liaison


Work: 901-678-4931

WTCA team-06

Dr. Steve Zanskas
Legislative Chair


Work: 901-678-4021


Denise Brown
Media Communications Chair


Work: 901-270-4193


Leslie Oattis
Membership (Mental Health)


Work: 503-705-9903

Kim Jessee
Recognition & Awards Chair


Work: 901-416-1656

General Meeting

Date: February 1st
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Delta Medical Center
3000 Getwell Rd. Memphis, TN 38118

Dinner will be provided by our host

For details call Johnathan Williams @ 901-653-0133

7th Annual WTCA Summer Conference

Date: June 9th
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: University Center at The University of Memphis
499 University St. Memphis, TN 38152

Lunch will be provided

For details call Sharon Rees @ 901-438-1573

WTCA sincerely thanks and supports it’s valuable sponsors!