West Tennessee Counseling Association serves the following counties: 

Fayette, Shelby, Tipton


Upcoming Events: 

You are invited to attend our 2nd General Meeting of the year on February 4 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital located at 5959 Park Ave in Memphis, TN. Journey Pure, our sponsor for the evening will provide us with a delicious dinner and we will have a drawing for door prizes. We are happy to announce that our very own TCA President Dr. Steve Zanskas will present along with Dr. Michelle Brasfield and Dr. Patrick Murphy on the topic "Preventing Compassion Fatigue: The Counselors' Ethical Standard for Self-Care". This event is approved for 1 CE credit through NBCC. Please RSVP by 2/1 at . We look forward to seeing you for an engaging evening of professional learning and networking!

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.


Carnell D. Mitchell

Dr. Constance Certion
President-Elect/Program Chair

Lindsey Blevins
President Elect-Elect

Michelle D. Jackson

Sharon Rees
Membership Chair

Dr. Constance Certion
Awards Chair

Denise Brown
Communications Chair



9th Annual WTCA Summer Conference: 2020 - TBD

The West Counseling Association is a chapter of the Tennessee Counseling Association (TCA). TCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2043. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program


WTCA One-Day Sponsors

WTCA sincerely thanks and supports its valuable sponsors!