West Tennessee Counseling Association serves the following counties: 

Fayette, Shelby, Tipton


WTCA Welcome

The West Tennessee Counseling Association, a chapter of the Tennessee Counseling Association, is a professional organization established for counselors of all disciplines including School Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, as well as Counselor Educators, Counseling Supervisors, and students enrolled in counseling graduate programs. We warmly welcome individuals interested in professional development opportunities and the advancement of the profession of counseling. Our chapter hosts four general meetings each year that include an opportunity to network over dinner, a professional development opportunity, and a general business meeting. Please note that until further notice, these meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Additionally, WTCA hosts an annual One-Day Summer Conference in conjunction with the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research at The University of Memphis, and a service project opportunity for members in the fall or spring. Please take a moment to review our calendar of events for 2020-2021. If you have questions or would like to request more information or join our email list, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].



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.



Mary Neal

Justin Dodson

Charles Winton, Jr. 
Immediate Past President


Irene Bernard


WTCA Monthly Meeting - Date: 11/28/23 at 5:30 - 7:15

Topic: "Updates on Medication Assisted Treatment” for counselors to better understand how to collaborate with Addiction Medicine Medical providers to best support clients and their families. 

Speaker:  Cicilda Siega, MD and Kira Reich, MD 

Date:  11/28 at 5:30 - 7:15  pm

  • 5:30 - Check in and dinner
  • 6:15 - CE Credit presentation
  • 7:15 - Questions & Networking

Location:  6401 Poplar Ave, Suite 500, Memphis TN  38119

Dinner Sponsor:  Vertava Health - Integrated Addiction Care

Cost:  TCA Members are Free, Nonmembers are $10

CEs Available: 1.0 hour

 Questions? Contact Mary Neal at [email protected]