Meet your Counselors

Our Philosophy

Thank you for allowing us to work with you. Here are some things to know about counseling.

  • We believe that counseling is a journey of self-exploration meant to increase self-understanding and self-awareness.
  • As counselors, our role is to act as a guide or facilitator of this journey.
  • We do not act as nor believe that we are self-appointed experts of your life, effortlessly dispensing advice on what you should be thinking, feeling, and doing.
  • We do not readily provide answers/solutions to your questions/problems regarding yourself or your life.
  • From our experience, people are often capable and much more inclined to stick to an answer/solution when it is self-realized.
  • We believe that you are in possession of the answers to your questions.
  • Our role as counselors is to help you identify, develop, and mobilize resources to successfully solve problems and meet challenges.

For general counseling questions, email sassi@uthsc.edu or an individual counselor.

Counselors

ali austin

 

Ali Austin, MS, NCC
The University of Memphis - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
aausti17@uthsc.edu 
"Let whatever you do today be enough."

 

 

 

kim collins

 

Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, HSP
The University of Memphis - Counseling Psychology 
kwill176@uthsc.edu
"It's okay to not be okay all of the time."

 

 

 

nikki dyer

 

NaKeshi “Nikki” Dyer, EdD, NCC 
The University of Memphis
ndyer1@uthsc.edu
"All thoughts and feelings are welcome."

 

 

 

justin dodson

 

Justin Keith Dodson, LPC-MHSP
Lipscomb University - Professional Counseling
jdodson@uthsc.edu
"You can be free to express yourself however you want. Counseling is just a conversation."

 

 

 

clay woemmel

 

Clay A. Woemmel, EdD, NCC, ACS
The University of Memphis - Counseling/Counselor Education
cwoemmel@uthsc.edu
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers

 

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Support Services and Inclusion

8 S. Dunlap GEB, Rm BB9
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5056
Fax: (901) 448-1451
Email: sassi@uthsc.edu

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