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 or an individual counselor.


ali austin


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




kim collins


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




nikki dyer


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




justin dodson


Justin Keith Dodson, LPC-MHSP
Lipscomb University - Professional Counseling
"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
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers


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

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