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Meet your Counselors

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.


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." 
Taylor Johnson, 
The University of Memphis
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
"What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it's not. And a lot of the time, it's what makes you great." - Emma Stone


Alexandria Littlejohn, 
The University of Memphis
Counseling Psychology PhD Student
"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”


DeKayla J. Thomas

DeKayla J. Thomas, MS, NCC
The University of Memphis - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
"Take It One Day, One Hour, One Minute at a Time"


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


Apr 25, 2024