About TLPCA

The Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association (TLPCA) is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization dedicated to the growth and enhancement of mental health counselors in Tennessee.TLPCA represents Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), regardless of where they may serve—private practice, hospitals, universities, mental health centers, etc. TLPCA also welcomes as affiliates those who educate and supervise LPCs, as well as students who are working towards becoming an LPC.Together, TLPCA members strive to improve the quality of healthcare services that professional counselors deliver and promote LPCs as highly qualified clinical mental health providers.Our vision is to be the state organization representing licensed professional mental health counselors with consistent standards of education, training, licensing practice, advocacy and ethics.We invite you to peruse our site. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@tlpca.net.

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History

The Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association (TLPCA) was founded in March 2007 by Licensed Professional Counselors from across the State who wanted an organization that would meet their professional needs and help LPCs better meet the needs of their clients. TLPCA represents Licensed Professional Counselors, regardless of where they serve—private practice, hospitals, universities, mental health centers, etc., graduate students actively pursuing licensure and affiliates who educate and supervise LPCs.

Mission

Our mission is to enhance the profession of mental health counseling in Tennessee and its regions, through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development.

Current Membership: 400+ and growing daily!

Current Efforts

•Creating and implementing relevant, cost-effective continuing educational
opportunities for LPCs throughout Tennessee

•Providing feedback to our licensure board to ensure that our LPC rules and
regulations best position LPCs in Tennessee for portability of licensure to
other States

•Creating and implementing an updated website for TLPCA members to
network  and communicate

•Planning and implementing our tenth annual TLPCA state-wide conference,
scheduled for April 13-14, 2018 in Murfreesboro, TN at the Embassy Suites.

Officers

Past Officers

Former Board Presidents

John Kennedy, President, 2015-2016

Marisa White, President, 2014-2017

Rebecca Stein, President 2013-2016

Marcy Webb, President 2012-2015

Dan Edwards, President 2011-2014

Deb Wilson, President 2010-2013

Kim Speakman, President 2009-2012

Carol L. Harp, President 2008-2011

Kay Arnold, President 2007-2010

Cindy Sneed, President 2006-2009

Former Board Secretaries

Clay Harris, 2016-2017

Trina Winters, 2014-2016

Marisa White, 2012-2014

Marcy Webb, 2010-2012

Trish Sanders, Secretary 2006-2010

Former Board Treasurers

Anna Edgeston, 2015-2017

Deb Wilson, 2013-2015

Heather Hendrickson, 2011-2013

John Thomas,  2009-2011

Kim Speakman, 2006-2009

Committee Chairs

Bylaws
Alexine Batts, Chair

 

Professional Development
 Alvin Bonds, Chair

 

Diversity
Anna Edgeston, Chair
aedgeston@argosy.edu

Ethics
Marisa White, Chair
 mlwhite@argosy.edu

 

Events
Robin Lee, Chair

 

Media/Public Relations
Rebecka Warren, Chair
rebecka.warren@centerstone.org

Membership
Ann White, Chair
annsparling@gmail.com

 

Public Policy & Licensure Committee/SCLA to AMHCA
Michael Randolph, Co-Chair
jrandolph@mhc-tn.org

Clay Harris, Co-Chair
hharris@mhc-tn.org

Founding Members

Kay Arnold, LPC/MHSP
Hendersonville

M. Elaine Baldwin, EdD, LPC/MHSP
Knoxville

Saroj Chand, LPC/MHSP
Knoxville

Carol H. Gipson, PhD, LPC/MHSP
Nashville

Tom Gutridge, LPC/MHSP
Knoxville

Susan Hammonds-White, EdD, LPC/MHSP
Nashville

Daniel S. Hayle, LPC/MHSP
Gallatin

Nancy Johnson, LPC/MHSP
Memphis

Robin Lee, PhD, LPC/MHSP
Murfreesboro

Suzanne Manniss, PhD
Jackson

Trish Sanders, LPC/MHSP
Nashville

Cindy Sneed, NCC, LPC/MHSP
Nashville

Kimberly D. Speakman, LPC/MHSP
Nashville

John R. Thomas, LPC
Nashville

Nancy Truett, LPC/MHSP
Knoxville

Suzanne S. Wilson, LPC/MHSP, CTA
Brentwood

Regional Representatives

State-Wide Coordinator, Alvin Bonds alvin@rohcs.org

Chair for Regional Reps, Liane De Souza  ldesouza@southern.edu

Student Representative: Zachary Alexander zacharyneal77@gmail.com

East Tennessee

Knoxville Area:
Nancy Truett, nancytruett@gmail.com
Anthony Fuller, anthony.tlpca@gmail.com

Chattanooga Area:
Yohunna Woods-Moton, ywoods-moton@crchealth.com
Lauren Stevens, counselorstevens@gmail.com
Crystal Crumley, crumley@centerstone.org

 

Upper East Tennessee Area:
Leah Smith, leah_smith517@yahoo.com

Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennesse/Nashville Area:
Connie Taylor, Connietaylor1@me.com
Tara Lamb, tara.l.w.lamb@gmail.com
Leah Lennox, leahl@mercytn.org

Clarksville Area:
Shunda Brown, brownsl@apsu.edu

Columbia/Lewisburg/Lawrenceburg Area:
James “Todd” Fehrman, james.fehrman@centerstone.org
Andrea Troope, andreatroopelpc@gmail.com

Cookeville Area:
Robert Ridley bobridley@robertmridleylpc.com
Derrick Edwards, derrick.ttu@gmail.com 

Murfreesboro Area:
Ellen Blaylock, ellenl.blaylock@gmail.com
Martha Jones, Martha.E.Jones@centerstone.org

West Tennessee

Jackson Area:
Linda Laney, lindaslaney55@gmail.com

Memphis Area:
Laura White, laurawhite@biztherapy.net