Ray Wooten

Ray Wooten Ph.D., LPC-S, is a professor at Texas A&M University in San Antonio in the Dept. of Counseling, Health & Kinesiology. He is a registered somatic movement therapist/educator (RSMT) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). His interests are body-centered psychotherapy, experiential therapies and creating a culture of embodied practice in counseling.

Research Interests

  • Embodied social justice approaches for counselors
  • Body, embodiment, and movement in marriage and family counseling
  • Breath, Movement, and Mindfulness to promote physical and emotional wellness


  • EDCG 5314 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage and Family Counseling
  • EDCG 5308 Clinical Treatment of Couples and Families
  • EDCG 5309 Advanced Techniques: Couples Counseling
  • EDCG 5359 Advanced Practicum

  • EDCG 5385 Internship Supervision


  • Turner, R., Wooten, R., & Chou, W. (2019). Changing suicide bereavement narratives through Integral Breath Therapy. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health (In Press).
  • Munsey, R. & Wooten, R. (2015). Body-centered self-defense with sexual assault victims. Journal of Professional Counseling42, 17-27.

  • Reed, D. & Wooten, R. (2023). A model of IFS Supervision: Unblending from struggle to Self-led clarity. In Internal Family Systems Theory of Supervision and Counseling

Community Involvement

  • Provides individual counseling, couples and family therapy, groups, children/adolescence, body-centered Gestalt psychotherapy. Conducts educational and therapeutic programs and workshops for the public and counseling professionals.
  • Facilitates a weekly movement class for breast cancer survivors


Ray Wooten

College Of Education And Human Development

Department of Counseling, Health and Kinesiology


Classroom Hall 214N
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Course Teachings

EDCG 5309 800 Coun Ind, Cpls&Fam in Military Spring 2024 Syllabus
EDCG 5385 103 Clinical Mental Hlth Internshp Spring 2024 Syllabus
EDCG 5314 800 Thry Fndtns Ind/Cpls/Fmly Coun Spring 2024 Syllabus