St. Mary's University 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's University logo William Joseph Chaminade St. Mary's University, Texas

H. Ray Wooten, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling



  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.A., Appalachian State University
  • B.A., North Carolina State University


  • Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Seminar in Counseling

Research Interests

  • Body-centered psychotherapy


Ray Wooten, Ph.D., has been on the St. Mary’s University faculty since 2000, teaching classes at the both the master’s and doctorate levels.

Wooten’s clinical and research interest is body-centered psychotherapy and creating an embodied culture of practice. He is a registered somatic movement therapist (RSMT) teaching yoga, mindfulness, movement/dance and body-focused strategies as part of the Somatic Counseling concentration. Further interest and training includes a variety of alternative /complementary therapies in counseling, such as Authentic Movement, breath work, hypnotherapy and shamanic journey.

Dr. Wooten has presented at conferences and general audiences on topics ranging from enhancing personal and marital relationships to body/mind psychotherapy. He is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor and runs his own counseling practice in San Antonio, Texas.

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