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H. Ray Wooten, Ph.D.

Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Department  | 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.

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