Wes Allen, MS, LAPC NCC
University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Wes Allen is a mental health counselor and clinical educator, who is currently finishing his PhD in Counselor Education with the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). Wes is also passionate about his roles as an educator, supervisor, and researcher. His research interests include the development of counselor identity, assessment of suicidal ideation, and effects of psychological trauma. After earning his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia, he spent time in practice as a professional counselor before moving to Knoxville to continue his education. Wes has previously served as the Life Skills instructor for the FUTURE program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He currently serves as the Clinic Coordinator of the Counselor Training Clinic and president of the Upsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the national counseling honor society. He enjoys life with his wife, children, and 2 dogs.