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Mary (Betty) McWillie, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

Welcome! My name is Betty. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with over 30 years of experience working as a career counselor, personal counselor, career coach, and life coach. I have worked with clients ranging in age from high school students to retirees across a wide range of concerns, including:

• Personal counseling, specializing in anxiety, depression, life changes/transition, and dealing with a loss. I also have experience helping clients deal with family/relationship issues and recovery from emotional abuse.
• Career counseling, career transition, career challenges, workplace conflicts, self-assessment, career exploration, career planning, resume design, job search strategies, adaptation to a new role, and follow-up.
• College counseling and transition through choosing a major, choosing a college, and assisting in the application process.
• Administering and interpreting formal assessments for better understanding personality and interest preferences, interpersonal dynamics/group dynamics, career planning, and choosing a college major.

I am a Board Certified Tele Mental Health Provider, Nationally Certified Counselor, Nationally Certified Career Counselor, Master Career Counselor, Certified Career Counselor, Global Career Development Facilitator Trainer, Private Practice Owner, Career Transition Trainer, Group Facilitator, and retired professor/university Career Center Director.

I also have served as an expert witness for court decisions for wrongful termination and divorce proceedings, as well as trained new career development specialists in Facilitating Career Development for universities, corporations, and Federal Job Programs.

My counseling style is person-centered, supportive, and interactive. I believe all persons should be treated with respect and compassion, and I believe that labels and diagnoses are stigmatizing, limiting, and do not tell a person’s whole story. We begin where you are, and together we will construct a plan to get you to where you want to be. My role is to support you and facilitate the change you desire to see in your life. My approach combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and solution-focused counseling. Additionally, I have completed special training in serving the military and military families.

I look forward to working with you and tailoring a treatment plan to meet your unique goals and needs!

Betty McWillie, LPC, NCC, NCCC, MCC, CCC, BC-TMH

Professional experience

35yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LPC 527


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary (Betty) McWillie. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.


Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really enjoy working with Betty. She's easy to talk to and very thorough. I love that gives a summary/recap of each session. She's flexible and makes time for me. She really hears me and validates my feelings. I feel like I've made a friend.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I love Betty. I know I’m a hard case but she sticks with me and challenges me to rethink my situation without even seeming pushy. She has been a great help to me at what seems to be the lowest point in my life

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love her so much!!!! She is so helpful. I’m so sad we are no longer doing sessions

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is so nice. She listens well and gives good advice!

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Betty is great! One of my favorite things about Betty is she has a great balance of career experience and coaching as well as expertise with personal matters.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties