Mary (Betty) McWillie


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


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Communication Problems , Dependent Personality , Emptiness , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #527 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Written by K.E. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Mary (Betty) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I feel so thankful for Betty! She has been understanding, smart and helpful. I can’t wait to see the positive changes in my life after more time working with her.

Written by L.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Mary (Betty) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I never thought I’d be excited about counseling, but I look forward to my weekly sessions with Betty! She is nonjudgmental, understanding, and provides valuable insight into the issues we discuss. I have a lot of heavy stuff going on and it really helps to have someone like Betty to share with. 10/10 recommend!!!

Written by C.H. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Mary (Betty) for 2 weeks

I'm thoroughly enjoying my time with Betty. She has a genuine warmth that blends well with her professionalism and grace. She is able to hold me accountable when necessary without being abrasive.