Mary (Betty) McWillie

LPC

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


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

TN LPC 527


Reviews

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 Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mary McWillie is the best therapist ever. She is so supportive and always here to help. 10/10 would recommend

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

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

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

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 Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

I was hesitant to start with BetterHelp but, I am so glad that I did. I love my therapist. She understands me. She engages in conversation. I am loving this experience with BetterHelp.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amazing kind and helpful

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Betty is truly kind and compassionate, and she has a lovely way of helping you believe in yourself. She has the authority and expertise to help you see your situation objectively, and she's also warm, caring, and a great listener.

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Betty is excellent and really takes the time to understand my concerns and how I feel. She does a great job helping me see things in a logical way and also brings out things I have been feeling and finally getting them out in the open. She is fantastic.

Written on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

I have only been working with Betty for about a month now, but I’m always in a better headspace after my sessions with her. Counseling is a great option if you feel like you have no one to talk to. She always says the right things, a great listener, and she is available after sessions as well if you need to talk.

Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Betty is a fantastic counselor with amazing input and guidance. Shes helped me through so many things even in our short time together.

Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy 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 on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy 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 on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy 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.

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