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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
Stress, Anxiety Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

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.

Ms. Betty McWillie is the best. I am so glad she is my counselor. She is very professional and knows her stuff. She is and has been great to talk with and get her professional feedback. Top notch!!

Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Betty is an amazing therapist, she has such a sweet heart and beautiful wisdom. She is very passionate about her work and that means she’s passionate about you! She’s really insightful, personable and what she say’s resonates with me in a powerful way.

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

I enjoy talking with Mary McWillie and was encouraged after my first session. She is an excellent listener. I think that is very important not just in counseling, but everyday life.

Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Ms. Betty is wonderful. Very kind and patient but also direct when she needs to be. I greatly appreciate her.

Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms Betty has been the best. Very professional! I recommend her to anyone needing counseling!

Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief


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