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 have also served as an expert witness for court decisions for wrongful termination and divorce proceedings and 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 used Christian Based counseling to assist clients in applying Christian Beliefs, Scripture, Prayers, and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to guide my clients in the counseling process. I believe that this passage of scripture best describes my motivation to serve my clients. Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles
For this is what the LORD says: “When Babylon’s seventy years are complete, I will attend to you and confirm My promise to restore you to this place. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then, you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

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


  • 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


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 Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Betty) for 2 weeks

Very thorough, understanding, and attentive.

Work with me!