WILLIAM (BILLY) BUTLER, ’17 M.A.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
Private Counseling Practice
“I chose Marymount’s CMHC program because it focuses on the student’s professional growth from a holistic perspective. Through research and word of mouth, I found out their CACREP-accredited program has an excellent reputation for being a top counseling program in the United States that prepares students for licensure and to be successful in their internship. Since my undergraduate degree was from a large university, I chose MU because of the small class size and personal attention. During study abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, I was able to make a presentation internationally, immerse myself in the European counseling culture, and network with counseling professionals abroad. Currently, I am working on two research projects, one qualitative and one quantitative, with two of my MU professors. As president of Chi Sigma Iota, Mu Upsilon Gamma chapter (international counseling honors society), I have been able to witness firsthand the passion our students and professors have for advocating and serving the community for the betterment of the counseling profession. After graduation, I plan to work in a private practice as a resident while simultaneously working toward obtaining licensure in Virginia.”