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Mary Lee Billingsley

Mary Lee Billingsley, American health facility administrator, counselor. Board certified counselor, licensed professional counselor; board certified cognitive-behavioral therapist.


  • Billingsley, Mary Lee was born on September 30, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harvey Bernard Wilson and Louise May Allessi.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Loretto Heights College, 1975. Master of Arts, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1978.


    • Psychometrician Psychiatric Associates, Kansas City, Kansas, 1975-1978, counselor, 1978-1983. Executive director Advanced Human Assessment, Mission, 1980-1982. Co-founder, clinical director, counselor The Benessere Center, Leawood, 1983-1993.

      Private practice counseling, Overland Park, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Board certified counselor, licensed professional counselor. Board certified cognitive-behavioral therapist.


    • Co-author: The Bethany Center Workbook, 1983, Depression: The Way Out, 1987, Eating Disorders: The Way Out, 1988.


    Board directors Vine St. Shelter Homeless Project, Kansas City, 1989, Ursuline Motherhouse, Paola, Kansas, Ursuline Associate. Member American Association Counseling and Development, Kansas Association Counseling and Development, American Association Specialist in Group Work, Kansas Association Specialist in Group Work (president 1987-1988, 97-99), Johnson County Medical Auxiliary, Wyandotte County Medical Auxiliary, Undersea Medical Society (associate).



    Scuba diving, americana book collecting, writing, quilting.


    • Married Thad Hoffman Billingsley, December 29, 1977. Children: Amy, Andrew, Anne, Mary Lynn.
    • father: Harvey Bernard Wilson
    • mother: Louise May Allessi
    • spouse: Thad Hoffman Billingsley
    • children: Amy Billingsley
    • Andrew Billingsley
    • Anne Billingsley
    • Mary Lynn Billingsley
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    Born September 30, 1952
    (age 65)