Fair Winds Way, PLLC is dedicated to compassionate client care. The office's location provides a unique environment for therapy. The calm setting motivates positive dialogue between client and therapist. Therapy is tailored to the individual client and family's needs. Owner Will Shonts, LPC, has served Middle Tennessee families and children for many years, and also provides in-school visits, court support and psychological testing and evaluations.

William Shonts, LPC, MHSP, CPA

licensed professional counselor, mental health service provider,
certified psychological assistant

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Autism Specialist practicing at Fair Winds Way, PLLC, in Goodlettsville, TN. I specialize in child and adolescent disorders, concentrating on autism/aspergers, ADHD, separation anxiety and attachment issues, antisocial personality disorder and more. I also provide psychological evaluations. For community service, I am available for speaking to teachers, churches, and other organizations to educate about effective methods used with children who have social and behavioral challenges. Previous speaking engagements have been in local schools and organizations, and I have also appeared on the TV program “Joy In Our Town” several times.

I graduated from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and also from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and Society for Christian Psychologists.

I am happily married, and we have two children and three dogs.


early signs
of autism

No smiles or warm
expressions by 6 months

Lack of babbling by 12 months

Lack of gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months

No words by 16 months

No meaningful, two-word phrases (excluding imitating) by 24 months

Any loss of communication
or social skills at any age