Whether your search for a therapist stems from

  •   a specific crisis,

  •   a chronic long-term problem,

  •   a deep desire to live life more fully,

  •   or all three  -  take a look here.

Here is the kind of therapy you want, when therapy is what you need.  I love my work, and have been doing it well 41 years now.  My skills best represent the human side of the therapist’s art - caring, flexible and open, yet competent and professional.

Take a look inside this website.  There’s a lot of information here to help you get to know me better and for your own use to enrich your life.

It represents help for you to accomplish that creative combination of

   (a)  what your heart desires, and

   (b)  what is right for you.

Bill McDonald

 

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Types of Counseling

Individuals
You may be going through a specific crisis or difficult life transition. Maybe you're suffering from a chronic long-term dysfunction and want to finally make some healthy and/or necessary changes in your life.
Couples / Marriage
Only within the last half century has couples or marital therapy become a distinct discipline of its own. (Notwithstanding, some of the secrets of good marital counseling have been around for hundreds or thousands of years.
Children / Adolescents
Counseling Children and Adolescents is a distinct therapeutic art in itself.
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Counterpose - That Could Also Mean….

One of the beliefs underlying my client work (and hopefully the rest of my life as well) is that there are more choices available than we are (usually) aware of. Often many more choices.

One common example is the utilization of “brainstorming” where on purpose we (as an individual or a group) make a list of options or alternatives initially without any censoring. This allows the brain the freedom to think broadly (or even wildly), and only later to censor with some reality. One part of the exercise suggests using pencil and paper, which can invite an even broader frame of cognition. It can come as a surprise just how many truly realistic options can emerge.

Maybe it’s like entering therapy - there can be a deep seated fear that some right options aren’t what you really want - you just want permission to hold tight to your own narrow (or impossible) list.

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This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. -William Shakespeare, poet and dramatist (1564-1616)