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 for 37 years now.  My skills best represent the human side of the therapist’s art - being 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.
I have known Jane Kimball for over 30 years. We have children about the same age, and I have long enjoyed being a member of her extended family.
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Moving On

I’m writing this while attending a week-long conference here in Florida for retired clergy having to do with our overall wellness and purpose. In my case I’ve been generally inactive (and officially ‘retired’) from clergy work for a dozen years. That has allowed me to continue pursuing my long-time ‘first love’ work as a counselor and psychotherapist, my ‘day job’ now for 38 years.

It’s not my intent to report or summarize my experience down here, even though the range of concern and the leadership are superb.

Rather I’ll focus on one thread. Upon ‘retirement’ or any other major shift of life circumstances, perhaps even involving much loss, disruption, confusion and more, there’s also an opportunity (and even perhaps a necessity) to Become Ourselves Again

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