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 38 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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To Care or Not to Care

How do we know how much to give, and how much to care for others? It seems many, if not most of the world’s spiritual traditions have in common an ethical “golden rule” - do for others as you would have them do for you. This helps keep the question ‘in balance’.

We are each born with a basic “I need” - without which we would likely perish in those early weeks and years. Very soon we are taught by either circumstance or culture (such as parents) to consider the needs of others, if only to enhance the chances that others will in turn consider my own needs. We’ll develop what I sometimes call an ‘empathy organ’[1], the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Furthermore it can become the foundation upon which to enjoy the fellowship and company of people who relish the joy of human caring. Somewhere Albert Einstein noted that the most important question for humanity is whether the universe is friendly or not. Different people have different answers to that question.

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