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

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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“The Burning Bed”

In 1977, Francine Hughes, a 30 year old mother of three, was living in the small village of Dansville, in southern central Michigan, just 22 miles southeast of Lansing. On March 22 of that year, having endured 13 years of severe domestic abuse, she set fire to the bed of her sleeping live-in ex-husband Mickey Hughes, killing him. 

She was tried for first degree murder, and found by her jury to be not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. Apparently the judge and the jury largely sympathized, feeling that the murder was a justifiable action.

Her story was made into a book (1980), and in 1984 into a widely popular movie of the same name, “The Burning Bed” starring Farrah Fawcett.

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