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

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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An Anatomy of Hope for 2017 (Part Two of Three)

The rollercoaster ride continues.

In the amusement park models, we can be pretty sure that no matter how we feel, the built in mechanical constraints will hold us sufficiently till the end of the thrill-filled ride. However the TrumpLand model has no such apparent guarantees, except his personal “promises.” Truth telling is easily cast off in that alternate reality. And many are hiding in their houses, afraid.

Much of what’s happening, seems lifted from the clinical guidebook to a psychiatric hospital. I find myself checking the news multiple times a day so as to not lose track of this rapidly developing scary soap opera. Already the words “mentally ill” are being spoken in public and in print of our new president. As a mental health professional, I’ve seen this for some months, and am afraid for those many who pinned their legitimate hopes on this rogue Pied Piper.

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