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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Trusting Providence

I remember concluding my previous Newsletter with an open question about the meaning of those previous weeks’ Florida vacation/hospitalization and heart emergency. (It’s perhaps a therapist thing to inquire about the particular meaning of things.) And I recall leaving the question open for the time - not being in any hurry to rush into such an existential validation of my recent ordeal. (Or maybe it was just a native retrospective laziness on my part. But either way is seemed useful on my part to forestall any such introspection.

And then - true to something curiously beyond my understanding, it was exactly one month from my hospital homecoming, which was Monday August 16 - I walked (maybe hobbled a bit) back into my Fenton home. And just a month later, September 16, I was sitting in this very same living room chair, lightly pondering these things - when an answer emerged.

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