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 Barn Fire

This is what I’ve remembered. It was 1947, I was 6 years old.

We lived in the small town of Mount Union, Iowa, Henry County, in the southeast corner of the state.  (The town is now so small its few residents voted to unincorporate three years ago. At the time of this memory, it was a busier little town, and my father was the local Methodist minister.

It was a weekday afternoon; he was driving home, most likely from a hospital visit in nearby Winfield. For some reason I can still see/imagine/remember him driving alone in his 1939 black Chevrolet sedan driving east on what Google Maps now calls 150th Street, and shortly before the right turn onto “Racine Ave” for the last two miles into Mt. Union, he spotted ahead of him the thick smoke and probably flames of a barn fire.

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I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. -Kahlil Gibran, poet, and artist (1883-1931)