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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The Night before the Beginning of my 75th Year

Tomorrow I’ll be 74. Perhaps I should wait another year, which would mark the completion of my 75th year. But I remember at 49 I did the same thing - borrowing forward as if in a hurry to move ahead with life. I hadn’t meant it to confuse others, though it did.

As if I’m jealous to be older - to taste already the promises of age and the inevitable diminishing of the number of years ahead. To taste a life that’s more compacted. More devoid of guarantees. Riskier. To make a better ally of my mortality. And have that as a benefit to others.

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