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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Therapy & Marriage - a comparison

Many years ago, a woman I was dating, once placed her hands on each of my temples and said, with some frustration, “I just wish I knew what’s going on inside that head of yours!”

I didn’t answer - not knowing at first how to respond. I remember thinking ‘I didn’t know I was that hard to read’ perhaps even considering it was a compliment.

She knew I was a psychotherapist, but our relationship was personal - nothing that should warrant inscrutability on my part. But then too, I knew it was an honest complaint on her part.

To be sure, much of my professional work involves getting ‘inside the heads’ of others in order to ‘crack the code’ of whatever is causing my client’s distress, either as an individual or as a couple (or larger relationship).

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