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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Between a Rock and a Fruitcake

It’s December again.

There’s no way anything can be normal during December. Just no way. I don’t even need to give examples, we already know it’s true. October and November were bad enough - like standing beside a cold lake, knowing we have to steel ourselves to jump in. No one really knows or remembers why, we just know we have to take the plunge.

Then comes December, half by surprise, half by rote, and the third half because we still wish it could work an ancient magic on us. Did we take the leap? I don’t even remember. But I do feel a sort of deep dull cold, as if on the other side of a shock to the system. I can lay in bed in the morning, challenging myself to remember how to get up. Was it always this way when December arrived? Strange, my memory isn’t even working well at the moment.

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